Categories: a-port-information, BusinessPublished On: 17.08.2020762 words3.9 min read

About PEMA

Advanced equipment and technology underpin the performance of today’s seaport, marine and intermodal terminal industries. PEMA represents the interests of equipment and technology suppliers on a worldwide basis, providing a platform to inform, educate and promote best practice, both within the industries we serve and externally with port and terminal operators and other key stakeholders.

Membership of PEMA is open to any company involved in the design, manufacture or supply of port equipment and technology, covering:

  • Port and terminal equipment
  • Components or attachments for port equipment
  • Technology that controls or interfaces with port equipment
  • Consultants in port and terminal equipment design, specification and operations

Our Industry

Advanced equipment and technology underpin the performance of today’s seaport, marine and intermodal terminal industries. PEMA represents the interests of equipment and technology suppliers on a worldwide basis, providing a platform to inform, educate and promote best practice, both within the industries we serve and externally with port and terminal operators and other key stakeholders.

Our History

PEMA was established in late 2004 by a group of leading equipment manufacturers serving the global port and terminal markets. The goal was to create a neutral platform that could publicly represent the industry as a whole, as well as fostering knowledge and relations within the global port equipment community.

Founder members including Bromma Conquip, Fantuzzi-Reggiane (now part of Terex Port Solutions), Hyster Europe, Kalmar Industries (now part of Cargotec Corporation) and Konecranes were joined over the next three years by further OEMs active in the port market, plus providers of equipment systems and components including cable reels, drives, tyres and others.

A change to the constitution in 2008 also opened the door to membership from technology providers and consulting companies, since which time the membership has grown steadily.

Today, PEMA’s members represent a broad cross-section of companies active in the design and supply of equipment, systems and technology to support the growing demands of modern port and terminal operations.

Aims & Mission

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 port equipment and technology 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’s fulfils its mission and aims through a combination of activities:

  • Fostering industry relations at formal and informal gatherings
  • Research, collation and dissemination of industry information and statistics
  • Contribution to industry standards, guidelines, best practice and training
  • Monitoring and responding to key industry and regulatory issues
  • Outreach and liaison with other industry bodies, associations and initiatives
  • Media and public relations

The key areas of focus for the Association are the environment, safety, security and performance.

Structure

PEMA is a non-profit making international association governed by the Belgian Law of 27 June 1921 on “associations without a profit motive, international associations without a profit motive and institutions of public utility” (Articles 46 to 57).

The official organs of the Association are the General Assembly and the Board of Directors.

Board members are elected by the General Assembly and are appointed for a 3-year term.

Officers of the Association, including the President, Vice President and Treasurer, are elected by and from the Board members.

The daily management and administration of PEMA are fulfilled by the Head of Administration and the office of the secretariat, working under direction from the President and Board.

Committees and groups also operate within the Association to pursue a special area of interest. Currently, these include:

  • Safety & Environment;
  • Automation & Control Technologies;
  • Equipment Design & Infrastructure;

General membership meetings are staged 1-2 times per year, including the Annual General Meeting in the first quarter of each year. Committees and the Board also meet separately during the year to pursue their work.

Contact PEMA

PEMA Secretariat: 

Petar Karaivanov, PEMA Head of Administration:
Tel: +44 7766 228 958

Email: petar.karaivanov@pema.org

Port Equipment Manufacturers Association
Registered Office: p/a Glaverbel Building, Chaussée de la Hulpe  166  Terhulpsesteenweg, B-1170 Brussels, Belgium

Finance and management Office: CH-6900, Paradiso, Switzerland

Secretariat Office: c/o 15-17 St Cross St, London, EC1N 8UW, United Kingdom