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September 2023


Breakbulk Americas
22 September 2023 Breakbulk Americas, which takes place in Texas, provides visitors with a networking platform to grow connections, generate new business and strengthen key existing relationships.

Cimolai Technology supplies cranes to Australian infrastructure project
21 September 2023 Cimolai Technology has supplied cranes to a transport infrastructure project in Australia.

Vinalift power plant gantry crane celebrates second anniversary
18 September 2023 This is an 80-ton double girder gantry crane at the Thai Binh 1 thermal power plant in Vietnam.

Oz Lifting displaying davit cranes at water sector exhibition
15 September 2023 Oz Lifting Products will exhibit at the Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition & Conference (Weftec), which takes place 30 September to 4 October 2023 at McCormick Place, Chicago, US. The exhibition runs on the final three days of the event.

Mazzella Companies acquires rigging business
14 September 2023 US lifting and rigging business Mazzella Companies has announced the acquisition of Newell Davis Company of Wilmington, North Carolina.

EMH launches single leg semi-gantry crane
13 September 2023 Engineered Material Handling (EMH) has launched a new single leg semi-gantry crane that’s designed to transfer loads between workstations and free up overhead cranes for other tasks.

Mammoet completes removal and replacement of a first steam generator in France.
12 September 2023 Mammoet completes removal and replacement of a first steam generator in France.

Osprey delivers polar crane main beams
11 September 2023 Heavy lift specialist Osprey helped deliver two polar crane main beams to the UK’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant that is currently under construction earlier in the year.

Allgon appoints new COO
08 September 2023 Allgon, the parent company of radio control solutions provider and Åkerströms and Tele Radio, which provides remote control systems for overhead cranes, has announced the appointment of Zoran Jankulovski as its new chief operating officer (COO).

APM Terminals ramps up testing of automated straddle carriers in Denmark.
07 September 2023 Port operator APM Terminals has received two additional automated straddle carriers – nicknamed Blue Bots – from ZPMC as part of a first-of-its-kind pilot project in a real terminal environment at the yard in Aarhus, Denmark. Here they will join forces with the initial prototype, which was already introduced in the beginning of 2022.

Kito Crosby announces 2023 Lifting for the Troops campaign
07 September 2023 Kito Crosby, a manufacturer of lifting and securement solutions, has announced its Lifting for the Troops campaign for 2023, supporting the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.

Hoist controller market predicted to grow by 5% during 2023-2035, says market research firm
05 September 2023 Market research and consulting firm Research Nester has published a report titled Hoist Controller Market: Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2035 that provides an overview of the global hoist controller market.

Mombasa takes delivery of ZPMC cranes
04 September 2023 Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has acquired four new ZPMC ship-to-shore (STS) gantry cranes for the Port of Mombasa

Malmedie updates coupling on ship-to-shore crane Snag Overload System
01 September 2023 Malmedie, a manufacturer of mechanical couplings for industrial applications, has launched a new Evolution Torque Safety Coupling for its Snag Overload System (SOS) that it claims will help terminal operators reduce energy consumption and save cost.

August 2023


Zasche Handling launches Zasche-Rope Hoist Electric range
31 August 2023 Zasche Handling, a provider for load-handling technology, has launched a new range of rope hoists, called Zasche-Rope Hoist Electric (Z-RE).

New members boost lifting association’s technical committee expertise
30 August 2023 The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (Leea) has announced that four new members have joined the LEEA Technical Committee. They are Rob Messenger of RUD Chains, Wan Djawad from Durham Lifting, Richard Oldknow of Yoke Industrial Corp, and Brandon Hire Station’s Craig Jenkins.

BVS Cranes appoints French distributor
29 August 2023 BVS Cranes has appointed EX’M Levage et Manutention Company as its official distributor in France.

Lifting association welcomes extension of CE mark recognition for businesses
28 August 2023 The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (Leea) – a lifting industry representative body – has welcomed the UK government Department for Business and Trade (DBT) announcement, on the 2 August 2023, of its intention to indefinitely extend the use of CE marking for businesses.

Modulift appoints Yeong Shin as official distributor in Taiwan
25 August 2023 UK below-the-hook lifting equipment manufacturer Modulift has appointed Yeong Shin – a provider of steel wire ropes, lifting accessories and products – as its stock-holding partner in Taiwan.

Lifting apprenticeship now delivered online
24 August 2023 The Level 3 Lifting Equipment Technician Apprenticeship is now available for delivery in England as an open programme, meaning that the teaching is delivered via online classrooms and there are no minimum cohort requirements.