To protect jobs, the port of New York hires more dockers instead of relying on automation

Under an agreement signed in February 2019, the port plans to hire 650 additional workers by the end of 2020. In exchange for this social policy, productivity improvements are expected, guaranteeing 30 container movements every hour. Less efficient dockers may be allocated fewer hours. Agreements of this kind are applied in many ports around the world.
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More and more ports are looking to kick-start innovation through industrial clusters

There are a host of projects in this area, including PierNext in Barcelona, RDM Campus and MH4 in Rotterdam, the Smart Port City programme in Le Havre, the COVE project in Halifax, and others. For Maurice Jansen, the aim is the same: to orchestrate collaborative innovation and converge financial, social, human and cultural capital. Continue reading