Denmark’s abnormal transport permits system changed on October 1

The issuing of abnormal transport permits in Denmark was transferred from the Police to the Danish Road Directorate on October 1. Applications must be made via an electronic application form. Overseas applicants can apply for an abnormal transport permit in either German or English. For further information, go to the Danish Road Directorate’s homepage,

Work to start on crane CO2 calculator

ESTA is to start work on the development of a CO2 calculation tool that will allow members and supporters to calculate the CO2 production of a specified crane when executinga project including the work involved in mobilisation and demobilisation. The decision was taken at September’s meeting of the ESTA Board. ESTA Director Ton Klijn said: … Read more

ESTA 2021 Autumn Meeting October, Teams

With the postponing of the meeting on location in Finland you can find the meeting details for an on-line meeting through MS Teams in this news item. Please note that registration is mandatory for all the meetings. Meeting ScheduleOctober 14th, ESTA Joint Cranes and Transport Meeting, TeamsFor ESTA Ordinary Members, Special Members, Affiliated Companies and … Read more

ESTA warns members over ‘unclear’ ERRU transport sanctions rules

ESTA is urgently reminding its members and supporters to be aware of the controversial new Europe-wide sanctions register for transport violations that came into effect on April 1 this year. The ERRU register – the European Register of Road Transport Undertakings – contains Europe-wide records of violations of transport legislation and includes a penalty points … Read more

Obituary: John Gillespie (1952-2021)

ESTA is sad to report the death of our good friend and industry colleague John Gillespie – former President of the Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA) and former managing director of Australian crane rental company Gillespies Crane Services – after a long battle with leukaemia. John was a highly knowledgeable, respected and popular figure … Read more

CLP joins ESTA as affiliate member

Italian precision engineering specialist CLP is the latest company to join ESTA as an affiliate member. The company’s area of specialist work includes the design and production of lifting and rigging equipment such as hydraulic gantry systems, skidding systems and various accessories. It can design and build machines from 60 tons capacity up to 1,000 … Read more