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November 2022

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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.

October 2022

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Twinify to provide digital twin tech for cost-efficiency
31 October 2022 The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Black & Veatch have launched a joint venture, called Twinify Technologies, to provide digital twin solutions for clients in asset intensive industries. Headquartered in New York, Twinify will operate through a partnership between the International Society of Interdisciplinary Engineers (ISIE), a for-profit subsidiary of ASME, and Black & Veatch.

Mechan jack production hits record levels
31 October 2022 Rail depot equipment specialist Mechan has enjoyed a bumper 12-month period for its flagship lifting jacks, producing 122 between August 2021 and August 2022.

Updated lifting guidance from IMCA features new branding
27 October 2022 The recently reviewed and updated Guidelines for Lifting Operations (IMCA LR 006) from the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has now been republished with additional branding courtesy of G+, the global offshore wind health and safety organisation.

New UK port cranes run on hydrotreated vegetable oils
25 October 2022 The UK’s Port of Dover has installed two Liebherr mobile harbour cranes that run on hydrotreated vegetable oils (HVO), a renewable diesel fuel source.

Foundationless jib cranes on the rise, says Caldwell
24 October 2022 The Caldwell Group has penned a white paper called Foundationless Jibs Enjoy Popularity Rise, outlining how the technology proves its worth in the 1-ton capacity range across a several applications.

How to choose a wire rope supplier
20 October 2022 When it comes to lifting and supporting heavy loads safely and efficiently, wire rope is the preferred choice for lifting applications in many industries. Its design offers strength, flexibility and the ability to handle high bending stresses. Wire rope is a mainstay in the construction, lifting, mining, manufacturing and transportation industries.

New Enerpac SBL600 hydraulic gantry system
19 October 2022 Enerpac has launched the latest addition to its SBL-Super Boom Lift hydraulic gantry range – the SBL600 gantry.

Guangzhou Port Group plans $1bn investment in new Nansha port berth
18 October 2022 The Guangzhou Port Group (GPG) is planning to invest $1bn in a new berth in the Nansha port area of China to create an annual extra capacity of 500,000TEU, according to reports.

Jordan’s Aqaba Container Terminal announces zero-emission vision
17 October 2022 APM Terminals and the Aqaba Development Cooperation have signed a memorandum of understanding for a 15-year extension of their partnership at Jordan’s Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT).

Port of Antwerp-Bruges greenlights Europa Terminal renewal
13 October 2022 The Port of Antwerp-Bruges and container handler PSA Antwerp are to carry out a €335m renewal of the quayside and terminal at Europa Terminal.