Fagioli and Wagenborg Nedlift dominate ESTA’s 2022 awards

Fagioli and Wagenborg Nedlift were the big winners in the 2022 ESTA Awards that took place in the Netherlands on March 17, taking seven of the ten awards on offer between them. The three remaining categories were won by Schot Verticaal Transport, Liebherr-Werk Nenzing and Spierings Mobile Cranes. Details of all the winners and finalists … Read more

ESTA Awards 2022 – Finalists

The finalists of the ESTA Awards 2022 have been announced by the Awards Jury. They are listed below. Further details will follow soon. Cranes telescopic lifting capacity ≤ 120 tBMS KranarM J van RielWagenborg Nedlift Cranes telescopic lifting capacity > 120 tBMSMammoet EuropeSchot Verticaal TransportWagenborg Nedlift Cranes Lattice BoomBMSFagioliHareket Heavy Lifting and Project TransportationMammoet Europe … Read more

Four new members for ESTA

Four new members have joined ESTA as the industry emerges from the restrictions caused by the Covid pandemic. Luxembourg-based Luxtrailers has joined ESTA as a special member, the first time that the country has been represented in ESTA. Three further companies, Fibremax, Prangl and Becht have joined as affiliate members. Austrian transport, lifting and logistics … Read more

Belgian authorities recognise ECOL

ESTA’s European Crane Operators Licence project continues to make progress with Belgium agreeing to recognise the ECOL licence and Denmark reportedly close to following suit. Positive talks are also ongoing with Spain, although ECOL supporters warn that an agreement with the authorities there is not currently imminent. The positive noises from Denmark follow a meeting … Read more

Fagioli’s Fabio Belli proposed as ESTA’s new president

ESTA’s board has nominated Fagioli CEO Fabio Belli to take over as ESTA president when current president David Collett’s term ends in March. The decision to appoint Belli has to be confirmed by ESTA’s general assembly on March 17, and alternative candidates could yet emerge. However, ESTA’s board and management are delighted that such a … Read more

Obituary: Jan IJmker, respected former CEO of Mammoet Transport

ESTA is sad to announce that Jan IJmker, former managing director of Mammoet Transport and a legendary figure in the European heavy transport and lifting industry, died on February 7 at the age of 86. He started his career with the Dutch harbour towage and salvage firm Goedkoop based in Amsterdam. Owner Jan Goedkoop decided … Read more

Warnings of tighter abnormal transport regs in Germany and France

Unfortunately, we have to start the New Year with news of further tightening regulations for abnormal transports in Germany and France. Also we have received reports that the Belgian police are fining trucks for missing marker signs that were abolished by the European Union years ago. These are all worrying developments which give the impression … Read more

ECOL makes progress in Denmark

Official Danish recognition of the European Crane Operators Licence (ECOL) has moved a step closer following a meeting last week between ECOL Supervisory Board members Klaus Meissner and Ton Klijn with senior officials from the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI), the country’s largest business and employers organisation. The meeting discussed the next steps needed in … Read more