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Sarens Wins Project of the Year and the Safety Award at the Heavy lift Awards 2020

Sarens achieves double win at the Heavy Lift Awards 2020

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Sarens Wins Project of the Year and the Safety Award at the Heavy lift Awards 2020

Sarens achieves double win at the Heavy Lift Awards 2020


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Kato launches 300 tonne all terrain crane

A 300 tonne capacity all terrain crane has been announced by Japanese manufacturer Kato Works

The first part of the move was for Allelys to transport the landing craft from its restoration location to the barge

Allelys lands historic move

Specialized contractor Allelys used SPMT to transport the last Second World War landing craft in the UK

Cometto ETL 5/4E for Rave Group in France in blue paint at the factory

Self-loading Cometto for Rave

Five axle Cometto self loading industrial transporter joins the Rave Group fleet.

MRTS ordered two Kobelco CKS2500 crawler cranes with Arctic Kit

Kobelco crawlers out in the cold

Specialist contractor MRTS is operating a pair of Kobelco crawler cranes in the extreme conditions of Siberia



Hawe chairman Haeusgen new VDMA president

Karl Haeusgen, chairman of the supervisory board at Hawe Hydraulik SE, elected as new president of the VDMA

Liebherr launched the LTM 1150-5.3 on 20 October 2020

Liebherr launches 150 tonne mobile crane

Manufacturer Liebherr describes its new LTM 1150-5.3 all terrain crane as “the jewel in your fleet”


Maxim announces buy-back results

Crane rental giant Maxim Crane Works in the USA has announced results for its tender offer to purchase aggregate pricipal of its secured notes


TNT emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Reorganisation plan for leading US crane rental company TNT Crane & Rigging completed in just over five weeks

Inside a clean and bright automotive components factory Laso moves a press with its SBL500 telescopic hydraulic lifting gantry

Press move for Laso

Laso uses Enerpac gantry and side shift to lift and place 160 tonne automotive presses

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Free registration for this week’s virtual TCNA conference

Free online registration is still open for this week’s Tower Cranes North America (TCNA) conference, which will be held in virtual format on Thursday, 22 October

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Meetings schedules: SCRA comment September 2020

A successful transport or crane and rigging company often relies on the execution of management meetings that allow leadership to delegate


4 under 40: SCRA news August 2020

Helping to develop talent in the industry is a key aim of the association. Mike Chalmers tracks the progress of four under 40 in the industry

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Infrastructure challenges: SCRA Comment August 2020

Covid-19 added a new set of challenges to infrastructure-related companies around the world already beset with many ongoing issues

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Behind to see ahead: SCRA news July 2020

Looking back to see what might be ahead in the time of Covid-19. Mike Chalmers reports the findings of a recent survey on the impact of Covid-19

From left to right: SC&RA’s Jason Bell, Lisa Grepps, Beth O’Quinn and Steven Todd at ConExpo 2020

Into high gear: SCRA news June 2020

The Association stays nimble within a complex moment. Mike Chalmers reports

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SC&RA virtual reality crane and rigging workshop show guide

The SC&RA Virtual Reality Crane & Rigging Workshop offers educational sessions, virtual networking and live Q&A


Engines and components: driving ahead

Development of electric drives will continue but there is still considerable life left in the internal combustion engine and associated components. Alex Dahm and ICST sister magazines Diesel Progress and Diesel Progress International report

Spectacular aerial view of a red Irving Equipment crawler crane lifting a pipe rack in a refinery using a complex arrangement of multiple Modulift beams

Out of the darkness and moving ahead

Sarah Spivey, Modulift managing director, shares her experience of implementing a clear strategy and quickly adapting to the changes caused by 2020’s global events

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Specialized transport: regulation weight

Specialized transport OEMs are trying to find the perfect balance between carrying capacity and tare weight, while meeting as many road regulations as possible. ICST reports


Hydraulic gantries: gantry challenges

Challenging projects and new technology: ICST provides an update on telescopic hydraulic lifters

All terrain cranes: all together

All terrain cranes: all together

It was a good year for all terrain crane sales with the number of units up nearly 20 per cent in 2019. Manufacturers must be largely up to date with their range renewal programmes as new models have been thin on the ground recently but there are still some interesting developments. Alex Dahm reports

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Manitowoc forges ahead under new leadership

Aaron Ravenscroft, Manitowoc president and CEO, is prepared for market obstacles and he is looking forward to better times, writes D.Ann Shiffler

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Display computer launched

Powerful display computer provides future-ready platform for machine intelligence

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Demag AC 500-8 girder hoist

WO Grubb uses large all terrain crane for bridge construction

Fairpartner on its way from China to the UK with 1,598 tonnes of STS cranes onboard

Twin STS cranes delivered at once

Jumbo chooses Fairpartner for delivery of two ship-to-shore cranes weighing 1,500 tonnes in first-of-its-kind project

New HQ for Wolffkran Schweiz

New HQ for Wolffkran

Tower crane manufacturer’s Swiss division relocates headquarters


Safety enhanced via camera

Camera system designed to eliminate blind spots


Norway launches offshore wind project

Floating offshore wind farm in the North Sea will be the largest of its type in the world

The distinctive Triple Boom design of Tadano’s 600 tonne capacity ATF 600G-8 wheeled mobile telescopic crane

Tadano initiates restructuring

Protective Shield Proceedings set in motion by Tadano for its German subsidiaries


SEC settles charges against Manitex and former executives

The Securities and Exchange Commission has settled charges from accounting fraud schemes at Manitex International in 2014 and 2016


Todd leaves SCRA for Pit Row

Steven Todd, SCRA transportation vice president, leaves association to become president at Pit Row Transportation Solutions

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KHL Group and Route One merge South American titles

KHL and Route One to produce a single magazine covering the entire Latin American construction market

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