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Sarens Dismantles Oil Rig at Rumaila Oil Field in Iraq

Crew uses SPMTs and several cranes to stabilise and lift a damaged oil rig in Basra, Ira

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Sarens Dismantles Oil Rig at Rumaila Oil Field in Iraq

Crew uses SPMTs and several cranes to stabilise and lift a damaged oil rig in Basra, Ira



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US crane & rigging sector classified ‘essential’

SC&RA reports that Homeland Security confirms crane, rigging, and specialized transportation as Essential Critical Infrastructure


Exclusive: Chinese crane owner on the construction recovery

Mr. Chai Zhao Yi of tower crane rental company Pangyuan Rental describes the recovery in China following the effects of COVID-19

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Sweet 16 for Cropac

Sales milestone as Cropac Equipment orders 16 new Terex tower cranes in first quarter



Tower crane conference now in October

Tower Cranes North America (TCNA) shifts to Chicago on 22 October 2020 as a result of Covid-19

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New date for ESTA Awards and meetings

Awards of Excellence evening, Spring and Autumn meetings, combined into one ESTA event on 13 and 14 October 2020


Scanreco reduces working hours

Radio remote control systems OEM Scanreco temporarily reduces working hours for all employees in response to Covid 19 pandemic

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Bauma CTT Russia 2020 postponed

Russian construction show postponed in wake of COVID-19 to now run from 8 to 11 September 2020


SC&RA seeks worker status clarification

Trade association seeks Homeland Security clarification on essential critical infrastructure status for the US crane, rigging, and specialized transportation industry amid the current Covid 19 pandemic


New CEO for Scanreco

Radio remote control systems specialist appoints new CEO to lead international growth

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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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Virtual reality shaping the future: SC&RA comment January 2020

Merging real-world industry training and virtual reality has all but overlapped in recent years

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WCTS presentation videos

Video recordings of the presentations at the 2019 World Crane and Transport Summit now available


Show time looms: SC&RA news December 2019

ConExpo is on the horizon and SC&RA is sponsoring 16 educational sessions at the construction show in Las Vegas. Mike Chalmers reports

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Folding towers: self erection selection

Higher load capacities is the predominant trend among the latest slew of self erectors, writes Christian Shelton

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ConExpo 2020 guide from International Cranes and Specialized Transport

What you need to know about the crane and transport exhibitors at this year’s ConExpo, the big show for the industry in North America

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Heavy lifting: First choice

A series of offshore and onshore firsts comprise the core of this month’s feature. Christian Shelton reports

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SPMT: Propelled to fame

A look at the latest SPMT equipment updates and some of the ways in which Mammoet and ALE are utilising this important specialized transport tool. Christian Shelton reports

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Rough terrain cranes: Pick and mix

A depressed oil and gas sector translates into a slow market for rough terrain crane manufacturers. Christian Shelton reports

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Below the hook: Raising awareness

Safety is a key focus for below the hook equipment manufacturers. Responsibility, however, also needs to be taken by end users. Christian Shelton reports

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Commercial driver regs waived in USA

FMCSA in USA grants commercial licence waiver until 30 June due to corona virus Covid-19


No change to UK lifting regs

Crane and access equipment still subject to regular LOLER inspection, despite COVID-19 spread 

Jozef Hermans Industrial Movers takes delivery of its new Sefiro self-propelled transport vehicle

Jozef Hermans adds Sefiro roller

Heavy transport company expands fleer with Greiner’s self propelled modular transporter

Marking the Al Faris order at the Liebherr-Werk Ehingen factory in Germany were, from left to right: Holger Amann, Liebherr Middle East FZE; Hillary Pinto, Al Faris Group; Christoph Kleiner and Georg Reinbold, both from Liebherr-Werk Ehingen

Al Faris orders 69 Liebherr cranes

Another 69 new wheeled and crawler cranes for Al Faris fleet which already has more than 600 Liebherrs

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LEEA highlights importance of e-learning

Lifting Equipment Engineers Association says industry should prepare for business after Coronavirus

The new 6000 series crane and enhanced Dominator I mechanics truck package from IMT were on display at ConExpo 2020

Enhanced truck crane package from IMT

Weight-saving enhancements increase payload capacity for IMT crane and truck package

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New Demag for Auto-Klug

German crane services company adds three axle Demag AC 45 City crane to its fleet

The XCR60L5_U rough terrain crane from XCMG

XCMG launches rough terrain at ConExpo

New 60 tonne rough terrain for North American and Europe marks a maturing of product offering for XCMG


US crane & transport reaction to Covid-19

The crane, rigging and specialized transportation sector is preparing for layoffs and seeing projects delayed

Al Faris transports tug boat from Sharjah to Hatta Dam 2

Al Faris sails through mountains

Transport specialist carries loads of up to 56 tonnes across Dubai as part of clean energy project

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