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New guidance on care and use of load-measuring devices
15 December, 2022
Obligations around the use and care of load cells and other measuring devices take more than an up-to-date calibration certificate, writes Ben Dobbs, head of technical services at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association. A newly published guidance note explains why…

Kito Corporation celebrates 90th anniversary
13 December, 2022
Japan’s Kito Corporation celebrated its 90th anniversary last month.

Parker reveals next-generation load-sensing valves for mobile machinery
09 December, 2022
Parker Hannifin, a motion and control technologies business, has launched next-generation pre-compensated load-sensing valves with VA Series branding.

Davit cranes on display at US heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration show
08 December, 2022
OZ Lifting will show a variety of davit cranes at AHR Expo, an event for the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry.

New East Timor port officially opened
05 December, 2022
Port operator Bolloré Ports has officially opened Tibar Bay Port in East Timor.

ZPMC donates books to Chinese school in Germany
02 December, 2022
ZPMC, the Chinese manufacturer and supplier of port equipment including cranes,donated a number of books to the Hanhua Chinese School in Germany at the end of November.

Caldwell launches distributor pricing and availability tool
02 December, 2022
US lifting solutions business The Caldwell Group has unveiled a new online tool where channel partners can access pricing and availability information online.

Steel maker upgrades overhead cranes in US
30 November, 2022
International steel manufacturer the Valbruna Group has 2,500 employees and produces approximately 250,000 tons of specialty steels annually, with a primary focus on stainless steels and specialty alloys.

Axel Johnson acquires Danish lifting equipment supplier
29 November, 2022
AxFlow Denmark – which is part of the Axel Johnson International business group Fluid Handling Solutions, or AxFlow – has acquired Gram Vakuum Teknik, a Danish supplier of vacuum pumps, lifting equipment and related services.

LiftEurop mobile inspection uncovers damaged swivel lifting rings
23 November, 2022
LiftEurop is a Luxembourgish manufacturer of lifting accessories that also offers a mobile inspection, repair, maintenance and retrofitting service.

New berth slated for Canada’s Port of Prince Rupert terminal
22 November, 2022
A second berth at a Port of Prince Rupert terminal is to be constructed thanks to CAD$75m ($56m) of investment from the Canadian government.

Addressing the issue of one trip slings
21 November, 2022
A general lack of understanding over ‘one trip’ and low quality slings is threatening safety, warns Bernie Winter, technical engineer at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA).

Cube jacks negotiate a tight spot
21 November, 2022
French equipment installer Bovis Group has used four SCJ-50 Enerpac cube jacks in the installation of two 16t presses.

Spreader frame enhances caravan lifting safety
21 November, 2022
A UK south coast holiday parks operator that uses mobile cranes to locate or reposition caravans and lodges has said it has enhanced safety and productivity thanks to support from Britlift, a lifting equipment engineering company specialising in below-the-hook equipment design, manufacture, certification, testing and supply.

Super post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes leave China for Chile
17 November, 2022
Chile’s San Antonio Terminal Internacional (STI) has announced that two new super post-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and two electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTG) are on their way to the terminal having set sail from Changxing Island, China.

Vancouver terminal orders ten rubber-tyred gantry cranes
15 November, 2022
Terminal operator GCT Canada has ordered ten Konecranes rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) for its GCT Deltaport container terminal in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Benin terminal technicians undergo Konecranes training
10 November, 2022
Electricians and mechanics from Bolloré Ports’ Benin terminal in West Africa completed two weeks of training on Konecranes rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes in July this year.

R&M crane supports craft beer brewing solution
09 November, 2022
An overhead crane from R&M Materials Handling is helping one of the US’s leading craft breweries with a custom beer-making process.

Kalmar continues sustainable collaboration with GMP Le Havre
09 November, 2022
Kalmar has received a repeat order of 12 Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers from GMP (Générale de Manutention Portuaire) in Le Havre, France.

Why cranes are important to the aerospace industry
08 November, 2022
From suspension monorails and single-girder cranes to complex flow systems and beyond, the aerospace sector has a variety of crane solutions available to it.