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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.Read more
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.
Columbus McKinnon adds open loop vector control to Yale YK and Shaw-Box SK electric wire rope hoists
Columbus McKinnon’s Yale YK and Shaw-Box SK electric wire rope hoists are now available with open loop vector control (OLV) in 460V and capacities up to 30 tons.
Invertek Drives to create 250 new jobs over next five years
At least 250 new jobs are anticipated to be created over the next five years by Invertek Drives at its global headquarters and manufacturing facility in the UK, the company has announced.
Breakbulk Americas, which takes place in Texas, provides visitors with a networking platform to grow connections, generate new business and strengthen key existing relationships.
Cimolai Technology supplies cranes to Australian infrastructure project
Cimolai Technology has supplied cranes to a transport infrastructure project in Australia.
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.
Overhead cranes: The state of play in Asia
Julian Champkin reports on the factors affecting the nations in Asia’s lifting market.
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.
Dockside environmental developments in the US
We round-up the latest environmental developments at US ports.
Rock and ore: Mining's specialist lifting equipment
Mining is a specialised business that requires specialised lifting equipment. Julian Champkin reports.
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.
Kito Crosby announces Oliver Crosby & Edwin Harrington Memorial Scholarship
Kito Crosby, a manufacturer of lifting and securement solutions, has launched the Oliver Crosby & Edwin Harrington Memorial Scholarship through the Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF) association scholarship programme.
Sarens takes delivery of Liebherr LR 12500-1.0 Crawler Crane
Crane and heavy lifting company Sarens has taken delivery of its first unit of the new Liebherr LR 12500- 1.0 crawler crane at the Port of Rostock in Germany.