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Plant higher
03 August, 2020 An installation at a Chicago museum showcases prehistoric plants high above the heads of visitors, using specialised hoists.
  • Subsea lifting made easier at India gas project
    Unique Group, in association with its partner Cranemaster, has been awarded a subcontract for Passive Heave Compensation (PHC) during subsea installation on the ONGC KG-DWN-98/2 gas project in the Krishna-Godavari basin, India.
  • Cargotec and Chinese partner shuffle deck
    Cargotec and China-based Jiangsu Rainbow Heavy Industries (RHI) plan to change to ownership structure of their joint venture Rainbow-Cargotec Industries (RCI) in China.


Carry it off
28 July, 2020 Portable cranes are generally hand powered and can be lifted or moved by one person. Julian Champkin looks at these light but useful lifters.
  • Forward thinking
    With the 2020 Hannover Messe exhibition postponed until next April, Daniel Searle rounds up some of the latest innovations from Europe.
  • The height of entertainment
    When entertainment events resume around the world, specialist stage lifting manufacturers will be ready for them. Julian Champkin looks at latest products and some recent shows that took place prior to Covid-19.
  • States of the art
    This year’s Modex show took place in Atlanta, USA, just before international travel began to be curtailed by Covid-19. Daniel Searle caught up with some of the exhibitors remotely to discuss their key developments
  • Flight delays
    The sale of hoists to the aerospace industry was booming before the COVID-19 pandemic grounded the majority of international air travel. Tom Woerndl talked to the key players in the sector.


Tune in to the latest opinions with our webinars
28 July, 2020 I’m of the opinion that there will always be a place for print media in everyday life; while the instant access of the internet makes online media extremely useful, there’s still a certain satisfaction to be had by picking up a magazine or newspaper, sitting down with it and reading it through.
  • Disruption, uncertainty, and a small landmark
    There was really only one option of what to write about in this month’s Editor’s Comment, and that, of course, and unfortunately, is the spread of Covid-19, or Coronavirus, and the immediate effect it’s had on our industry.
  • Thanks to the posties for almost 10,000 deliveries
    It’s difficult to start this comment piece anywhere other than on the most obvious topic of Covid-19, and to say that I hope all our readers, and everyone in our industry across the world, are staying safe during the current outbreak.
  • Navigating the challenges of subsea lifting
    It’s hard to imagine how difficult it must be to work in offshore conditions. Sure, you could start by looking out of the window, if you’ve lived in the UK during the last six months—we’re already up to the letter ‘D’ in the alphabet of named storms so far in 2020, and Ciara and Dennis have brought some pretty spectacularly bad weather with them in recent weeks—but, joking aside, that isn’t really a patch on the harshness of the conditions found on offshore wind farms, rigs, and so on.