Student challenge focuses on the environment

The University of Hamburg won last year's Student Challenge for its digitalisation concept The University of Hamburg won last year's Student Challenge for its digitalisation concept
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Each year the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) hosts a student challenge which aims to bring emerging talent to the attention of the wider ports and terminals industry.

This year, the challenge, which is part of PEMA’s educational outreach programme, will focus on reducing the environmental impact of ports.

PEMA’s Student Challenge (now in its sixth year) invites teams of students to propose a real-world, implementable solution to the student challenge question. The question itself constructs a fictional scenario within which there is a real-world operational issue which the students must solve.

The final will take place at TOC Europe in Rotterdam, 12 to 14 June 2018.

Expressions of interest for the Student Challenge for 2018 are welcome, please contact PEMA Secretariat Fae Brennan +44 7766 228 958

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Green agenda

Meanwhile, PEMA, will celebrate its Annual General Meeting in Bilbao, Spain, between the 30 January and 1 February, sponsored by UniportBilbao and Vahle.

As well as the AGM and the industry debate, the day will include intervention and presentations from Asier Atutxa (President of the Port Authority Bilbao), Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid (Secretary General, FEPORT), Richard Brough (ICHCA) and Xavier Pascual (SENER Engineering).

The event will conclude with working meetings of PEMAs three Technical Committees, Safety & Environment, Automation and Control Technologies and Equipment Design & Infrastructure, to discuss and develop the PEMA Information Papers going forward.


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