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September 2021

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Aparna’s Potain tower crane fleet
16 September 2021 Positive experience with its 16 Potain MCT 85s leads Indian real estate  to invest in four of the crane’s successor model: the MCi 85 A.

Palfinger strengthens service network
15 September 2021 Loader crane manufacturer says it is investing in artificial intelligence to further increase the efficiency of its spare parts service.

Fleet management system for ABA Crane Hire
15 September 2021 New fleet management system provides safety and site management benefits for UK crane company

Cometto supplies parts for Swiss ASTRA project
15 September 2021 A Swiss government traffic bridge solution designed to minimise motorway disruption during roadworks is utilising a selection of Cometto products.

Colibri cranes for Awind
13 September 2021 3D motion compensated Colibri cranes comprise part of MacGregor offshore wind turbine vessel equipment deal.

Refinery work for LTM 1120-4.1
09 September 2021 Mintor uses four-axle Liebherr LTM 1120-4.1 at Sardinian refinery

New Tadano RT for JDM
09 September 2021 Tadano launches 25 tonne capacity rough terrain for the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM)

Complex bridge job for Ainscough
09 September 2021 Three cranes used to assemble and install a bridge in Sugar House Island, east London, UK.

Two weeks until Vertikal Days
08 September 2021 Countdown until ‘Europe’s largest lifting equipment’ trade show takes place in Peterborough, UK

ESTA in-person meet cancelled
06 September 2021 Return to virtual autumn meet for ESTA in face of Covid 19 upsurge in Finland

Tadano harmonises websites
01 September 2021 Japanese crane manufacturer Tadano has launched new regional websites for customers in Europe and Pan American regions as part of its brand harmonisation strategy.

King Lifting fleet expansion
01 September 2021 Nine new Liebherr cranes enhance UK crane company’s fleet

Crane replacement work at space station
01 September 2021 NASA commissions Sarens for crane replacement work at John F. Kennedy space station

August 2021

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Gottwald for Canadian port
31 August 2021 Logistec Stevedoring increases capabilities and sustainability with purchase of a Gottwald Model 7 Mobile Harbor Crane

RTGs for Irish port
31 August 2021 Dublin Ferryport Terminals extends handling capabilities with purchase of five additional Kalmar rubber tyred gantry cranes

Long blade transportation system
25 August 2021 A manoeuvrable alternative to extendable vehicles for transporting wind turbine blades launched by Faymonville.

Tadano truck crane for Castell-Autokran
25 August 2021 Germany crane company futureproofs with purchase of HK 4.070-1

Crane rental comparison site goes global
24 August 2021 Ex-commercial director of Mammoet Russia expands online crane rental franchise Mycrane internationally.

Alpine-ready Wolff tower cranes
24 August 2021 Designed to withstand avalanches and wind speeds of up to 220 km/h, two freestanding Wolff tower cranes will remain fully erected on an exposed alpine job site for the next four years.

Schmidbauer claims German lifting and transportation records
19 August 2021 German oil refinery Bayernoil, which supplies oil to Bavaria and northern Austria, commissioned Munich-headquartered heavy lift and transport specialist Schmidbauer to transport two heavy reactors weighing 660 and 600 tonnes respectively. With ancillary equipment, the total on-road weight for each reactor was 880 tonnes. In successfully moving the reactors Schmid-bauer claims the record for the heaviest road transport in Germany. It also believes it carried out Germany's heaviest single lift when unloading them using its Demag CC 8800-1.