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Pfaff Verkehrstechnik completes contract for Metro Lima Peru
04 July, 2022 Pfaff Verkehrstechnik, part of CMCO Columbus McKinnon Corporation, has been commissioned by Hitachi STS, an Italian general contractor in the railway and local rail transport sector, to supply the plant components for workshop equipment for the new Santa Anita depot of Metro Lima in Peru.
  • Konecranes to deliver 4 hybrid RTGs to Africa
    Konecranes has received an order from the Matadi Gateway Terminal in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for four hybrid RTGs, the first hybrid RTGs operated in Africa by the Congo River in the city of Matadi.
  • Manelec supplies cranes for AGCO factory expansion
    Manelec, manufacturer and supplier of overhead cranes and lifting equipment, has supplied a complete set of cranes, gantry cranes and hoists to its agricultural equipment manufacturer AGCO, as part of a factory expansion in Beauvais, northern France.
  • EMH launches EG Series Hoist
    Engineered Material Handling (EMH), has launched its EG Series Hoist, providing next generation enhanced features and benefits to its E Series Hoist.


Getting connected
01 July, 2022 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.
  • Hang in there
    Load security; ensuring that the load stays on the hook and does not fall off, is somewhat basic to all lifting operations – but none-the-less can call for ingenuity, high technology and specialised devices both large and small. Julian Champkin reports.


Port of LA applauds $2.3bn grant to bolster California’s ports
04 July, 2022 California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed the state’s upcoming fiscal year budget, which includes an unprecedented $2.3 billion for port infrastructure improvements and upgrades. The budget sets aside $110 million for creation of a new Goods Movement Training Campus at the San Pedro Bay port complex.
  • Passing of ITER Director-General Bernard Bigot
    Dr Bernard Bigot, Director-General of the ITER Organization sadly passed away in May due to illness. An inspirational leader for more than four decades across multiple fields of science and energy, his dedication and commitment to ITER over the past seven years shaped every aspect of the project. While his untimely passing will be felt as a tragic blow to the global fusion community, his preparation of the ITER senior management team in recent years gives reassurance of the project’s continued success. His deputy, Dr Eisuke Tada will take over leadership of the project while the ITER Council now searches for a long-term successor