WCTS 2023 success in Singapore

Today 5 October saw the start of the World Crane and Transport Summit Asia 2023.

Immediately after the introductions the conference opened with a hard-hitting keynote speech from Paul van Gelder, Mammoet global CEO. His focus was on the energy transition and the ambitious goals if we are to hit 2030 emissions reduction targets to reduce global warming.

Van Gelder outlined many hidden challenges facing the crane and transport industry and all of us in the world pursuing these goals. These bottlenecks in the supply chain are affecting the installation of new wind turbines and urgently need to be addressed, van Gelder said. Staggering statistics presented by van Gelder showed the number of new wind turbines required far outstripped the capacity and capabilities to build them by 2030.

Paul van Gelder, Mammoet CEO, at the WCTS 2023 Paul van Gelder, Mammoet CEO, opens the 2023 World Crane and Transport Summit in Singapore on 5 October. Photo: Alex Dahm/KHL

A full lineup

Another 11 speakers completed the lineup at the 2023 WCTS. Topics include safe use of cranes, market conditions and outlook, plus reports on several spectacular groundbreaking projects.

WCTS is the industry’s leading international conference. This year it is at the Suntec Convention Centre in the heart of Singapore. Organised by International Cranes and Specialized Transport and its publisher, KHL Group, this prestigious event is in Asia for the first time in nine years.

WCTS https://khl-wcts.com/ is well known as a top level gathering of professionals in the crane and specialized transport industry from all over the world. It has established itself as the key global event for engaged stakeholders in the global crane and specialized transport industry to network, learn and share best practices. This year’s Summit promises to be truly exceptional, with a carefully curated programme designed to address crucial topics facing our industry today.

A valuable programme of speakers https://khl-wcts.com/speakers drawn from the top echelons of the industry worldwide promises to make you sit up and take notice of the latest industry developments.

The event is part of the Singapore Logistics and Crane Carnival 2023. The crane and transport industry and its trade associations in Singapore are organising a series of events in the first week of October 2023. WCTS Asia forms the international centrepiece, helping engage the wider Asian crane and transport sector in efforts to bolster safety and professionalism in the industry.

Confirmed speakers in addition to Paul van Gelder, Mammoet global CEO, include Bernard Kwok, deputy director (engineering safety), Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Dr Nicholas Fearnley, Oxford Economics head of global construction forecasting, Allan Tan, United Tec Construction managing director, Simon Marr, Marr Contracting managing director, Albert Chua, Liebherr Singapore managing director, and Kohki Uemura, Denzai K.K. CEO.

For more information see the event website: https://khl-wcts.com/


This year’s Gold Sponsors are Comansa, Tadano and XCMG. Silver sponsors are Denzai and Liebherr. Bronze Sponsors are Crosby, Engineered Rigging, Goldhofer, Lebus, Modulift, TechKing, WireCo and Yongmao.

Exclusive event partner is Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association.

Supporting associations are the Singapore Cranes Association and the Singapore Transport Association.

For more information see the event website: https://khl-wcts.com/

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