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Damen shipyards designs heavy-lift carrier
13 September, 2012
Damen Shipyards Group introduced a design for its Damen Offshore Carrier 7500 (DOC), which may be used with a heavy-lift crane.
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Sarens Australia wins big LNG and mining contracts
Thursday, August 16, 2012 In the last two months Sarens Australia secured more than four contracts for heavy cranage and heavy transport for works such as the Gorgon and Gladstone LNG Projects in Australia.
Sky Crane’s Mars landing a success
Thursday, August 09, 2012 Using the Sky Crane allowed researchers to deliver a rover outfitted with extra equipment that brought the weight up to over 1t (900kg/2000lbs).
Minicranes on the front lines
Monday, July 30, 2012 The British Ministry of Defence has purchased a fleet of Japanese Unic minicranes from Unic Cranes Europe, part of GGR Group, to do lifting for the British Forces.
Pilot offered with new function
Thursday, May 10, 2012 HBC-radiomatic in Germany has announced that its “wii-style” Pilot controller is now available to with a new function controlling the crane though tilting hand movement.
Oil States gets heavy
Thursday, May 10, 2012 Oil States Industries has launched a 500USt marine crane, dubbed Nautilus7000L, to meet the high capacity construction needs of the oil decommissioning and wind power generation markets.
Demag Cranes Q2 results
Thursday, May 10, 2012 Results from Demag Cranes, now majority owned by Terex, showed it had continued to increase new orders and revenues in the second quarter of financial year 2011/2012, thanks in part to a productive port technology segment.
MacGregor’s smart ARC claims 30% faster cargo handling
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 Cargotec has developed a new smart device for cargo handling, the MacGregor Active Rotation Control (ARC), which it claims can reduce handling times by 20–30% during ship loading operations.
Higher US & Asian demand help Kobelco return to profit
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 Kobelco Cranes reported a JP¥7.04bn increase in sales for fiscal 2011 citing strong demand in the US and South East Asia, and restoration work following the Great East Japan Earthquake.
New York Crane’s Lomma cleared of all charges
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 James Lomma has been acquitted of all charges relating to the May 2008 collapse of a tower crane on East 91st Street, New York City, which killed two people.
Brunnhuber tests emergency hoist
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 Crane builder Brunnhuber has completed testing for the first of two 50t portal cranes for emergency work on the locks of the Moselle River.
Konecranes posts growth in Europe and Americas
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 Finnish port and industrial crane manufacturer Konecranes has released its January-March 2012 interim report.
Giant ALE crane boosts Abu Dhabi petrochem expansions
Monday, April 30, 2012 UK heavy lift and transport specialists ALE has recently used an AL.SK190 crane to help complete two site expansion projects in Abu Dhabi requiring lifts of loads weighing almost 2,000t.
Sinomach to head Terex Changjiang JV: Update
Friday, April 27, 2012 At Intermat, Cranes Today spoke to Terex Cranes’ president Kevin Bradley about the reasoning behind the company’s new deal with Sinomach, and what it will mean for Terex truck cranes manufactured in the country.
Cargotec releases 2011 annual report
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Finnish manufacturer Cargotec has released its 2011 Annual Report, saying sales grew despite the Eurozone crisis and Asian natural disasters.
Zoomlion launches first Jost designed crane
Monday, April 16, 2012 On the first day of Intermat, Chinese manufacturer Zoomlion launched the first of a new series of flat top tower cranes based on designs by Franc Jost, one of the pioneers of this crane type.
Manitowoc’s Brazilian factory to start production
Thursday, April 12, 2012 Manitowoc’s first factory in Latin America has been opened this month and is expected to start production of rough-terrain cranes within the week, with the first deliveries scheduled for mid-June.
UK tower crane register costly, ineffective
Thursday, April 12, 2012 Following an independent review of health and safety legislation in the UK, British workplace health and safety regulator the HSE has announced proposals to drop its public tower crane database. Despite costing the regulator £51,000 to run, only three members of the public queried the database.
ANSI accreditation recognised in West Virginia law
Thursday, April 12, 2012 Effective from 8th June, the American National Standards Institute’s Accreditation Program for Personnel Certification Bodies will be recognised in West Virginia Legislature’s Crane Operator Certification Act.
Woodland turbine challenge for Voser Transport
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 A Swiss special transport firm has completed a difficult job requiring navigation of steep tracks through forest terrain while carrying wind turbine components, including rotor blades measuring over 40m long.
Sarens UK charity event and open day rescheduled
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Sarens UK has moved the dates for its two-day charity golf event and open day, originally scheduled for 3rd May, to 12th July to include a programme of public workshops.

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