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  • Air Products acquires Shuttlelift mobile gantries

    Air Products has taken delivery of two Shuttlelift DB 70 double-beam mobile gantry cranes for its facilities in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and Palmetto, Florida, USA...

  • New QLY crane from NDF

    Crane manufacturer Zhengzhou New Dafang Heavy Industry Science& Technology (NDF) in China has launched a new model in its QLY series, the QLY1560 self propelled tower cra...

  • First job for LR 11000 in Romania

    Crane service provider Felbermayr put its Liebherr LR 11000 crawler crane to work for the first time at the Petrom refinery in Plojesti, Romania...


  • Tadano ATF 180G-5 for FTO

    Lifting service provider FTO Fertigteilwerk Obermain, based in Germany, has taken delivery of a Tadano ATF 180G-5 all terrain crane...

  • Six deck cranes for SWS

    TSC Group Holdings Limited (TSC) signed a contract with Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS) to supply six deck cranes...

  • Palfinger and Kamaz joint ventures

    Two joint-venture companies will be established in Russia between Palfinger AG and OJSC Kamaz. One will be for the manufacture of truck bodies and the other for producing...


  • Mammoet installs 14,000 tonne platform

    International heavy lifting and transport specialist Mammoet helped install a 14,000 tonne power platform into place in the North Sea between the UK and continental Europ...

  • Top change at Arcomet

    Philippe Cohet replaces Dirk Theyskens as chairman of the executive committee at Arcomet, one of the world's largest tower crane rental companies...

  • Goldhofer MPA axle technology at IAA

    German manufacturer of specialized trailers and other transport equipment, Goldhofer, will highlight its MPA axle technology at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannove...

  • Doll to present Panther low-loader at IAA

    Specialized transport equipment manufacturer Doll will present the first Panther low-loader that can be converted into a semi low-loader at the IAA Commercial Vehicles fa...

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  • Extreme power: working in the energy sector

    Companies need to adhere to strict safety and training programmes to work in the energy sector. Laura Hatton reports...

  • Weighing continued: finding the co-ordinates

    As shown last month a weighing can be used to determine the X and Y co-ordinates of a load. When it comes to the Z co-ordinate, however, it can be a different matter, as...

  • Floating forward

    The use of floating cranes, automation technology and heavy lift cranes that can turn any port into a heavy lift port are having a major impact on the way that dockside l...

  • Testing transports

    As wind turbine components keep getting bigger the challenge for transport companies and equipment manufacturers to overcome these difficulties gets ever more complicated...

  • The Knowledge: Time to weigh

    Following on from and linked to the centre of gravity topic from last month’s article, is this month’s equally important subject of weighing a load. Marco van Daal report...

  • The second generation

    High capacity gantry cranes have been in the industry for more than 50 years. Vladimir Nevsimal looks at how the second generation of gantry cranes was designed...

  • SPMT guidelines to boost safety

    Radical new guidelines for the operation of self propelled modular transporter (SPMT) are due to be published in the third quarter of 2014 in an attempt to reduce the num...

  • A bright idea

    Crane lighting packages are an asset in the set up and tear down of mobile cranes....

  • IC50 2014 shows growth

    In its 19th year the IC50 ranking of the world’s largest crane-owning companies once again has a higher total index value and is up in almost all respects, albeit more mo...

  • The Knowledge: Central focus

    A topic central in more ways than one both to lifting and transport operations is centre of gravity. CoG can be an issue that makes or breaks a project says Marco van Daa...

  • The Waverley route

    Transporting and installing a new concrete bridge from Ireland was a major part of a bid to resurrect an historic railway line in the UK. David Weston reports...

 

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