World Crane and Transport Summit 2013


The World Crane and Transport Summit 2013 opened on 29 October to an international audience in Amsterdam, Netherlands. More than 250 industry professionals registered for the event at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in central Amsterdam.

It is the third time that the two day conference has been held. The event offers thought-provoking presentations to help generate debate on key issues facing the lifting and project transport industry worldwide. Speakers at this year’s event include: Léon Schöpping, senior construction engineer & PTE lifting & hoisting, Shell International Exploration & Production; Joel Dandrea, executive vice president, Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA); and David Collett, ESTA president and R Collett & Sons (Transport) managing director.

The first part of the programme set the scene with presentations on the world economy, its link to the construction industry and the implications for the crane and transport sector. Key issues facing the industry were presented both from an equipment end user and from a manufacturer perspective.

Another top theme of the day is the importance of global partnerships to achieve common requirements in lifting and transport. In respect of harmonising standards, the issues regarding the EN 13000 European standard governing rated capacity limiters continues to make progress.

Major input from Chinese manufacturers at the event provides insight into the world’s largest market and the ambitions of these companies domestically and globally.

Keep up to date with news from the WC&TS 2013 at and via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Also see future issues of International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine for reviews, updates and related articles.

The World Crane and Transport Summit is an exciting networking, business information and social event for leaders of the world crane and specialized transportation industries, their suppliers and manufacturers. Held on 29 and 30 October 2013 at the five-star Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam, Netherlands, it brings together senior industry executives from around the world.

The WCTS 2013 is supported by the world’s leading crane and transport associations, equipment manufacturers and rental companies. It is organised by International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine and its publisher KHL Group.

Author: Alex Dahm, Editor, International Cranes & Specialized Transport


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