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Guest Commentary: The rise of nearshoring in North America
Mexico, the USA and Canada have integrated their economies way beyond our understanding. 
Hiab helps drive double digit rises at Cargotec
Materials handling group’s sales up 14 per cent, profit up 24 per cent, order book 26 per cent higher than a year ago
Brighter days ahead: optimism in construction
There’s still a lot to get excited about within the industries we serve.
Transport 50 call for entries 2022: deadline extended
Deadline extended for you to submit your entry for ICST’s 2022 Transport 50 (T50) survey ranking the world’s largest specialized transport companies
Crane rental industry analysis
Off-Highway Research and ICST produce report on the world’s largest mobile crane fleets 
Canadian market sees post-pandemic revival
2022 is shaping up to be a solid year for the lifting, rigging and heavy haul market in Canada.
Record-breaking year for equipment sales
Demand for equipment was maintained throughout 2021, although some areas have seen a drop in sales
Industry is optimistic for crane finance bounce back
A host of economic issues have not impacted the crane finance market as badly as you might think. Cheryl Fry reports.
Cargotec considers options
Lifting and handling group may sell off MacGregor following the 29 March cancellation of its proposed merger with Konecranes
Looking ahead at Konecranes
Konecranes cancels AGM and looks to a future no longer merged with fellow crane maker Cargotec
What’s new in pilot car certification?
Hannah Sundermeyer provides an in-depth update on the latest SC&RA pilot car initiatives and certification.
SPECIAL REPORT: 2022 construction forecast
Chris Sleight discusses the outlook for the construction business in 2022, globally and in North America specifically.
Global mobile crane fleets report now available
New study by Off-Highway Research and International Cranes and Specialized Transport sheds light on the world’s largest mobile crane fleets
‘Record’ construction sales predicted for 2021
Off-Highway Research says construction equipment sales of US$110 billion to occur this year
Rough terrain market to see rebound
Hannah Sundermeyer compiles the latest rough terrain models to hit the North American market.
Used crane demand indicates marketplace recovery
The driving force for buying a used crane is price and availability.
Heavy machinery sales surge at Ritchie Bros. auctions
Increased construction activity and long lead times on new equipment have pushed demand for all types of heavy construction equipment
Boom truck market sees momentum post-pandemic
The boom truck market is on the road to recovery with a few bumps.
How to navigate supply chain disruptions
Contractors around the country are experiencing supply chain delays and rising material costs. 
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