ABA summit goes virtual
Hugglescote, United Kingdom
The Accrediting Bodies Association for Workplace Transport (ABA) will be discussing truck categorisation and important changes to testing standards as part of its online conference on 20 October 2021.
The event will reveal details of a planned review for all current truck categories, including the potential addition and removal of some groupings.
In particular, the ABA will be examining an overhaul for category M (multi-directional trucks) as well as possible standards updates for categories A (rider and pedestrian low level and stacking pallet trucks) and F (very narrow aisle trucks).
Importantly, attendees will have an exclusive opportunity to have their say and take part in discussions during a Q&A session with ABA members.
LEEA takes to Zoom
London, United Kingdom
The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) will host the Lifting and Safety in Ports and Maritime event on 26 October 2021 via Zoom. The free-to-attend event will be joined by Richard Steele from ICHCA (International Cargo Handling Coordination Association), as well as LEEA colleagues who will be delving into safety issues surrounding work around ports and maritime organisations.
Lifting and Safety in Ports and Maritime is open to anyone in the 'wet logistics' industry, including the maritime and ports sectors. LEEA will be focusing on lifting equipment used in these settings.
Ross Moloney, CEO of LEEA, says: "The event aims to start conversations between LEEA Members and end users, particularly those further up the supply chain, to share knowledge around lifting safely and make sure that normal practice is best practice."
IMHX Connect wraps up
Flashback: busy stands at IMHX
IMHX Connect 2021 was held online last week from 13-17 September.
Set against the backdrop of the COVID pandemic which has radically transformed the global logistics landscape, IMHX Connect tackled many of the challenges facing today's supply chains with more than 40 hours of educational content.
Key themes were the impact of drones in the warehouse and delivering to customers, legal requirements and responsibilities of using forklifts, the future of warehouse automation, future trends in cold chain logistics, future-proofing operations through sustainability initiatives, reflections on 2020 and the future of supply chains, and working with and inspiring the next generation.