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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.

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
25 June, 2020
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
25 June, 2020
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
25 June, 2020
An Australian space surveillance project is using Konecranes equipment for installation and maintenance of the telescope and building.

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
16 June, 2020
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.

Register now for the Hoist training and recruitment webinar
12 June, 2020
Registration is now open for the first Hoist editorial webinar, which will bring three industry experts together to discuss training and recruitment.

Higher capacities for Oz trolley range
11 June, 2020
US-based Oz Lifting Products has introduced higher-capacity models to its range of push beam trolleys.

Design awards for Konecranes cranes and hoists
09 June, 2020
Konecranes’s S-series cranes and C-series hoists have been recognised by Design Forum Finland (DFF) at the organisation’s 2020 DFF Awards.

Sparrows providing service for Brevini winches in US
04 June, 2020
Sparrows Group has become the first authorised external service provider for Dana Incorporated’s Brevini range of winch and hoisting products in the US.

Two new air hoist series from Harrington
02 June, 2020
Harrington Hoists has introduced two new series of air hoists: the TCK series and the lubricant-free TCL series. Both are designed for fast lifting requirements in demanding industrial settings, says the manufacturer, and are available with capacities of 3t and 6t, with both pendant or cord control.

Demag introduce electric chain hoist range
29 May, 2020
Demag has launched its DCBS range of electric chain hoists. The models offer a compact design and smart control system, designed to make material handling and assembly processes more simple and safer, and are available with safe working loads of 125kg or 160kg.

Gorbel lifting device range gets smarter
27 May, 2020
US-based Gorbel has launched the latest models in its G-Force and Easy Arm Intelligent Lifting Device range, called the Q2 and iQ2.

African port order for Liebherr
15 May, 2020
Liebherr Container Cranes has signed a contract to supply DP World Berbera with eight rubber-tyred gantry cranes, for DP World’s terminal in Berbera, Somaliland.

Disruption, uncertainty, and a small landmark
13 May, 2020
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
13 May, 2020
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.

Port operator growth supported by Konecranes
13 May, 2020
Turkish container terminal and port operator Yilport Holding is working with Konecranes Port Services to recommission 23 port cranes, as part of a programme to revitalise Taranto Port in the south-east of Italy.

Helping hand
11 May, 2020
Liebherr has used one of its own portal cranes to make further progress on the construction of a huge heavy-lift crane.

Social distancing maintained with lifting kit
08 May, 2020
SycloneAttco Service, the manufacturer of the Sky Hook range of jib cranes, has highlighted the suitability of its lifting equipment in enabling operators to complete a two-person lift single-handedly, as per the ‘social distancing’ requirements of the efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19.