A hand-cranked crane built by Bowser and Cameron of Glasgow in 1859 has been restored and put back on display in Hopeman Harbour, Morayshire.
Looking back at older cranes and crane technology.
Gibdock has completed a containership crane refurbishment for a German owner. The deck crane work called for certification of strict welding procedures by Lloyd’s Register (LR), which approved all materials used.
A 59 year old crane operator had a lucky escape when his crane overturned in Malta earlier this week. The crane, an ageing Coles Hydratruck owned by contractor and block manufacturer Schembri Barbros, was lifting scaffolding materials down over a part of Valetta’s historic bastion walls when it tipped.
A reader in the USA has sent us a photograph of an old crane that perhaps one of you can identify?
A historic crane has been restored to its original condition by the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust at the Burbage Wharf, south of Marlborough in the UK.
A tower crane fell around 36 storeys yesterday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, after some of the crane’s counterweight fell off.
A sheriff in Scotland has finally issued a ruling on an fatal road accident in which a mother and her two young daughters were killed, after their car skidded on hydraulic oil that had leaked from a mobile crane.
Huisman has installed and load tested its 17 m super fly jib for one of the heavy lift mast cranes onboard BigLift Shipping’s Happy Buccaneer
A vintage steam crane built in 1924 by UK-based Stothert & Pitt, has been spared the scrap heap and given a new lease of life. The crane – which used to run along New Zealand’s Oamaru harbour breakwater – is now being put to use as a major feature in a themed playground at Friendly Bay.
A trio of Potain tower cranes are being used on a hydroelectric dam expansion project in the USA. The project is the Holtwood Dam on the Susquehanna River near Holtwood, Pennsylvania.