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Middle East update: Desert development

Prestige developments and infrastructure projects are helping to keep lifting and transportation companies busy in the Middle East. Christian Shelton reports on developments


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    Wind turbine erection: Ecological warriors

    As seen in last month’s issue, the wind sector is busy overall and new installation equipment is being developed. Christian Shelton reports on the latest developments

  • Proven Transport’s model 34PT10060WSIC Power Tower

    Hydraulic gantries: Load lifters

    Gantry manufacturers are raising the bar with their latest heavy lifting equipment. Christian Shelton reports

  • Manitowoc’s GMK5250XL-1

    All terrain cranes: extended reign

    Following Bauma 2019, there are a large number of new all terrains on the market. Christian Shelton reports

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    SC&RA jobs of the year: champions of road and rigging

    The winners of the 2019 SC&RA Job of the Year awards were announced at the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association Annual Conference in California, USA. Mike Chalmers,  Tim Hillegonds, D.Ann Shiffler, and Hannah Sundermeyer report

  • The Port of Valencia has retrofitted busbar to its Konecranes RTGs to fully electrify operation

    Dockside lifting: first rate

    Shipping is one of the oldest forms of global transportation but the dockside lifting sector shows no sign of aging. Christian Shelton reports

  • The Blademax was launched at Bauma 2019. After the show this unit went  to Sarilar Group in Turkey

    Wind power transport: Ride like the wind

    Continued growth of the wind power industry gives a boost to specialized transport equipment manufacturers and transportation companies alike. Christian Shelton reports


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ALE has completed the lifts of 3 topsides in Texas, USA

Industry focus: energy sector

Impressive lifting and transportation jobs for the energy industry are continually being conducted around the world. Christian Shelton selects some current highlights

Trimble pioneers new construction tech with holographic gasses

Technology update: New tech for the crane sector

From autonomous cranes to brain-computer interfaces, Christian Shelton looks at the cutting-edge of construction technology

XCMG model XGT1200 flat top tower with a capacity of 63 tonnes

Going large: flat top tower cranes

An emerging trend is manufacturers around the world introducing very large flat top tower cranes. ICST special correspondent Heinz-Gert Kessel investigates

Hyva's new Edge Line cranes

Knuckle boom cranes: elegantly articulated

The articulating loader crane sector is, well, loaded with new developments. Christian Shelton reports


Hyva's new Edge Line cranes

Knuckle boom cranes: elegantly articulated

The articulating loader crane sector is, well, loaded with new developments. Christian Shelton reports

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IC50 2019: up but slowing down

Highlights from the original ranking of the world’s largest crane-owning companies, now in its 24th year

Control Chief

Remote controls: Radio stars

There is a plethora of product overhauls and new launches in the radio remote control sector. Christian Shelton reports


Telescopic crawler cranes: top telecrawlers

The appetite for telescopic crawler cranes continues to grow, in new and established markets alike. Christian Shelton reports 



Truck cranes: Trucks away!

Manufacturers in the Far East are eyeing-up export opportunities while in the USA the popularity of truck cranes is on the up again. Christian Shelton reports


Operator training: efficient learning

Technology is being used to enhance training in exciting ways. Christian Shelton reports