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Retrofit cable carrier for Panama crane
19 October, 2020 Kabelschlepp Metool has equipped a Panama port crane at Manzanillo International Terminal with a robust cable carrier with incorporated stroke system, dirt-resistant outer contour and reinforced bolt holes from its TKHD series.
  • China to Latvia for Sany crane team
    A ship-to-shore container crane from Sany has been delivered to its new owners in Latvia, after a monumental effort from the manufacturer’s team.
  • Major investment for Street Cranexpress and BXH
    SCE Industries group has invested over £500,000 in group companies Street Cranexpress and BXH, expanding and modernising offices in Sheffield including a modern training centre, staff gym and workshop improvements.


Getting heavy
15 October, 2020 Heavy lifting hoists and overhead cranes are more than just scaled-up versions of smaller systems. Julian Champkin investigates.
  • Next generation
    Gantry cranes for use at ports are getting makeovers, with new units and retrofitted existing cranes being fitted with automation capability, as well as safety and efficiency upgrades. Daniel Searle reports.
  • American Exceptionalism
    A growing pandemic, a looming presidential election, an unpredictable stock market, and an unemployment rate in the double-digits. And yet, somehow, opportunity? Parts of the American hoist market are performing surprisingly better than expected, although the industry as a whole hasn’t been left completely unscathed. Mike Straus investigates.
  • Water works
    Finmotor OY supplied a Kito SHER2M electric chain hoist to lift water pumps during maintenance routine at a water treatment facility in Finland, built by Skanska.
  • Renewed Interest
    Energy production used to mean coal, oil and gas, with nuclear as an adjunct. Not any more: alternative sources are set to overtake fossil fuels, and the lifting equipment they will need is as varied as the sources. Julian Champkin reports.


Our industry still has a trade show happening in 2020
09 October, 2020 don’t normally tend to address the same topic in two consecutive comment pieces, but this month I’m going to make an exception and pick up where I left off in our August issue—that is, discussing our forthcoming online conference.
  • Tune in to the latest opinions with our webinars
    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.