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While some terminals are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to automate their operations in high-volume ports such as Los Angeles-Long Beach and New York-New Jersey, SSA Marine spent about $400,000 to install a semi-automated crane assist mechanism for a ship-to-shore crane in Long Beach that is so cost-effective it has application even for lower-volume ports.

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