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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1060
20 January 2022
The World Bank is tipping a slowdown, with growth expected to decrease from 5.5% in 2021 to 4.1% this year. Reasons for the slowing growth rate include ongoing virus threats, reduction in government aid and slipping demand. However, the materials handling market appears to be bucking the trend, with the...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1059
13 January 2022
As the new year gets under way, there will, of course, be much speculation about what lies ahead. We canvass some of that in our lead story this week. Past experience, however, has shown that there's not too much point in wondering about the future. Plan as we might, reality...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1058
30 December 2021
At times, it felt like we wouldn't make it through 2021. Not only did we face wave after wave of pandemic infections, there were natural disasters, supply chain challenges and a ship stuck in the Suez Canal for a couple of weeks. But through it all, materials handling kept on...
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The power of a solid team – a letter from Ann
30 December 2021
With only hours to go before another year comes to an end, Ann writes a personal account of the year that was for Forkliftaction.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1057
23 December 2021
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the yard To hear the hum of a reachstacker was hard; The safety vests hung in the lockers with care, In the hope that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The drivers were nestled all snug in their beds, While lifting routines...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1056
16 December 2021
Our thoughts go out to the victims of tornadoes that have ripped through the United States and to their families. At last count, around 90 people have lost their lives across five states as tornadoes hit multiple United States communities in the South and Midwest. There have been huge property...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1055
9 December 2021
Toyota Material Handling's woes continue, with more models now suspended because of concerns about compliance with EPA standards. Of course, there's never a good time to halt production and stop shipping, but the impact is surely being softened by the rise of alternatives to diesel and LPG forklifts. Toyota itself...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1054
2 December 2021
Nearly 180 million Americans shopped during the five-day holiday shopping period from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday, according to the annual survey by the National Retail Federation. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that news from North America is a bit thin this week. Our regular sources were either too...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1053
25 November 2021
Analysis from the UK Material Handling Association reinforces the macro trends we mentioned a couple of weeks ago: rising confidence, record order books and an inability to meet demand because of shortages and supply chain disruptions in the UK. The association is buoyed by its Autumn Economic Forecast, and anticipates...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1052
18 November 2021
Automation has received a significant boost with the announcement that DHL Supply Chain has deployed AGVs for the first time in the United States. Following in the tracks of global retailer Amazon, DHL is adding autonomous forklifts to increase warehouse efficiency, workplace safety and employee satisfaction. While a single AGV...
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom A leading plant hirer has hailed the “brilliant battery life” of its two new JCB electric Loadall telescopic handlers which are delivering eight hours continuous operation on a single...
Munich, Germany The finalists for the worldwide IFOY Award 2022 (International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year) include 14 products and solutions from 12 manufacturers, selected from a field of...

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In 1966, researchers found well-preserved fossil plants and biomolecules at the bottom of a 1.4 km core sample of the Greenland Ice Sheet indicating that the massive sheet has not always been there.
Lac Assal - Tadjourah, Djibouti
Rimmed by white crusts of salt on every edge, Lac Assal is one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world.

Fact of the week

In 1966, researchers found well-preserved fossil plants and biomolecules at the bottom of a 1.4 km core sample of the Greenland Ice Sheet indicating that the massive sheet has not always been there.
Lac Assal - Tadjourah, Djibouti
Rimmed by white crusts of salt on every edge, Lac Assal is one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world.
Columbus, IN, United States Toyota Material Handling has announced the release of 22 new electric products as part of the company’s growing portfolio of world-class materials handling products and solutions. “This is an...
Dandenong South, Vic, Australia WorkSafe Victoria is investigating after a 49-year-old worker died when a shipping container fell onto the forklift he was operating in Dandenong South. Paramedics were called to a warehouse...

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Shenzhen, China VisionNav Robotics will take its range of fully automated, vision-guided forklifts and intelligent operating systems to the European market. The VisionNav range includes driverless counterbalance forklifts, reach trucks, stackers...
Vancouver, BC, Canada Analysis by equipment auctioneer Ritchie Bros. shows dramatic falls in the volume of equipment sold in North America in 2021, but significant increases in prices. Forklift volumes dropped 2.2...

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