In particular, the tall structures of multiple Tower Cranes are a common sight in the skyline of developing cities across the globe.
The features and capabilities each crane has is different - some cranes are multi-purpose, as in they can perform a range of lifting tasks.
Other cranes, such as giant cantilever cranes, level-luffing cranes and gantry cranes are designed for a specific job.
Crane design continues to evolve, leading to greater efficiency in lifting operations across a range of industries.
This infographic looks at cranes in use for construction and industrial tasks, as well as things as diverse as manufacturing, shipbuilding, and international aid operations.