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Crane OEMs to comment on Commerce Department investigation spurred by Manitowoc

Link-Belt explains its opposition to the U.S. Department of Commerce investigation into the import of mobile cranes into the United States.

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​Sarens transports and loads-out jacket and topside of a transformer module in China

Sarens Sinotrans used the SPMTs and for the first time the SPMT splits in China to intelligently transport and load-out a transformer module

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​Sarens transports and loads-out jacket and topside of a transformer module in China

Sarens Sinotrans used the SPMTs and for the first time the SPMT splits in China to intelligently transport and load-out a transformer module


Pewag and Modulift

Modulift and Pewag join forces

Agreement announced between lifting, rigging, chain and other equipment manufacturers Modulift and Pewag

The Wolff 180 B luffer dismantled the two supporting flat top 5020.8 and 6015.8 towers on the Gloria Berlin project. Photo: Mark-A. Krüger Bauunternehmung

Wolff tower cranes in Berlin

The Gloria Berlin is an office and shopping complex under construction in Germany’s capital city using a trio of Wolff tower cranes.


Platformers’ Days postponed

The Germany-based exhibition for lifting and powered access is postponed to September 2021

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Select Crane delivers ATs to Egypt

Select Crane shipped a 2004 Demag AC 350 and 2006 Tadano ATF 45-3 to a customer in Egypt



Manitex improves CD4430R

The CD4430R rough terrain rail crane has been updated with a 325 hp 6.7 litre Cummins Tier 4 / Stage 5 engine and touch screen display


Talbert launches Tag-A-Long AC Series

Talbert’s AC Series trailers are designed for use in general construction, paving, agriculture and oil fields

A wind farm in Germany. Europe, USA and Asia will be the main focus of new wind energy logisitcs specialist Elevon

Elevon opens for wind logistics

New ALS and Norsea company Elevon dedicated to supporting the wind energy industry in Europe, USA, Asia and further afield

Marr's Favco 2480D installing the UCB on the 1915 Canakkale Bridge tower on the Asian side of the Dardanelles Strait

Another tower crane lift record by Marr’s

Tower crane lift record by Marr Contracting International on the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge construction project in Turkey

Sany 130 tonne capacity SCC1300TB telescopic boom crawler crane INDEX

Sany launches 130 tonne tele boom crawler crane

Range-topping 130 tonne capacity telescopic boom crawler crane new from Chinese manufacturer Sany

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Auction platform with a difference

Commission-free sales and sales lead generation are just two benefits of a new online equipment auction platform

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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


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


SC&RA Workshop goes virtual

The 2020 SC&RA Crane and Rigging Workshop will now be a virtual event on 16 and 17 September

Abitron’s T5 yellow box transmitter with the GDC 3.5 colour graphic display and rammed with controls

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


Bob Dimmitt: a ConExpo photo essay

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

Get your company in the IC50

IC50 2020: a stronger increase

In contrast to last year’s IC50 ranking of the world’s largest crane-owning companies things have increased much more positively in the 2020 table

ACE display of yellow truck and crawler cranes on white gravel with people around at Excon India 2019

India: Confident expectation

Planned or mooted infrastructure projects inspired confidence among crane manufacturers at the recent ExCon exhibition in India. Partha Pratim Basistha reports

ATS. A big yard of cranes, aerial view

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

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Higdem and Schiller join NCCCO Foundation Board

The NCCCO Foundation Board of Directors has elected Garry Higdem and Ingo Schiller to serve as new members

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Cranbalt for Terex tower cranes in Sweden

Terex tower cranes to be distributed in Sweden by Cranbalt under new appointment

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Palfinger forecast in 2020

Positive result forecast for crane and access equipment manufacturer Palfinger despite coronavirus Covid-19

Tower cranes from Chinese manufacturer Yongmao at work on site in Europe

Yongmao lowers financial forecast

Outlook revised downwards at Chinese tower crane manufacturer Yongmao

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Bunker build with Wolffran

Four Wolff tower cranes at work on a Second World War bunker renovation project in Hamburg, Germany


Liebherr’s new remote service tool

Remote Service App available for use free of charge until the end of 2020


Bauma CTT Russia 2020 cancelled

Messe München cites health and hygiene reasons for calling off Moscow exhibition

Faymonville WingMax for wind turbine blades more than 70 metres long on the road carrying a blade

WingMax for the longest blades

Faymonville‘s new WingMax trailer is designed for the increasingly prevalent wind turbine blades more than 70 metres long

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Video: Mammoet on Covid-19 and the way ahead

Paul van Gelder, Mammoet CEO, discusses the Covid-19 pandemic and the way forward, with Alex Dahm, editor of International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine

The yellow MK 88 Plus mobile folding tower crane set up in a narrow Dresden street leaves enough space beside it for pedestrians and cyclists

Silent power: Kunze works its electric Liebherr

Electric cranes for use in cities or at night will only increase in popularity.

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