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Tyrholm & Farstad Orders Konecranes Mobile Harbor Crane
04 March, 2024
Norwegian logistics provider Tyrholm & Farstad has ordered a Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane for its Flatholmen terminal in Ålesund, with the electric crane to expand capacity and reduce carbon emissions, with delivery expected in Q2 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.

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.

Securing loads – the latest solutions
26 February, 2024
Julian Champkin reports on the latest solutions for securing loads.

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.

Aerospace sector: Prepare for take-off
22 February, 2024
Aerospace manufacturers are increasingly turning to cranes and other hoist systems to precisely place critical equipment. Overhead cranes add increased flexibility, reliability, precision and safety not only to aircraft production but all types of large construction projects. Jenny Eagle reports.

Considerations For Crane Upgrades
21 February, 2024
Andy Swann, business development manager for cranes and power transmission at cranes specialist CP Automation, explores the ins and outs of upgrades.

LEEA column: Can thorough examination intervals be prolonged?
19 February, 2024
Bernie Winter of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association’s Technical Services, answers a popular question: can the required interval between thorough examinations of lifting equipment be prolonged?

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.

Editor’s Comment: Industry trends for 2024
13 February, 2024
It’s around this time of year that organisations discuss industry trends. Interface, which operates in the force measurement sector, is one company that has reflected on the past 12 months and compiled a list of key trends, based on the current demands of its products, requests for solution support, and incoming inquiries to its application experts.

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.