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Kalmar retains Rotterdam contact
13 December, 2013
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has retained a three-year contract to provide complete service and maintenance support for two Kalmar ship-to-shore (STS) cranes operated by SCA Logistics B.V at their Rotterdam Terminal in the Netherlands. The contract became operational in September 2013, Cargotec stated earlier this month.

Engineering firm fined following worker's death
13 December, 2013
An engineering company has been fined GBP 160,000 (USD 263,127) over the death of an electrician crushed by an overhead crane at its factory in Lancashire, the UK's Health and Safety Executive (HSE) stated recently.

RTG order for Kenya
13 December, 2013
Mombasa-based Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has ordered 2 hybrid E-One 2 rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) from Kalmar, it was announced this week. Set for delivery during 2014 the order is valued around EUR 17M (USD 23.4M).

Hong kong International Terminals to install remote control operations to 29 RTGs
13 December, 2013
Hong Kong International Terminals (HIT) has signed an agreement with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machinery Technology Corporation (MHIMT) to install remote-control operations for the 29 RTGs at Container Terminal 9. The project is the first of its kind outside of Japan.

Controlling the crane sector
10 December, 2013
Radio remote controls are an integral component of the material lifting sector. Tim Sheahan takes a look at some of the latest developments taking place in this burgeoning market

Blowing up
10 December, 2013
With installed global wind energy capacity experiencing double digit growth, turbinehoists for maintenance and repair are in high demand in key markets

Is the south on the up?
10 December, 2013
Infrastructure and manufacturing growth across South Asia and Asia-Pacific is correlating withstrong demand for material handling equipment. However, manufacturers are approaching 2014 and beyond with a cautious optimism, finds Tim Sheahan

Embracing the opportunities
10 December, 2013
Commercial wind farms around the world all face the same challenges when it comes to ensuring they remain operational and efficient.

J D Neuhaus commissioned for world’s largest observation wheel construction
27 November, 2013
J D Neuhaus has played a key role in the construction of the world’s largest observation wheel in Las Vegas.

Kalmar enlisted for major STS crane relocation
22 November, 2013
Kalmar has been credited for the “impressive” relocation project it has carried out in moving an 850-ton ship-to-shore (STS) crane at the Port of Helsingborg, Sweden.

Placing the spotlight on warehouse automation
08 November, 2013
Automated Guided Vehicle manufacturers and suppliers play an integral role in the modernwarehouse. Innovative machines and intricate control systems are enabling companies to get the most out of their warehousing operations, finds Tim Sheahan.

Arbil: 50 years in the making
08 November, 2013
When chairman Raymond R. Bills founded Arbil Lifting in Wolverhampton back in 1963, a global business operating out of modern premises across the UK was probably a pipedream. Now, 50 years young, Arbil is celebrating this major anniversary but Bills and his company have no plans of slowing down.

Picking up the pieces
08 November, 2013
Hoist manufacturers have a major part to play in the food and pharmaceutical manufacturingprocess. Ever-changing industry regulations and strong demand from end users is driving investment in this machinery, finds Tim Sheahan.

Onwards and upwards
08 November, 2013
Growth in the automotive and manufacturing markets are expected to boost North America’sindustrial construction sector in the coming years. But as confidence slowly returns to the market, manufacturers are finding that customers are still erring on the side of caution when it comes to committing to significant new investments, finds Tim Sheahan.

CSX Intermodal Terminals returns to Konecranes
08 November, 2013
Konecranes has been commissioned by US-based transportation firm CSX Intermodal Terminals to provide a quartet of RTG cranes.

The importance of exhibitions
08 November, 2013
The integral role tradeshows play in bringing an industry together can rarely be overstated. They fulfill a variety of functions, from a means of showcasing new equipment and products to providing the people that make up this industry with a way to liaise with their peers. In an age where time "out of the office" is more of a luxury than ever, these events offer welcome respite from daily routines.

RTGs ordered for Indonesian airport
08 November, 2013
Port crane and reach stacker manufacturer Kalmar has received an order for six E-One rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Indonesian container terminal operator, PT Terminal Petikemas Surabaya (TPS), the company announced recently. The deliveries are expected by the end of the second quarter 2014.

New online crane marketplace launched
08 November, 2013
A new a global online trading website, Crane Swap, went live earlier this month. The website aims to connect buyers and sellers of cranes including gantry and STS cranes and equipment.

Konecranes lowers its forecasts
08 November, 2013
Konecranes has lowered its full-year forecast following a 10 per cent drop in third quarter orders, the company announced earlier this month. The company said that ‘continued soft market and unfavourable currency development’ are to blame for the revised expectations.

Jebel Ali switches to electrified RTGs
08 November, 2013
DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port has successfully electrified eight diesel-powered rubber-tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes, the marine terminal operator announced recently.