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Chainmaster announces Irish partnership
28 September, 2023 Chainmaster, a supplier of electric and manual chain hoists, as well as load monitoring equipment among other products, has announced that PSI Production will be its official resale partner for Northern and Southern Ireland.
  • Breakbulk Americas
    Breakbulk Americas, which takes place in Texas, provides visitors with a networking platform to grow connections, generate new business and strengthen key existing relationships.


Entertainment hoist Q&A
28 September, 2023 We speak to Nick Fleming, business development specialist at Columbus McKinnon, and Erich Widmer, sales and marketing manager at GIS, about every aspect of entertainment hoists.
  • Overhead crane regional report: Canada can do
    Canada’s only neighbour is the United States and too often it is neglected in comparison. But its lifting industry can hold its own against and even penetrate into US markets. Julian Champkin reports.
  • The Lowdown on Load sway
    Anti-sway technology was revolutionary when it was first introduced – but back then it did not actually work very well. Today’s systems, in contrast, offer safety and economy, and allow even a non-specialist to operate a crane. Julian Champkin reports.
  • The impact of economic trends on ports
    Ports are directly impacted by world financial economies. International economic downturns can cause significant delays in imports and exports. On the other hand, increasing trade demands can lead to expansions in infrastructure. Ports are also impacted by federal, state and local budgets impacting port efficiency and traffic flow. Jenny Eagle investigates.


Below the hook: Multi-point beams
25 September, 2023 Below-the-hook equipment comes in all shapes and sizes, as demonstrated by multi-point lifting beams (and modular spreader frames), writes Dan Mongan, senior sales engineer at The Caldwell Group.
  • LEEA column: Improving standards
    Ben Dobbs, head of global standards and legislation at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association, highlights the current works in progress and plans for the BS7121 Code of practice for the safe use of cranes.
  • Below the hook: A hook in the water
    Some hooks are designed for underwater applications and use with remotely operated vehicles. Avoiding shedding and snagging are among the requirements, writes Robert Allen, outside sales manager for The Caldwell Group’s RUD product line in the US and Canada.