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Kuli Gantry ‘Floats’ On Rails
27 October, 2021 Kuli has partnered with a steel manufacturer in Germany to supply a double-girder bridge crane with a span of 40 metres and two swivel cats, each with a load capacity of 2t x 4t. The two hoists have a total capacity for loads up to 16t and hoisting speeds 12.5 meters per minute.
  • Kito celebrates 10th anniversary of EQ electric chain hoist
    Kito is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its EQ electric chain hoist and recently partnered with Ebisawa Seiki Seisakusho, a producer of precision parts in Chikusei City, Ibaraki Prefecture to deliver two sets of the Pro light-crane system with EQ electric chain hoists.
  • Airpes launches automation-ready grab
    Airpes has led the collaborative design of a grab for handling steel or aluminum coils in semi- and fully-automated electric overhead traveling (EOT) crane applications.


Nerves of steel
27 October, 2021 With the ongoing pressure on US President Joe Biden to lift steel tariffs and news that Sweden’s SSAB has produced the ‘world’s first fossil-free’ steel, Jenny Eagle looks at the latest projects in the metal distribution sector.
  • Bigger, broader, better
    The pandemic has revealed a global shipping industry that is stretched to and sometimes beyond the limit. Julian Champkin investigates the response of ports and docks and finds that size does matter.
  • Ship Ahoy!
    Cimolai supplies one of the world’s largest Mobile Boat Hoists to Derecktor Shipyards in Fort Pierce, Florida.
  • Fly me to the moon
    ACECO works with NASA on its Artemis II space programme to send the first woman to the Moon.
  • Antipodean effect
    Axel Johnson International’s Lifting Solutions business has ventured out of Europe for the first time acquiring five lifting companies in Australia. Jenny Eagle speaks to LEEA about the news as well as its announcement to set up a Regional Council for Australia & New Zealand.
  • One rail to rule them all
    A gantry crane can pick up and set down anywhere within a certain area. A monorail is more limited. It can work only along a line. But for many plants and factories, linear transport is exactly what they need. Julian Champkin investigates the monorail.
  • Heavy duties
    As demand for heavy lifting grows, manufacturers advise that success is all in the planning. Keren Fallwell reports


Mammoet Vietnam builds custom Gantry Crane for a heavy lift project
27 October, 2021 Mammoet has completed a lifting operation in Vietnam for Dung Quat Shipyard (DQS) using a custom-made gantry system – a first for the Vietnam office.
  • Tecnalia creates safer environment for 4.0 worker
    Tecnalia has joined forced with Accenture, Iberdrola and Idom in an initiative where computer vision technologies, mixed reality, and advanced interaction with geospatial data play a key role in the 4.0 worker's safety.
  • Mammoet’s WTA lifting system scheduled for release in 2023
    As developers chase stronger flows, onshore wind hub heights are growing beyond the reach of conventional crawler cranes. Mammoet’s new WTA lifting system allows theoretically infinite hub heights and paves the way towards emissions-free turbine erection.
  • 'Learn-As-You-Earn' scheme to prepare US skilled trainees
    The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the 2021 National Apprenticeship Week will be celebrated from November 15-21. The event allows labor and business leaders, educational institutions, career seekers and other partners to demonstrate support for apprenticeships in preparing a highly skilled, diverse workforce to meet the talent needs of employers and train Americans for good paying jobs across multiple industries.