Port of L.A. postpones vote on Pier 400 automation
By Chris Dupin | Apr 15, 2019
The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners on Tuesday morning postponed a vote on whether to uphold the approval of a coastal development permit granted to APM Terminals (APMT) earlier this year by the port’s staff so that it could modernize the APMT Pier 400 facility.
The board voted unanimously to postpone the vote on the permit after it received a letter from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in which he said he was meeting with representatives of APMT and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, which has asked for the permit to be denied. The ILWU is concerned that automation at the terminal will result in the loss of jobs for its members.
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