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The Virginia International Gateway, a semi-automatic terminal that the Port of Virginia, includes RMGs and uses optical character readers (OCRs) on truck gates and rail gates. by automated means, so there is always some risk, but if something unfortunate happens, there's not going to be a human involved." And then there are the improvements to the job itself. "Their physical environment is air conditioned, and it is intellectually stimulating work," Slangerup said. "It is a whole new world and it is the future. They love that opportunity." He points to the way that labor was involved in the project a decade ago, when it was just a concept, "to seven years ago when the designing was beginning to happen." Labor leaders were taken to Hong Kong to understand the plans, the commitment to labor and training. "While there is still a natural fear about what automation looks like, this is the poster child for how things can happen in a favorable way." Onsite Incubators As today's ports explore automation, terminal projects and ports themselves can serve as test sites for future automation. 20 AAPA SEAPORTS MAGAZINE Slangerup notes that, as Middle Harbor continues to exceed expectations, other "wellfunded terminal operations may say, 'We want to go that way.' We will accommodate that. That's our job. It's also our job to make sure that we invest wisely." He does not anticipate that future ports will all look the same - and even individual terminals may look different from another. "In our own port complex here, we have 22 marine terminals, six of which are large-scale container terminals. They're all looking at Middle Harbor with concern because if it does what it is capable of doing, it could represent a competitive advantage. But in really talking it through and looking at the future, the reality is that much of what Middle Harbor is accomplishing or can accomplish can be replicated in a semi-automated or manual environment." Some of what drove automation at Middle Harbor was strict environmental standards in California. Slangerup notes that manual operations can be electrified to meet those same goals. "All of that will find its way into these terminals in a way that allows them to achieve environmental benefits that the state of California expects ports to achieve. Longshore workers are committed to demonstrating that they can perform just as well as a machine." Across the country in Virginia, the port authority has an advantage of having six ports. "We have live incubators where we can test some of the technology," Reinhart said. He points to Craney Island, a port expansion due online in a couple of decades. While Craney Island is expected to be a state-ofthe-art container terminal handling at least half of its total container volume by rail, even Reinhart doesn't know exactly how the port will look when it opens. "The shelf life of a lot of today's technology won't last that 20 years," he said. "What we know is that we'll be evaluating the technology to say, 'What is the next right thing to do?'"

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016

AAPA Headquarters
From the President’s Desk
Seaports Congestion and Cargo Movements
The Future of Automation
Port Cooperation: In the Name of Productivity
Strategy at Seaports Is Key to Handling Capacity Challenges
Thinking Outside the Box: Productivity at Non-Container Ports
Latin America’s Proactive Approach
Cruise Port Productivity — Upgrading Infrastructure for a Growing Industry
Modernizing America’s Ports for the Next Generation
Thank You, Helen Delich Bentley
Working Together for Seamless Experiences
Optimizing Systems for Profitability
New Orleans Marketplace
Index of Advertisers
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