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​Sarens Weighs and Moves Complex Modules in Malaysia

Sarens weighs and transports 1729T modules for Pluto Water Handling Unit in Malaysia while Malaysia was in complete lockdown

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​Sarens Weighs and Moves Complex Modules in Malaysia

Sarens weighs and transports 1729T modules for Pluto Water Handling Unit in Malaysia while Malaysia was in complete lockdown

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Liebherr LTM1750-9.1 used to install bridge for off-road walking and cycling route

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Covid-19 impacts Manitex International’s second quarter results

Manitex CEO Steve Filipov said the company is preparing for lower demand, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, which may persist throughout the year, particularly in the Manitex boom truck side of the business.

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Pandemic affects Manitowoc’s second quarter financials

Manitowoc reports a second quarter loss due to a decline in sales and reduced manufacturing activity.

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Heacock moves to Morrow

Tower crane specialist Morrow Equipment in the USA has appointed Michael Heacock as as vice president of sales

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Mammoet tackles Texas transport

The Mammoet team set four precast box-girder bridge units into place in Irving, Texas, USA

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New CEO at Manitowoc

Barry Pennypacker steps down and Aaron Ravenscroft takes over as Manitowoc president and CEO, effective immediately

ESTA AWARDS and market update 2020

Registration open for online ESTA awards and webinar

Free registration is now available for the ESTA Awards & Market Update on 24 September

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Register free for Off-Highway Global Briefing webinar

November’s online event will provide updated forecasts and discussion of the impacts of Covid-19

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H&E Q2 revenue down 16%

Second quarter proves “challenging” as revenues and profits are hit by pandemic

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Industrial bullets transported internationally

Fagioli uses Cometto self-propelled trailers to help transport industrial bullets between Italy and Croatia

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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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Change for good: SC&RA news May 2020

New sensor technology could revolutionise bridge inspections. Mike Chalmers reports

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Preparing for the unforeseen: SC&RA comment May 2020

Recovery from Covid-19 is the focus for crane and transport companies but they should also prepare for something like this if it happens again.

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Valuable commitment: SC&RA news April 2020

The member in the spotlight this month is NessCampbell Crane + Rigging from the USA. Mike Chalmers reports

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Hard-hitting tragedy: SC&RA Comment April 2020

Construction and specialized transport projects can be among the most dangerous types of work so safety remains a top priority in these industries

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Crane technology update

Some of the latest digital and remote monitoring tools available to crane users, as well as some new gantry crane technology

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Energy sector: using less

Work in the energy sector is facing uncertain times as capital expenditure is cut. Covid-19 has had a deep negative impact on the oil and gas industry and the oil price has collapsed

In Norway Sarens has erected 67 turbines at the Kvitfjell Raudfjell wind farm for clients FairWind and Siemens Gamesa. One team used a Liebherr LG 1750 SX lattice boom truck crane in SL22 configuration with 105 metre boom and 250 tonne counterweight

Wind turbines: higher & heavier

Wind turbines today generate 72% more power on average than in 2009, which brings significant challenges for crane and transport companies

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Under the PPVC: tower cranes

PPVC is a game-changing construction technology, writes Heinz-Gert Kessel. It relies on tower cranes and large ones at that

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Out of danger: radio remote controls

In the age of social distancing, the benefits of remote control technology could hardly be more obvious. Christian Shelton reports

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Bob Dimmitt: a ConExpo photo essay

Crane industry executive and photographer Bob Dimmitt muses on the ConExpo 2020 construction equipment exhibition

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The Maxcab can be hydraulically raised by 2.7 m and tilted by 30°

First 6133 E in the Netherlands

Wind work is first job for Gebri Handel & Verhuur’s new Sennebogen telescopic crawler crane

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Hird heads west

Mini cranes, glass lifting and powered access rental company opens a new depot in the West Midlands, UK

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New all terrain for H&S Autokran

German crane company expands fleet with Demag AC 60-3

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Indian shipyard crane collapse

Indian government shipyard crane collapsed while being tested on Saturday 1 August killing 11 people

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Offshore turbine erection from OHT

OHT enters offshore wind turbine installation market and orders two GustoMSC jack up vessels with 2,500 tonne telescopic lattice boom cranes

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Palfinger sales down 18%

First half year sales and EBITDA down by double digits due to Covid-19 and global recession

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OHR partners with India Infrastructure Research

Indian construction market reports now available from Off-Highway Research

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ESTA presses Brussels on wind safety

Give onshore wind safety higher priority, European crane and transport association ESTA tells Brussels

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Booming sales in China

Forecast revised upwards for strong crane and construction equipment sales in China for 2020, according to Off-Highway Research

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Marr dismantles in Sydney

Tower crane removal milestone for the Men From Marr’s on project to construct the newest landmark in Sydney, Ausrtralia

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