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July 2022


Passing of ITER Director-General Bernard Bigot
01 July 2022 Dr Bernard Bigot, Director-General of the ITER Organization sadly passed away in May due to illness. An inspirational leader for more than four decades across multiple fields of science and energy, his dedication and commitment to ITER over the past seven years shaped every aspect of the project. While his untimely passing will be felt as a tragic blow to the global fusion community, his preparation of the ITER senior management team in recent years gives reassurance of the project’s continued success. His deputy, Dr Eisuke Tada will take over leadership of the project while the ITER Council now searches for a long-term successor

Palfinger announces VP sales & service N.America
01 July 2022 Palfinger has announced Ismael Daneluz is the new vice president of sales & service for the the North America region.

June 2022


The Crosby Group donates racking to ShareFest-Texas
30 June 2022 The Crosby Group has donated approx. 200 ft. of racking to ShareFest-Texas, a non-profit organization helping to improve the lives and communities of others.

RWE submits 6 offshore wind applications Poland
29 June 2022 RWE Renewables has submitted applications for six offshore location licenses for the development of wind farms in the Polish Baltic Sea.

A.P. Moller – Maersk to acquire ResQ
28 June 2022 A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has announced plans to acquire ResQ, for $26m for its subsidiary Maersk Training.

LEEA to launch new suite of training courses
27 June 2022 Over the next six months, the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) will be launching a new suite of training courses as part of the Association’s Academy 2.0 Project.

The Crosby Group supports Ukranian distributor
24 June 2022 The Crosby Group has shown support for its Ukrainian distributor Enerprof, meeting the owner in person to deliver a cheque for its employees.

LEEA latest: Update to UKCA Marking
23 June 2022 Following discussions between the Lifting Equipment Engineer’s Association (LEEA) and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy regarding UKCA Marking, BEIS has announced that for goods placed on the market from January 1, 2023, the government will introduce legislation so the UKCA marking can be placed on a label affixed to a product or on a document accompanying the product until December 31, 2025. This will apply for most goods requiring UKCA marking.

CMCO’s Kathryn V. Roedel to be honored at 2022 NACD Directorship Awards
23 June 2022 Kathryn V. Roedel, a Board member since October 2017, has been recognized by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) in its Directorship 100™ which honors the most influential peer-nominated leaders in the boardroom and corporate governance community.

Rugby legend Sir Ian McGeechan to take to the stage at LEEA Awards 2022
22 June 2022 Scottish former rugby union player and coach, Sir Ian McGeechan will be the guest speaker at the LEEA Awards 2022 at the P&J Live events venue in Aberdeen on October 5.

Mechan designs bespoke wheel drop for East Ham train depot
22 June 2022 Heavy lifting and handling specialist, Mechan, has transformed the centre of a busy London rail depot into a multi-purpose maintenance space.

Tributes pour in for Michael C. Liptak Co-founder ALL
20 June 2022 Tributes have poured in following the announcement, Michael C. Liptak otherwise known as Big Mike, has sadly passed away aged 91.

LEEA Technical Triage to create web chat for FAQs
17 June 2022 Ben Dobbs, head of technical services at LEEA delves into the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) sent to the Association’s Technical Triage, which is successfully and rapidly answering technical queries from members all around the world.

Forankra Pritchard exhibits at two Cargo Shows
14 June 2022 Certex UK’s Forankra Pritchard shows its range of cargo securement solutions at two UK trade shows at the NEC in Birmingham.

10 June 2022 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a new compliance directive, CPL 02-01-063 for cranes and derricks., according to the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (CCO)

LA Harbor Commission approves $1.9bn fiscal year 2022/23 budget
09 June 2022 The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners has adopted a $1.9bn budget for Fiscal Year 2022/23. The plan builds on the strong financial performance this past year by the Port of Los Angeles, which set an all-time record for containerized cargo volume again in 2021.

US manufacturers expected to fill 4m jobs by 2030
08 June 2022 While MODEX 2022 is now well behind us and we look forward to the next MHI (Material Handling, Logistics and Supply Chain Association) US event, there were some important findings to take away from the tradeshow, where MHI launched its ‘Evolution to Revolution’ 2022 Annual Industry Report, in conjunction with Deloitte.

CM Labs to launch Vortex MasterCab, Port Equipment Simulator
08 June 2022 CM Labs Simulations, developer of Vortex training simulators, has announced the launch of the Vortex MasterCab, a full-immersion training simulator,that develops spatial intelligence, muscle memory, and operational skills. It allows port terminals to safely and effectively assess and train operators, or to prepare ports personnel for new equipment and processes.

ALL Erection & Crane Rental recognized by SC&RA
02 June 2022 ALL Erection & Crane Rental, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, has been honored with the Longevity Award from the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), recognizing its decades of leadership.

Electroelsa teams up with Direct Hoist
02 June 2022 Italian mastclimber and hoist manufacturer Electroelsa has appointed Direct Hoist Sales as its distributor for the UK and Northern Ireland.