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Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the HOIST editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

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Strong winds, heavier lifts
21 November, 2022
The newest developments in offshore lifting nowadays are in the wind energy field. As turbines get heavier, blades get longer and towers get higher, demands on lifting technology increase. Julian...
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Standing Firm 21 November, 2022 Process cranes combine automated technology with overhead cranes to handle heavy duty loads and streamline working procedures. The two largest end-user sectors are metal and mining followed by manufacturing, automotive, and the utility sectors. Jenny Eagle investigates.
La dolce vita 21 November, 2022 As The Italian Sea Group says goodbye to its historic 46m high gantry crane in Marina Di Carrara, to make way for the future development of the shipyard, Jenny Eagle looks at other news happening across Italy.
Need for speed 21 November, 2022 Britlift supports Jet Hydroplane UK to break World Water Speed record
Turbine control 21 November, 2022 MKK Logistics lifts a 130t turbine at a power plant in Dhaka, using an Enerpac hydraulic gantry crane
How to be safe when using hoists 31 October, 2022 Hoists and hoisting operations have become safer over the years, but accidents still happen and sometimes they can be very serious indeed. Julian Champkin reports.
The cranes lightening the load in the metal production industry 31 October, 2022 Metal production is a core industry and a hard one: temperatures are extreme, loads are heavy and hot or else difficult and hard to handle. Julian Champkin reports.
Raising productivity 31 October, 2022 LiftEx 2022 is back, hosted by LEEA in Aberdeen, October 5-6, 2022. Now in its 17th year, the event will feature 100 exhibitors, over two days, as well as the LEEA Awards and now the biggest ever Lifting Industry careers event.
A royal honour 31 October, 2022 Van Beest Group is celebrating after being awarded a Royal title to coincide with the company’s 100th anniversary.
Plugging the regularity gaps 31 October, 2022 Hoist is delighted to announce the first of a series of guest columns with LEEA to answer your most pressing technical questions each month.
Hydro power 31 October, 2022 NYPA to replace ‘Big Red’ gantry crane at Niagara Power Project
Drive Away The Sway for Stacker Cranes 05 October, 2022 JOON-SUNG LEE, OEM MANAGER, MATERIAL HANDLING, ABB DRIVES, EXPLAINS HOW VARIABLE SPEED DRIVES (VSDS) WITH BUILT-IN ANTI-PENDULUM FUNCTIONALITY CAN OVERCOME OSCILLATION PROBLEMS FOR TALL STACKER CRANES.
That’s entertainment! 09 September, 2022 The entertainment industry is up and running again after the darkness and closures of the pandemic. But stage riggers are now in short supply. Julian Champkin reports.


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