Cranes Today Magazine


Potain launches Igo T 99
14 June, 2021 Manitowoc has unveiled the new 6t (6.6USt) Potain Igo T 99 telescopic self-erecting crane.
  • CombiMax axle lines for Mozambique gas project
    Matola, Mozambique-headquartered special transport company Transportes Lalgy used 18 axle lines of Faymonville CombiMAX to transport large components for a large offshore gas project.
  • Demag crawlers lift 410t ship in tandem
    Crane service provider Hareket used two Demag CC 2800-1 crawler cranes to lift a 410t Aqua Helix ship into the water for the first time at Damen shipyard in Antalya, Turkey.
  • Al Faris handles overflow tanks for solar park
    Al Faris Group was responsible for receiving, storing, transporting and lifting 30 overflow tanks, as part of the ongoing construction of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park project in UAE.
  • DICA and ITI collaborate for education courses
    Outrigger pad manufacturer DICA and Industrial Training International (ITI) are collaborating to create education courses focused on ground conditions and preparation when using mobile cranes.


Investing in Europe
08 June, 2021 Zoomlion Europe has opened a new plant in Italy, where its cranes will be manufactured. Sotiris Kanaris speaks to the newly-appointed general manager Petre Babiceanu about the new factory as well as the company’s current and future offering.
  • A Challenging Market
    Julian Champkin speaks to heavy lifting and special transport companies about the demand from the onshore oil and gas industry over the past year, the future market as well as the challenges associated with serving this sector.
  • Industrial Workhorses
    Stuart Anderson, president of Chortsey Barr Associates discusses business and technical developments in the pick-and-carry mobile crane industry and analyses trends in the fast-growing Italian market.
  • Data Abundance
    Mobile crane manufacturers are investing in telematics, with new products and updates introduced to the market in recent years. Sotiris Kanaris speaks to manufacturers about the benefits of telematics and how the market has responded to this technology.
  • On home ground
    Self-erecting tower cranes have established themselves as the lifting machinery of choice for housebuilding in Europe. Julian Champkin looks at their advantages.


The new oil
20 May, 2021 When interviewed for a feature on the Middle East market a few months ago, executive director at Al Faris Kieve Pinto said low oil prices caused uncertainty in the market and that there was a drop in investment in large scale oil and gas projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Rising to the challenge
    Over the past year, there has been a lot of discussion about the challenges the industry is facing because of the pandemic. Operations had to be stopped or altered, while sales revenues have been affected.
  • By the thousands
    At the end of 2020, Mammoet launched the 6,000t-capacity SK6,000, which the company says will allow for the construction of bigger FSPO and FLNG modules onshore. This was the second launch of a machine with a capacity exceeding 1,000t within a period of few weeks.
  • A year in review
    This year we have been constantly bombarded with negative news about coronavirus; but looking back over our news coverage of 2020, I realised that it was a year with numerous exciting product launches and updates.
  • Decision time
    At times of economic downturn, companies often have to make big and hard decisions to maintain profitability or for their sustainability.


Sponsored: Lifting The Same Load With A Lighter Wire
17 May, 2017 Green Pin® introduces the Power Sling® Shackle in action!
  • Sponsored: The History of Åkerströms Björbo AB
    Founded in 1918, Akerstroms Bjorbo AB develops, produces, markets and services robust products to a global market for radio remote control of industrial cranes, mobile applications, door-opening systems and locomotives.
  • Sponsored: Kobelco celebrates order of Mammoet for 17 units Kobelco cranes at Bauma
    On Thursday 14th April 2016, the 4th day of BAUMA 2016, KOBELCO celebrated the order of MAMMOET for 17 units KOBELCO cranes with a speech and handshake followed by a traditional Japanese sake ceremony with the MAMMOET team and the KOBELCO team dressed in MAMMOET red Japanese happi coats. Ceremonial hammers were used to break open the sake barrel, after which the sake was shared with the gathered crowd in typical Japanese square wooden cups with the logos of MAMMOET and KOBELCO branded on opposite sides. KOBELCO also handed over to MAMMOET: a Kabuko samourai helmet, sword and bow with arrows.