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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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    Operator assistance devices: Connecting the dots

    Both digital and electromechanical crane operator assistance aids are being developed, with the future of the sector perhaps comprising a fusion of the two. Christian Shelton reports

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    Interview: Paul van Gelder, Mammoet CEO

    Complementary business: Paul van Gelder, Mammoet CEO, talks to Alex Dahm about the acquisition of ALE and what lies ahead

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    Offshore lifting: Water works

    The oil and gas industry and the construction of wind farms remain the primary drivers in a buoyant offshore lifting sector. Christian Shelton reports

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    Crawler cranes: Model displays

    There’s a surge of new crawler cranes on the market with manufacturers displaying new models and updates across all crawler capacity classes and crawler types. Christian Shelton reports

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    SC&RA Specialized Transportation Symposium 2020

    The 2020 SC&RA Specialized Transportation Symposium is coming up fast in February. ICST previews the event

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    IC M20 2019: Keeping it up

    Building on last year’s return to growth, the 2019 ICM20 ranking of the world’s largest crane manufacturers by revenue is up strongly. ICST reports

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Tower cranes and operator hoists: Reach for the stars

The tower crane market is booming and innovation is abundant in the latest slew of products. Christian Shelton reports

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Loader crane update: Business is booming

Electrification, niche applications, new releases and a company merger comprise the latest developments in the loader crane sector. Christian Shelton reports

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Site report: Cranes at Hinkley Point C

Hinkley Point C is one of the largest construction projects in the world. Christian Shelton visited the site

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Heavy haul trucks: Gaining traction

Alternative propulsion systems to using diesel are making their presence felt in the haulage industry but have yet to impact the heavy end of the sector. Christian Shelton reports

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Heavy haul trucks: Gaining traction

Alternative propulsion systems to using diesel are making their presence felt in the haulage industry but have yet to impact the heavy end of the sector. Christian Shelton reports

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Raising awareness on slings

Safety threat from lack of understanding about lifting slings, reports the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association

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Driving change: engines and components

Engine manufacturers are backing different technologies as the engine market evolves. Christian Shelton reports

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Specialized transport: Service specialists

The latest news, new products and line updates from the specialized transport sector. Christian Shelton reports

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IC Tower Index: More records

Continuing along the same path as in the last few years, the 2019 IC Tower Index once again shows strong growth. ICST reports

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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