Sai Tejaswi Karri, Charlotte Lebourg, Jawad Sidiqi and Chenhua Wang, all four EM Normandie students in Supply Chain Management and International Logistics& Port Management, won the first prize in the 4th International PEMA (Port Equipment Manufacturers Association) Contest last 16 June in Hamburg. The topic was about shippers' compliance with the new IMO SOLAS regulations, which came into force on July 1st and imposed a weighing of containers before loading. This new obligation does raise definite responsibility issues and demands some adaptation from the part of professionals.
Coached by their lecturers and with the support of Institut Portuaire d'Enseignement et de Recherche (IPER), these EM Normandie students won the final, coming ahead of two running up teams from the University of Hamburg and King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia. ‘Their vision goes beyond mere technical weighing proposals, as they offered a turnkey solution including the management of processes, data transfer and timing. They were able to involve in the design of this solution the actors on the Le Havre Port area. This pragmatic approach is probably why they were shortlisted for the final, and eventually won this contest brilliantly', explained Alexandre Lavissière, a lecturer-researcher in Strategy, Logistics and International Business.
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