PEMA launches new Technical Committee focusing on port BULK handling
04 Oct 2021

PEMA launches new Technical Committee focusing on port BULK handling

PEMA – The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association has launched a new Technical Committee focusing on port BULK handling. The decision comes after large interest from our members in the segment of the port business.

“PEMA represents the interests of equipment and technology suppliers on a worldwide basis, providing a platform to inform, educate, and promote best practice within the industry it serves and externally with port and terminal operators and other key stakeholders,” says Achim Dries, PEMA president.

“As we look to the future, we want to ensure that PEMA continues to build its unique role in establishing dialogue and promoting best practice in the seaport, marine, and intermodal terminal space worldwide,” Mr Dries adds.


The new Committee will add to the current work of PEMA’s existing Technical Committees and will look into producing industry wide Information Papers and tackle some of the pressing issues within the business.

The Committee will be headed by Mr Andrea Prevedello, BEUMER Group Austria GmbH
CEO Austria, as Chair. Mr Prevedello has a Master Mechanical Engineering degree from University of Padua, Italy. He has actively worked in the sector since 2004.

As Vice-Chair the PEMA Board has appointed Mr Andrea Vitturi. Mr Vitturi is the Chief R&D and Engineering Officer at BEDESCHI SpA. He is a graduate in MechanicalEngineering at University of Padova. He has actively worked in the sector since 1997.


The new PEMA port Bulk Technical committee is open for all members to join, as are all other committees. Should members feel they wish to join the Committee, please get in touch via email with Petar Karaivanov, PEMA Head of Administration at



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 120 member companies representing all facets of the industry, including crane, equipment and component manufacturers; automation, software and technology providers; consultants and other experts. 

Chief among the aims of the Association is to provide a forum for the exchange of views on trends in the design, manufacture and operation of port equipment and technology worldwide. 

PEMA also aims to promote and support the global role of the equipment and technology industries, by raising awareness with the media, customers and other stakeholders; forging relations with other port industry associations and bodies; and contributing to best practice initiatives.