Battle Underway at the Port of LA: Driverless Cargo Handlers vs. Jobs

Battle Underway at the Port of LA: Driverless Cargo Handlers vs. Jobs

June 27, 2019 —City Watch

This construction permit is just a small part of Maersk’s ambitious plan to introduce up to 130 driverless electric powered cargo handlers that will increase the efficiency of its container operations. This capital-intensive project will also reduce emissions consistent with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s New Green Deal. Unfortunately, the politically powerful International Longshore and Warehouse Union is opposed Maersk’s plan because it believes that it will result in the loss of an estimated 500 jobs.

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