All articles by Amit Thadani

Amit Thadani

A dozen Kalmar straddle carriers arrive in Port of Le Havre

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has delivered 12 straddle carriers to Terminaux de Normandie for use at the Port of Le Havre in France.

The Crosby Group raises $50k to support educational opportunities for US military children

The Crosby Group, a manufacturer of rigging, lifting and material handling hardware and equipment, has concluded its 2022 Rigging for the Troops campaign supporting the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.

LiftEx 2023 website now live

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (Leea) has announced that the LiftEx 2023 exhibition website is now live at

Portable lifting devices: From gantry cranes to manual chain hoists

Portable hoists and gantries are found down mines, in field operations and in repair and manufacturing operations small and large. The range of devices that can be described as ‘portable’ is huge. Julian Champkin reports.

How overhead crane firms set themselves apart in Australia and New Zealand

In a competitive marketplace, Tony Rock looks at how firms in Australia and New Zealand can, and are, setting themselves apart from their rivals.

New guidance on care and use of load-measuring devices

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…

A good look at lifting attachments

Not all loads need a hook. Indeed most loads lack an obvious lifting point, making a hook all but useless. Specialised attachments are the answer. Julian Champkin considers their almost infinite variety.

Konecranes improves grade in annual environmental impact assessment

Konecranes has received an A- rating in CDP’s annual climate assessment.

Kito delivers customised electric chain hoist for mining business

Kito Corporation has recently built and shipped a customised 1.0t hoist and push trolley for a mining application.

Kito Corporation celebrates 90th anniversary

Japan’s Kito Corporation celebrated its 90th anniversary last month.