ILWU, APM agree to automated LA terminal training

With a deal reached on training, APM Terminals’ request for a construction permit needed to install electrical recharging equipment at Pier 400 in Los Angeles can move forward to the final stage of approval. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com.

With a deal reached on training, APM Terminals’ request for a construction permit needed to install electrical recharging equipment at Pier 400 in Los Angeles can move forward to the final stage of approval. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com.

International Longshore & Warehouse Union Local 13 and APM Terminals reached a tentative agreement Wednesday on a training program that will prepare longshore mechanics to maintain and repair the automated cargo-handling equipment the terminal operator will deploy at its Los Angeles facility.