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Thursday, 27 June 2002
A joint venture between Korean and Chinese companies has established a new forklift manufacturer which expects to achieve sales of at least USD84 million a year. The new Beijing Hyundai Jincheng Engineering Machinery Co Ltd is 60 percent owned by Hyundai Heavy Industry Co (a subsidiary of South Korea's Hyundai Group). The remaining 40 percent is held by the Chinese state-owned Beijing Jingcheng Machinery & Electronics Corp, an assets management company with interests in machinery tools, e ... [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 20 June 2002
A container crane has crashed onto a warehouse at Swansea Docks after being hit by a ship. [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 20 June 2002
Shanghai Zhenhua Port Machinery Co Ltd (ZPMC) has delivered four super-sized quayside container cranes to the Port of Oakland, California. Each crane costs USD7 million, including delivery, and can handle new-generation ships with cargo berths 22 containers wide. For example, ships traversing the Panama Canal can only carry cargo up to 13 containers wide. One of ZPMC's five specially-converted cargo ships, the Zhen Hua 4, left on May 20 from Shanghai, China, to deliver the cranes. On June ... [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 20 June 2002
Forkliftaction.com News's caption competition has been voted a huge success by the 30,000-strong readership. [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 20 June 2002
The Electric Vehicle Association of the Americas (EVAA) has announced the theme for the 20th Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS) to be held from November 15-19, 2003, in Long Beach, California. [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 20 June 2002
Barloworld Handling Ltd has won an eight-year, GBP50 million (USD73 million) contract with the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence's (MOD) Defence Logistics Organisation (DLO) to supply and maintain more than 2000 pieces of materials handling equipment. [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 20 June 2002
Daewoo Heavy Industries & Machinery has booked several orders following its Daewoo International Forklift Show 2002. [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 13 June 2002
CVS Ferrari has bought fellow container handling equipment manufacturer Belotti. The price has not been released. [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 13 June 2002
The Australian Materials Handling & Distribution (MHD) exhibition, scheduled for March 2003, has a twist in its format, according to the organisers. [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 13 June 2002
Hyster Europe has hosted almost 500 European, Middle Eastern and African dealers at the launch of its Matrix reach truck model. [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 13 June 2002
Forkliftaction.com's caption competition will run for a second week, due to a technical hitch which meant the hyperlink to the photo did not make it to your mailboxes. Forkliftaction.com apologises for the error. This hyperlink will take readers directly to the picture: http://www.forkliftaction.com/news/newsdisplay.asp?nwid=442 Please note: Only registered Forkliftaction.com members can view news stories on the website. If, after clicking the above link, you are prompted to complete a reg ... [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 13 June 2002
The Material Handling Equipment Distributors' Association (MHEDA) 2002 convention and manufacturers' fair saw lower attendance figures than last year, but participants enjoyed high-quality workshops and activities, says MHEDA vice-president Liz Richards. Individuals from more than 200 member, supplier or associate MHEDA companies attended the annual event, which had the theme: "It's a jungle out there. Let MHEDA be your guide." More than 500 delegates took part in the April 27-May 1 event ... [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 6 June 2002
BERGSTROM TAKES PARTEK'S TOP JOB HELSINKI, Finland -- Partek senior executive vice-president Carl-Gustaf Bergström has been appointed president and acting chief executive following the sudden departure of Christoffer Taxell. A company statement said Mr Taxell had "drawn his conclusions" about the failure of Partek's merger with KCI Konecranes. "Taxell has, under difficult circumstances, striven for solutions concerning the company that are as favourable as possible for all shareholders," Parte ... [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 6 June 2002
Kalmar Industries is being restructured to increase its competitiveness, and has said there will be "personnel implications" relating to ramping up the company's efficiency worldwide. [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 6 June 2002
Xiamen International Container Terminals (XICT) has commissioned two post-panamax quay cranes for its Hutchison Delta Ports (HDP) company. [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 6 June 2002
Partek Corporation and KCI Konecranes have abandoned what could have been the biggest materials handling merger in recent years. [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 6 June 2002
In a collaborative development by Kalmar Industries and Patrick Stevedores, the world's first automated straddle carriers will start operating at Brisbane's Fisherman Islands container terminal in the next three months. [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 6 June 2002
Forkliftaction.com receives many emails, but when Don Ploen, of Management Technology of America, dropped us a line, we just had to share it with subscribers. Click the link below to view Mr Ploen's picture, and please email your caption to info@forklifaction.com. The funniest caption will be published in Forkliftaction.com News next week. Here's a hint: we understand the forklift driver was not hurt, and yes, that is a missile. Have fun! [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 30 May 2002
Darr Lift, the materials handling division of Darr Equipment Co, a Caterpillar dealer founded in 1953, has merged with FMH Material Handling Solutions, Inc. [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 30 May 2002
Moffett Engineering is increasing staff to capitalise on its engineering flair, which has seen it lead the truck-mounted forklifts segment since being sold by Terex to Partek in 2000. [ Read more ]
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