SC&RA News

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Pushing for change

Advocacy work by SC&RA saw some productive outcomes in 2017. Mike Chalmers reports


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Four reponse steps

Bill Smith asserts that when it comes to claims investigation, first things first.

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Next generation

Leadership Forum builds talent from within.

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Transport experience

Members are encouraged to xperience all that the Specialized Transportation Symposium has to offer. The next one is at the end of February. Mike Chalmers reports

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Adapting for survival

For transportation companies around the world, there are two ways to address the future: you can continue on down the road, so to speak, providing the services, products and performance you’re known for providing

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Preparedness planning

Preparedness planning

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Risks with matting

To avoid potential disaster action is required surrounding the engineering and standards for safety, strength and stability in the crane matting industry. Mike Chalmers reports


Other Crane News


New Manitowoc tower crane structure for Europe and Africa

Manitowoc reorganises tower crane structure for Europe and Africa to better serve tower customers and dealers

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Transport 50 call for entries

Entry to the 2018 Transport 50 (T50) listing of the world’s largest specialized transport companies is now open


LEEA guide for runway designers and testers

A guide to the verification of runway beams is being issued by LEEA

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SC&RA publishes severe weather guidelines

Industry association publishes guide to help companies prepare for severe weather


Successful first North American tower crane conference

First event in Miami, Florida, attracts more than 275 delegates.


Link-Belt launches new crawler: the 348 Series 2

The 348 Series 2 is the latest lattice crawler crane offering from US crane manufacturer Link-Belt


Modulift beams help lift Siemens modules

Spreader beams from Modulift were used to help lift power station modules for Siemens HTT

Italasme has inaugurated its agency appointment with its first Raimondi MRT159 tower crane erection in Milan, Italy

Raimondi appoints Italasme as agent

Italasme has been appointed as an agent for Raimondi, representing the tower crane manufacturer across four areas in Italy

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ALE uses new offshore skidding technique

ALE uses new technique to skid a 2,565 tonne satellite platform


New Bonfiglioli plant

Investment in a new plant and staff training form the foundations of Bonfiglioli’s strategy for the future

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Turn heads and change minds


We all know it; we all talk about it. Construction’s poor public image prevents it from attracting fresh, innovative talent. The lack of that fresh, innovative talent prevents it from changing its image. Buzzwords notwithstanding, construction needs a rebrand.

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Opposing view


Extra eyes don’t eliminate blind lifts. Bill Smith reports.


De-mystifying ELD rules


Are you prepared for the ELD mandate?

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Jammed up


New ATRI report reveals the true cost(s) of congestion.


Cranes & Specialized Transport Features


Remote controls: Next level control

The growth in the popularity of radio remote controls continues, even if application areas are shifting. Christian Shelton reports


Telescopic crawler cranes: tools of the trade

The sector is expanding as this versatile machine proves itself around the world. CHRISTIAN SHELTON reports

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Intermat review: Towers shine

It was mostly tower cranes in the limelight at the Intermat show in Paris late April. ICST reports


Interview: TransWorld Manufacturing

It is only natural that Crystal Dieleman, president of TransWorld Manufacturing, would become a major player in the crane industry. D.Ann Shiffler, editor of ICST’s sister publication American Cranes and Transport (ACT), speaks to Crystal about her company…


Truck cranes: The road ahead

Truck cranes and truck-mounted cranes continue to be popular. This is reflected in ongoing manufacturer development of new product lines and updates. Christian Shelton reports


Training and certification: Lessons for life

We look at various approaches to training and certification adopted by equipment manufacturers and service companies. Christian Shelton reports


Site report: India

A height of more than 80 metres led to the choice of a pair of internal climbing tower cranes for a large commercial construction project in India. ICST reports

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Making a show: Intermat 2018

A comprehensive guide to what you can expect to see from crane and transport industry manufacturers and service providers exhibiting at the Intermat show in Paris in April. ICST reports