Our March 2020 edition has taken up a couple of important topics in the Cover Story and Feature sections. The Cover Story elaborates on the importance of port infrastructure development for more cargo throughput and thus new opportunities to port equipment market in India. According to port equipment players, India needs to further improve the handling facilities at its ports to attract more cargo and bigger vessels.
With the infrastructure development in the country picking up momentum, equipment with new features and technologies are being introduced. India needs operators with better knowledge and skill sets to operate and maintain these machines. Currently there is already a huge gap in the availability and actual requirement of certified trained equipment operators in the country. Though the construction equipment OEMs are conducting regular training programmes to train the operators, there is a more organised move needed to train and certify the operators. The Feature explains more on skill development and certification of qualified operators. Also read other regular columns for more updates on the infrastructure equipment industry.
Samoter has already been postponed from March to now May 16-20, due to coronavirus impact. However, Conexpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas is on schedule, on March 10-15, 2020. See you there!