Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1: Full performance in electric mode

With the aim to meet the needs of customers and the demand for greener equipment, Liebherr is working on alternative drive units, which are tailored to the application and location of the machine, without focusing on a single technology. The new LTC 1050-3.1 compact crane from the Liebherr Plant in Ehingen features an electric motor …

430-ton bridge moves with Cometto

A 430-ton bridge is being moved at Plaidt in the Rhineland Palatinate, Western Germany, and Markus Meckelholt, SPMT operator at Autokrane Schares, shares with us his day full of movements. “My biggest assignment so far,” he says, summing up the day ahead. Representatives of the project initiators, the press, local politicians and neighbouring businesses want …

Wallenius Wilhelmsen leads funding round for Equippo

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Group, the Norwegian-Swedish global leader in equipment and vehicle logistics, is leading a major funding round for Swiss founded start-up Equippo, a full service marketplace for used construction equipment well known for its money back guarantee. The participating minority investors are the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Group and two leading Swiss Venture Capital firms, btov …

Modulift names LGH as stock holding partner in Germany

Modulift has appointed Lifting Gear Hire (LGH), one of the largest largest rental hire companies in the lifting industry to become a stock holding partner in Germany. As the European market grows, the demand for Modulift’s range of modular DNV Type Approved spreader beams readily available off the shelf has risen. LGH will now hold …

I & H Kran puts new AC 100-4L
and AC 220-5 all terrain cranes into operation

The new AC 100-4L and AC 220-5 all terrain cranes of the German crane service provider I & H Kran has been put into operation. Site Manager Nils Laumann, who works at Rötha-based I & H Kran Transport Montageservice GmbH commented on the purchase: “Among the many factors that won us over when it came …

Konecranes receives 6th order for additional AGVs to CTA in Hamburg

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), one of the leading European port and transport logistics company, has ordered an additional 11 Konecranes Gottwald automated guided vehicles (AGVs) for operations at its Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) in Hamburg. They are part of a long-term project to replace old diesel-electric AGVs with new ones powered by lithium-ion …