Charting a course to healthier profits

10 May 2013

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If there is indeed a tide in the affairs of men, then port operators appear determined to take this tide at the flood and, should fortune smile, chart their course to a healthier profit margin. In this month’s issue of Hoist we cast a nautical gaze at the rise of Maersk's new Triple E, Super Post-Panamax, container vessel.


A 1,312ft , 140,542 ton behemoth , the Triple E has been credited with fuelling demand for a new generation of higher dockside cranes.

In an insightful three page feature, Zak Garner-Purkis explores how container crane owners are drawing up plans to master this rapidly evolving market.

From mastering the sea to controlling cranes, this month's technology feature focuses on the mixed fortunes of the radio control industry.

To explain how closely tied the control industry is to the vicissitudes of the global economy, pundits often say that when the economy sneezes, the market for controls inevitably catches a cold.

However, this resilient sector continues to grow and, in many cases, prosper, despite the challenging economic landscape.

For an insight into this sector we canvass the opinion of industry thought leaders from Industrial Power & Control, Radiometrix and HBC-radiomatic.

Finally, after weeks spent trying to predict an uncertain future, we take a look back. Our history feature, Our Story, travels back in time to trace the history of the Terex Corporation.

Today a household name, the company was founded when Franklin D. Roosevelt occupied the White House, the blockbuster movie King Kong had just been released to a terrified public and the actor Maurice Joseph Micklewhite (later thankfully re-named Michael Caine) was born.

If you can guess the year, answers by email to me at the usual address ([email protected] worldmarketintellingence.com) and a lucky winner gets an honorable mention in the next issue of Hoist.

If your company has an interesting history, email me (with the subject line Our Story) and perhaps we'll share your story with the rest of the industry.

As always, if you have a story or an interesting picture that you would like to share with the factory crane industry, please drop me a line. My email is the usual address.

And if you have an opinion on a news story or feature that we've published in Hoist, email us your feedback.

Enjoy your magazine.

Kizzi Nkwocha, Editor
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Kizzi Nkwocha