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7 and 8 November 2017

Amsterdam, Netherlands

 Amsterdam, Netherlands

2011

The second World Crane and Transport Summit was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on
10 and 11 November 2011 to great acclaim.

 

More than 300 industry professionals gathered at Amsterdam’s Hotel Krasnapolsky for the two day conference and networking dinner. It was an outstanding success, for attendees and sponsors alike.

 

The event, held bi-annually, offered presentations and debate on the key issues facing the worldwide crane and transport industry. Speakers included Joel Dandrea, executive vice president, Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) and Christian-Jacques Vernazza, president and chief executive of Mediaco and the president of the European Association of Abnormal Road Transport and Mobile Cranes (ESTA), among many others.

 

Talk centred on the world economy and the importance of global partnerships to achieve common requirements in lifting and transport activities, particularly from a safety point of view.

 

Among a range of agreements and plans was ESTA’s announcement of a global best practice guide for the use of self propelled modular transporter (SPMT). It is the first standard to be written for this equipment. ESTA and FEM also confirmed that their joint work at height working group could result in a FEM standard by the end of next year.

 

The EN 13000 European standard governing rated capacity limiters and other elements of new mobile cranes was another major topic discussed and it became apparent that the demand from the USA for override keys to be included in the crane cab is gaining support worldwide.

 

Training and certification were also high on the agenda, especially in light of a global shortage of good skilled people with experience.

 

In addition, major Chinese manufacturers provided insights into their ambitions and capabilities domestically and internationally.

 

 

2011 PROGRAMME

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DAY ONE - MORNING SESSION

08.30 Opening remarks and welcome from conference chairman, Peter Hobday and James King, Publisher, KHL Group

 

KEYNOTES – SETTING THE SCENE

 

08.40 A global industry snapshot

SC&RA’s perspective on the critical importance of the global partnerships established through the World Crane & Transport Alliance

Joel Dandrea, executive vice president, Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA)

 

09.05 Progress towards improving safety, global cooperation and international standards

Christian-Jacques Vernazza, president, European Association of Heavy Haulage, Transport and Mobile Cranes (ESTA) and Group Mediaco, France

 

09.30 Forging a World Crane and Transport Alliance.

Short presentation and signing ceremony

 

09.35 Dealing with the downturn: The global credit crisis and its impact on the world crane, transport and construction sectors.

Dominic Swords, Business Economist, Speaker and Consultant

 

10.20 Morning refreshments and networking

 

STANDARDS AND THE CLIENT’S VIEW

 

10.40 The client’s perspective – Shell’s twelve life-saving rules

Leon Schopping, Principal Technical Expert for Lifting, Shell International

 

11.05 Critical issues – EN13000, data logging, event recording – progress or not?

Klaus Meissner, Director, Product Integrity, Terex Cranes, and convenor of CEN TC147 Working Group 11

 

European Crane Standard EN13000: The continuing debate and the American perspective

Rob Weiss, Vice President, Cranes Inc, New York

 

Data logging within EN13000: what it means for the crane industry

Dr Andreas Schwer, Manitowoc

 

12.40 – 14.00 Lunch and networking

 

DAY ONE - AFTERNOON SESSION

CHINA RISING

 

14.00 China Forum – key issues in the Chinese crane sector

Crawler crane market development: Macro-economy prospect & application

Liang Dong, Vice General Manager, SANY Group, General Manager, SANY Crawler Crane overseas operations

 

Mobile crane technology: Innovation and opportunity

Liu Quan, Executive Director of Zoomlion

 

Truck crane industry in China: today and tomorrow

Li Yuning, Vice-President, Liugong

 

15.15 Questions and answers

 

15.30-16.00 Afternoon refreshments and networking

 

SKILLS AND CERTIFICATION

 

16.00 Skills shortages – how can the industry overcome them

Ton Klijn, Managing Director, Wagenborg Nedlift

 

16.25 Crane certification comes of age: How crane-related personnel certification is re-shaping U.S. construction

Graham J. Brent, Executive Director, National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO)

 

WIND LOADING AND WIND TURBINE CONSTRUCTION

 

16.50 Mobile cranes lifting loads with large sail area: challenges facing the crane industry regarding lifting of wind mill rotors

Hans-Dieter Willim, Design Engineer, Liebherr Ehingen

 

17.15 Questions and answers

 

17.30 End of day one, followed by drinks reception

 

18.45 World Crane and Transport Summit dinner

 

DAY TWO - MORNING SESSION

08.00 Coffee

 

08.30 Chairman’s opening remarks.

 

KEYNOTES – SETTING THE SCENE

 

08.35 Major business and equipment trends in the heavy lift market

Michael Birch, Executive Director, ALE Projects

 

09.00 From 30 years of crane rental to manufacturing – how lessons learned can benefit the industry

Frank Bardonaro, Managing Director, Vice President, Terex Cranes Americas

 

09.25 Critical issues in transportation – future developments

Stefan Fuchs, CEO, Goldhofer

 

09.50 Boosting ROI in the crane rental sector

Ron Schad, President and CEO, Essex Crane Rental Corporation, USA

 

10.15 Questions and answers

 

10.30 Morning refreshments and networking

 

TRANSPORTATION STANDARDS

 

11.00 Towards common transportation standards

Safe, profitable and efficient transport depends on uniformity

Doug Ball, Vice President, Transportation, Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA)

 

SPMT best practice – goals and progress

David Collett, Managing Director, Collett & Sons, President, ESTA Transportation Section

 

WORKING AT HEIGHT

 

12.00 Working at height and an international minimum standard of safety – the debate in Europe

Søren Jansen, General Secretary, European Association of Heavy Haulage, Transport and Mobile Cranes (ESTA)

Klaus Meissner, Director, Product Integrity, Terex Cranes, and convenor of CEN TC147 Working Group 11

 

12.35 Questions and answers

 

12.40-14.00 Lunch and networking

 

DAY TWO - AFTERNOON SESSION

LOAD SECUREMENT

 

14.00 Developments in load securement

Alexander Hoffmann, Product Manager, RUD Group, Germany

 

INSPECTIONS AND STANDARDS

 

14.25 USA’s new standard on the use of cranes and derricks in construction and its impact

Chip Pocock, Safety and Risk Manager, Buckner Companies, USA

 

14.50 Periodic inspections – are they required?

Jeff Brundell, National Director, CraneSafe, Australia

 

15.15  Questions and answers

 

15.30-16.00  Afternoon refreshments and networking

 

CRANE SAFETY LEGISLATION

 

16.00 Global crane safety and legislation – an official view

Robert Cooper, Product Safety, Health and Safety Executive, UK

 

MOBILE CONSTRUCTION CRANES

 

16.25 Mobile construction cranes – a growing market

Jens Kotzurek. MK Cranes, Liebherr-Werk Biberach

 

16.50 Questions and answers

 

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