Cranes Today Magazine


Petro Sea Logistics acquires three Grove ATs
19 January, 2017 Petro Sea Logistics, a joint venture between Belgium’s Sea-Invests and Ivory Coast’s Petroci, has added three Grove all terrains to its fleet.
  • A 30m, 10,000t bearing
    Huisman is fabricating two 30m diameter bearings at its production facility in China. The company said they will be the world’s largest of their kind.
  • Ainscough installs Greater Manchester road bridge
    Ainscough Crane Hire has used a Terex Demag TC2800-1 lattice boom mobile crane for a number of challenging lifts to assemble a new road bridge in the town of Ashton-Under-Lyne in Tameside, Greater Manchester.


‘Made in Italy’ flies abroad
22 December, 2016 Paola De Pascali visited Italian crane manufacturers to analyse how the construction market is evolving after the 2008 recession. All now are orientated to exports.
  • USA projects round up
    This month we review projects from Oklahoma, Colorado, Indiana, Ohio and Georgia.
  • Turkish delight
    Liebherr has supplied 58 tower cranes for the construction of the IGA Airport in Istanbul. Sotiris Kanaris reports on the bidding process as well as the actions taken to deliver these cranes within a short time frame.
  • Up and away
    Delivering the $1bn expansion of Tampa International Airport has required a multitude of lifting solutions and a huge amount of pre-planning to keep the massive work programme on schedule. Bernadette Ballantyne reports
  • Liebherr’s mobile strategy
    Last month, Liebherr announced its return to the rough terrain market, expanding its mobile crane portfolio. Sotiris Kanaris looks into the company’s strategy and performance in this segment.


An ominous future
21 December, 2016 At the start of this year, many of us would have been hoping for the upturn in world construction that we've been waiting for since 2009. It doesn't look much more likely now than it did 12 months ago. At the same time, the crane industry faces ongoing challenges from regulators and politicians.
  • Old and new
    In recent years, we've been working to refine Fleet File. This year, we've not made any further changes to the survey itself. We now have sections for wheeled mobile cranes, rough terrains, crawlers, tower cranes and compact cranes, all split up into capacity classes that broadly indicate the jobs they can take on. I'm pleased to say that we've this year got enough responses to provide a decent snapshot of the industry, without including any previous years' entries.
  • October surprises
    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.


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.