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Damen builds vessels for stock in anticipation of continuous market demand
17 June, 2016 Damen has started building two identical crane barge 6324 vessels, designed as a low transshipment platform for ship-to-ship or ship-to-quay operations.


Sling specialists
17 May, 2016 Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd has completed a series of load tests on a new 5t capacity overhead crane at a Lee Tunnel Thames Water site in Beckton, East London.
  • Ace cranes
    Founder and owner for ACE Cranes Mr Gunasheel Udupi explains how his company has sustained growth despite global economic turbulence
  • Smart investment
    Low oil and commodity prices make it a good time to invest in lifting equipment as smart investors in the Middle East seek to benefit from low raw material prices
  • Critical mass
    When heavy lift specialists Versabar was required to carry out a load test on a well support clamp at its Houston, Texas facility, it called on Straightpoint for two of its Radiolink Plus load cells to conduct the 150 ton proof load process.
  • Rise to the challenge
    Street Crane Company is cementing its position as a leading UK manufacturer after recently completing the installation of three overhead cranes at one of the world’s most advanced factories.


Inspired Investment
17 May, 2016
  • Steely determination
    We are less than half way into 2016 and the British steel industry is going through the toughest of times. News that Indian firm Tata Steel is set to sell its UK steel business is the latest hammer blow to an industry that has bore the brunt of thousands of job cuts in recent months.
  • Creating Confidence
    In this issue, we look at how overhead cranes and the manufacturing industry go hand-in-hand. An essential enabler for businesses across the globe, overhead crane technology is playing an increasing important role in the daily routines of thousands of manufacturing firms.
  • Setting Standards
    With the advent of Spring (for many), we are now entering the ‘all systems go’ period in the lifting tradeshow calendar.
  • New Year, New Opportunities?
    Welcome to the first edition of Hoist in 2016. With shows such as Bauma, Modex and CeMAT on the horizon, it's sure to be a frenetic, productive and, hopefully, fruitful for the lifting sector across the globe.