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Demag partners with Goldbeck concrete manufacturer
26 November, 2021 Demag has partnered with Goldbeck to supply 7 EKKE single-girder Overhead Travelling Cranes (OTC) with a load capacity of 3.2t to 10t and a ZKKE double-girder OTC with a load capacity of two times 3.2t to transport goods within a new production facility at its factory in Hamm, Germany.


Italy lifts itself up
29 October, 2021 Italy’s engineering has a global reputation, and the country has many manufacturers of hoists and cranes. But the pandemic hit there hard and early. How have its hoist makers fared since then? Julian Champkin investigates and highlights recent projects.
  • Nerves of steel
    With the ongoing pressure on US President Joe Biden to lift steel tariffs and news that Sweden’s SSAB has produced the ‘world’s first fossil-free’ steel, Jenny Eagle looks at the latest projects in the metal distribution sector.
  • Bigger, broader, better
    The pandemic has revealed a global shipping industry that is stretched to and sometimes beyond the limit. Julian Champkin investigates the response of ports and docks and finds that size does matter.
  • Ship Ahoy!
    Cimolai supplies one of the world’s largest Mobile Boat Hoists to Derecktor Shipyards in Fort Pierce, Florida.
  • Fly me to the moon
    ACECO works with NASA on its Artemis II space programme to send the first woman to the Moon.
  • Antipodean effect
    Axel Johnson International’s Lifting Solutions business has ventured out of Europe for the first time acquiring five lifting companies in Australia. Jenny Eagle speaks to LEEA about the news as well as its announcement to set up a Regional Council for Australia & New Zealand.
  • One rail to rule them all
    A gantry crane can pick up and set down anywhere within a certain area. A monorail is more limited. It can work only along a line. But for many plants and factories, linear transport is exactly what they need. Julian Champkin investigates the monorail.


Modulift expands range of Modular spreader beams
24 November, 2021 Modulift has expanded its modular range of DNV Type Approved spreader beams with the MOD 1100/2000t, used in it’s very first lift in Dover, UK.
  • LIFTEUROP launches redesigned website
    LIFTEUROP, manufacturer of lifting accessories, based in Luxembourg, has launched a new website, offering ‘a more fluid and pleasant browsing experience for users’.
  • Verlinde expands its Eurochain VX range
    Verlinde has expanded its Eurochain VX range with Eurochain VX-SM, a new single-speed variation which offers the essential lifting equipment for electric chain hoists with loads of from 125 to 2000 kg