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November 2023

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Overhead crane knowledge – John Paxton, CEO of MHI
16 November 2023 John Paxton, CEO of MHI, says digital trends will push overhead lifting to greater heights.

Editor's Comment: A gold sustainability rating for Konecranes
13 November 2023 Konecranes’ sustainability work has been rewarded with a Gold rating for a third straight year from EcoVadis, a business sustainability rating agency. Konecranes’ actions, policies and reporting put it in the top 4% of all rated companies globally, and in the top 1% of its general-purpose machinery peers. Its total score improved versus 2022.

October 2023

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Below The Hook: Modular spreader beams
27 October 2023 There is a growing trend for modular spreader beams, driven by a number of factors, writes Dan Mongan, senior sales engineer at The Caldwell Group.

Checking for kinks in wire rope slings
26 October 2023 Dave Tucker, senior training specialist, and Dave Thomson, training manager, at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association, explain why attention needs to be paid to kinks during inspections of wire rope slings.

Dockside expertise: Seismic upgrade
19 October 2023 Richard Phillips, mechanical engineer at CP&A, describes how the company’s Base Anti-Seismic Isolation System is added to cranes.

Dockside case study: AAL Shipping transports juice tanks from China to Portugal
19 October 2023 Dockside case study: AAL Shipping transports juice tanks from China to Portugal

Powerhoss Spmt now available in Us
16 October 2023 In celebration of the 40-year anniversary of the TII Scheuerle self-propelled modular transporter (SPMT) and in cooperation with the German heavy load transport technology firm, Transport Products and Service Enterprises has announced that the six-axle PowerHoss is now available in North America.

DLM Editor's Comment: Hydrogen Hyster for the Port of Valencia
12 October 2023 Hyster, a provider of container handling solutions, has developed and shipped a hydrogen fuel cell ReachStacker to the Port of Valencia in Spain. The ReachStacker is part of the H2Ports project, which aims to introduce hydrogen-powered vehicles and equipment in port operations.

ABB launches Hoisting Young Engineer Exchange Program
03 October 2023 In an attempt to help bridge the skills gap in the global mining industry, electrification and machine automation technology firm ABB has launched the Hoisting Young Engineer Exchange Program to attract the next generation of engineering graduates to a career in mine hoisting.

September 2023

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Below the hook: Multi-point beams
25 September 2023 Below-the-hook equipment comes in all shapes and sizes, as demonstrated by multi-point lifting beams (and modular spreader frames), writes Dan Mongan, senior sales engineer at The Caldwell Group.

LEEA column: Improving standards
21 September 2023 Ben Dobbs, head of global standards and legislation at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association, highlights the current works in progress and plans for the BS7121 Code of practice for the safe use of cranes.

Below the hook: A hook in the water
01 September 2023 Some hooks are designed for underwater applications and use with remotely operated vehicles. Avoiding shedding and snagging are among the requirements, writes Robert Allen, outside sales manager for The Caldwell Group’s RUD product line in the US and Canada.

August 2023

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Kito Crosby announces Oliver Crosby & Edwin Harrington Memorial Scholarship
30 August 2023 Kito Crosby, a manufacturer of lifting and securement solutions, has launched the Oliver Crosby & Edwin Harrington Memorial Scholarship through the Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF) association scholarship programme.

Sarens takes delivery of Liebherr LR 12500-1.0 Crawler Crane
29 August 2023 Crane and heavy lifting company Sarens has taken delivery of its first unit of the new Liebherr LR 12500- 1.0 crawler crane at the Port of Rostock in Germany.

AP Moller Maersk recognised for Safety App
25 August 2023 AP Moller Maersk has won a safety award for its AMPT Vessel Inspection App, at the ICHCA International and TT Club awards, which celebrate safety innovation within the cargo handling and transport sector.

Otg launches E-Learning Series For Dry Bulk Cargoes
24 August 2023 Learning and operational technology firm Ocean Technologies Group (OTG) has partnered with KeelX Education to offer Series One of the latter’s Safe Handling and Transportation of Dry Bulk Cargoes e-learning courses through OTG’s Ocean Learning Platform.

Ad Ports Group to expand Khalifa Port
23 August 2023 AD Ports Group has announced it will further expand Khalifa Port, in Abu Dhabi, to include drydock services. With this expansion, Khalifa Port will further expand its range of port and marine logistics services, from container and cargo handling to vessel repairs and maintenance, to better serve existing clients and attract new ones. The addition of drydock services will enable Khalifa Port to meet the growing demand for these services from regional and international clients.

Preparing for the New Eu machinery regulations
22 August 2023 Ben Dobbs, head of global standards and legislation at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association, examines the upcoming changes between the Machinery Directive and the new Machinery Regulations.

DLM Editor's Comment: The Jewel of the Nile
17 August 2023 Global port operator Hutchison Ports has invested $700m in two major projects in Egypt: Ain Sokhna Port and B100, a new container terminal in the Port of Alexandria, which will serve as a gateway to the Egyptian market.

Below the hook: In need of TLC
04 August 2023 It is possible to safely lift curved plate or pipe, as found in many manufacturing applications, with specially designed clamps, writes Dale Kelly, engineering manager at The Caldwell Group.