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December 2022

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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.

November 2022

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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.

India to build two new Deendayal Port terminals
07 November 2022 India’s government has approved the development of two new terminals at Tuna-Tekra in Deendayal Port at an estimated cost of Rs5,963 crore ($720m), according to several reports.

A dozen Kalmar straddle carriers enter service for Forth Ports
04 November 2022 Forth Ports’ Grangemouth and Tilbury locations in the UK have welcomed a dozen new low-emission Kalmar straddle carriers as part of a multi-million-pound investment in equipment for the group’s key container terminals.

Battersea Power Station cranes top off new shopping complex
01 November 2022 The bandstand box hanging above the heads of shopaholics in Turbine Hall B at London’s restored and newly opened Battersea Power Station mixed-use shopping centre was designed, manufactured and installed by RHC Lifting.

Strand jacks assist port crane dismantling in Virginia
01 November 2022 Working with its strategic partners Crofton Industries and RLT Engineering, Engineered Rigging has assisted with the dismantling of three Kone ship-to-shore (STS) container cranes for the Virginia Port Authority in the US.