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ESTA AWARDS and market update 2020

ESTA awards & market webinar: register free now

Register now for the free, online ESTA Awards & Market Update on 24 September. Speakers include Wil Sarens (CEO, Sarens) and Atul Arya (chief energy strategist, IHS Markit)

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The ESTA Awards event is going virtual in 2020

The new online format will combine the announcement of the winners of the ESTA Awards of Excellence with a market webinar addressing some of the key issues facing the crane and specialized transport sector.

The three speakers who will address different aspects of the market, are:

Wim Sarens, CEO, Sarens Group: The dynamic reality of the 2020-2022 market Chris Sleight, Managing Director, Off-Highway Research: The global crane industry Final speaker to be announced.

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Incana expands fleet with new Demag

A new Demag AC 500-8 has found a place in the growing fleet of Société Réunionnaise de Transports Incana (S.R.T.I.)

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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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Ten new Scania trucks added to Ainscough Crane Hire fleet to assist with mobile crane operations

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Speakers announced for global market webinar

Off-Highway Briefing panel to include former President at CNH Industrial and Bloomberg economist

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Laso Transportes continues investment

Portugal’s Laso Transportes is maintaining its budgeted investment programme for 2020 regardless of Covid-19

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Manitex Valla cranes for Collè

Collè Rental and Sales orders 30 cranes from Manitex Valla in one of the Italy-based industrial crane maker’s largest deals

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Crane boom tangle injures 22

Sixteen people were hospitalised after the hoist ropes and-or booms of a tower crane and a lattice crawler crane became entangled on a jobsite in Texas, USA

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Maxim offer to improve cash flow

Using cash to buy high interest bonds will give Maxim Crane Works more than US$10 million a year to reinvest and grow its crane rental business

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Hyva dealers appointed for Ireland

Crane manufacturer Hyva appoints Ballinlough and S.M. Components as dealers for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, respectively

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Pompeano Antonio & Figli takes delivery of its third Demag AC 100-4L all terrain crane

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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

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Into high gear: SCRA news June 2020

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

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

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How video-tech brings fleets into the modern era: SCRA comment July 2020

Trucking companies the world over are realising the benefits of data analytics in connection with video

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SC&RA names Job of the Year winners

SC&RA announced the winners of its 2020 Job of the Year Awards during an online award presentation

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Transport 50 deadline extended

There is still time to submit entries for this year’s Transport 50 (T50) listing of the world’s largest specialized transport companies but act quickly

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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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Dockside lifting: extended upgrade

Retrofits, refurbishments and relocations: dockside cranes can have a working life that extends far beyond their first use or their legacy technology. ICST reports

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Wind power transport: turbine moves

Increasing efficiency, accommodating ever larger and heavier components, all while reducing environmental impact, are key themes in wind turbine transport. Alex Dahm reports

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Loader cranes: keeping busy

If any crane can be described as ubiquitous then it is the articulating or knuckle boom hydraulic truck mounted loader crane. Many are helping to keep things moving while the world is in lockdown. ALEX DAHM rounds up news from the sector

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More mixed: Transport 50 in 2020

Back to normal growth and few surprises in the 2020 ranking of the world’s largest specialized transport companies

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Barnhart acquires Days Machinery Movers

Barnhart Crane and Rigging in the USA has announced its acquisition of Days Machinery Movers, including all personnel and equipment

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Manitowoc delivers all terrain cranes to U.S. Army

The Grove GMK4060HC all terrain crane is engineered for military use with features to make it cope with a wide range of terrains and activities

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Webinar: Automation in Construction - meet the panel

On 17 Sept, experts will discuss tech that’s driving automation in the industry in a free webinar

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Mammoet transports large, heavy power plant components 1,400 km from Ghana to Burkina Faso

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Potain hydraulic luffing jib towers at work in Shenzhen, China

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Japanese construction company rents earthquake-proof Liebherr fast-erecting cranes

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Moroccan port operator buys three rubber-tyred gantry cranes from Kalmar

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Netherlands-based manufacturer Huisman says quayside crane is suitable for offshore wind farm component marshalling in ports

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Head of German industrial crane and aerial platform maker Kuli Hebezeuge dies at 72

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Register free for Tower Cranes North America on October 22

Professionals in the tower crane industry should save the date for the free Tower Cranes North America (TCNA) conference, which will be held in virtual format on October 22. Online registration is now open.

The event is must-attend for tower crane owners, users, distributors and manufacturers and will address key issues including fleet management, crane inspections, safety, and risk mitigation.

The speakers and topics are:

  • Mike Heacock, vice president, sales at Morrow Equipment Company: Business cycles in the tower crane market
  • Kenneth D. Simonson, chief economist, Associated General Contractors of America (AGC): Forecasts for construction activity levels
  • Jeff Haynes, National Construction Practice Leader, USI Insurance Services: Tower crane insurance and risk mitigation
  • Mike Walsh, president, Dearborn Engineers & Constructors, Inc: Safe assembly & disassembly of tower cranes
  • Round-table on crane inspections: Chris Smith (corporate service manager, Morrow), JR Moran (director of crane operations, Brasfield & Gorrie), Jeffrey Hammons (president, JHam Group Consulting).
  • Stephen Jehle, president, P&J/Arcomet: Rental companies and contractual obligations
The virtual format will allow attendees to chat to follow attendees and sponsors and ask questions of the speakers.

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