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.

Latest HOIST Feature

German global expansion
04 August, 2022
As the German government tackles the ratification process for an EU free trade agreement with Canada (CETA) and the Report on Vocational Training 2022, we look at the contract wins accelerating...
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Lifting loves a vacuum 04 August, 2022 Vacuums can lift small paper packages and large concrete slabs. Julian Champkin reports
Getting connected 01 July, 2022 There is enormous potential in machine and personal-related data, however, the industry still needs to take further steps towards IoT and digitalisation, preparing for the new digital and interconnected working environment. Jenny Eagle reports.
Mining the future 01 July, 2022 A lower carbon world needs more copper. Also more nickel, more aluminium, more lithium, more cobalt, more rare earths ... and therefore more mining. Julian Champkin reports on the mine lifting industry’s response to the carbon-zero imperative.
Asia business review 01 July, 2022 Over the upcoming years, APAC countries are forecasted to offer major opportunities for crane operators, particularly with the construction sector in Indonesia expected to record over 7.2% growth in 2022 surpassing pre-pandemic output levels, according to GlobalData. Jenny Eagle takes a look at the latest news in this region.
Fly like the wind 01 July, 2022 JASO Industrial Cranes takes part in an ambitious project to double the size of Siemens Gamesa’s factory thanks to the rapid development of the offshore wind industry
Tick, tock, time for TOC 08 June, 2022 TOC Europe 2022 is opening its doors from June 14-16, in Rotterdam. Here to celebrate, Hoist takes a look at some of the global port and cargo supply chain professionals who will be exhibiting, taking a look at their recent activities. Jenny Eagle reports.
Electrifying ports performance 08 June, 2022 Electrification and digital automation are going hand-in-hand. Julian champkin reports on ports’ progress.
Hang in there 08 June, 2022 Load security; ensuring that the load stays on the hook and does not fall off, is somewhat basic to all lifting operations – but none-the-less can call for ingenuity, high technology and specialised devices both large and small. Julian Champkin reports.
Rocket science 08 June, 2022 The United Launch Alliance (ULA) uses a four-point lifting sling, the ‘Handling Fixture Hoist Tool’, to raise the Starliner spacecraft in preparation for OFT-2.
Second wind 05 May, 2022 According to the World Economic Forum, The Netherlands is the European leader in infrastructure with innovative and sustainable practices making expansion in this part of the World a smart choice. The Dutch also have the highest-ranking seaports in the EU in terms of efficiency. Jenny Eagle reports.
In the driver’s seat 05 May, 2022 Safety and productivity are powering the overhead crane control market. Lucy Perry investigates.
Fuel for debate 05 May, 2022 The world’s energy supply faces crisis. Climate change, and the war in Ukraine, are forcing a re-think of future supply. New sources will need new lifting gear. Julian Champkin reports.