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Overhead cranes: The state of play in Asia
14 September, 2023
Julian Champkin reports on the factors affecting the nations in Asia’s lifting market.
A look at the latest in lifting attachments
05 July, 2023
Not every load can be hung from a hook – frequently, some kind of special attachment is needed. Julian Champkin reports.
05 May, 2022
According to the World Economic Forum, The Netherlands is the European leader in infrastructure with innovative and sustainable practices making expansion in this part of the World a smart choice. The Dutch also have the highest-ranking seaports in the EU in terms of efficiency. Jenny Eagle reports.
Loads of data
12 January, 2022
Digital technology makes monitoring the weight and condition of your loads ever easier and ever cheaper. Julian Champkin reports.
08 September, 2021
Axel Johnson International’s Lifting Solutions business has ventured out of Europe for the first time acquiring five lifting companies in Australia. Jenny Eagle speaks to LEEA about the news as well as its announcement to set up a Regional Council for Australia & New Zealand.
If you don’t have a safe plant to work in, you can’t roll out that vision of safety to others
17 June, 2021
This month, Hoist shines the spotlight on The Crosby Group. and speaks to Wim Fabricius, who has taken over from Jason Colwell, as the managing director for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region. Fabricius has been with the company for more than six years, most recently as vice president, commercial for EMEA and will now be responsible for leading the business in this region as Colwell moves back to the United States after nearly a decade in Europe.
New possibilities for Crosby and Straightpoint
19 June, 2019
Daniel Searle visited Straightpoint’s Havant premises to find out more about how the business will be adapting under its new owners, US rigging manufacturers Crosby Group.
Weighing it up
18 January, 2019
Load monitoring systems are part of the ever-increasing digital component of lifting technology. Julian Champkin looks at the latest developments.
15 February, 2018
The exhibitors at UK trade show LiftEx suggested that the UK market is ready to grow, once the uncertainty hanging over it has cleared. Daniel Searle reports.
Weigh up high
27 December, 2017
The latest developments in load cell technology illustrate how manufacturers are responding to customers’ needs. Keren Fallwell reports
10 October, 2017
Service providers and manufacturers are exploring new technologies to avoid any interruptions during offshore operations, and ensure safety even in harsh sea conditions. Paola De Pascali reports.
Knowledge is power
05 October, 2016
Straightpoint has developed a range of testing and inspection tools for 40 years. Recent jobs and applications demonstrate the wide range of applications for their expertise.
17 May, 2016
When heavy lift specialists Versabar was required to carry out a load test on a well support clamp at its Houston, Texas facility, it called on Straightpoint for two of its Radiolink Plus load cells to conduct the 150 ton proof load process.
Divide and conquer
22 July, 2015
with TOC Americas takes place in Panama this October. Hoist takes a closer look at some of the latest developments, installations and projects taking place across US ports, and the impact these have on the economic landscape.
Moving with the times
29 January, 2015
CeMAT Asia enjoyed a successful return to Shanghai in October, forming part of a series of events designed for professionals operating in the heavy lifting, intralogistics and supply chain sectors.
Straightpoint on the road to expansion
29 January, 2015
Straightpoint, the load monitoring technology specialist, has targeted 30% annual growth in its USoperation as part of a five-year expansion strategy. Hoist speaks to the company about its plans.
Track and trace
27 April, 2012
Performing regular inspections of equipment is a vital part of keeping lifting operations safe, and complying with standards and regulations. This can only be done if you know when each piece of equipment was last checked. Increasingly, RFID and other ID technologies are making tracking of equipment easier to manage.
Peaks and valleys
07 April, 2010
In a country as vast as Canada, there’s scope for a variety of opinions on the state of the market. Ruth Ling reports
07 September, 2009
Now in its fifth year, LiftEx 2009 takes place at Chester Racecourse, UK, on 20 November.