The entire Baltimore port community, from marine surveyors and professionals to the Maryland Port Administration and Pilots Association, had gathered for the two-day training on May 10 to 11. About 36 pieces of agricultural and construction equipment were available to try out, and customers including AGCO, Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson, Case New Holland, CAT, Doosan, Komatsu, Krone, John Deere and JLG, were on hand to share their knowledge on how to best operate the equipment. The event was also supported by Mercedes-Benz and Subaru.
WWL has had a leadership role in this event since its infancy and has cultivated its growth for eighteen years.
A similar event took place in Santos, Brazil, in mid-May. Close to 200 stevedores and terminal workers from seven countries in Latin America attended the two-day event, which was sponsored by Santos Brasil Terminal, TEV, and supported by manufacturers Dynapac (Atlas Copco), Caterpillar and John Deere.
As well as learning how to load cargo in order to reduce damage, there was also a cargo securing station where the attendees learned the proper way of lashing cargo and another area dedicated to tugmaster driving skills.