The 2017 World Crane and Transport Summit (WCTS) opened in Amsterdam on 7 November. The two-day Summit attracted more than 250 high quality industry professionals from around the world. The packed programme featured more than 22 presentations from leading industry figures, covering many aspects of the crane and transport industry, including: safety; workforce and training; technology and site applications; OEM perspectives; and specialized transport.

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More than 250 delegates attended the 2017 WCTS in Amsterdam

The conference opened with Hendrik Sarens, Sarens NV, and Mike Appling, TNT Crane & Rigging, both giving personal, funny and, at times, moving perspectives on safety. Sarens reflected on his family’s journey in the industry, highlighting how it’s instinctive for us to push limits yet we must remain wary of a ”machismo culture”. Appling related how meeting the victim of an industrial accident has affected him personally and the procedures that TNT has in place to minimise incidents.

WCTS sponsors include: Liebherr; Demag by Terex; Faymonville; Cometto; Manitowoc; Goldhofer; TII Group; Kobelco; and Tadano. Supporting sponsors: BlokCam; Casar; GIS; Modulift; Straightpoint; Tecsis.

Supporting organisations include: SC&RA; ESTA; SINDIPESA; CICA; Associpesa; Alatrans; Project Cargo Network; Sobratema; and NCCCO.

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See www.khl.com, our social media channels, and the next issue of International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine for further news about the conference.

 

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