Mr. Ottonel Popesco, President of the Board of PEMA, and Mr. Gunther Bonz, President of FEPORT, have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise a strengthening of their co-operation.

The purpose of this MoU is to create the framework for co-operation that will enable PEMA and FEPORT to benefit from the common activities in their respective strategies.

This will further mutual understanding, and where areas of joint interest have been identified, close co-ordination between the parties.

PEMA and FEPORT have agreed to establish a programme of co-operation, which will include agreed actions and initiatives to enhance their respective impact on issues and topics where both organisations have common interests.

Mr Ottonel Popesco, President of the Board of PEMA and CEO of Cavotec SA, said: “Our 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.

“By entering into this cooperation with FEPORT, we will be able to better serve our respective members and the industry as a whole.”

Mr Gunther Bonz, President of FEPORT, said: “The port sector is facing important challenges which will require port stakeholders to mobilise all kinds of resources HR, R&D and financial to adapt and also prepare the future.

“Within FEPORT, we think that a close co-operation with PEMA will allow [us] to better respond to the market's expectations and to identify the major areas which require innovation.”

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