Cranes Today Magazine


EEI Corporation uses four Potain cranes for Manila project
29 November, 2016 EEI Corporation selected four Potain cranes for the construction of a residential development within the huge new Bayshore City resort in Manila, Philippines.
  • A-Plant acquires Hewden assets
    A-plant, part of Ashtead Group, has acquired £29m assets from EY, the administrator of Hewden. The deal includes some lifting-related assets and staff, but not Hewden’s crane fleet.


Building blocks
07 November, 2016 As volumetric and modular buildings get taller, as shown here on the 49m Treet Building, tower cranes are playing a greater role in their construction and, although it remains a niche market, ambition in the sector is large. Bernadette Ballantyne reports.
  • Turnkey automation
    Since signing a new 40-year lease at the Port of Brisbane, stevedore DP World Brisbane has invested AUD250m in automation. Key to this project have been a series of orders for Kalmar automated stacking cranes.
  • The comeback trail
    New South Wales is booming, while Victoria has also returned to higher levels of utilization. Although the boom times for the mining industry are still no more than a rosy memory, coal prices are soaring.
  • Making history
    Sarens recently announced the largest deal in its history, delivering major lifting and transportation activities related to the move of very large modules via the Baltic and Black Sea to Kazakhstan for the TCO project. Sarens CEO Wim Sarens and director of global operations Carl Sarens talked to Sotiris Kanaris about the scope of the job and its importance to the company.
  • A shining future
    Minnesota-based Mortenson Construction is using a trio of Grove GHC55 telecrawlers to perform a new method of solar panel assembly and installation at the Alamo solar farms in Uvalde, Texas.


October surprises
07 November, 2016 This month has been surprisingly busy for the crane industry. Often, autumn is the down season for crane launches, falling between the big trade shows in the spring. This October though, we've had four very significant pieces of news.
  • The power of invention
    This month's issue spotlights some of the innovations, big and small, that drive the lifting industry forward.
  • At 500, a look to the future
    This month's issue of Cranes Today is the 500th we've published. Looking back over issues of the magazine, it's easy to see how cranes have been transformed by technology, with a wealth of interconnected sensors and electronic control systems making lifting safer and the operator's job more comfortable.
  • Don't forget to get listed
    Over the past few years, we've been working to refine Fleet File, our annual survey of crane fleets around the world. The 2016 survey is now open, and offers a quick, easy, and free way show the world what cranes you have available.
  • What did the EU ever do for us?
    I am writing this comment shortly after the UK referendum on the country's membership of the European Union. A scant majority of British voters chose to leave the EU.


Sponsored: The History of Åkerströms Björbo AB
17 August, 2016 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.
  • Sponsored: A clear view of safe working
    Cranes Today email newsletter sponsor RaycoWylie Systems’ new i4507 system for Tower Cranes with a flat or luffing jib combines a rated capacity indicator with a display able to show views from up-to-four cameras, along with a host of other sensor inputs.