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Current industry news from the world of aerial work platforms

AC Konecranes Gottwald for Zuidnatie

21. November 2019 — Belgian transport and logistics company Zuidnatie Breakbulk has taken delivery of two Konecranes Gottwald electric powered mobile harbour cranes [...]

Comet adds to sales team

20. November 2019 — Truck mounted lift manufacturer Comet has appointed Dino Diena as regional manager for Eastern Europe [...]

Eco reachstackers for Turkey

20. November 2019 — Turkish rental company Maktas Makinali Tasima has ordered six Kalmar Eco reachstackers [...]

More Liebherrs for AB2000

20. November 2019 — Scottish crane rental company AB2000 has taken delivery of two Liebherr All Terrain cranes, a 60t LTM 1060-3.1 and 40t LTM 1040-2.1 [...]

Crane operator Certification Directory

20. November 2019 — The US based NCCCO Foundation has launched a new web based directory of accredited crane operator certification programmes [...]

New location for Mateco NL

20. November 2019 — Mateco Netherlands will open a seventh location in the country at the end of the month [...]

NCCCO to drop 'physicals'

19. November 2019 — The North American crane operator certification organisation NCCCO is dropping the requirement for a physical medical test to gain NCCCO certified CORRECTED [...]

Fifth 60t Liebherr for Dewsbury

19. November 2019 — UK rental company Dewsbury & Proud has taken delivery of a 60 tonne Liebherr LTM 1060-3.1 All Terrain crane [...]

Fifth GSR for Arbeitsbühnen Koch

19. November 2019 — German sales and rental company Arbeitsbühnen Koch has taken delivery of a 24 metre GSR B240PX truck mounted platform [...]

Skyking closes

18. November 2019 — UK based King Vehicle Engineering is closing its Skyking aerial work platform operation UPDATED [...]

Manitex splits PM and Oil & Steel

18. November 2019 — Manitex is separating the PM and Oil & Steel businesses and has appointed a new general manager for each company [...]

Ronald ‘Ronnie’ G. Stuart 1934-2019

18. November 2019 — We have received the sad news that one of the founding fathers of the UK Crane hire industry Ronnie Stuart passed away on Saturday [...]

Genie hybrids for Advanced

18. November 2019 — UK rental company Advanced Access Platforms has purchased six 60ft Genie Z-60/37 FE hybrid boom lifts [...]

Mammoet opens yard in NY

18. November 2019 — Mammoet has opened a location within the Port of Coeymans Marine Terminal, New York [...]

Linesman electrocuted

18. November 2019 — A linesman working from an aerial work platform was electrocuted in Palo Alto, California on Saturday [...]

Crane overturn in Norway

16. November 2019 — A five axle All Terrain crane overturned in Norway, while erecting a tower crane on Tuesday [...]

Rental rate survey

15. November 2019 — It is that time when we ask for your views on rental rates and fleet growth over the year and your prognosis for 2020 Make sure you take part! [...]

Taking a van apart

15. November 2019 — Received from a reader in the UK photos showing the removal of a platform from a van [...]

First MCR 295 in Singapore

15. November 2019 — Manta Equipment has taken Singapore's first Potain MCR 295 H20 luffing jib tower crane [...]

Konecranes for New Zealand

15. November 2019 — New Zealand port operator Northport has ordered a Konecranes Gottwald G HMK 6507 Model 6 mobile harbour crane [...]

Higher revenues and losses for Mills

15. November 2019 — Brazilian rental company Mills has reported improved sales, while losses continue to mount [...]

Snorkel’s lithium Speed Levels

15. November 2019 — Snorkel has begun production of lithium battery powered Speed Levels at its UK facility in north east England [...]

Mid East distribution centre for Genie

14. November 2019 — Genie has opened distribution centre/warehouse in the Jebel Ali Free Zone in Dubai [...]

Liftex opens in MK

14. November 2019 — The LEEA is celebrating its 75th anniversary at its annual conference and show in Milton Keynes, UK [...]

100th Liebherr mobile harbour crane in Spain

14. November 2019 — Liebherr has delivered its 100th mobile harbour crane to be sold in Spain, an LHM 600 for shipping company Maritima del Principado [...]