Cranes Today Magazine


All terrains erect the largest statue of Christ in Brazil
16 June, 2021 Two Liebherr LTM 1220-5.2 all terrain cranes from Darcy Pacheco’s fleet were deployed for the erection of the largest statue of Christ in Brazil.
  • 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.


Different places, different cranes
17 June, 2021 The knuckleboom crane is a standard product, the same around the world. Or is it? Julian Champkin finds local habits die hard, and the knuckleboom has many regional forms and favourites.
  • Strong rebound
    The demand for used mobile cranes is very strong at the moment, can supply keep up? Sotiris Kanaris reports.
  • Power boost
    The significant increase in the size of offshore wind turbines is creating demand for ring cranes. Sotiris Kanaris reports.
  • Investing in Europe
    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 crane offering.
  • Jaso duo in Puebla
    Jaso tower cranes are being used for the construction of the Helea Tower, a skyscraper with a unique design being built in Puebla, Mexico.


Upward pressure on prices
17 June, 2021 Will buyers of new and used cranes have to pay a higher price for machines in the coming years?
  • Shifting trends?
    Urbanisation was a topic mentioned in a number of presentations delivered by industry experts at our Tower Crane Virtual Conference. It is a trend that had a major impact in the crane market, both in terms of demand as well as product development.
  • 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.


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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.