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Terminal Industry Committee 4.0 (TIC 4.0) members agree on governance and roadmap

September 24, 2018 – Terminal Industry Committee 4.0 (TIC 4.0) members agree on governance and...

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PEMA AGM 2019, Amsterdam

19 – 21 February 2019 | Amsterdam PEMA is pleased to announce that its AGM 2019 will take plac...

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PEMA appoints new Head of Administration

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) has appointed a new Head of Administration, Mr...

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PEMA appoints new Head of Administration

April 03, 2017 – The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) has appointed a new Head of...

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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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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. Introduction to PEMA (162 downloads)  Please take a look around our website and don’t hesitate to contact us for further information.

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>> Terminal Industry Committee 4.0 (TIC 4.0) members agree on governance and roadmap

September 24, 2018 – Terminal Industry Committee 4.0 (TIC 4.0) members agree on governance and road map

Representatives of 19 companies regrouping global container terminal operators and their equipment and solutions suppliers held their 1stplenary meeting at the offices of PSA Antwerp on September 18, 2018.

All attendees reiterated the importance for the container terminal industry to embrace the 4th industrial revolution and the wish that the open group that they have established is joined by other corporate players of the industry.

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>> PEMA AGM 2019, Amsterdam

September 12, 2018 – PEMA announces the details of its Annual General Meeting 2019

PEMA is pleased to announce that its AGM 2019 will take place between 19-21 February in Amsterdam.

The Annual General Meeting is an opportunity 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 Technical Committee work groups.

Invitations to register and secure accommodation will be sent out after the PEMA Autumn Meeting in October.

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>> PEMA JOINS AIVP

July 19, 2018 – PEMA joins the International Association of Port Cities (AIVP), solidifying the collaboration between the two industry bodies.

In June, PEMA became an official member of AIVP. The association, which represents a network of over 200 members, supports the role of port cities worldwide through a structured framework of conferences and seminars, providing a platform for the exchange of expertise and knowledge between members.

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>> PEMA Autumn Members Meeting 2018, Hong Kong

July 5, 2018 – PEMA is pleased to announce that its Autumn Members Meeting 2018 will take place at The Excelsior hotel in Hong Kong, 9-11 October.

 

The Autumn Meeting, 9-11 October, will provide a unique opportunity for PEMA Members to network, receive updates on the activities of the Association and its Technical Committees, and attend key note talks from prominent industry figures.

Representing voices from across the ports and terminals sphere, guest speakers will share their expertise and unique insight on the critical topics facing our industry today, and will lead wider discussions, opening the floor to PEMA Members to weigh in on the debate.

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>> Establishment of the Terminal Industry Committee 4.0 (TIC 4.0)

June 13, 2018 – Establishment of the Terminal Industry Committee 4.0 (TIC 4.0)

 

 

Recognizing the need for the container terminal industry to prepare for the 4thindustrial revolution and to further advance digitalization, an open group of 15 global private container terminal operators and some port equipment manufacturers has recently met in Brussels on 30thMay 2018 at FEPORT (The Federation of European Private Port Companies and Terminals) premises to discuss the current challenges for the cargo handling industry.

It has been acknowledged that transformations occurring in the logistics chain call for a closer technical interaction between terminals and manufacturers to engage discussions on the elaboration of industry standards that will favor the development of Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and further technological innovations for the whole sector.

FEPORT (The Federation of European Private Port Companies and Terminals) and PEMA (The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association) are exploring the best areas where they could support the involvement of their members in this interesting initiative”.

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>> University of Hamburg Team win PEMA Student Challenge for Second Year Running

June, 29 2018 – The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) hosts the PEMA Student Challenge 2018 at TOC Europe in Rotterdam.

 

As part of its educational outreach, PEMA hosted the 6th PEMA Student Challenge with the final taking place on the 14thJune, the last day of TOC Europe in Rotterdam. Compered by PEMA Board Member, Jon Sojo, the live final saw teams from three university teams take to the stage to compete for the Student Challenge title.

The 2018 finalist universities had all reached the competition finals in previous years. Hamburg University of Technology, University of Hamburg and Blekinge Institute of Technology each had 25 minutes to present their answer to the Student Challenge question, which this year centred on the theme of reducing the environmental impact at ports whilst improving productivity. The topic follows a number of high profile international initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions in the maritime sector and this years’ competitors were tasked with drawing on existing technologies such as shore power and green energy to propose a sustainable, yet economically competitive solution.

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>>PEMA to host second live session at TOC Europe

June 4, 2018 – Following a successful launch at TOC Americas last Autumn, the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association announces the ‘PEMA Papers’ initiative will return to TOC Worldwide events for the second session at TOC Europe next week.

 

The ‘PEMA Papers’, which sees the PEMA Technical Committee Papers presentedin engaging and dynamic live sessions, will have a dedicated space inside the TOC Europe agenda next week.

In the second instalment, five authors from PEMAs Technical Committees will present three newly published papers, spanning the topics of Terminal Safety, Process Automation and Environmental Efficiency.

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>>PEMA publishes health and safety recommendations for RTG and container cranes

June 1, 2018 – The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association has published a report on crane operator health and safety that includes 20 recommendations for crane manufacturers and terminal operators on how to improve RTG and container crane cabin ergonomics and safety.

 

“This paper and its recommendations provide the industry with a set of best practice advice and points to consider in terms of crane operator safety and well-being,” says PEMA president, Ottonel Popesco.

The recommendations of this report cover a wide range of areas including cabin vibration, maintenance, ambient temperatures, airflow, emissions, integrity of glass floors, fall risks, visual and audio warning systems, inertial forces, and conflicting data sets between control workstations and anthropometric readings.

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>>PEMA Welcomes Five New Members in 2018

April 10, 2018 –The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) continues to expand its membership base, welcoming five new members in the first quarter of 2018.

Logos for New MembersPEMA has seen sustained growth with five new members in the first quarter of the year, bringing the membership total to 108 companies, representing an increasingly broad cross-section of operations. PEMA hopes to continue its growth in membership into 2018 and in the years ahead.

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 >> PEMA Student Challenge 2018 Question Announced

March 19, 2018 – The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) launches the Student Challenge 2018.[Original size] STUDENT CHALLENGE

The PEMA Student Challenge question for 2018 was announced today, marking the official launch of this years’ competition. The theme of environmental challenge and productivity at ports was announced at the PEMA AGM in Bilbao in January, and focuses heavily on-air quality and the reduction of CO2 emissions at terminals.

This years’ challenge follows a number of high profile international initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions in the maritime sector and this years’ competitors will be challenged to draw on existing technologies such as shore power and green energy to propose a sustainable, yet economically competitive solution.

Teams will be judged, not only on their technical knowledge and creativity but also their ability to establish a realistic and cost-effective solution which could be implemented in a real port environment.

As tradition, there is a prize of €1,000 up for grabs and the top three teams will be invited to present their solution at the Student Challenge Final, hosted live at TOC Europe in Rotterdam, 14th June. The lucky finalists will have the opportunity to attend the TOC and network with industry professionals who will judge the event.

 

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>> PEMA AGM 2018: Digitalisation Signals “Fourth Industrial Revolution” For Global Ports Sector

Group PhotoFebruary 19, 2018 – The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) celebrates the Annual General Meeting 2018 in Bilbao. 

The digitalisation of ports and terminal operations offers ways to realise a “fourth industrial revolution”, bringing with it safety, operational, and environmental benefits, delegates heard at the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association annual general meeting, which was held in the Spanish port city of Bilbao.

“With the necessary ambition among PEMA members, everybody can be best in class in improving safety, driving efficiency, and reducing environmental impact,” PEMA president, Ottonel Popesco, told AGM delegates.

Digitalisation themes that were explored during presentations included artificial intelligence, data management, cyber-physical systems, and interoperability between layers of IoT platforms – all of which are emerging as ways to improve container throughput at ports and terminals.

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