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PEMA to host webinar examining ports' bulk handling challenges post Covid-19

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) is to host a webinar entitled “Port Bulk Challenges Post COVID-19”, which will include presentations by four leading experts from the bulk sector followed by a deep-dive Q&A session.

The webinar will be held on February 10, 2021 at 14:00 CET on the Zoom video conferencing service.

“In these exceptionally challenging times, it is more important than ever that we understand the challenges of the port bulk sector. PEMA is dedicated to enabling greater understanding within the sector and the wider community,” says PEMA President and Chairman of the Board, Ottonel Popesco.

The 90-minute webinar will be based around presentations delivered by four keynote speakers and will be moderated by Dr. Pietro de Michieli, Chair of PEMA’s Equipment Design & Infrastructure Committee.

Our guest speakers, who will provide unique perspectives of port equipment manufacturers, include:

  • Vincenzo De Falco, Manager Business Development, LD Port & Logistics, Singapore
  • Kendrick Tang, Director of Sales & Planning; Etihad Rail, Abu Dhabi
  • Fernando Machinena, President, Oteko Group, Moscow, Russia
  • Francesca Bonsignore, Consultant Associate, Rocktree, Italy

Following the presentations, there will be an interactive Q&A session giving participants the opportunity to discuss issues raised during the presentations in greater depth. 


  • Technology, general


  • automation
  • ports
  • bulk handling
  • port equipment
  • port equipment manufacturers association

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


Petar Karaivanov

Press contact Head of Administration +44 (0) 7766 228 958

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