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PM appoints new sales directors
22 September 2020 Italian knuckleboom manufacturer PM has appointed Stefano Ghesini as sales director for Italy and Marco Castiglione as export sales director.

Potains in Shenzen
22 September 2020 China Construction Seventh Engineering Division has deployed two Potain MCH 175 cranes (badged as MCH 170 in China) to projects in Shenzhen.

Hareket moves 6,200t ships
22 September 2020 Hareket Heavy Lifting and Project Transportation successfully completed the transporting of two passenger ships, weighing 6,200t each, from the shipyard zone to the floating docks.

Valla’s largest single order
22 September 2020 Manitex International has outlined the details of an order for Valla electric cranes valued at $2.5m by Collè Rental & Sales, of Sittard, Netherlands.

1,000t on 800t Liebherr
21 September 2020 A 1,000 tonne test load was suspended from the hook of the LR 1800-1.0 at the Liebherr test site in Ehingen, Germany using the new 800t heavy duty head and a new hook block.

First ATF-120-5.1 in Australia
21 September 2020 Queensland, Australia-based Xtreme Engineering has taken delivery of the Tadano ATF-120-5.1. This is the first crane of this model to be delivered in Australia and the first brand new crane put into operation by Xtreme Engineering.

2,000th delivery on 20th birthday
20 September 2020 Italian crane manufacturer Jekko delivered its 2,000th crane to French dealer ATN Platforms, exactly 20 years after developing its first mini crane prototype.

Mammoet launches Focus30
16 September 2020 After years of development, Mammoet has launched the Focus30, a high capacity crane designed for lifting in confined spaces.

880t load test
16 September 2020 The main deck crane on the DP3 Pipelay & Construction vessel Telford 34 in Mexico underwent an 880t proof load test.

Hofmann delivering blades
16 September 2020 German heavy transport firm, Hofmann Kran-Vermietung is now using Goldhofer's ‘BladeS’ trailing dolly solution to handle the latest generation of wind turbine blades.

First LRT 1100-2.1 in Australia
16 September 2020 Australian company Norwest Crane Hire has invested in two new Liebherr cranes: an LTM 1300-6.2 all terrain and a 100t LRT 1100-2.1 rough-terrain, the first of its type in Australia.

SNM opens France for Terex towers
11 September 2020 Terex has appointed SNM (SAS Société Nantaise de Manutenton) as official distributor for the sale, support and aftersales of its tower cranes for France and French overseas territories.

Heavy roadtrip with Faymonville lowbed
11 September 2020 Van Grinsven transported a 38t steel housing 1,250km from Zagreb, Croatia to the Dutch town of Schaijk with its new three-axle MegaMax lowbed from Faymonville.

Liebherr tower at Peruvian port
10 September 2020 A Liebherr 630EC-H 40 Litronic crane hammerhead crane was used for a modernisation project at the Port of San Martin in Peru. The project includes the construction of a warehouse, a desalination plant and a liquid waste plant.

Three Barking Wolffs
08 September 2020 Three Wolff hydraulic luffing jib cranes have been delivered to the Gascoigne Road housing project in Barking, East London, UK.

TRT expands Kobelco distribution in Australia
07 September 2020 Tidd Ross Todd Limited (TRT) has expanded the Kobelco sales and customer service network in Australia with the appointment of Baden Davis Crane Connection (Crane Connection) as sub-distributor for New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory.

Maxim acquires NCSG’s Montana business
07 September 2020 The latest expansion for North American company, Maxim Crane Works, comes after the acquisition of the assets and locations of NCSG Crane and Heavy Haul in Montana.

Liebherr self-erectors for Japan motorway project
07 September 2020 Five Liebherr 42 K.1/J cranes are working on the construction of a motorway bridge close to Mount Fuji in the south east of Japan.

Tadano hosts Roar Wilhelmsen
07 September 2020 Norwegian crane services company Roar Wilhelmsen recently visited Tadano’s manufacturing facility in Lauf an der Pegnitz, Bavaria after purchasing three all-terrain cranes to learn more about the brand and its products.

Building for the future
04 September 2020 Wolffkran Arabia has supplied six Wolff tower cranes for the construction of the Museum of The Future in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.