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Below the hook: Multi-point beams 25 September, 2023
Below-the-hook equipment comes in all shapes and sizes, as demonstrated by multi-point lifting beams (and modular spreader frames), writes Dan Mongan, senior sales engineer at The Caldwell Group.
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LEEA column: Improving standards
Thursday, September 21, 2023 Ben Dobbs, head of global standards and legislation at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association, highlights the current works in progress and plans for the BS7121 Code of practice for the safe use of cranes.
Below the hook: A hook in the water
Friday, September 01, 2023 Some hooks are designed for underwater applications and use with remotely operated vehicles. Avoiding shedding and snagging are among the requirements, writes Robert Allen, outside sales manager for The Caldwell Group’s RUD product line in the US and Canada.
Kito Crosby announces Oliver Crosby & Edwin Harrington Memorial Scholarship
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 Kito Crosby, a manufacturer of lifting and securement solutions, has launched the Oliver Crosby & Edwin Harrington Memorial Scholarship through the Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF) association scholarship programme.
Sarens takes delivery of Liebherr LR 12500-1.0 Crawler Crane
Tuesday, August 29, 2023 Crane and heavy lifting company Sarens has taken delivery of its first unit of the new Liebherr LR 12500- 1.0 crawler crane at the Port of Rostock in Germany.
AP Moller Maersk recognised for Safety App
Friday, August 25, 2023 AP Moller Maersk has won a safety award for its AMPT Vessel Inspection App, at the ICHCA International and TT Club awards, which celebrate safety innovation within the cargo handling and transport sector.
Otg launches E-Learning Series For Dry Bulk Cargoes
Thursday, August 24, 2023 Learning and operational technology firm Ocean Technologies Group (OTG) has partnered with KeelX Education to offer Series One of the latter’s Safe Handling and Transportation of Dry Bulk Cargoes e-learning courses through OTG’s Ocean Learning Platform.
Ad Ports Group to expand Khalifa Port
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 AD Ports Group has announced it will further expand Khalifa Port, in Abu Dhabi, to include drydock services. With this expansion, Khalifa Port will further expand its range of port and marine logistics services, from container and cargo handling to vessel repairs and maintenance, to better serve existing clients and attract new ones. The addition of drydock services will enable Khalifa Port to meet the growing demand for these services from regional and international clients.
Preparing for the New Eu machinery regulations
Tuesday, August 22, 2023 Ben Dobbs, head of global standards and legislation at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association, examines the upcoming changes between the Machinery Directive and the new Machinery Regulations.
DLM Editor's Comment: The Jewel of the Nile
Thursday, August 17, 2023 Global port operator Hutchison Ports has invested $700m in two major projects in Egypt: Ain Sokhna Port and B100, a new container terminal in the Port of Alexandria, which will serve as a gateway to the Egyptian market.
Below the hook: In need of TLC
Friday, August 04, 2023 It is possible to safely lift curved plate or pipe, as found in many manufacturing applications, with specially designed clamps, writes Dale Kelly, engineering manager at The Caldwell Group.

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