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Promote the lifting industry with GLAD 2020
19 June, 2020 Ross Moloney, CEO at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), explains the key aims of this year’s inaugural Global Lifting Awareness Day, which takes place on July 9th.
  • Jaso fitting out three hydropower stations
    Jaso Industrial Cranes has supplied three cranes to a hydroelectric power plant in Portugal, and is in the process of constructing a further six cranes for two plants operated by the same company.


The height of entertainment
25 June, 2020 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.
  • Observe the skies
    An Australian space surveillance project is using Konecranes equipment for installation and maintenance of the telescope and building.
  • Until next time
    Logimat is a European showcase of new products from the lifting industry. Scheduled for March in Stuttgart, this year it was, as with almost all public events, cancelled. Julian Champkin presents some groundbreakers that would have been on show there.


Technology taking centre stage to help businesses
26 June, 2020 I’ve been reluctant to devote too much of my recent editorial comments to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
  • 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.