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“World’s first” autonomous oil spill boat takes to the water

PortandTerminal.com, August 22, 2019 Sea Machines Robotics has successfully deployed a remote-command spill-response system onboard a skimmer boat owned by Marine Spill Response Corp. Sea Machines says it has successfully tested its autonomous technology in marine oil-spill response operations as part of a cooperation agreement with the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD). The Boston-based autonomous marine tech company carried out the …

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PORT OF LOS ANGELES: Maersk gets go-ahead to bring automation in despite ILWU concerns

PortandTerminal.com, July 12, 2019 The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners voted Thursday to allow the biggest tenant at the Port of Los Angeles, shipping company Maersk, to bring in automated electric-powered cargo handlers. LOS ANGELES – The vote marks the end of a 16-month permitting process APM went through at the Port of Los Angeles to install electric charging …

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WATCH: Hapag-Lloyd tests ship painting robots

PortandTerminal.com, July 10, 2019 German container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd revealed it is currently testing ship-painting robots with nine of its ships. HAMBURG, GERMANY – With the help of robots that replace traditional application by hand, Hapag-Lloyd said it is possible to improve the quality of ship painting and shorten the docking time. The automated painting system from the Austrian manufacturer …

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Score one for humans. LA City Council rejects APM automation permit

PortandTerminal.com, July 1, 2019 The Los Angeles City Council on Friday voted unanimously to veto the construction permit for an automation project at APM Terminals’ Pier 400 Los Angeles, CA – Siding with dockworkers fearful of losing their jobs to robots, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously 12-0 on Friday to overrule a permit that would have allowed for the use …

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“What this workforce sorely needs is a look to the future” Port of Los Angeles CEO

PortandTerminal.com, June 12, 2019 Los Angeles, CA – At a board meeting approving the Port of Los Angeles’ next budget, Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port, reiterated his forecast that Los Angeles container volumes will double in the next 15 years, representing roughly 5 percent annual growth through 2035. To keep volumes going, the seaport’s employees will face a …

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Port shutdown looms as Vancouver longshore employees get lockout notice

PortandTerminal.com, May 29, 2019 Ninety-eight percent of the dock union’s workers backed the strike in hopes of securing a new contract to protect jobs and prevent the introduction of automated systems Vancouver, Canada – The Port of Vancouver, a key link for Canadian trade with Asia, appears headed to an almost full shutdown after companies that operate port facilities announced …

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Autonomous truck startup TuSimple now valued at $1 billion

PortandTerminal.com, February 23, 2019 Autonomous trucking firm TuSimple has raised $95 million to expand its fleet of self-driving big rigs and fund joint product development with truck manufacturers and equipment makers, the company said Wednesday in an article published by the Wall Street Journal. The latest round of funding values the start-up at $1 billion dollars. TuSimple is developing technology …

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