ABP Immingham Orders 6 RTGs in Project Pilgrim

Project Pilgrim is a £33 million upgrade to Immingham Container Terminal to future proof the terminal and extends its footprint. Currently, there are six electric Rubber Tyre Gantry cranes travelling from China to the Port of Immingham which are due to arrive in January 2020. The 6 electric RTGs were built at Rainbow Cargotec in … Read more

Mammoet signs for PDH project Heavy Lift and Transport on Borealis Kallo site

Mammoet recently signed as the official heavy lift and transport partner for the New European PDH project on the Borealis Kallo site, which was announced last year as one of the most significant investments in European petrochemicals in 20 years. The propane dehydrogenation plant, one of the largest and most efficient in the world, will … Read more

Ainscough lifts Christmas tree

UK crane rental firm Ainscough Crane Hire worked with electrical contractor IllumiDex UK to lift an 18 metre tall LED conical Christmas tree into place in Southport town centre. Installation work took place over one night, with the contract lift team from Ainscough’s Preston Depot operating until the early hours of the morning. The team … Read more

Australian government backs Verton

Australia-based lifting and rotation management specialist Verton Australia said it has gained financial and strategic support from the Australian government for the development of a load orientating device for wind turbine blades. The company won the backing of the Australian government’s Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre to develop the technology for its Windmaster project. The aim … Read more

NCCCO crane operator testing for Saudi

The US-based National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has signed an agreement with the First National Company (FNRCO) of Saudi Arabia, for the certification of crane operators, riggers, and signal persons in the Kingdom. The five-year agreement was signed last week at the US – Saudi Arabian Business Council’s (USSABC) corporate offices … Read more

Galapagos crane incident

A crane overturned into the water on San Cristóbal Island in the Galapagos Islands in the South Atlantic, while loading a generator on Sunday. The area is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The crane, a P&H Omega Rough Terrain owned by Ecuador-based Equigruas, was loading a 40-foot CAT generator container onto a boat for transport … Read more

Ruth Isabel Adorian 1932 – 2019

We have received the sad news of the death of Ruth Adorian, wife of Paul Adorian the founding managing director of IPAF, she was 87. Born Ruth Wakefield, her father was William Wavell Wakefield – 1st Baron Wakefield of Kendal. Ruth and Paul met when aged around five years old and grew up together. Ruth … Read more

Mordefroy Levage lift train for TGV

French crane service provider Mordefroy Levage used its Demag AC 100-4L and Demag AC 140 all-terrain cranes to carry out the tandem lift of a 34-tonne TGV locomotive for French railway company SNCF. First, the company loaded the train onto a lowbed trailer using the two cranes. When unloading the train onto a track at … Read more

Liebherr sold Earthquake-proof self erectors to Cranetal Noda

Japanese crane company Cranetal Noda, part of the Noda Crane Group, has taken delivery of five Liebherr 53 K/J fast-erecting tower cranes. The 53 K/J has a maximum lifting capacity of 2.8 tonnes and a radius of up to 40 metres. The crane has seven possible hook heights, between 15.8 and 31 metres, as well … Read more

Dynamic Rigging Hire load tested two Shuttlelift mobile gantry cranes

Australian lifting and rigging equipment rental firm Dynamic Rigging Hire load tested two 90.7 tonne capacity Shuttlelift mobile gantry cranes in Melbourne prior to them going into service. The cranes, which will be used to lift pre-cast T-beams at a manufacturing facility, had to be tested to comply with Australian standards and will be subjected … Read more

Ritchie Bros appoints new CEO

Ritchie Bros Auctioneers has appointed Ann Fandozzi as its new CEO. Fandozzi comes to Ritchie from US vehicle repair business ABRA Auto Body & Glass, where she was CEO. She takes up her new post on 6 January 2020. Her appointment follows the departure of previous CEO Ravi Saligram at the beginning of October. Since … Read more