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Kito FY2022 Q2 results sees 21.4% increase
10 August, 2022 Kito Corporation has announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022, reporting net sales of JPY16,756 FY2022 Q2 (compared to JPY13,797 in FY2021 Q1) representing a YoY +21.4% increase, and gross profit of JPY5,810 a 22.7% increase, a record high for the company.
  • AS RIKON completes factory modernization
    AS RIKON (Riga, Latvia), which manufactures lifting and trans-shipping machinery for ports, shipyards and industrial enterprises is celebrating after completing a factory modernization in Riga Freeport.
  • NYPA to replace gantry crane at Niagara Power Project
    The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has approved a five-year $38m contract to REEL COH, of Boisbriand, Canada, to fabricate, deliver and install a new gantry crane with a lifting capacity of 680 tons for Niagara Power Project in Lewiston in Niagara County.
  • Biomass Boiler Move - First Enerpac Mini Lift Gantry Project
    D Turner & Son has completed its first Enerpac ML40 Mini Lift Gantry project with the removal of a 25t biomass boiler from a factory in Scotland. The low roof height and limited physical access to the boiler made the compact hydraulic gantry the ideal choice for the lifting project.


German global expansion
04 August, 2022 As the German government tackles the ratification process for an EU free trade agreement with Canada (CETA) and the Report on Vocational Training 2022, we look at the contract wins accelerating global expansion.
  • Getting connected
    There is enormous potential in machine and personal-related data, however, the industry still needs to take further steps towards IoT and digitalisation, preparing for the new digital and interconnected working environment. Jenny Eagle reports.
  • Mining the future
    A lower carbon world needs more copper. Also more nickel, more aluminium, more lithium, more cobalt, more rare earths ... and therefore more mining. Julian Champkin reports on the mine lifting industry’s response to the carbon-zero imperative.
  • Asia business review
    Over the upcoming years, APAC countries are forecasted to offer major opportunities for crane operators, particularly with the construction sector in Indonesia expected to record over 7.2% growth in 2022 surpassing pre-pandemic output levels, according to GlobalData. Jenny Eagle takes a look at the latest news in this region.
  • Fly like the wind
    JASO Industrial Cranes takes part in an ambitious project to double the size of Siemens Gamesa’s factory thanks to the rapid development of the offshore wind industry
  • Tick, tock, time for TOC
    TOC Europe 2022 is opening its doors from June 14-16, in Rotterdam. Here to celebrate, Hoist takes a look at some of the global port and cargo supply chain professionals who will be exhibiting, taking a look at their recent activities. Jenny Eagle reports.


7th NCCCO Foundation Industry Forum
09 August, 2022 The qualifications of crane operators and those who work with and around lifting equipment will once again be the focus of this fall’s NCCCO Foundation Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications.
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a new compliance directive, CPL 02-01-063 for cranes and derricks. This directive replaces the 2014 compliance directive CPL 02-01-057 and addresses the changes in the crane rule that OSHA made in 2018. The new compliance directive only revises the existing section on operator training, certification, and evaluation and leaves the other sections of the 2014 directive unchanged.
  • MARAD awards $19.6m in small shipyard grants
    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced the award of $19.6m in grants to 24 small shipyards in 19 states. Made through the Small Shipyard Grant program, the funds will help the yards modernize, increase productivity, and expand local employment opportunities.