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ALE helps to build Qatar’s first cable-stayed bridge

Ahead of hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar is undertaking a significant civil infrastructure project, linking Hamad International Airport to Umm Lekhba Interchange in central Doha.


November/December 2019
As the year winds down let me
bring everyone up to speed what
has been happening in the Lifting
Equipment industry lately.

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Phakamisa has been serving the lifting equipment industry for 20 years

According to Piet Otto, safety is not negotiable and all lifting equipment must be regarded as safety critical items! Remember to always use the correct lifting
equipment, use it correctly and safely and train your staff to implement and adhere to a Total Safe Lifting Program.

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Effective and versatile with a wide variety of uses

Truck-mounted cranes deliver benefits that can streamline just about any business. But too often the lifting capacity of these cranes is misunderstood. Anton du Plessis, regional sales manager of Palfinger, shared his insights at the annual LEEASA and Lifting Africa conference.

Second certified DP trainer for GLTC

In a move that will allow the company to train more staff to raise the knowledge pool within the organisation, GLTC has invested in the certification of a second Demonstrative Performance (DP) trainer by its
principal, Crown.

Ethics in business for the LMI & LME

It seems that in today’s day and age we have many individuals that are under-going work as an LMI working for an LME that are just plain and simply unethical. From individuals making up testing procedures to minimize costs to individuals testing out of scope and even producing fraudulent documentation in some cases.

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Caldwell’s custom forklift attachment adds safety and
productivity at stamping plant

What is the difference between WLL/ SWL & MRC and when should they be used?

COMANSA presents its new 21LC1400 model: a new large-capacity
Flat-Top crane

The Caldwell Group Inc. manufactured a custom lifting product that attaches to a forklift truck to unload steel coils from rail cars at MiTek USA Inc.’s stamping plant in Tampa, Florida.

Over the past few months Cranemec has received several requests to explain the difference between Safe Working Load (SWL) and Working Load Limit (WLL). We have set out in this article to explain the difference.


It will come in two versions, with maximum load capacities of 50 or 66 tons. The tower crane manufacturer has announced the addition of a new model to its extensive range of large-capacity Flat-Top cranes: the new 21LC1400, a crane that will be
available from September 2019.