Normandy Business School wins PEMA Student Challenge at TOC Europe 2016

6 July 2016– Students from Normandy Business School were chosen as the winners of the 4th PEMA Stu...

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Port Equipment Manufacturers Association publishes information papers on automation, lighting technologies, and shore power

June 15, 2016 – In the latest additions to its growing body of published material, the Port Equipm...

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JSC Baltkran delivers double cantilever container crane to Lithuanian Terminal

Kaliningrad (Russia) – 17 June 2016  A double cantilever container crane with  a capacity of...

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Gantrex’ new corporate identity

Nivelles (Belgium), June 1st 2016 — As Gantrex evolved from a Belgian supplier of rail fastening s...

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Kalmar to deliver four reachstackers with the new-generation K-Motion drive line system

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PEMA - Port Equipment Manufacturers Association

A voice for the industry

Port Equipment Manufacturers Association

A global voice for a global industry

Port equipment and technology

Enabling safe, sustainable and efficient ports

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PEMA’s mission is to provide a forum and public voice for the global port equipment and technology sectors, reflecting their critical role in enabling safe, secure, sustainable and productive ports and thereby supporting world maritime trade. Chief among our aims is to foster good relations within the communities we represent, by providing a forum for the exchange of views on global trends in port equipment and technology design, manufacture, operation and maintenance. PEMA also aims to promote and support the global role of the port equipment and technology industries by raising awareness with the media, customers and other stakeholders; forging relations with other industry associations and bodies; and contributing to best practice initiatives. PEMA membership is open to suppliers of port equipment, providers of technology that supports port handling operations, and consultants in the fields of port and equipment design. An introduction to PEMA (335)   Please take a look around our website and don’t hesitate to contact us for further information.

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Winners & Judges IMG_2239>> PEMA Student Challenge

4th PEMA Student Challenge at TOC Europe 2016:

The 2016 Student Challenge finals took place in Hamburg at TOC Europe on Thursday, 16 June 2016.

The finalists teams were from King Abdulaziz University,  Normandy Business School and the University of Hamburg. Each team had 25 minutes to present their ideas on the 2016 theme – Compliance Options for IMO SOLAS VGM Regulations.

Judges conferred on the spot and awarded the winning team with a cheque for €1,000. This year’s judging panel consisted of Ahmed Abusafia of DP World Institute, Paul Avery of World Cargo News, Birgit Schwarz of HHLA, Lamia Kerdjoudj Belkaid of FEPORT and Torsten Neubert of HPC.

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Information about the challenge

Programme: 4th PEMA Student Challenge at TOC Europe 2016_agenda (125)


>> Just published

IP10 Lighting Technologies in Ports and Terminals

PEMA IP10 Lighting Technologies in Ports and Terminals (192)

This Information Paper provides an overview of the potential operational and environmental benefits of introducing new lighting technologies at ports and terminals.

IP11 Shore connection – Regulatory Developments and Best Practice

PEMA IP11 Shore connection - Regulatory Developments and Best Practice (200)

This peer reviewed Information Paper provides an overview of current regulatory developments and best practice regarding electrical shore connection of ships in port and presents a number of practical examples of its introduction in container handling, ro-ro and ro-pax ferry, and cruise ship applications.

IP12 Container Terminal Automation

PEMA IP12 Container Terminal Automation (800)

This Information Paper provides a high level overview of adoption trends and current state-of-the-art in container terminal automation worldwide.



>> Latest News

PEMA Reaches 100 Members

More major suppliers of cranes, handling equipment, automation, weighing systems and consultancy services join the global trade association for port equipment and technology, taking total membership to 100.

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>> PEMA 2016 Autumn Members Meeting

18 – 20 Oct 2016 | Hyatt Regency | Long Beach, California, USA

Our annual Autumn Members Meeting is a chance for PEMA members and invited guests to get the latest updates on association activities and new members, and to progress the work of the PEMA Committees and workgroups.

Please note that the meeting is only open to PEMA members and invited guests.


To book your place, please click here

Download the agenda: PEMA AMM Agenda 2016 (234)

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For more information, please contact

Cassandra Kelly, PEMA Head of Administration:
Tel: 00 44 7766 228958 |





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The private members area contains information resources, meeting materials, association documents and reports, member database and more. Please contact the secretariat in case of any queries.

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About PEMA

Advanced equipment and technology underpin the performance of today's seaport, marine and intermodal terminal industries. PEMA represents the interests of equipment and technology suppliers on a worldwide basis, providing a platform to inform, educate and promote best practice, both within the industries we serve and externally with port and terminal operators and other key stakeholders.…

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Ottonel Popesco, President CEO, Cavotec Ottonel Popesco joined Cavotec Group in 1988 and is currently the company's CEO. Prior to Cavotec, Ottonel worked for five years as sales and marketing director in one of the ABB companies. He is a registered professional engineer and an associate member of the Facilities Engineering Committee of the American…

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