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Seattle comes first
24 April 2018 GLY Construction is using a Linden Comansa 64t LCL700 luffer to build the Rufus 2.0 Block 21 project, part of Amazon's new headquarters in downtown Seattle. This is the first unit of this model to arrive in the Americas, both North and South.

New CEO for Palfinger
24 April 2018 Andreas Klauser has been appointed chief executive officer of Palfinger.

Tangye Hydralite jacks for small spaces
24 April 2018 UK-based hydraulic tool specialist Allspeeds has announced their new Tangye Hydralite jacks, with lift capacities from 20t to 100t tonnes.

RSS targets crane and rigging inspection growth
24 April 2018 Eight employees of Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) recently passed a mobile crane inspection refresher course.

Goldhofer and Trail King join forces
24 April 2018 Goldhofer and Trail King Industries are teaming up to promote and support each other's products in the heavy haul industry in the United States and around the world.

Hiab opens depot for London
18 April 2018 On April 17, Hiab opened its new London sales and service depot at Bishop Stortford, adjacent to the M11 and just 14 miles from the M25.

New Unic Eco Tracked Spider Crane at Intermat
18 April 2018 Unic Cranes Europe will introduce a tracked version of their battery powered spider crane at Intermat.

Liebherr achieves record group turnover
18 April 2018 Liebherr Group has seen its turnover rise by 9.3% in 2017, reaching € 9,845m – the highest in its history. The company’s mobile crane segment saw a marginal fall in sales, while the tower crane segment's sales revenue grew substantially.

ALE reaches Thames Tidesway milestone
18 April 2018 ALE completed the second phase of work on the Thames Tideway project in London, UK, having successful loaded-on and transported tunnel boring machine (TBM) components.

Sarens uses Wilbert tower cranes for plant construction
18 April 2018 Sarens has been using two Wilbert WT2405L e.tronic tower cranes to perform lifts at the Goseong Green Power Plant in South Korea, which, once complete, will be the country's largest private power plant.

Making room for growth
18 April 2018 Mammoet recently worked with All West Demolition to demolish the six storey Bank of Montreal building in downtown Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Goldhofer receives record order
18 April 2018 Silamas Group from Samuthprakan, Thailand, has placed the biggest order in the history of Goldhofer.

Link-Belt RT is a mountain porter
10 April 2018 Big-D Construction, of Salt Lake City, Utah, recently took ownership of a new 110USt (100t) Link-Belt 110RT rough terrain crane and put it to work on a project in northern Utah.

Tadano turns right
10 April 2018 Tadano can now provide right hand drive versions of its truck cranes.

Orders and deliveries
10 April 2018 This month’s fleet updates include orders and deliveries of Terex, Demag, Liebherr, Grove, Potain, Kato, Maeda and Fassi cranes.

AMCS anti-collision systems go nuclear
10 April 2018 AMCS technologies are to equip the cranes building the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant.

A big crane for a small space
10 April 2018 A Liebherr LR 11000 crawler crane has installed a 470m3 silo in Oberriet, on the border with Austria. By using such a large crane, Emil Egger AG was able to place the load without needing a derrick for ballast, keeping tailswing down.

Demag duo’s desert debut
10 April 2018 The Kuwaiti government's Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah Causeway Project is among the world's largest infrastructure projects. The first two Demag AC 300-6 cranes exported anywhere in the world are helping build it.

New Huisman CEO, Roodenburg steps down
10 April 2018 Huisman has appointed Theo Bruijninckx as the company’s new chief executive officer. This appointment follows the decision of Joop Roodenburg to step down as the company’s CEO to fulfil the role of president.

Mammoet buys mini cranes
10 April 2018 Hoeflon has sold two of its C10 mini-cranes to Mammoet. Hoeflon, based to the east of Amsterdam, has been making spider-cranes and mini-crawlers since 2006.

Marine contractors revise guidance
10 April 2018 The IMCA has issued revised ‘Guidelines for Lifting Operations’ (IMCA LR006, SEL019, D060, and M187). The IMCA’s technical manager, Mark Ford, will speak on the revised guidance at the International Offshore Crane and Lifting Conference in Aberdeen, this April.