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New Irish crane hire firm adds Liebherrs
22 July, 2014 Newly-formed Irish lifting services company BCS Crane Hire Ltd has added a 60t Liebherr LTM 1055-3.2 and a 200t LTM 1200-5.1 crane to its fleet.
  • Justin Potter returns to ACM
    Justin Potter has returned to Australian Crane & Machinery Pty Ltd (ACM) as its Kobelco sales manager for Oceania after a period of 10 years working mainly at crane rental and servicing companies.


Tianjie’s big bridge roll
26 June, 2014 Guangdong Lift Engineering Machinery (GPEC) used Tianjie SPMT’s on the transportation 3200t giant bridge section roll-on barge for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge project in Zhongshan, Guangdong province.
  • Honolulu highway
    Kiewit Bridge & Marine used various Enerpac hydraulic systems on the West Oahu Farrington Highway project in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Crossing the Euphrates
    Turkish contractor Gulsan used two 10t two MC 235 Potain tower cranes to build a 610m long cable-stayed bridge connection across the Ataturk Dam Reservoir on the Euphrates River in southeast Turkey. The cranes w ere worked for 10 hour s a day at the 30 month project.
  • The Yangzte bridged by SCM
    Two Sichuan Construction Machinery (SCM) cranes worked on the construction of the 4th Nanjing Yangtze Bridge. The 16t SCM-C7022 and the 18t SCM-P300 tower cranes worked predominantly on the structure's south tower.
  • Tasmanian rebuild
    Pfeiffer Cranes used two all terrain cranes from Grove to dismantle and rebuild a 92m bridge in Tasmania in three days. The GMK5220 and GMK5100 worked in windy coastal conditions to remove old sections of a railway bridge and put 30t concrete spans in place.


Time again for innovation?
26 June, 2014 Over the last few years, difficult post-crisis market conditions and the engineering challenges of complying with strict engine regulations have slowed development across much of the crane industry.
  • Get noticed in Cranes Today
    I'm often asked what it takes to get featured in Cranes Today. I know there are many magazines out there that tie their editorial coverage directly to who buys ads (I've worked for a few; it's not a good way to put a magazine together). But we don't work like that. Our focus has always been on putting a good magazine together that will interest our readers, and sometimes even give them some helpful ideas about how to make more of their business. I do think advertising in a magazine like ours is a good way to get your brand out there. But it's not the only way to get featured in the magazine.
  • EU machinery safety plan hits a wall of cheese
    For more than five years, the European trade associations FEM and CECE, who both count crane manufacturers among their members, as well as three other machinery trade bodies, have been working to promote an improvement of the EU's market surveillance framework. This is a key way of ensuring that cranes sold in the EU are safe and environmentally friendly, and that regulation is imposed on all manufacturers equally, preserving fair competition.
  • Many roads to recovery in the Americas
    Ever since the global financial crisis hit in 2007–2008, the question for the construction, and crane, industry has been whether the good times of the middle of the last decade are on the way back.
  • Think about the future
    This promises to be an important year in many ways for the crane industry. We can expect revised regulations, some valuable new safety guidance, developments in training, and, at least one manufacturer has promised, major launches at the year's big trade show.