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LATEST NEWS

Grove en route
10 July, 2019 Yonkers Contracting Company (Yonkers) is using its recently acquired Grove GRT880 on an infrastructure project along Route 17 in Harriman, New York.
  • ALE and Mammoet confirm talks
    In joint statements, UK project specialist ALE and its Dutch counterpart Mammoet have said, “Mammoet Holding B.V. and ALE have announced that the two companies are currently negotiating a purchase agreement, under which Mammoet would acquire the British heavy lift and transport specialist.
  • TRT launches TIDD PC28
    New Zealand-headquartered Tidd Ross Todd (TRT) has enhanced its range of TIDD pick and carry cranes, with the launch of PC28.
  • Sennebogen handles pipes in Munich
    A 673E Sennebogen telescopic crawler crane from the fleet of Lower Bavarian company Wadle Bauunternehmung was used for underground pipe-jacking work in Munich, Germany.
  • New Enerpac self-locking cube jack
    Enerpac has launched the SCJ-Series Self-Locking Cube Jack, a new compact and portable hydraulic solution for incremental lifting and lowering of heavy loads.

LATEST FEATURES

Skidding a 1760t module
17 July, 2019 Fagioli was contracted for the weighing, load out and load in operation of a 1,760t manifold module in Kazakhstan.
  • Mega jack reaches the places a crane can't reach
    ALE has completed the jack-up, skidding and load-out of an offshore platform for the third development stage of the Vladimir Filanovsky oil field, the largest in the Russian section of the Caspian Sea.
  • A long job ends in Louisiana
    Mammoet has announced the successful technical scope completion at the Sasol LCCP project in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
  • Lifting 20,000t on water
    The world’s biggest semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) is set to blaze a trail when it enters into service in the coming months, armed with the strongest pair of revolving cranes for offshore oil, gas and renewable energy installation and decommissioning jobs.
  • An uncommon market
    The Vertikal Days show, in May this year, showed a UK crane market that is far from on hold. Julian Champkin found an air of optimism and very many new introductions.


LATEST COMMENTS

Experience and innovation
17 July, 2019 One of the things that makes the crane industry so interesting to report on, is the level of innovation coming out of a relatively small and tightly-knit industry. Unlike other sectors I've covered, it has been relatively easy to meet a broad range of suppliers and users; and, where some industries progress only slowly, just in the decade or so I've been covering the sector, I've seen new crane types come into regular use.
  • Digging deep for opportunity
    In this issue, two of our lead features look at the impact of infrastructure projects on demand for lifting equipment.
  • Demag answers and questions
    In our lead news items this month, I've tried to find answers for at least a few of the questions readers may have about Tadano's planned acquisition of Demag from Terex. As you'd expect for a deal at this stage, I wasn't able to get a lot more detail.
  • Choosing a look, choosing names
    Sometimes, how a thing is presented, how it looks or how we name it, shapes how we think of it, even if the thing itself is unchanged. Think, for example, of how 'premium' and 'basic' products are packaged at the supermarket: glossy packaging, metallic embossing, and an emphasis on ingredients for 'premium' goods; primary colours, simple design, and a focus on price and value for 'basic' goods. Often, the gap between the two is not as great as the name or the package might suggest.
  • A sliding window of opportunity
    There is a concept in political science known as the Overton Window, after its creator, Joseph Overton. Overton argued that political policy is set within a window—ranging from 'more free' to 'less free'—of public perception of acceptable ideas. Over time, the limits of this window of acceptability change, and the policies politicians propose change with them.
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LATEST EQUIPMENT NEWS

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.
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