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The US Port of West Sacramento has bought a new Liebherr LHM 420 mobile harbour crane to enable it to handle intermodal containers for import and export beginning 2012.
This December, Westinghouse Electric Company’s subsidiary PaR Nuclear donated two 30t industrial cranes and training equipment to train engineering students at the University of North Carolina’s Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) in Charlotte.
Demag Cranes has delivered its first mobile harbour cranes to Papua New Guinea after receiving an order for four Gottwald G HMK 6407 Model 6 cranes from PNG Ports Corporation.
Columbus McKinnon has announced that it is adding new features and design improvements to its Lodestar Electric Chain Hoist for easier maintenance.
Controls manufacturer Magnetek has announced two appointments within its material handling business unit, Norman Davis is now business development manager for remote controls and John Holland becomes a manufacturer’s representative.
Field ID have signed a contract with US materials handling firm Engineered Systems to provide RFID tags for crane, trolley and hoist components for use with its cloud-based inspection system.
Speedy Hire has been awarded a three-year contract by the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Agency (NDA) to supply lifting equipment for maintenance work at nuclear processing sites on the NDA’s estate.
Konecranes posted third quarter results showing a 24% drop in operating profits, despite a healthy 14.6% increase in sales and a 53% increase in Konecranes’ order book year on year, as expansion costs bit at the Finnish multinational’s service division.
Pursuing a strategy for growing in multiple emerging markets, specifically in Latin America, Eastern Europe, China and the rest of Asia, Columbus McKinnon reported net sales of $149.9m in the second quarter of fiscal 2012, and said it had sufficient capitalization to materialize its acquisition strategy.
Parker Hannifin announced that it has launched a new range of hydraulic motors for crane, winch and hoist drives, intended for high performance applications. The Cleveland-based company makes motion and control technologies, including motors.