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Coast Crane remains Tadano dealer under Maxim
23 June 2017 Tadano America and Maxim Crane Works, which recently completed the acquisition of Coast Crane, have reached an agreement to continue the relationship with Coast/Maxim as a distributor for Tadano crane products.

Spierings delivers its 900th crane
23 June 2017 Spierings has delivered its 900th crane to Swedish crane hire company BeMå-lyft.

Crewe crane collapse kills two
22 June 2017 A tower crane has collapsed while being erected in the UK town of Crewe, landing on the rear of an all terrain and damaging nearby homes. Two people, believed to be crane operators or rigging crew, have been killed.

XCMG Indonesia launched
20 June 2017 XCMG Indonesia has been launched, with the aim to further expand the manufacturer’s overseas footprint. The inauguration ceremony was held in The Westin Jakarta hotel on May 30, 2017.

Sarens transports and installs oil rig in Iraq
20 June 2017 Sarens has used trailers and mobile cranes to move and install an oil rig at the North Rumaila oil field in southern Iraq. Sarens performed the operation on behalf of Rumaila Operating Organization and BP Iraq.

Manitowoc enhances training in Central America and Caribbean
20 June 2017 Manitowoc Cranes has expanded its Spanish-language Crane Care training programs in Central America and the Caribbean, focusing on enhancing aftermarket service quality in the region.

First LTR 1220 for India
20 June 2017 NCC has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTR 1220 telescopic crawler crane, equipped with polyamide pads for operation on metro site.

JTC orders five new Demag ATs
20 June 2017 Kuwait's Jassim Transport & Stevedoring Co. (JTC) has placed an order for four AC 100-4L and one AC 250-6 all terrain cranes.

Porr builds Bavaria Towers with Wolff cranes
14 June 2017 Porr Deutschland has put four Wolff cranes to work on the Bavaria Towers project, a new high-rise complex at the gateway of the Bogenhausen district consisting of three office towers and a hotel tower.

Mammoet transports and lifts components of ethane cracker plant
13 June 2017 Mammoet recently completed the transport and lift of two key components for Sasol’s Ethane Cracker and Derivatives project in Louisiana, USA.

Zoomlion cranes build pavilion at Expo 2017 Astana
13 June 2017 Sembol Construction has used Zoomlion cranes in the construction of the main pavilion of the Expo 2017 Astana in Kazakhstan.

MLC300 used in rental car facility construction in Hawaii
13 June 2017 A Manitowoc MLC300 is being used for the construction of a three-storey rental car facility in Hawaii.

Enerpac strand jacks lower bridge span in NY
13 June 2017 A joint venture of Kiewit/Skanska will use Enerpac HSL 50006 strand jacks to lower the largest span of the 1,828m Kosciuszko Bridge in New York.

Sparrows Group secures largest ever non-energy contract
13 June 2017 Sparrows Group has secured its largest ever contract outside the energy industry to provide inspection services across all 17 of CertainTeed’s US gypsum plants in a move hailed as ‘a major step forward in the company’s diversification’.

Sennebogen 880 EQ used for Dubai sea wall positioning
13 June 2017 Bilal General Transport is using a Sennebogen 880 EQ to precisely position stone blocks weighing up to 7t for coastal fortifications in Dubai.

Liebherr crawlers complete railway bridge hoist in Manchester
07 June 2017 Weldex, based in Scotland and working across the UK, has used two Liebherr crawler cranes, an LR 11350 and an LR 1750, to position a railway bridge in Manchester. The new bridge will link the city's Piccadilly and Victoria stations.

Mammoet completes modernization project at Polish refinery
07 June 2017 Mammoet finished the last lift on a large modernization project at Lotos refinery in Gdansk, Poland.

GustoMSC launches jack-up vessel for 10MW wind farms
07 June 2017 GustoMSC has introduced the NG-20000X, equipped with a telescopic leg crane, targeting the wind-farm installation market.

30 Scheuerle InterCombi axle lines used to transport ship
07 June 2017 Germany-based Spedition Kübler has transported the 140t hull and upper deck of the MS Utting ship using a total of 30 Scheuerle InterCombi axle lines.

Work starts on new GGR Unic European HQ
07 June 2017 Construction work has started on the new GGR Group European headquarters, which will be located in Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire. The work is expected to be completed in November.

New Florida location for Maxim Crane’s heavy hauling division
07 June 2017 Maxim Crane has expanded its heavy transportation and rigging division with the addition of a new location in Bithlo, Florida.