PEMA picks up first Chinese member, Gottwald
The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association has signed up its first Chinese company member, Sany Port Machinery, and Germany-based Gottwald Port Technology.
'Given the strength of the Chinese port and shipping sectors, Sany's extensive experience and broad product portfolio make the company an especially valuable source of expertise,' said PEMA President Ottonel Popesco, in a statement.
Sany Port Machinery is part of the Sany Group, which manufactures heavy-duty equipment for the ports, construction, mining and energy sectors. Sany Port Machinery produces reach stackers, container-handling equipment, yard cranes — including rail-mounted gantry cranes and rubber-tire mounted gantry cranes — and ship-to-shore cranes.
Gottwald Port Technology is part of the Demag Cranes group. Gottwald's products include mobile harbor cranes, such as portal harbor cranes and floating cranes, automated guided vehicles for horizontal container movements, automated stacking cranes and wide span gantries.
PEMA provides a forum and public voice for the global port equipment and technology sectors, reflecting their role in enabling safe, secure, sustainable and productive ports and thereby supporting world maritime trade. The association has steadily expanded its membership in the past three years, with equipment suppliers drawn from all sides of the ports industry. PEMA has also established working groups to focus on key issues for the ports sector within the fields of safety, environment and technology.