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March 2024


Bridge crane joins the Calgary Stampede
01 March 2024 The 2023 Calgary Stampede was notable for a large pick-up claw machine – a collaboration between Kristian Electric and Exhibit Studio. By John Bensalhia.

February 2024


Modulift plays key role in crane calibration for national ship repair company
29 February 2024 In an operation in the northeast of England, a Modulift spreader beam was used to carry out a lift for a national ship repair company. The primary goal of the lifting project was to re-calibrate a vessel crane.

PSA Sines Expands Capacity With Two Super Post-Panamax STS Cranes
28 February 2024 Two mega ship-to-shore (STS) cranes arrived at PSA Sines in Portugal in December 2023. The new cranes will be added to the ten existing Super Post-Panamax cranes, allowing PSA Sines to handle the largest container vessels deployed at the Iberian Peninsula.

Engineered Systems installs R&M cranes at new facility
23 February 2024 Engineered Systems has installed R&M Cranes and hoists at a new facility.

Date set for this year’s Global Lifting Awareness Day
19 February 2024 The fifth Global Lifting Awareness Day will take place on Thursday 18 July.

Interface reveals motivation behind the acquisition of long-time partner LCM Systems
16 February 2024 In a move that should provide synergistic growth opportunities for both companies, Interface Inc., a US-based leader in force measurement product technology, design and manufacturing, has recently acquired UK-based LCM Systems – a company that it had already been partnering with for the past ten years. In fact, Interface has been LCM’s exclusive distributor in the US market since 2018.

Morris supplies overhead crane equipment to steel industry business
15 February 2024 Twin double girder bridge cranes have been erected at a company supplying iron ore to the steel industry.

First lifting apprentice due to complete assessment
15 February 2024 The first Lifting Equipment Technician apprentice will be undertaking their end point assessment at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (Leea) workshops in Huntingdon, UK, on 15 March 2024.

Bohl Crane provides lifting solution for boat manufacturer
14 February 2024 US lifting business Bohl Crane has installed a series of overhead cranes and hoists from R&M Materials Handling at a facility in Decatur, Indiana, where Formula Boats – a range of fiberglass powerboats from 24ft to 50ft in length – are manufactured from raw materials.

Durham Lifting embarks on a new era of leadership
12 February 2024 The ownership of UK lifting solutions business Durham Lifting has changed hands, with Amanda and Paul Gardiner taking full control of the company as Frank Pickersgill, who founded the company in 1996 and is now in his 70s, steps aside.

Bespoke lifting equipment helps keep train manufacturer’s safety on track
09 February 2024 Britlift has delivered a range of bespoke lifting equipment for CAF Rolling Stock UK, which produces trains for the UK market.

Port Report: Access all areas
08 February 2024 From the Port of Kemi in Finland upgrading its security with Visy to APM Terminals and DP World announcing an initiative to accelerate decarbonisation through the electrification of Container Handling Equipment (CHE). Jenny Eagle reports on the latest port news.

Handling Systems International continues to grow its capacity and dealer network.
08 February 2024 Taking advantage of its position of being able to offer fresh new options to an old, established market, Handling Systems International Inc. (HSI), a McCook, IL-based manufacturer of overhead lifting and material handling cranes and hoists, has once again expanded both its production square footage and its dealer network.

Hoist & Winch designs bespoke electric winch lifting system for ‘wet room’
07 February 2024 Hoist & Winch has installed a bespoke electric-powered winch lifting system for a UK plant rental company.

Dynamic Load Monitoring opens machine shop
05 February 2024 The UK’s Dynamic Load Monitoring (DLM), which makes force measurement equipment, has opened a machine shop in Southampton in collaboration with sister company, Vulcan Offshore, a company that specialises in fabrication, welding and CNC machining for clients operating within the offshore, renewables, subsea and UK manufacturing industries.

All-in-one entry-level radio solution generating positive feedback, reports Conductix-Wampfler
02 February 2024 Conductix-Wampfler, a manufacturer of an array of mobile electrification and data transfer systems for cranes and hoists and other industrial equipment with over 60 years of radio design experience, recently introduced Airmark – a new all-in-one, out-of-the-box, entry-level radio remote control solution designed specifically for the North American overhead crane market.

SWF Krantechnik to display hoist Innovations at LogiMat 2024 show
01 February 2024 SWF Krantechnik, a global player in components for crane and hoisting equipment, will present its latest product innovations for the first time at LogiMat, a trade fair for the intralogistics solutions and process management industry.

January 2024


US news round-up: Appointments and promotions
29 January 2024 The latest appointments and promotions, plus other stories of interest.

Hoist & Winch supplies tandem lifting hoist for UK flood defence system
22 January 2024 Hoist & Winch has designed and manufactured an outdoor specification tandem-lifting hoist for the UK’s Environment Agency.

US regional news round-up: California
22 January 2024 A focus on a handful of companies with sites in California.