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) R...

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PEMA announces the three university teams that will compete in the Student Challenge final 2018 at TOC Europe

May 14, 2018 – The Port Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (PEMA) announces the three univer...

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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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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. Introduction to PEMA (14 downloads)  Please take a look around our website and don’t hesitate to contact us for further information.

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>>PEMA to host second live session at TOC Europe

4th, June 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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>> PEMA Celebrates is Autumn Meeting 2017

October 17, 2017 – Port Equipment Manufacturers Association celebrates its annual Autumn Members Meeting in Tampere, Finland.

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association, PEMA, celebrated its 2017 Autumn Members Meeting in Tampere, Finland, 10 – 12 October. Hosted by Kalmar, at its own research and development facility, the event was backed with additional sponsorship from Konecranes and Conductix -Wampfler.

An opening session, conducted at Kalmar’s Technology and Competence Centre, was inaugurated by Frank Kho, Kalmar, and Antti Kaunonen, President of Kalmar. The first day saw informative and thought provoking contributions, firstly from Giles Dickson, CEO of WindEurope, who shared his insights on the offshore wind port platform and the crucial role held by ports in the development of the industry; followed by Päivi Haikkola who made an address on the OneSea Initiative regarding shipping automation and Henri Kuitunen, CEO Steveco, who explored the current and future trends in port logistics.

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>> PEMA AGM 2018

September 11, 2017 –  PEMA is pleased to announce that the next Annual General Meeting will be held in Bilbao, 30th January – 1st February 2018, in partnership with UniportBilbao.




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>> PEMA Welcomes Two New Members

September 7, 2017 – Port Equipment Manufacturers Association continues to expand its membership base, with two new companies joining in Q3.


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>> University of Hamburg wins 5th PEMA Student Challenge 2017

6 July 2017– Students from University of Hamburg were chosen as the winners of the 5th PEMA Student Challenge, held by the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association on 29 June at TOC Europe 2017 in Amsterdam.

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>> PEMA Autumn Members Meeting 2017

June 20th, 2017 – We are pleased to announce that the PEMA Autumn Members Meeting 2017 will take place on 10th – 12th October and invitations for PEMA Members to register will be sent out 21st June.

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 >> PEMA announces Student Challenge entrants ahead of TOC Europe 2017

May 29, 2017 – The Port Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (PEMA) has announced the three finalists that will compete in the Association’s fifth Student Challenge, which will take place during the TOC Europe conference and exhibition in Amsterdam, on June 27-29.

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>> PEMA appoints new Head of Administration

Fae Brennan ThumbnailApril 03, 2017 – The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) has appointed a new Head of Administration, Miss. Fae Brennan, who will join the Association on Monday April 3, and continue to develop the growing number of ways the Association acts as a forum for the global ports and terminals sector.

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 >>PEMA welcomes 3 new members at the start of 2017

February 27, 2017 – The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) continues to expand its membership – which passed the 100 MEMBERS mark in 2016 – with the addition of 3 new member companies: port equipment manufacturers Bedeschi S.p.A, Velodyne LiDAR Inc. and Samson Materials Handling ltd.

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>>PEMA calls for cross-industry dialogue to optimise global shipping supply chain

February 22, 2017 – Members of the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) called for cross-industry dialogue to optimise the global shipping supply chain during the Association’s annual general meeting, with issues such as container vessel size, shipping alliances and alternatives to sea shipment topping the agenda.

During the two-day event, held at County Hall in central London, leading figures from the global ports and terminals sector, including representatives of port equipment manufacturers, port authorities, and industry bodies discussed the state of the industry and identified a number of challenges facing it.

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>>PEMA Joins the new I AM Industry Alliance

December 14, 2016The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) along with 20 other organisations, has joined the Industry Alliance for Multimodal Connectivity and Logistics (I AM), which seeks to promote the interests of the ports and shipping sector in the context of EU policy initiatives.

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