Cranes Today Magazine
Morrow has supplied five hammerhead tower cranes to contractor Webcor Concrete for the construction of the Oceanwide Plaza hotel in downtown Los Angeles.Read more
In the mountainous regions of northern Greece, Sarens operators have been installing a coal power plant structure at the PPB Power Plant Ptolemaida Unit V.Read more
Norwegian Air Shuttle, the largest airline in Scandinavia, has taken delivery of a Unic URW 547 mini crane from Unic Norwegian distributor Knutsen Maskin.
Eurogruas adds nine LTMs to fleet
Eurogruas Group has expanded its fleet with nine new Liebherr mobile cranes, destined for various outlets in southern Spain.
CASS takes deliver of 12t Kato
Crane and Support Services (CASS), based in Berkshire, England, has taken delivery of a Kato 13t City Crane from the manufacturer’s European distributor Rivertek Services.
Hiab 30-40tm cranes turn right round, like a record
Hiab, part of Cargotec, is introducing continuous slewing on its 30–40tm range of cranes. Continuous slewing had previously been available only for cranes over 50tm.
Wagenborg Nedlift appoints Bastiaansen as CEO
Wagenborg Nedlift, part of Royal Wagenborg, has appointed Gerard Bastiaansen as its new CEO.
Over recent years, the recovery in the UK lifting industry has been lead by London, with demand slower across the rest of the country. At Vertikal Days, crane dealers and users told Will North that the market is now more evenly spread across the country. However, exchange rates remain a concern for some.
Ready for the boom
The boom truck crane market was negatively affected by the recent fall in oil prices, but spirits are high. Sotiris Kanaris reports.
Working within tight limits
Mobile cranes can now calculate real time loading for a full complement of outrigger positions,maximising capacity and improving safety. Bernadette Ballantyne reports.
HBC-radiomatic has been developing and manufacturing radio systems since 1947. Today, it produces remote controls for many of the world’s leading crane companies, with a strong focus on in-house production. Will North reports.
Porr builds Munich high rises
Porr Deutschland has put four Wolff cranes to work on the Bavaria Towers project, a new high-rise complex at the gateway of the Bogenhausen district consisting of three offi ce towers and a hotel tower.
As the crane rental industry around the world leans towards recovery—we saw confidence at ConExpo in the USA, and, as described in this issue, at Vertikal Days in the UK—many this year will be hoping to see fleets upgrading and growing.
Disaster and hope in London
As this issue of Cranes Today was being written, London was hit by one of its worst disasters in decades. A fire took hold in the Grenfell Tower, a social housing block in one of the city's richest areas, Kensington, killing around 80 people. The details emerging from the police investigation—which treats the disaster as a potential manslaughter case—are horrifying.
Selling cranes to the world at large
The crane industry is at once ever-present in the public eye, yet largely invisible.
Trials of faith, signs of redemption
The crane industry's long march out of the slump caused by the global financial crisis continues like the final stages of the Compestela pilgrimage – a painful and exhausting crawl on bloody hands and knees.
Borders, deadlines threaten US industry
As the worldwide construction-equipment event cycle evolves, it has become harder and harder for any event other than bauma in Munich to really claim to represent the global industry. ConExpo in Las Vegas certainly makes a good showing, but with launches in a hard market recently focused on the German show a year before, it is hard for it to claim to be anything other than the biggest show in the Americas, not a transatlantic contender for the global crown.
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