Cranes Today Magazine


Hiab to supply 37 rail cranes
21 April, 2021 Hiab, part of Cargotec, will supply 37 loader cranes to ADIF (Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias), the Spanish state-owned railway infrastructure manager.
  • Hinkley Point tower cranes equipped with DCS 61-S
    The tower cranes used for the construction of the building that will house the two nuclear reactors of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in the UK are equipped with DCS 61-S, the latest generation anti-collision and zoning system from AMCS technologies.
  • The Crosby Group acquires BlokCorp
    Lifting, rigging and load securement hardware provider The Crosby Group has acquired UK-based BlokCorp, a manufacturer of camera and alert systems for tower and mobile cranes.


On home ground
21 April, 2021 Self-erecting tower cranes have established themselves as the lifting machinery of choice for housebuilding in Europe. Julian Champkin looks at their advantages.
  • Who's on the right track?
    Stuart Anderson, president of Chortsey Barr Associates, looks into the increased popularity of crawler-mounting and more specifically of telecrawlers. He also makes a comparison between telecrawlers and rough terrains in regards to market demand and day-to-day lifting work.
  • Ownership Vs Usership
    Sotiris Kanaris speaks to crane finance providers about the market and finds that certain products are gaining popularity.
  • Crossing borders
    Earlier this year, changes to Germany’s VEMAGS online permit system came into effect. Could these changes hinder international competition? Sotiris Kanaris talks to ESTA Director Ton Klijn.


A real threat
21 April, 2021 ‘Connectivity’, ‘Big Data’, ‘Industry 4.0’, ‘Internet of Things’ are popular buzzwords, predominantly associated with positive effects on business. Technological evolution has benefited businesses in various ways, most importantly by boosting efficiency of production.
  • By the thousands
    At the end of 2020, Mammoet launched the 6,000t-capacity SK6,000, which the company says will allow for the construction of bigger FSPO and FLNG modules onshore. This was the second launch of a machine with a capacity exceeding 1,000t within a period of few weeks.
  • A year in review
    This year we have been constantly bombarded with negative news about coronavirus; but looking back over our news coverage of 2020, I realised that it was a year with numerous exciting product launches and updates.
  • Decision time
    At times of economic downturn, companies often have to make big and hard decisions to maintain profitability or for their sustainability.
  • Turn of events
    The pandemic has definitely altered the way that people interact on a professional level. The shaking of hands and the exchange of business cards may be deemed risky under these strange circumstances.


Sponsored: Lifting The Same Load With A Lighter Wire
17 May, 2017 Green Pin® introduces the Power Sling® Shackle in action!
  • Sponsored: The History of Åkerströms Björbo AB
    Founded in 1918, Akerstroms Bjorbo AB develops, produces, markets and services robust products to a global market for radio remote control of industrial cranes, mobile applications, door-opening systems and locomotives.
  • Sponsored: Kobelco celebrates order of Mammoet for 17 units Kobelco cranes at Bauma
    On Thursday 14th April 2016, the 4th day of BAUMA 2016, KOBELCO celebrated the order of MAMMOET for 17 units KOBELCO cranes with a speech and handshake followed by a traditional Japanese sake ceremony with the MAMMOET team and the KOBELCO team dressed in MAMMOET red Japanese happi coats. Ceremonial hammers were used to break open the sake barrel, after which the sake was shared with the gathered crowd in typical Japanese square wooden cups with the logos of MAMMOET and KOBELCO branded on opposite sides. KOBELCO also handed over to MAMMOET: a Kabuko samourai helmet, sword and bow with arrows.