Union vindicated as automation plan scuttled

Brent Melville
Thu, 09 Jun 2022

Union vindicated as automation plan scuttled
Ports of Auckland is now facing a tough labour market (Image: BusinessDesk)
Brent Melville
Thu, 09 Jun 2022
The washup of Ports of Auckland’s doomed automation project is likely to focus on why the port opted to develop a turnkey, untested system when there were cheaper, more reliable options.The port announced it scuttled its much-delayed automation plans on Wednesday after technical issues and cost overruns dogged the project since its unveiling as a ‘world first’ automation project in 2016. Baling out of the project will cost the port an estimated $65 million in initial write downs related to “automation and guidance s...

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