In ED there is absolutely no indication that the cmdr or ship crew leave the ship or operate any station equipment. There is also no indication that station crew board the ship during cargo transfer. Also we pay no docking fees, stn crew, or load master. Nothing in-game suggests this.so if a captain is docking at a terminal that they don't own why would the terminal risk damage lawsuits etc by letting the captain be in charge of unloading?
In the current real world there are unattended cargo unloading and material handling systems. Along with automated manifest, data tracking, tracability. Pretty sure in 1000 years they can have that too. We know that in ED sensors exist that can determine the contents of containers, and wether its stolen or illegal.
Cmdrs do not care about damage to the cargo during load/unload. We transport products as-is. We are not back-charged for damage. Also common in real world, depends on contractual arrangements.
The post you were responding to was discussing the ship. Not the station. The cmdr does not pay station crew or is directly involved in cargo load/unload. This thread is about cargo ships. Not station docks.
We don't know anything about the station's internal operations.
Feel free to continue argue these basic facts.