Cranes Today Magazine


Van Oord installs first turbine at South Fork offshore wind farm
24 November, 2023 Upgraded crane enables installation of latest generation turbines.
  • New 150 tonne telecrawler from Liebherr
    Transportability, increased crane control and pick & carry characteristics make the new LTR 1150 particularly suitable for construction and wind work, claims Liebherr.


Crane connection
18 September, 2023 The crane cabin is where a 'oneness' between man and machine can occur. We look at elements enabling this connection, plus peek at the possible cab of the future. Cranes Today reports.
  • Factory friendly
    The pick and carry crane is typically small, electric-powered, Italian-inspired, and used indoors. As Julian Champkin discovers, though, there are exceptions.
  • Offshore wind's rising tide
    This year the world’s installed wind-powered generation capacity is set to pass the one-terawatt mark with the greatest growth coming from offshore windfarms. The potential for floating offshore wind in Europe, the US and Japan is estimated in the region of 7 TW. Construction is happening at almost breakneck speed. Julian Champkin reports.
  • Strait talkin'
    Hareket moves three large new Liebherr port cranes across internationally significant waterway in Turkey.
  • Rising to the occasion
    Investment in equipment is strong across the region with a wide scope of work keeping rental firms busy. Cranes Today reports.


A passion for engineering
11 September, 2023 "Who wouldn’t want to travel to Italy for an exhibition?" asks Fabio Potestà, director of Mediapoint & Exhibitions, the company responsible for organising the forthcoming GIS 2023 lifting trade show (see News page 18). "We have some of the best scenery, food, and hospitality in the whole world.”
  • Make do and mend
    A pamphlet issued by the British Ministry of Information in the midst of WWII contained the phrase 'make do and mend'. It was designed to provide housewives with useful tips on how to be both frugal and stylish in times of harsh rationing.
  • Celebrating industry innovation
    Loads are getting bigger and heavier. How can the industry continue lifting and moving ever-increasing load weights and sizes? Innovation is the way...
  • America's most wanted
    It was great to see so many readers at the recent ConExpo show in Las Vegas and, boy, what a place! Although this was my third time attending the show the spectacle of the city never ceases to amaze me.
  • Lines of thought
    Whilst compiling this issue it occurred to me that there are parallels between producing the magazine and some of themes of the features in it...


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.