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LEEA Leads High Quality #GLAD2024
23 May, 2024 The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has moved products, inspection, and training to the front of its Global Lifting Awareness Day (GLAD) campaign.
  • RHC Lifting delivers four 30m Span Cranes to Bristol Port
    RHC Lifting has designed, manufactured, installed, and commissioned four 30m span overhead double gantry cranes in a new building for The Bristol Port Company. These cranes were RHC Lifting largest and heaviest cranes to date.
  • Modulift launches Training Academy
    Modulift, manufacturer of modular spreader beams, is set for growth with the return of Malcolm Peacock as group business development manager.


Efficiency you can trust
09 May, 2024 Germany’s economic policy is a stumbling block, especially in international competition. Companies in Germany are slowed down by high regulations and tough approval procedures but that’s not to say it’s all doom and gloom as we feature manufacturers that are thriving.
  • One extreme to the other
    Even where standards reference temperature ranges, it is always important to make sure a product can operate in the environment required, especially where extremes exist.
  • On the same terms?
    Bernie Winter, of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) Technical Services, explains the term Working Load Limit and answers a frequently asked lifting capacity terminology question.
  • Digital Future-Proof
    Hoist was excited to attend LogiMAT, a tradeshow for Intralogistics Solutions & Process Management, in Stuttgart, Germany, recently to see what new technologies have come onto the market.
  • All aboard!
    We round up the latest news from exhibitors’ attending TOC Europe 2024 (June 11-13), 2024 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. This year’s event brings together Shippers, Carriers, 3PLs and C-level attendees from Ports & Terminals who will attend the Container Supply Chain conference under the theme: Shipping’s seismic shift: Dealing with the supply chain fallout.
  • 5G Marina network pilot
    5G Open Innovation Lab, Washington Maritime Blue, and the City of Tacoma have launched a 5G Network at Tacoma Tideflats, allowing five enterprises to modernize their operations including support for port infrastructure, freight movement, supply chains, and manufacturing.
  • All under remote control
    Tony Rock rounds up the news from the offshore and subsea sectors, including reporting on a new alliance for remote offshore operations.


MHI to launch Cyber Security workshop
21 May, 2024 In recognition of the growing importance of cybersecurity for the supply chain, MHI is hosting a one-day Cybersecurity Workshop on September 17, 2024, at its office in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Machinery Regulation 2027 rules apply now
    The EU Machinery Regulation 2023/1230 replaces the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and comes into effect in January 2027. However, some rules apply now, such as requirements for notified bodies (January 20, 2024).