Cranes & Specialized Transport Sector News

Freezing frontiers
Much offshore lifting work is for oil installations, many of which are increasingly in deeper waters and more remote locations where conditions are particularly harsh. Rapid development to cope with these changes characterises this lifting sector. Euan Youdale reports
Testing the load
A new 3,000 tonne 30 m test rig gives a UK-based engineering company and spreader manufacturer increased capabilities in the building and testing of high capacity load spreader beam systems.IC reports
Unique market looks to China
Australia's market for new cranes may not be the world's largest but it could just be the furthest away from traditional crane manufacturing, reports BRENT STACEY
Market slide
The much-anticipated stock market correction arrived at the end of July, prompting some steep falls in share prices. It is too early to tell yet whether this heralded the start of a serious downturn, or just a return to reality. Chris Sleight reports
IC T50: World's largest heavy and specialized transport companies 2007
The third IC Transport 50 reaches its milestone target of listing 50 of the world's largest heavy and specialized transport companies. A total of 12 new entries and some major changes characterise this year's list. IC reports
Russian Record
Oil exploration in the harsh Arctic environment of the Barents Sea requires cutting edge technology. LUKOIL in Russia designed and built the FOIROT, a pre-fabricated oil terminal weighing more than 11,000 tonnes. Mammoet was responsible for the load-out. GINO KOSTER reports on the details of the operation
Bascule replacement
Fagioli, Inc. was awarded the contract for the lifting and transportation of old and new bascule spans in a bridge rehabilitation project in the US. IC reports
High speed lifting
A Turkish crane rental company had an integral part in constructing the country's first high speed rail link, which will transform freight and passenger travel. IC reports
Arcomet in commitment to Germany tower crane market
A new headquarters in Germany demonstrates Arcomet's commitment to the country 's tower crane market following years of recession in the sector. Heinz-Gert Kessel reports
Freezing frontiers
Much offshore lifting work is for oil installations, many of which are increasingly in deeper waters and more remote locations where conditions are particularly harsh. Rapid development to cope with these changes characterises this lifting sector. Euan Youdale reports
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