Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

ESTA decides on ECOL management

The final structure of ESTA’s planned European Crane Operators Licence (ECOL) scheme is taking shape, as the organisation readies for its launch later this year.

The voluntary group, chaired by ESTA director Ton Klijn, which has been responsible for project since its inception, will now be superseded by the ECOL Foundation, comprising a permanent management structure. This will include a supervisory board, a management board and an expert board.

The supervisory board will be chaired by Klijn as well as trade union representative René van der Steen from Het Zwarte Corps in the Netherlands and Steve Filipov from Terex Cranes.

According to ESTA, there is a growing recognition of the potential value of ECOL, including from Belgium-headquartered Sarens, which has become the latest company to apply for its facility to be an approved training centre.

Klijn commented: “There are very good signs that client organisations are also beginning to see the advantages of ECOL. Informally, we have already had strong signs of support from the wind industry and I believe there is growing interest in the oil and gas sector and engineering construction sectors as well.”

Klijn previously presented the ECOL system to an internal meeting of lifting experts from oil and gas company ExxonMobil and reported that processes have already begun to qualify the ECOL Foundation under ISO9001.

www.estaeurope.eu

www.ecol-esta.eu

Heavy Lift | News

FIATA searches for director general thumbnail image

FIATA searches for director general

April 17 - The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) is seeking a new director general to succeed Hans Guenther Kersten.
Views: 693
ESTA honours members with 2019 awards thumbnail image

ESTA honours members with 2019 awards

April 12 - The ESTA Awards of Excellence 2019 had another successful year honouring and recognising members that have excelled in their field of operations.
Views: 1247
AntwerpXL readies for first show thumbnail image

AntwerpXL readies for first show

April 4 - The new three-day breakbulk, ro-ro and heavy lift project cargo event, AntwerpXL, is readying for its inaugural show, which takes place from May 7-9 this year at the Antwerp Expo.
Views: 1587
SAL loads in La Spezia thumbnail image

SAL loads in La Spezia

April 3 - SAL Engineering has lifted two 380-ton (344.7-tonne) shiploaders at the port of La Spezia, Italy.
Views: 1907

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.