Davis Crane Service celebrates its 10 new Grove TMS500-2 truck cranes at CONEXPO 2020

Davis Crane Service At Conexpo 2020

Offering one of the most modern crane fleets in Texas, Davis Crane Service is always on the lookout for new technologies that can make work on job sites more efficient. At this year’s CONEXPO 2020, the company’s team visited Manitowoc’s booth and was recognized for boldly expanding its fleet with 10 Grove TMS500-2 truck cranes … Read more

NessCampbell Crane + Rigging purchases an MLC300 crawler crane at CONEXPO 2020

Nesscampbell At Conexpo 2020 Manitowoc Cranes

At CONEXPO 2020, Manitowoc celebrated a new purchase with NessCampbell Crane + Rigging. A Manitowoc MLC300 crawler crane. Manitowoc’s Les Middleton, David Hull, Harrison Hipple and Kevin Blaney presented NessCampbell’s team, including Jonelle Anderson and John Anderson, a celebratory plaque to mark the occasion. Joining the celebration at the Manitowoc’s booth at the show were … Read more

Manitowoc awards Ring Power Crane for Grove growth and EnCORE prowess

Ring Power Crane Conexpo 2020

Ring Power Crane and Manitowoc had a lot to celebrate at this year’s CONEXPO. Manitowoc gave the St. Augustine, Florida-based company an award for having the highest volume growth of Grove cranes in North America. It also recognized the company for being the exclusive EnCORE service provider in its territory. Ring Power Corporation President David … Read more

Liebherr Nifty lift

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A telescopic self-propelled boom lift was lifted over a roof by a crane during the construction of a gymnasium at a primary school in south Berlin, Germany. Crane contractor Herrmann & Wittrock used a Liebherr LTF 1060-4.1 truck-mounted model from its branch in Gross Kienitz to hoist the eight-tonne AWP into position in constricted conditions. … Read more

GS Express moves storage tanks in Malaysia

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GS Express Logistics has transported three 88.8-ton (80.6-tonne) CO2 storage tanks from Westport, Port Klang to Kerteh, Malaysia. In addition to the tanks, which measured 31.3 m x 3.4 m x 3.5 m, GS Express coordinated the delivery of 357 cu m of equipment and 17 high cube containers of accessories. Three hydraulic multi-axle trailers and six … Read more

Sri Lankan Wind Energy Boosted by Sarens

Sri Lanka Wind Energy Sarens

Clients worldwide call on Sarens for the right equipment for any job, whether it’s for a one-day lift or more complex operations like the installation of wind turbines. Sarens was commissioned to provide rental equipment to help install 8 wind turbines of 2.5MW each, at the 20MW Chunnakam Wind Farm in Sri Lanka. The Sri … Read more

Boskalis issues Covid-19 update

Boskalis Covid 19 Update 20200403

Royal Boskalis Westminster has suspended crew and project staff rotations in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, but cargo is still moving. The Dutch offshore contractor has implemented several precautions to ensure the health, safety and well being of its employees, while simultaneously taking all necessary steps to continue its business. To date, precautionary measures … Read more

Logistics Plus assists build of FRSU

Logistics Plus Assists Build Of Frsu

Logistics Plus has assisted with the construction of floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) in China. Three regasification modules were transported from the production facility to the shipyard in China. The largest module measured 20 m x 10.5 m x 14.5 m and weighed 425 tonnes. Logistics Plus noted that its global project manager Frederik Geirnaert, who … Read more

Megalift moves for MRT project

Megalift moves MRT in Malaysia

Megalift has moved a 60-tonne locomotive and a 17-tonne wagon for the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) railway project in Malaysia. Megalift has been involved in various stages of the MRT project and this latest movement saw the company transfer the components from the manufacturing depot to one of the construction sites. The locomotive measured 15.63 m … Read more

Jan De Nul moves ahead with Changhua project

Wind Energy Components in Samkang yard

Jan De Nul has almost completed the construction of 21 foundations for Taiwan’s Changhua offshore wind farm. The foundations are being manufactured at Samkang’s yard in South Korea. They measure 60 m high and weigh more than 1,100 tonnes each. Construction started in summer of 2019 and the first jacket foundation will be completed later … Read more

Itochu takes stake in BigRentz

Itochu Acquires Bigrentz

US-based rental network BigRentz has finalised $15 million in funding from private investors and a new lead investor, Itochu. The company is using the proceeds to acquire Atlanta based Equipment Management Group, a site services provider, and complete its deal with Lizzy Lift. See BigRentz to merge with Lizzy Lift. Chief executive Scott Cannon said: “While … Read more

Crane industry classed as ‘essential’

Us Declared Crane And Transport As Essential Covid 19

The US Department of Homeland Security has confirmed that the crane, rigging and specialised transport industry will be classed as ‘essential critical infrastructure’ during the outbreak of COVID-19. The advisory memorandum issued by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on the identification of essential critical infrastructure workers in response to COVID-19 (see: Essential critical infrastructure … Read more

Recognition for construction suppliers requested on COVID-19 outbreak

Build Uk Ipaf Covid 19

The major UK contractors organisation Build UK has requested recognition for employees of suppliers and associated trades to the construction industry, in order to clarity on secure permission to travel and maintain access to active construction sites during the COVID-19 outbreak. It seems that some confusion persists as to who is allowed to travel for … Read more

Self-employed Contractors Now Covers’s By US’s Relief Package

America Covid 19 Relief Package

Construction contractors all over the world are struggling with the economic effects of work stoppages resulting from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. To help mitigate the crisis in the US, the government has expanded unemployment benefits and has made special loans available to small businesses. Nearly 10 million Americans have lost their jobs and applied for unemployment … Read more

Wind power giants ceased Spain operations

Siemens Offshore Wiind Turbine

Two of the largest wind turbine manufacturers in Europe have ceased operations at their factories in Spain. Denmark’s Vestas, the world’s leading turbine maker, has closed both of its Spanish facilities; Spain-based Siemens Gamesa has closed six, leaving four partially open. A third wind power manufacturer, Germany’s Nordex, has also temporarily ceased all its activities … Read more

Broshuis suspends production amidst COVID-19

Broshuis Covid 19

Dutch trailer maker temporarily stops production at its factory in the Netherlands as a result of the Coronavirus COVID-19. The factory was shut down on 30 March. Broshuis cited tighter government regulations, making it too difficult to control safety, plus a growing inability of suppliers to provide crucial parts. Broshuis said it temporarily stopped production … Read more

Manitex addresses COVID-19


Manufacturer Manitex International has provided an update to investors in response to the evolving COVID-19 virus pandemic. The company reports that production and deliveries were minimally affected by COVID-19- related disruptions and precautions for the majority of the first quarter. However, the state-mandated closure of the company’s Italian facilities on 21 March 2020 will keep … Read more

Canada has First Two Liebherr LG 1750 SX with SX boom in N. America

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Canadian crane and heavy haul contractor Myshak Crane & Rigging Ltd. took delivery of their first Liebherr LG 1750 SX mobile crane in December 2019 and their second upcoming in April 2020. The 750-tonne lattice boom crane will reinforce the company’s crane fleet and is mainly intended for jobs in the wind power industry. They … Read more

Heerema’s Sleipnir Bunkers Almost 3,300t LNG Setting World Record

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Heerema’s Sleipnir, the world’s most powerful semi-submersible crane vessel yesterday, received the largest LNG bunkering ever completed. Titan LNG performed the bunkering, using the Coral Fraseri, Anthony Veder’s LNG carrier in the Port of Rotterdam. A collaboration of four Dutch innovative companies who have united to make history for sustainability in The Netherlands. The Sleipnir … Read more

New Kato City Crane for CHS

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UK-based rental company Crane Hire Solutions (CHS) has taken delivery of a Kato CR-200Rf mobile crane. Supplied by Kato’s distributor Rivertek Services UK, the two-axle city crane hs a 28m fully powered boom and a 5.8m hydraulic fly jib. The Kato CR-200Rf has a lifting capacity of 20 tonnes at 2.5m and includes a 5-tonne … Read more

New Telescopic crawler from Tadano Mantis at ConExpo 2020

Tadano Mantis Gtc 1600 Conexpo2020 1

Tadano Mantis has used ConExpo 2020 trade show to display its new 160 US ton (145-tonne) capacity GTC-1600 telescopic crawler. The GTC-1600 telescopic crawler has a six-section hydraulic boom that extends between 42.8 feet to 200.1 feet (13.1 metres to 61 metres).  The crane also has a 33.8 foot / 59.1 foot (10.3 metre / … Read more

Sany America debuts two crawler cranes

Sany Sca1000a Conexpo 2020

Sany America unveiled two new lattice boom crawler crans for the North America market at Conexpo 2020 in Las Vegas, USA. The models originate from the Sany’s Group existing crawler portfolio but have been specifically refined for the North American market. The two new crawlers are the 100-tonne Sany SCA1000A crawler and 260-tonne Sany SCA2600A. … Read more

A man died from dropped load

Fatal Dropped Load

A man died on 27th feb after a Rough Terrain crane dropped its load while working on a ranch in Johnson County, Tennessee Details are limited however the crane was being used by a contractor to relocate a number of silos on the ranch when the man was struck by something that was dropped by … Read more

Crawler collapsed in Los Angeles

Crawler Crane Collapse In Los Angeles

The boom and luffing jib of a crawler crane came down at a stadium in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California on Friday. The incident occurred on the new $5 billion, 70,000 seat SoFi Stadium, which will be the home of the LA Rams and LA Chargers football teams due to open in July this year. It … Read more

No. 6 Liebherr MK150 for Ainscough

Sixth Mk140 For Ainscough

UK rental company Ainscough Crane Hire has taken delivery of a further two eight tonne Liebherr MK 140 self-erecting mobile tower cranes, having taken two last October – see: Liebherr MK140s for Ainscough. The company now has a fleet of six MK140s. The five-axle Liebherr MK 140 can handle its maximum capacity up to 12 metres … Read more

Harbour cranes recovered in Rostock!

Liebherr Harbour Crane Recover 20200313

The first of the two Liebherr cranes were recovered last Saturday, while the second was lifted ashore yesterday afternoon. Both lifts were carried out by the “Hebo Lift 9” floating crane. Salvage company HEBO started the salvage work last week in close cooperation with BALTIC Taucherei- und Bergungsbetrieb Rostock GmbH and Krebs Korrosionschutz GmbH. The … Read more

First Tadano GT-750EL in Mexico

First Tadano Gt750el In Mexico

Mexican equipment supplier Grupo Vazquez del Sur has taken delivery of the first 75-tonne GT-750EL truck crane in Mexico. Sold and supplied through the distributor, Arrendo Serv, the GT-750EL features a five-section 47-metre main boom and nine to 14.3-metre bi-fold swing away extension to provide a maximum tip height of 61.2 metres. The overall length … Read more

World’s first Wolff 133Bs for UK

Pimg Wolffkran 133.8b Luffing Jib Crane

The Plant Services division of UK retirement home developer Churchill Retirement Living has taken delivery of the first four Wolffkran 133.8B hydraulic luffing cranes. Launched in Bauma Munich last year, the eight-tonne Wolffkran 133.8B is the smallest luffing tower cane in the Wolffkran range along with the 6.2-tonne 133.6B variant. Maximum jib length is 45 … Read more

Finnsiirto acquires Simeri

Finnsiirto Acquires Simeri

Finnish forklift and telehandler sales and rental company Finnsiirto – backed by private equity firm Folmer Equity Fund II – has acquired aerial work platform sales and service company Simeri. Based in Vantaa, to the northeast of Helsinki, Simeri was established in 1995 and sells a wide range of platforms including Genie, Snorkel, Nagano, Almac, … Read more

Kiloutou acquires Wiesecker Werkzeugvermietung

Kiloutou Acquires Wiesecker Werkzeugvermietung

French international rental group Kiloutou has acquired German access rental company Wiesecker Werkzeugvermietung. Wiesecker is based in Gießen, near Frankfurt in the heart of the state of Hesse, and is a member of the Partner lift association of independent rental companies. Its rental fleet includes 650 aerial work platforms, topped by a 70-metre truck-mounted lift. … Read more