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ESTA warns members over ‘unclear’ ERRU rules
Be aware of the controversial new Europe-wide sanctions register for transport violations that came into effect on April 1 this year, European association ESTA warns
New SCRA resource to help tower crane rental agreements
Understanding Tower Crane Bare Rental Agreements was introduced last week at the Crane and Rigging Workshop in Chicago, USA
Russian crane market grows more sophisticated
Writing exclusively for ICST, Vlad Vorotnikov investigates why import replacement on the Russian market has stalled, and how the unstable demand has driven some domestic manufacturers into financial difficulty
Heavy industry big part of climate crisis solution, says Mammoet
Mammoet’s head of sustainability, Erica Gray, discusses engineered heavy lifting’s role as an enabler of the climate change transition
OSHA to develop emergency standard for vaccination mandate
OSHA will issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to outline the requirments for how vaccination mandates will be enforced.
Australia vaccinates ‘thousands’ of construction workers
New South Wales Government makes Covid vaccines mandatory for workers and construction sites reopen
US Senate passes $1 trillion infrastructure package
After many months of negotiations, the Senate gave bipartisan approval for the infrastructure bill
Calls for consultation on Germany’s “rail and waterways” proposal
Crane association ESTA calling on German transport authorities to consult Brussels and European neighbours before shifting heavy transport from roads to rail and waterways
US edges closer to trillion-dollar infrastructure deal
US ‘has a deal’ in principle but numerous hurdles remain before bill becomes law
Major UK contractors agree pre-qualification standard
Build UK’s Common Assessment Standard system will make pre-qualification for tenders cheaper and faster
Blind spot rules said to be unworkable
Talks underway over “unworkable” French blind spot safety sticker rules
ECOL exploring rigger training
ESTA’s European Crane Operator Licence (ECOL) project team in talks over rigger training
Advancing advocacy through education
SC&RA’s new Environmental Policy Committee seeks to establish awareness, action and opportunity
Major steps at Tadano Group in Germany
Restructuring at Tadano and Demag in Germany is going to plan and on course for completion as scheduled in Q1 2022
Permit industry adapts and overcomes
Hannah Sundermeyer reports on permitting updates and market insight as the industry looks towards a new year.
VEMAGS reform under fire
Germany’s VEMAGS permit reforms criticised for raising costs and discriminating against international companies
Industry optimism in new administration
What can the industry expect from the new-look White House? Joel Dandrea discusses.
Liebherr delivers for German army
Final two units of G-BKF series army crane order delivered by Liebherr to German armed forces
Construction and Covid-19: rolling news update
KHL journalists are reporting on how the Covid-19 outbreak is impacting construction worldwide
US ends investigation into crane imports
The US Department of Commerce terminated the investigation following Manitowoc’s withdrawal of its application and request to stop the investigation
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