Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) and International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve safety and sustainability in the cargo handling sector.
he MoU will enable each organization to achieve their objectives through a programme of cooperation, including agreed actions, initiatives, meetings, information sharing, and ad hoc task forces. The MoU also provides a framework for pursuing cooperative projects and will enable each group to benefit from common activities in their respective strategies.
Furthermore, although not a commitment of funds, future cooperation will enable each group to benefit from common activities and further understanding of areas of joint interest.
According to the joint statement, a crucial element of the MoU will be an exchange of information and the collaboration of staff and association members, who can offer an unequalled wealth of professional expertise, which can become a fountain head of knowledge in best practice and improved standards throughout the industry worldwide.
PEMA’s President Achim Dries stated that the MoU signifies not only a union of two influential organizations but also a shared vision to shape the future of safer port equipment and operations and that they look forward to strengthening this partnership and achieving remarkable milestones together.
I believe our agreement with PEMA will significantly enhance our ability to deliver on that commitment. The mutual cooperation between our two organisations will be aimed at the universal understanding and application of measures for the safe handling
… agreed Richard Steele, CEO of ICHCA