August 27 - The countdown has started for the inaugural World Crane and Transport Summit 2009 which will take place on 22 and 23 October 2009 at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam.

The Summit promises to be an exciting new networking business information and social event for the leaders of the world crane and specialised transportation industries, their suppliers and manufacturers.

It will comprise a top-level, two day conference and formal business dinner, which will bring together senior executives from around the world. At the Summit, HLPFI columnist, Richard Krabbendam will give a presentation addressing the issues involved in the Stability of Platform Trailers.

Delegates will hear about the latest prospects for the global construction industry, the ongoing efforts to create meaningful, harmonised international standards, the most up-to-date and effective strategies on safety, risk management, certification and maintenance, the latest information on energy emissions, permits and load securement. For more information visit

One week later, this subject will be addressed in more detail (as well as other subjects) during a seminar being organised by Mr Krabbendam. More details for that seminar can be