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AWRF adds new but old name to board of directors
05 December, 2022 Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF) has named The Caldwell Group’s director of business development Jeff Ferchen to the board of directors. It represents a return to the AWRF board for Ferchen, who previously served from 2015 to 2017.


Strong winds, heavier lifts
21 November, 2022 The newest developments in offshore lifting nowadays are in the wind energy field. As turbines get heavier, blades get longer and towers get higher, demands on lifting technology increase. Julian Champkin reports.
  • Standing Firm
    Process cranes combine automated technology with overhead cranes to handle heavy duty loads and streamline working procedures. The two largest end-user sectors are metal and mining followed by manufacturing, automotive, and the utility sectors. Jenny Eagle investigates.
  • La dolce vita
    As The Italian Sea Group says goodbye to its historic 46m high gantry crane in Marina Di Carrara, to make way for the future development of the shipyard, Jenny Eagle looks at other news happening across Italy.
  • Need for speed
    Britlift supports Jet Hydroplane UK to break World Water Speed record
  • Turbine control
    MKK Logistics lifts a 130t turbine at a power plant in Dhaka, using an Enerpac hydraulic gantry crane
  • How to be safe when using hoists
    Hoists and hoisting operations have become safer over the years, but accidents still happen and sometimes they can be very serious indeed. Julian Champkin reports.


New East Timor port officially opened
05 December, 2022 Port operator Bolloré Ports has officially opened Tibar Bay Port in East Timor.
  • Steel maker upgrades overhead cranes in US
    International steel manufacturer the Valbruna Group has 2,500 employees and produces approximately 250,000 tons of specialty steels annually, with a primary focus on stainless steels and specialty alloys.
  • Axel Johnson acquires Danish lifting equipment supplier
    AxFlow Denmark – which is part of the Axel Johnson International business group Fluid Handling Solutions, or AxFlow – has acquired Gram Vakuum Teknik, a Danish supplier of vacuum pumps, lifting equipment and related services.