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New announcements at Irizar Forge
24 April, 2024 Irizar Forge has completed a hattrick of announcements, launching a redesigned website, welcoming Arrate Urquia, as quality manager and establishing a new Irizar Forge R&D department.


All aboard!
19 April, 2024 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.
  • Out of Africa
    The lifting industry, and the lifting challenges, are as varied in Africa as anywhere else. Julian Champkin reports.
  • Look, no holes...
    Flat plates seem to offer no easy attachment points for a hook. But there is a myriad of below-the-hook devices that can lift them. Julian Champkin reports.
  • Improving power quality in cranes
    In manufacturing, improving crane power quality can increase uptime and ensure productivity, explains Andy Swann, business development manager for cranes and power transmission at power quality specialist CP Automation.
  • Elevating safety standards
    Nick Warrick, sales manager at All Seasons Uniforms, discusses the critical role played by protective gear in overhead crane operations.


Venue announced for LEEA Awards 2024
24 April, 2024 The sixth annual #LEEA Awards will take place at the iconic Dorchester Hotel in London on Wednesday October 16, 2024.
  • US to replace China made cranes at ports
    The Biden administration is announcing a series of actions to strengthen the cybersecurity of US ports, the main point of entry for trade, which employs 31 million people and generates over $5.4 trillion for the US economy.
  • News in brief from around the world
    Welcome to the latest issue of Hoist. There are a few stories from around the globe that didn’t make it into our news section I’d like to share here with you. Firstly, Cranes and Steel – Karrar, operating out of Saudi Arabia, has announced a new partnership with Verlinde Lifting, while out of the US, Engineered Material Handling has introduced its line of new EM Model HF Engineered Hoists that are designed for heavy service applications such as steel service centres, heavy steel fabricators, and precast concrete facilities.