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Description: On one end of a dock at America’s busiest port, tractor-trailers haul containers through dense, stop-and-go traffic. Sometimes they collide. Sometimes the drivers must wait, diesel engines idling, as piles are unstacked to find the specific container they need.

Source: Bloomberg.com – video report

Date: Apr 25, 2016

Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-25/on-this-waterfront-robot-longshoremen-are-the-new-contenders

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about the cost of new technologies in this industry?
  • What does this mean for labor and management operations?

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