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March 2023


Piab unveils larger Picobot L Vacuum pump unit
28 March 2023 Piab has continued to develop its piCobot specialised collaborative robot (cobot) vacuum gripper offering with the addition of larger version, the piCobot L.

Mechan lifting jacks to support revamped UK rail depot
24 March 2023 West Midlands Trains’ Bletchley depot in Milton Keynes, UK, is taking delivery of 21 Mechan lifting jacks, as part of a major refurbishment project due to complete in 2024.

LEEA expert column: An Education in Safety
20 March 2023 Ben Dobbs, head of technical services at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association, points to two pieces of legislation that form the basis of an education on safe practice in lifting

Below the hook: Turning point
17 March 2023 Special below-the-hook tools are available to rotate your load safely and efficiently in the air, says Sean Powers, Posi-Turner applications specialist, The Caldwell Group

Editor's Comment: Thinking about full automation?
17 March 2023 Marc Kleiner, MD of South African crane manufacturer Condra, has observed that the most noticeable trend in Africa’s overhead crane industry is the growing awareness of the benefits of full automation.

Kalmar to deliver last diesel-powered Classic Straddle Carrier
16 March 2023 Kalmar has now discontinued the diesel-powered Classic Straddle Carrier, with the final machine of this type heading to a terminal in East Asia later this year. Subsequently, Kalmar will focus exclusively on hybrid and diesel-electric straddle and shuttle carriers, as well as its line of FastCharge electric machines.

Operator outlines Port of Melbourne expansion proposal
14 March 2023 Global port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has outlined a proposal for the expansion of the Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) in the Port of Melbourne, Australia.

More quay cranes on the way as Manila container terminal adds extra berth
13 March 2023 International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) is adding another berth at Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) in the Philippines’, according to various sources.

DP World to invest $35m at Brazil’s Port of Santos
07 March 2023 DP World is planning to invest $35m in 2023 to expand and modernise its facilities located on the left bank of Brazil’s Port of Santos.

Dynamic Load Monitoring celebrates important milestone
03 March 2023 Dynamic Load Monitoring (DLM), a UK manufacturer of force measurement equipment, is celebrating entering its 30th year as a business.

Offshore Crane and Lifting Conference date revealed
02 March 2023 The 26th International Offshore Crane and Lifting Conference will take place in Stavanger, Norway on 6-7 June 2023.

Port of LA signs MOU with Jetro
01 March 2023 Officials from the Port of Los Angeles and Japan External Trade Organization Los Angeles Office (Jetro Los Angeles) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further promote cooperation in several key strategic areas, including sustainability, environmental initiatives and supply chain optimisation.

February 2023


La Execs honoured for promoting women in transportation
28 February 2023 Two Port of Los Angeles executives have been honoured by WTS-Los Angeles (previously known as Women’s Transportation Seminar) for their outstanding leadership in promoting and advocating gender diversity within the global transportation industry.

Lifting & Rigging Seminar report now available to download
27 February 2023 The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has made the report from its 12th Lifting & Rigging Seminar available for download.

Port of Bilbao invites tenders for container terminal construction and operation
24 February 2023 The board of directors of the Port Authority of Bilbao, Spain, has unanimously approved the call for a public tender for the award of a concession for the construction and operation of a maritime container terminal on the Central Quay at the port of Bilbao.

Sri Lanka to invest $132m in port development projects
23 February 2023 Sri Lanka’s government will invest $132m in port development projects, according to various sources.

Port Canaveral acquires second LHM 600
22 February 2023 Port Canaveral in Florida has purchased a second LHM 600 from Liebherr Group to serve the port’s growing cargo operations.

Georgia records second-busiest month on record
22 February 2023 The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) handled 552,800 20ft equivalent container units (TEUs) in October 2022, for an increase of 9.6% (48,460 TEUs) compared to the same month in 2021.

CP&A completes design review on 3,500t crane
17 February 2023 Casper, Phillips & Associates (CP&A) has completed a structural design review on a 3,500-ton capacity double boom offshore crane for China’s Dalian Huarui Heavy Industry Group Co. (DHHI) after being asked to find a solution for increasing the strength of certain design elements.

Wagenborg nedlifn carries out heavy lift offshore project
17 February 2023 Breman Machinery has partnered with Wagenborg Nedlifn – a company it has worked with before – on the Hywind Tampen offshore wind project.