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The PEMA Student Challenge

Entries for the PEMA Student Challenge is now closed!

The Student Challenge final will take place, Thursday 14th June 2018 at TOC Europe

Download the Official Agenda below

PEMA Student Challenge Final Agenda 14th June 2018 (20 downloads)

STUDENT CHALLENGE QUESTION

 

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The PEMA Student Challenge

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 top three abstracts are selected by a panel of industry judges and the three qualifying teams are invited to present their full solution at the live Student Challenge final at TOC Europe in Rotterdam, 14 June.

How To Enter

If you would like to submit a team for the Student Challenge 2018 please complete and return a sign up sheet to info@pema.dns-systems.net. Teams that return a sign up sheet to info@pema.dns-systems.net will be notified once the full treatise is published on the PEMA website. The Rules of Participation and Frequently Asked Questions can be found below.

Next Steps

Teams should submit their 2-page (A4), preliminary abstract of their proposed solution to info@pema.org before the deadline 27 April, 16:00 CET.

The three finalist teams will be notified on 7 May and will be provided with a full brief for their final presentation.

The Judges

Maurizio Bragagni (Moderator) – Tratos
Managing Director

Ivan Deosdad – NOATUM Ports
Projects Director

Vincent Champion – World Cargo News
Consulting Editor

Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid – FEPORT
Secretary General

James Khan – Port Technology International
Managing Director

Lorene Grandidier – Cavotec
Group Marketing & Business Development Manager

Rebecca Jeffrey – GreenPort Magazine
Reporter

 

The Prize

The three finalist teams are invited to present at TOC Europe 14 June 2018 and are invited to a finalists’ dinner hosted by PEMA the evening of 13 June 2018. The team that has performed best according to the jury will receive a prize of €1000 (shared between team mates), plus certificates for the winning team and runners-up. There will also be publicity via PEMA and TOC websites and social media channels, plus other media coverage.

Expressions of Interest

Expressions of interest are welcomed, please contact the PEMA Secretariat:

Fae Brennan
fae.brennan@pema.org
+44 7766 228 958

To see the latest updates on the Student Challenge, follow @PEMASecretary and check out the #PEMAStudentChallenge hashtag on Twitter and Instagram.

 


5th PEMA Student Challenge at TOC Europe 2017

Digital transformation for Ports and Terminals 

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As part of its educational outreach, PEMA hosted the 5th PEMA Student Challenge with the final taking place on the 29th June, the last day of TOC Europe in Amsterdam. PEMA Vice President, Maurizio Bragagni compered the event, providing a lively finale to TOC Europe 2017.

Now in its 5th year, the Student Challenge aims to provide a fun and lively way to expose students to the real business of the ports and terminal world, and to bring university programs and student talent to the attention of the ports business community.

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Information about the challenge:

Programme: Programme 5th PEMA Student Challenge 2017

Challenge: 5th PEMA Student Challenge Question

 

Student presentations

The Question for the 6th PEMA Student Challenge will be announced in February 2018 and the Final will take place at TOC Europe in Rotterdam, 14 June 2018. Interests of participation are warmly welcomed by the PEMA Secretariat for the attention of fae.brennan@pema.org.

 


 

4th PEMA Student Challenge at TOC Europe 2016

Compliance options for IMO SOLAS VGM regulations

The 2016 Student Challenge finals took place in Hamburg at TOC Europe on Thursday, 16 June 2016.

The finalists teams were from King Abdulaziz University,  Normandy Business School and the University of Hamburg. Each team had 25 minutes to present their ideas on the 2016 theme – Compliance Options for IMO SOLAS VGM Regulations.

Judges conferred on the spot and awarded the winning team with a cheque for €1,000. This year’s judging panel consisted of Ahmed Abusafia of DP World Institute, Paul Avery of World Cargo News, Birgit Schwarz of HHLA, Lamia Kerdjoudj Belkaid of FEPORT and Torsten Neubert of HPC.

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Information about the challenge

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Challenge: 4th PEMA Student Challenge Question

Student presentations

The 5th PEMA Student Challenge will be staged during TOC Europe 2017, Amsterdam, 27-29 June. The 2017 Challenge question will be released this autumn and expressions of interest to participate are warmly welcomed by the PEMA Secretariat for the attention of fae.brennan@pema.dns-systems.net.

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3rd PEMA Student Challenge at TOC Europe 2015:

The Impact and Mitigation of Berth Error

The 2015 Student Challenge finals took place at TOC Europe on Wednesday 10 June.

Our finalists were the University of Hamburg, The Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg and Blekinge Institute of Technology from Sweden. Each team had 30 minutes to present their ideas on the 2015 theme – The Impact and Mitigation of Berth Error.

Judges conferred on the spot and awarded the winning team with a cheque for €1000. This year’s judging panel consisted of Lyes Chebrek of APM Terminals, Carly Fields of Port Strategy, Yvo Saanen of TBA, Arwin Stehouwer, Port of Rotterdam and Tom Ward from Parsons Brinkerhoff.

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2nd PEMA Student Challenge at TOC Europe 2014:

Optimising landside container traffic flow and the terminal interchange

 

 

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1st PEMA Student Challenge at TOC Europe 2013:

Inter Terminal Transport

 

 

 

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