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International Women's Day on March, 8, 2021, is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Jenny Eagle speaks to six women celebrating their achievements in the Hoist industry encouraging others to join the industry.Read more
Conbit, a subsidiary owned by Mammoet has opened its Asia Pacific (APAC) hub in Malaysia. The office is located in Johor Bahru, and is a major move for Conbit to market its services in this region.
Karen Norheim announced as the new president of CMAA
Karen Norheim, president and COO of American Crane & Equipment Corporation (ACECO) in Douglassville, Pennsylvania, has been announced as the new president of CMAA, the Crane Manufacturing Association of America.
Conductix-Wampfler launches Jay RadioSafe emergency shutdown
Conductix-Wampfler has launched Jay RadioSafe, which in an emergency triggers a global safety shutdown with time settings and defined stops for a controlled emergency stop of mobile robots.
Kalmar and Maritime Transport extend order for straddle carriers
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a deal to supply Maritime Transport Ltd. (Maritime) with two next-generation Kalmar straddle carriers for its Birmingham Intermodal Freight Terminal (BIFT), UK.
‘5 minutes with…’ Vida Novak, president, Air Technical Industries
Air Technical Industries has developed a self-erecting gantry crane, with omni-directional mobility or x-y axis for indoor or outdoor use on flat surfaces to give the user flexibility of multitasking in unusual environments or circumstances.
Demand for speed & safety in critical lifting equipment is on the rise and while some projects have been put on hold due to coronavirus, the renewables sector is growing. Jenny Eagle investigates
The market for hoists and factory cranes in Southern Europe is by no means as dire as some, in light of the pandemic, might have been led to believe. Julian Champkin finds optimism amongst its peers.
The nuclear sector is seeing steady activity in maintenance and decommissioning projects, as conflict between public sentiment and energy needs make nuclear power a “necessary evil”. Mike Straus reports.
From Russia with Love
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic the industry is continuing to make investments, building new plants, upgrading existing cranes, seeing a rise in electric car sales and foreign companies expanding in Russia
Raising a storm
2020 was a year like no other. The pandemic and the prospect of Brexit between them made it a year to remember, though perhaps not for the right reasons. Julian Champkin looks at how the UK lifting market weathered the storm and how it is looking forward to 2021.
Siemens Smart Infrastructure plans to transform its global headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, into a carbon neutral location by 2023. It will renovate an existing building from May 2021 onwards and has earmarked about €63m (CHF 70 million) for the refurbishment.
RTG crane growth market to reach $1.17bn by 2027
Hello and welcome to my first edition as the new editor of Hoist magazine.
New beginnings to bring in the new year
While I know it’s a cliche to suggest that the beginning of a new year will bring about changes, it seems that this year that old chestnut will actually prove correct.
Archives a great resource for all but predictions
One of the ways in which Hoist can be read is not just on a monthly basis, when your issue reaches your physical mailbox or electronic mailbox, but also as part of an ever-increasing archive of industry insight.
Adapting the usual schedule to the new normal
I’ve worked on industry magazines for more than a decade and half now, and you get used to the various cycles that dictate what needs to be done at any given point in the month or year.