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October 2021


Kito celebrates 10th anniversary of EQ electric chain hoist
25 October 2021 Kito is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its EQ electric chain hoist and recently partnered with Ebisawa Seiki Seisakusho, a producer of precision parts in Chikusei City, Ibaraki Prefecture to deliver two sets of the Pro light-crane system with EQ electric chain hoists.

Mukran Port Terminals buys third Liebherr mobile harbour crane
20 October 2021 Mukran Port Terminals in Sassnitz, Germany, has bought its third Liebherr mobile harbour crane, type LHM 550.

Airpes launches automation-ready grab
20 October 2021 Airpes has led the collaborative design of a grab for handling steel or aluminum coils in semi- and fully-automated electric overhead traveling (EOT) crane applications.

Enerpac Push Pull system constructs World’s largest Observation Wheel
19 October 2021 An Enerpac Push-Pull system has been used to construct the World’s Largest Observation Wheel. Opening this week, the Ain Dubai observation wheel is over 250 metres tall, significantly higher than the 168 metre, High Roller observation wheel in Las Vegas, and almost twice the height of the London Eye.

Christian Prantl, Palfinger, on its ‘European Project of Common interest’
18 October 2021 Following the news that Palfinger partnered with GOS Tools to install a high-voltage cable travelling through the Channel Tunnelrecently, Hoist decided to catch up with Christian Prantl, head of product division railway, Palfinger to find out more about the project, which is being labelled as a ‘European Project of Common Interest’, by the European Commission.

Konecranes wins contract for 5 RTGs in Togo, West Africa
18 October 2021 Lomé Container Terminal (LCT) in Togo, West Africa, has ordered 5 more Konecranes Rubber-Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes. The order was booked in June 2021 and the cranes will be delivered in the second half of 2022.

Lift Turn Move (LTM) expands GIS lightweight D8 chain hoists
12 October 2021 Lift Turn Move (LTM) has expanded its stock of GIS lightweight D8 chain hoists of 500kg and 1,000kg capacity, for mobile use in the entertainment sector.

EnerMech £500k crane training tech to support safe lifting operations
11 October 2021 EnerMech has invested half-a-million pounds in advanced crane simulator training systems at its Luanda (Angola), Doha (Qatar) and Great Yarmouth (UK) facilities.

Liebherr Container Cranes to supply 3 STS container cranes to Maher Terminals
07 October 2021 Liebherr Container Cranes has won a contract to supply three ship to shore (STS) container cranes to Maher Terminals at the Port of New York & New Jersey.

The Crosby Group to send its employees to Africa in B2P partnership
06 October 2021 The Crosby Group, has partnered with US non-profit organization Bridges to Prosperity (B2P), to counter poverty caused by rural isolation.

Kalmar to deliver six Automatic Stacking Cranes to Victoria International Container Terminal
06 October 2021 Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received a repeat order of six Kalmar Automatic Stacking Cranes (ASCs) from Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT).

Air Technical Industries unveils free-standing workstation bridge cranes
06 October 2021 Air Technical Industries is developing a series of free-standing workstation bridge cranes, to give workers dedicated X-Y-Z movement in any work cell or department, sold as a do-it-yourself kit or turnkey installation.

Sere Maintenance installs overhead process crane at KP1
05 October 2021 Sere Maintenance has partnered with KP1, which supplies prefabricated construction systems, to design and manufacture a custom-made overhead process crane for the transportation and handling of concrete at one of its production plants in France.

US Overhead Alliance to launch four-part webinar series
04 October 2021 The Overhead Alliance of MHI will hold the annual Overhead Lifting Safety Webinar Series October through November. The Overhead Alliance represents the members of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) and the Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA).

Enerpac Trolley System partners with Amico & Co. on its ‘Shiplift’ expansion
01 October 2021 Enerpac has supplied a heavy lift trolley system to super and mega yachts refit and repair specialist, Amico & Co, for lifting and transporting yachts weighing up to 4000 ton.

September 2021


Modulift expands its portfolio with TriMOD
30 September 2021 Modulift has expanded its portfolio with the TriMOD, designed for 3-point lifts and suitable for circular lifts.

Liftal Hijstechniek acquires Damen Hoisting
30 September 2021 Liftal Hijstechniek has acquired Damen Hoisting, with effect from October 1, where the organization will be incorporated into the full-service specialist in lifting and hoisting technology.

Kalmar partners with APRIL Group to deliver two zero emission RTGs
29 September 2021 Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded a deal with PT. Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (PT. RAPP), the operating arm of pulp and paper producer APRIL (Asia Pacific Resources International) Group, to supply two new-generation Kalmar Zero Emission Rubber-Tyred Gantry cranes (RTGs), two Kalmar Essential Empty Container Handlers and a Kalmar Essential Reachstacker for its container terminal at the Port of Buatan in Indonesia.

ABB provides integrated power & automation system for Chilean mine
28 September 2021 ABB is to provide six electrical rooms plus an integrated digital system solution based on ABB Ability 800xA distributed control system (DCS) to Gold Fields’ Salares Norte mining project in a remote region of northern Chile.

Dal-Lago to distribute Verton safe lifting tech in GCC, India
27 September 2021 Global precast company Dal-Lago has partnered with Verton to distribute its safe lifting tech in GCC, India.