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Liebherr used two mobile harbour cranes and two lattice boom mobile cranes to lift its new RL-K 7500 subsea crane ahead of shipment to Asia.Read more
A Terex CC 2800-1 crawler crane purchased by German crane company Mobi-Hub was taken directly from the manufacturing facility to a wind turbine erection site in a forest in Koblenz.
Manitowoc appoints tower crane dealer for Mexico
Crane manufacturer Manitowoc has appointed Madrid-based Ibergruas as the dealer for its Potain range of tower cranes in Mexico.
Palfinger cranes help make the seas safer
Two Palfinger marine cranes have been installed on a ship used for water body monitoring and for recovering unexploded Second World War bombs.
Gammon meets requirements with Liebherr cranes
Gammon Construction has purchased two Liebherr 380 EC-B 16 Litronic flat-top cranes to assist construction of the Midfield Concourse project at Hong Kong International Airport.
ALE and Aertssen ready for Total lift
More details have been revealed on the heavy lift project being undertaken at Total’s Antwerp petrochemical complex by ALE and Aertssen.
The oldest remaining hammerhead crane in the UK has been identified as one of the ten mostendangered buildings in the country.
Tower of power
Soaring demand for electricity around the world, particularly in emerging markets, is prompting a boom in power plant construction. As prefabricated concrete sections and other components get bigger, to allow for faster construction, so does the need for high capacity tower cranes. Steve Powney reports
Quake recovery leads the way
New Zealand’s construction sector is one of its largest and most economically important, employing over 7% of the workforce and growing. It generates around NZ$30bn (US$23.4bn) of gross revenues annually, Chris Webb reports.
Batting below average?
Australia’s construction sector has failed to hit forecasts as commodity prices have fallen. Chris Webb looks at analysts’ outlook for the sector, and visited CICA to report on the cranes on show.
Looking back, seeing how far we've come
This issue, our backpage features an interview with George Cossington, who entered the crane industry in the 1950s. Cossington told Spitalfileds Life, a London history blog, how he came to the industr y as part of a family of steeplejacks. He describes his father insisting that here, in construction, rather than in the Merchant Navy he had wanted to join, he'd find a secure job with a pension.
Paying attention to process
This summer, I toured Japan, visiting four of the country's biggest crane exporters. On the way, I think I learnt a little about the importance of process. While some of these ideas were first implemented in factories, I think they can also offer insights into how we can work better on a job site or in an office.
It takes an industry
There's a saying that it takes a village to raise a child. I think it's fair to say that it takes an industry to train and support a crane operator.
A new Fleet File approaches
Some of our more observant readers (many of you, I am sure) will have noticed that this June we missed our regular Fleet File feature. For the past seven years, we've run this listing of crane fleets around the world in every issue.