Latin American industry association launched
By Laura Hatton29 August 2014
Lifting and transport companies in Latin America have launched an association to represent their interests in the region.
ALATRANS is the Latin American Association for the Heavylift and Specialized Transport of Heavy Loads.
On 12 August a group of 16 heavy lift and transport companies met in Buenos Aires, Argentina,to establish the association. Nine countries were represented.
The board of directors was agreed as follows:
President is Henrique Zuppardo from Megatranz in Brazil.
Vice president is Xavier de Bonis from Coamtra in Argentina.
Managing director is Enrique Almanza from Gruas Mar in Uruguay.
Heavy transport director is Fabian Lena from Roman Servicios in Argentina.
Cranes and heavylift director is David Rodrigues from Makro Engenharia in Brazil.
Also appointed were general secretaries for each of the countries initially signed up, namely: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, the Caribbean, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Uruguay, Venezuela.
Aims of the new association include regulating and promoting operator training, promoting standardisation of equipment and limitation of civilian liability during operations and developing institutional relations with relevant authorities in each country.