Archinect - News 2014-04-20T09:25:36-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/58642942/terminal-ports-of-gigantic-machines-and-containerized-automation Terminal ports: of gigantic machines and containerized automation Nam Henderson 2012-10-05T11:33:00-04:00 >2012-10-05T13:05:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/az/azfnykkqyjmj2by2.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Terminal workers speak a florid corporate language of &ldquo;space optimization&rdquo; and &ldquo;key performance indicators.&rdquo; Longshoremen click computer mice and complain about Microsoft Windows as everyone else in the white-collar world does.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/09/30/nyregion/20120930portss-slide-AUJ5/20120930portss-slide-AUJ5-articleLarge.jpg"></p> <p> Over the weekend Alan Feuer, took readers along on a tour of the six container terminals belonging to the&nbsp;The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The visit gave him an opportunity to report on how the; infrastructural-logistical pressures of a post-Panamax infrastructure, along with long terms trends towards containerization, have resulted in a loss from 35,000 longshoremen to today 3,500 working at the ports.</p>