Features

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

Italy lifts itself up
29 October, 2021
Italy’s engineering has a global reputation, and the country has many manufacturers of hoists and cranes. But the pandemic hit there hard and early. How have its hoist makers fared since then?...
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Nerves of steel 27 October, 2021 With the ongoing pressure on US President Joe Biden to lift steel tariffs and news that Sweden’s SSAB has produced the ‘world’s first fossil-free’ steel, Jenny Eagle looks at the latest projects in the metal distribution sector.
Bigger, broader, better 25 October, 2021 The pandemic has revealed a global shipping industry that is stretched to and sometimes beyond the limit. Julian Champkin investigates the response of ports and docks and finds that size does matter.
Ship Ahoy! 20 October, 2021 Cimolai supplies one of the world’s largest Mobile Boat Hoists to Derecktor Shipyards in Fort Pierce, Florida.
Fly me to the moon 20 October, 2021 ACECO works with NASA on its Artemis II space programme to send the first woman to the Moon.
Antipodean effect 08 September, 2021 Axel Johnson International’s Lifting Solutions business has ventured out of Europe for the first time acquiring five lifting companies in Australia. Jenny Eagle speaks to LEEA about the news as well as its announcement to set up a Regional Council for Australia & New Zealand.
One rail to rule them all 08 September, 2021 A gantry crane can pick up and set down anywhere within a certain area. A monorail is more limited. It can work only along a line. But for many plants and factories, linear transport is exactly what they need. Julian Champkin investigates the monorail.
Heavy duties 08 September, 2021 As demand for heavy lifting grows, manufacturers advise that success is all in the planning. Keren Fallwell reports
Quay solutions 08 September, 2021 The 13 new cranes installed at the Port of Liverpool this year will help to drive efficiency and future-proof the port’s operations. Keren Fallwell reports.
The Tiger’s Prowess 08 September, 2021 Tiger Lifting UK celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and thanks to its success has moved into larger premises to cope with a rise in demand.
Three times a charm 08 September, 2021 Franklin Offshore Europe is celebrating after attempting a Guinness World Records hattrick supplying the World’s largest diameter and lifting capacity grommet slings
It’s a steel! 10 August, 2021 Demand for lifting gear in the U.S has bounced back from the pandemic. Suppliers are doing their best to satisfy it, but with one or two small issues in their way. Julian Champkin reports.
The big switch 10 August, 2021 The world is connected. Digital system talks to digital system universally. Algorithms interpret data and churn out decisions. At the boundary of the net of worldwide interconnectivity laptops, tablets and smartphones interact with real people, who it seems are now becoming rather an old-fashioned concept as far as doing things or deciding things are concerned. Julian Champkin investigates.


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