We are delighted to announce that the PEMA Student Challenge returned for 2022!
The challenge has been renamed in honour of the late PEMA President Ottonel Popseco who sadly passed away last year and will now be called The Ottonel Popesco Student Challenge by PEMA.
This year marks the 8th year milestone for the challenge and we were delighted with the many creative, dynamic and innovative entries.
The PEMA Student Challenge is the only competition of its kind within the Ports and Terminals industry and is open to university students globally. Each year the question focuses on a topical theme of the industry and challenges teams to come up with an implementable solution to the Student Challenge question. In the first stage of the competition, teams are invited to submit a 2-page (A4) preliminary abstract, outlining their solution
The PEMA Student Challenge returned in 2022 having been renamed in honour of the late PEMA President Ottonel Popseco who sadly passed away last year. Now called The Ottonel Popesco Student Challenge by PEMA, 2022 marked the 8th year milestone of the challenge.
This year’s challenge posed the open question of major significance at this time in the Port and Terminal industry – “Ways to reduce Energy Consumption in Ports and Terminals”
Univeridad del Norte, Columbia (represented by Dariela Castro, Lorena Gutierrez, Augusto Pineres, and Jose Bonifacio – Under the guidance of Adriana Milena Moros Daza and Rene Amaya Mier) emerged victorious with their presentation on “The Future Concept of Self-Sustainable Ports – PORTZERO” which focussed on alternative solutions to reduce energy consumption.
The winning students were presented their certificates and prize at the Universidad del Norte, Columbia on September 15th, 2022 with PEMA representative Timo Martin.
We would like to thank all 6 University teams that took part in this years’ challenge and for their bright and powerful ideas as well as all the judges.
List of 2022 participating Universities:
- Universidad del Norte, Columbia (Winners)
- University of Hamburg (Runner Up)
- Hamburg University of Technology (Runner Up)
- Hamburg University of Technology, Team 2
- University of Bolton
- University of Bolton, Team 2
This year’s PEMA student challenge asks an open question that is of major significance at this time in the Port and Terminal industry:
Ways to reduce Energy Consumption in Ports and Terminals
For more information on The Ottonel Popesco Student Challenge by PEMA please download the following document or email Laura Codd at firstname.lastname@example.org
To sign up for The Ottonel Popesco Student Challenge by PEMA, you can download the Sign-up form below.