NY-NJ port moves to improve weekend productivity

NY-NJ port moves to improve weekend productivity

May 9, 2019 —JOC.com

The Port of New York and New Jersey is implementing a new policy to make more efficient use of longshoremen to load and unload vessels at the weekend, in a move required at most East and Gulf coast ports by the union master contract signed last year…The productivity push comes as New York-New Jersey, like ports across North America, is facing increased competition and growing stress on resources, as cargo volumes rise and vessels sizes increase. The acceptance of the new policy by the ILA appears to reflect the union’s effort to head off automation in the port by showing that union members can work as efficiently as machines.

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