Beyond Job Loss In Port Terminals

GMA 400L - Senior Seminar Research Lab

This project looks at social, political, and economic impacts of port technologies. Research shows that the disadvantages of automation and advancing port technology overshadow the advantages. These disadvantages not only relate to the workers themselves but the entire port communities that share this local economy. The disadvantages can even impact the ports themselves, as regulations, massive capital investment and maintenance, and workflow revision can make advanced technologies an overall loss for some ports.