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RiConnect Joins AWRF
17 May, 2024 RiConnect has announced that it has become a member of the Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF) in America.
  • Hoist & Winch delivers Hadef electric winch to Warwick Castle
    When Britain’s largest working siege machine returned to Warwick Castle recently to form the centrepiece of a new action-packed show - The Legend of the Trebuchet - the castle needed a way to provide the correct tensioning for this ancient and medieval warfare.


Efficiency you can trust
09 May, 2024 Germany’s economic policy is a stumbling block, especially in international competition. Companies in Germany are slowed down by high regulations and tough approval procedures but that’s not to say it’s all doom and gloom as we feature manufacturers that are thriving.
  • One extreme to the other
    Even where standards reference temperature ranges, it is always important to make sure a product can operate in the environment required, especially where extremes exist.
  • On the same terms?
    Bernie Winter, of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) Technical Services, explains the term Working Load Limit and answers a frequently asked lifting capacity terminology question.
  • Digital Future-Proof
    Hoist was excited to attend LogiMAT, a tradeshow for Intralogistics Solutions & Process Management, in Stuttgart, Germany, recently to see what new technologies have come onto the market.
  • All aboard!
    We round up the latest news from exhibitors’ attending TOC Europe 2024 (June 11-13), 2024 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. This year’s event brings together Shippers, Carriers, 3PLs and C-level attendees from Ports & Terminals who will attend the Container Supply Chain conference under the theme: Shipping’s seismic shift: Dealing with the supply chain fallout.
  • 5G Marina network pilot
    5G Open Innovation Lab, Washington Maritime Blue, and the City of Tacoma have launched a 5G Network at Tacoma Tideflats, allowing five enterprises to modernize their operations including support for port infrastructure, freight movement, supply chains, and manufacturing.
  • All under remote control
    Tony Rock rounds up the news from the offshore and subsea sectors, including reporting on a new alliance for remote offshore operations.


CP&A advises on Container Crane Procurement Peer Reviews
16 May, 2024 Casper, Phillips & Associates (CP&A) has delivered a presentation to port authorities titled, ‘Peer Review of Container Cranes’, to assist in future procurement processes.
  • Machinery Regulation 2027 rules apply now
    The EU Machinery Regulation 2023/1230 replaces the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and comes into effect in January 2027. However, some rules apply now, such as requirements for notified bodies (January 20, 2024).
  • Siemens launches cybersecurity SaaS 
    Production facilities are increasingly the targets of cyberattacks. Industrial companies are therefore required to identify and close potential vulnerabilities in their systems. To address the need to identify cybersecurity vulnerabilities on the shop floor as quickly as possible, Siemens has launched a new cybersecurity software-as-a-service.