Categories: BusinessPublished On: 26.03.2020252 words1.3 min read

PEMA publishes brownfield automation information paper

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) has published key insights into automating container cranes at brownfield sites in its latest information paper which is designed to help port operators improve safety, efficiency and sustainability.  

Drawing on the expertise of PEMA members active in automation and container handling,Automating Yard Operation in Brownfield Container Terminals: Infrastructure explores the benefits and challenges of automating equipment at brownfield sites, currently available IT solutions, infrastructure, and yard layout.

“PEMA works actively to promote safety, efficiency and sustainability at ports and terminals worldwide. We hope that this information paper will serve as an effective tool for operators to accelerate improvements in safety, operational efficiency, and environmental impact,” says PEMA President and Chairman of the Board, Ottonel Popesco.

Automating Yard Operation in Brownfield Container Terminals: Infrastructure is the first of a two-part information paper. The second part – Automating Yard Operation in Brownfield Container Terminals: Crane Modification – will be published later this year.

PEMA regularly publishes papers and reports on key issues facing the global ports and terminals sector. PEMA publications are available for download as PDFs from the Association’s website at:


About PEMA 

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