Andreas Ritschel is part of the Liebherr Group since February 2013. Andreas is currently working as the Deputy Sales Director for Port Equipment in addition to overseeing all Liebherr mobile harbour crane and Reachstacker sales activities in North and Central America, Great Britain and Irland, The Benelux, Austria, Switzerland and Germany. He started his professional life as a car mechanic. After 5 years, he moved to study in order to ﬁnish his Bachelor and Master degree in mechanical Engineering in 2010. Right after his study, he was responsible for the planning and construction of one of the most modern ﬁsh-smoking factory (Ostsee Fisch) in Rostock, in which he worked as a CTO right after completion until beginning of 2013.
Liebherr Maritime Cranes is a division of the Liebherr Group which specialises in cargo handling solutions for ports as well as for the shipping and offshore industry. Products include ship to shore cranes, mobile harbour cranes, offshore cranes, ship cranes, rubber tyre and rail mounted gantry cranes. Moreover, professional maritime training simulators ensure that crane drivers achieve highest productivity levels. In addition to state-of-the-art cargo handling and training solutions, a well-structured global service network completes the portfolio.
Renewable energy projects continue to dominate the breakbulk sector and this trend is set to continue for many years. However, there is often a disconnect between wind technology manufactures and logistics solutions providers. This session will discuss whether the current transportation available is sufficient to meet the needs of the wind industry in terms of number of projects as well as the increasing size of cargo. fleet is able to transport increasingly larger turbines, challenge the current trend of increasingly larger wind turbines, and whether wind technology manufactures may need to invest in their own logistical solutions if they what to maintain the current rate of rapid turbine growth.
Wednesday 18 May 14:15 - 15:00 Room 1