US port talks focus on job retention after automation
Dockworkers and shippers also discuss pay and work rules
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 - 12:00 AM
Port's date with robots: The TraPac terminal at the Port of Oakland, California. The first large-scale automation project is scheduled to be completed at a TraPac terminal at the Port of Los Angeles in 2016. - PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
[LOS ANGELES] West Coast shippers and dockworkers are struggling to reach a labour agreement as terminal operators replace as many as half of labourers at some ports with robots in the largest technological change in half a century.
The two sides are discussing how to retrain and preserve...