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Construction and Covid-19: rolling news update

KHL journalists are reporting on how the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting construction worldwide

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Insights on key projects, strengths, and what the future holds for Sarens Belarus

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Willi Liebherr and Sophie Albrecht at the ceremony to hand over the LR 13000 to Russian company Titan-2

Titan-2 takes 3,000 tonne Liebherr

Fourth unit built of the Liebherr LR 13000 crawler crane handed over to Russian energy company for nuclear power plant construction

Aerial view of Heerema Marine Contractors decommissioning the platform with Sleipnir heavy lift vessel

Sleipnir’s first decom job

Installation and decommissioning 50 years apart by Heerema on the Norwegian Ekofisk field

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IAA Commercial Vehicles 2020 cancelled

Travel restrictions and event ban mean cancellation of IAA commercial vehicle show in Germany

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Demag AC 45 City joins Daru Unio’s growing fleet

Hungarian crane service provider expands its team of Demag wheeled mobiles with the purchase of a new AC 45 City


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Mammoet offers bare rental in USA

Crawler cranes up to 300 tonnes made available on bare rental from Mammoet along the US eastern seaboard

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Mayer picks Tadano for bridge dismantling

Two 400 ton Tadano cranes from Mayer were used in tandem on an urgent bridge project in Austria

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Demag AC 45 City places panels inside shop in Germany

Precision lifting was required to lift 3 to 6 tonne concrete panels.


Jekko to unveil new mini crane

The SPX650, the latest Jekko 5-ton crane will be introduced next month. 


Virus hits Cargotec

First quarter sales flat but orders decline at global crane and materials equipment manufacturing group Cargotec

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Sumitomo announces 175 tonne crawler

Improved features and performance for 175 tonne capacity hydraulic crawler crane from HSC in Japan

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Virtual SC&RA meetings

Due to cancellation of the Annual Conference, SC&RA is holding virtual Zoom committee meetings for all members to listen in and participate.

Yellow and red Irving Equipment crawler crane at work on the TV series The Curse of Oak Island

Irving hunts treasure: SC&RA news March 2020

There is no mystery to how Irving Equipment finds success on Oak Island, writes Mike Chalmers, reporting on the work of the Canadian crane rental company on the popular television series


Dangerous distraction: SC&RA comment March 2020

Mobile phones and headphones on a construction site can be a dangerous or even fatal distraction

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Tech on the move: SC&RA news February 2020

The impact of new technology on the specialized transport industry will define the next decade. Mike Chalmers reports

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Aware of the cold: SC&RA comment February 2020

Workforce safety is a top-of-the-list priority for industry companies around the world, as it should be. While much focus is placed on technical acumen, there’s still a lot to be said for operating safely in various types of weather.

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All things slings: SC&RA news January 2020

A recent SC&RA webinar gave the audience an inside look at lifting slings and other rigging hardware. Mike Chalmers reports

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Talent show: operator training

Attracting talent and effective training are key to solving the industry’s skill shortage; You can take your pick of many training organisations

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Truck cranes: Upwardly mobile

Globally the truck crane market may be flat but in some parts of the world they are big news. Christian Shelton reports

Palfinger PCC 57002 climbing a steep slope

Crawler mounted articulating cranes

This sector continues to evolve as the benefits of an articulating crane mounted on crawler tracks become more widely known. Christian Shelton reports

Valla’s eight-tonne capacity V80R electric pick and carry crane in blue outside a factory

Appetite for production: Industrial lifting

The world’s continued reliance on industry, in all its forms, means there is plenty of appetite for machines designed to lift in industrial environments

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ESTA competition record

Strong competition for the annual ESTA Awards of Excellence has meant 38 companies were selected for the shortlist. Alex Dahm reports

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Rope and winches: Bounds of possibility

New or traditional? Two approaches, both pushing the boundaries, especially for tall tower cranes. Christian Shelton reports

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RopeBlock on Orion crane collapse

Hook company comments on the collapse during testing of the 5,000 tonne Liebherr crane on Orion


KHL showcases ConExpo new product videos

KHL’s ConExpo Product Showcase highlights videos of products and service launched in Las Vegas

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GGR demands social distancing on site

As UK construction sites re-open, lifting specialist calls for social distancing to be maintained and offers solutions 

Ton Klijn, Wagenborg Nedlift managing director and ESTA board director, discussing proposals for the European Crane Operator Licence (ECOL)

ECOL support grows in Germany

Crane & Logistics Partner has been certified as the first Germany-based examination institute for ESTA’s new crane operators licence

Liebherr installing the main boom of the HLC 295000 on the Orion using its TCC 78000

Orion crane collapse: updated

New 5,000 tonne Liebherr offshore crane brought down during testing in Germany

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Barnhart tackles 363 tonne transport

A 317 foot (97 metre) refinery column vessel weighing more than 300 tonnes was one of nine components moved by Barnhart in the USA


SC&RA appoints officers for 2020-2021

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association has announced its leadership slate for 2020-2021

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All debuts rental programme

The All Family of Companies in the USA has unveiled its Shared Equipment Program, described as a new approach to equipment rental 

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Tadano Demag production restarts

Production of mobile cranes at Tadano and Demag factories in Germany restarts on 4 May


Palfinger down in Q1

Sales decline at hydraulic crane and aerial work platform maker in the first quarter of 2020.

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