Biden Envoy Says That Automating Ports Doesn’t Have to Cost Jobs

Shipping containers at the Yusen container terminal at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, US, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023. The Port of Los Angeles, the busiest in the US last year, has seen operations return to normal as pandemic-era cargo volumes plummet. Photographer: Lauren Justice/Bloomberg , Bloomberg (Bloomberg) — The White House’s supply-chain envoy said the ports and logistics industry must move toward automation, a sticking point in protracted contract talks between US West Coast dockworkers and their employers.

Automation is inevitable and the industry should “move there deliberately as opposed to getting dragged,” Stephen Lyons […]

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