Concern grows over AdBlue-related ‘malfunctions’

ESTA is urging members to send in information about problems with the use of AdBlue in mobile cranes and SPMTs. AdBlue is a mixture of water and urea used in diesel engines to minimise the production of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. It reacts with NOx in the catalytic converter, breaking it down into nitrogen and … Read more

ESTA releases first draft of Lifting Operation Risk Management Guide

The first draft of ESTA’s much-anticipated Lifting Operation Risk Management best practice guide has been completed and it out for consultation to members. Comments should be submitted to the ESTA Office by June 15. Details were presented by ESTA working group member Blanca Claeyssens – managing director of ASA France – to the association’s Section … Read more

ESTA Awards 2024 – WINNERS AND FINALISTS

The winners of the 2024 ESTA Awards were announced on April 25 at the Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, during the Intermat exhibition. In total, there are 37 finalists across the ten categories from 12 different countries. Over 400 guests attended the dinner to celebrate what ESTA believes to be the strongest list of … Read more

ESTA Awards 2024 – the finalists

The category shortlists for the 2024 ESTA Awards have been announced. In total, there are 37 finalists across the ten categories from 12 different countries. The winners will be announced at the awards dinner which takes place on the evening of April 25 at the Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, during the Intermat exhibition. … Read more

European Parliament backs harmonisation of rules on indivisible loads

Members of the European Parliament have today backed moves to harmonise the numerous and complex national rules governing abnormal transport. The plenary vote to revise the EU’s Weights and Dimensions Directive (96/53) is an important step in a long campaign led by ESTA, the European association of abnormal road transport and mobile cranes. The proposals … Read more

ESTA NEWSFLASH: DB’s new heavy transport rules under scrutiny

ESTA has expressed concern at new rules and conditions imposed by Germany’s rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) on heavy transports when they cross or work near railways lines. The conditions are contained in a so-called framework document published by DB’s newly created infrastructure arm DB InfraGO AG. DB InfraGO was officially launched in January and … Read more

EU heavy transport reform proposals pass important hurdle

ESTA’s long-standing proposals for reform and harmonization of the rules governing heavy transport and abnormal loads throughout the European Union have passed a crucial hurdle. The proposals were contained in the revisions to the EU’s Weights and Dimensions Directive (96/53) which were before the Transport and Tourism (TRAN) Committee of the European Parliament. At its … Read more