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.
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.
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.
Who's on the right track?
Stuart Anderson, president of Chortsey Barr Associates, looks into the increased popularity of crawler-mounting and more specifically of telecrawlers. He also makes a comparison between telecrawlers and rough terrains in regards to market demand and day-to-day lifting work.
Ownership Vs Usership
Sotiris Kanaris speaks to crane finance providers about the market and finds that certain products are gaining popularity.
Earlier this year, changes to Germany’s VEMAGS online permit system came into effect. Could these changes hinder international competition? Sotiris Kanaris talks to ESTA Director Ton Klijn.
Tower Crane Virtual Conference: Building skyscrapers
Bosko Mujika, R&D manager at Jaso Tower Cranes and Andrew Coffin, Cost & Engineering manager at Australian lifting equipment provider and Jaso’s distributor Titan Cranes talked about a solution the companies co-developed for high rise construction sites with limited usable space.
Tower Crane Virtual Conference: Telematics
Director product management at Terex Tower Cranes Massimo Cappello and Steve Bradby, engineering leader at Select Plant Hire delivered a presentation on telematics as a tool for remote monitoring and fleet management.