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BVS Cranes study wins Innovative Project award
18 January, 2022 BVS Cranes is celebrating after it won Best Innovative Project award for its ‘Distant Room Remote Control System’ study, which will be published in the European Journal of Science and Technology.
  • Liebherr supplies 3 RMGs to CSX Intermodal in North Carolina
    Liebherr Container Cranes has supplied three fully automated rail mounted gantry cranes to CSX Carolina Connector Intermodal Terminal (CCX) in Rocky Mount, North Carolina with Liebherr Remote operator Stations (ROS) for supervised moves.


Driving change
12 January, 2022 From start-up Canoo’s Lifestyle Vehicle to Dodge announcing it will launch the ‘World’s first battery electric muscle car’ in 2024, Jenny Eagle looks at changes in the automotive industry, noting how a global semiconductor shortage has affected sales
  • Loads of data
    Digital technology makes monitoring the weight and condition of your loads ever easier and ever cheaper. Julian Champkin reports.
  • Change fuels growth
    In the Middle East, economic diversification to reduce reliance on oil will provide new opportunities for the lifting industry. Keren Fallwell reports
  • Decommissioning milestone
    The decommissioning of the UK’s nuclear power estate continues, with numerous complex handling challenges that need to be performed safely, reliably and accurately.
  • On the right track
    Demag partners with one of the largest Czech manufacturers of diesel-electric locomotives and special railway vehicles to install several cranes in its new workshop.
  • Digging deep
    The world’s mining companies are rushing to reduce their carbon footprint through electrification and a shift to renewable power but the technology for industrial-scale carbon capture and storage is still in its infancy. Jenny Eagle investigates.


Certex UK wins 3-year wind farm inspection contract
19 January, 2022 Certex UK has won a three-year contract by Equinor, which operates Dudgeon and Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farms off the Norfolk coast, for inspection and maintenance of over 150 turbine generators across two wind farms.
  • JLT Mobile Computers acquires ID Work
    JLT Mobile Computers has acquired longtime French sales partner ID Work, which will now become JLT France, with ID Work founder Philippe Briantais as managing director of the new operation.
  • All eyes on the Middle East for Dubai World Expo
    For the first time in history, the World Expo, an international cultural exhibition (held every five years), is taking place in the Middle East. To combat a global reluctance to travel due to health concerns, organisers are streaming events online until the end of March 2022. The event, originally scheduled for October 2020 in Dubai was postponed due to Covid to October 2021 to March 31, 2022.
  • Port of LA applauds $2.3bn Government investment
    The Port of LA welcomes California Gov. Galvin Newsom’s 2022-23 state budget proposal, known as ‘The California Blueprint’, including a planned record investment of $2.3bn for California ports.