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12.06.2015 – PEMA, the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association representing global port equipment and FEPORT, the Federation of European Private Port Operators sign an MoU.

Mr. Ottonel Popesco, President of the Board of PEMA and Mr. Gunther Bonz, President of FEPORT have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

PEMA, the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association representing global port equipment and technology sectors, including crane, equipment and component manufacturers; automation, software and technology providers; consultants and other experts and FEPORT, the Federation of European Private Port Operators Association FEPORT representing the interests of the terminal operators and stevedoring companies performing operations and carrying out activities in the seaports of the European Union and Turkey have decided to formalise the strengthening of their peration through the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding.

The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding is to create the framework for cooperation that will enable PEMA and FEPORT to benefit from the common activities in their respective strategies. This will further mutual understanding, and, where areas of joint interest have been identified, close coordination between the Parties.

PEMA and FEPORT have agreed to establish a program of cooperation, which will include agreed actions and initiatives (meetings, sharing and exchange of information, ad hoc task forces etc.) to enhance their respective impact on issues and topics where both organizations have common interest.

“Our 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”, commented Mr Ottonel Popesco, President of the Board of PEMA and CEO of Cavotec SA. “By entering into this cooperation with FEPORT we will be able to better serve our respective members and the industry as a whole”, he continued.

“The port sector is facing important challenges which will require port stakeholders mobilize all kind of resources HR, RD and financial etc…to adapt and also prepare the future. Within FEPORT, we think that a close cooperation with PEMA will allow to better respond to the market’s expectations and to identify the major areas which require innovation” said Mr Gunther Bonz, President of FEPORT. “We are glad to start join forces with PEMA to the benefit of the port industry”.

About PEMA 

Founded in 2004, PEMA provides a forum and public voice for the global port equipment and technology sectors. The Association has seen strong growth in recent years, and now has more than 100 member companies representing all facets of the industry, including crane, equipment and component manufacturers, automation, software and technology providers, consultants and other experts.

For more information about this media release, please contact: 

Fae Brennan, PEMA Head of Administration:

fae.brennan@pema.org
Mob: +44 7766 228 958
Tel: +44 2034 093 100

 

Ms Lamia Kerdjoudj­Belkaid, Secretary General of FEPORT
Tel: +32 2 736 41 61
E: lamia.kerdjoudj­belkaid@feport.eu

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