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As we flagged last week, Superstorm Sandy did, indeed, impact on forklift businesses along the US east coast. Hopefully, things are now returning to normal, and operators are able to get back to what they know best.
It’s also evident that the materials handling industry is throwing its weight behind the recovery efforts, and as usual, the American Logistics Aid Network is spearheading the campaign. The charity is stressing that a co-ordinated effort is required and readers interested in helping out should follow the links in our story, rather than trying to go it alone.
As we have seen in other disasters, goodwill is not enough. Recovery programs need planning and leadership - and ALAN is already on the case.

New quay cranes arrive in Brisbane Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland Last week saw the arrival of two mammoth quay cranes for Hutchison Port Holdings’ new terminal, Brisbane Container Terminals (BCT). The 109 m high cranes weigh more than 850... [more]
Melbourne Port expansion gains momentum Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Expressions of interest are being sought for the design and construction of the maritime and road connection components of Melbourne port’s expansion project. The two tender packages will see... [more]
Asciano buys NZ stevedoring business Australasia News
Mount Maunganui New Zealand-based stevedoring and logistics provider C3 Limited has become a wholly owned Asciano business, following the Australian company’s decision to buy Port of Tauranga’s 50% share in the business.... [more]
Northern Territory hosts global logistics forum Australasia News
Darwin, Northern Territory The second Maritime Logistics International Forum will be held on 8-9 November in Darwin, Northern Territory. It follows the success of the inaugural forum held in Singapore last year,... [more]
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Class action hits TICO-Cascade deal
UNITED STATES A class-action lawsuit about stock pricing may influence the potential combination of the owner of the largest forklift manufacturer and the largest load-engagement maker. On 2 November, a subsidiary... [more]
Hurricane squeezes supply of forklift rentals
UNITED STATES Category 1 Hurricane Sandy disrupted routines for materials handling equipment dealers and put pressure on inventories of forklift rentals to replace water-damaged units and for recovery efforts. Again, the... [more]
KION buys all of Voltas
The KION Group has acquired Voltas Ltd’s 34% minority shareholding in Voltas Material Handling Pvt Ltd (VMH), the joint venture formed between the two in May 2011. VMH will... [more]
Hyster-Yale reports higher profit, lower sales
UNITED STATES Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Inc has reported higher profit and lower sales in its first quarterly security filing as a stand-alone publicly traded company. Nacco Industries Inc spun off... [more]
Product News
Logitrans introduces Twin Stacker - Ribe, Denmark
New line from Doosan
Cat truck redefines standards - Long Eaton, United Kingdom [more]
Visitor numbers rise at Chinese expo
CHINA The number of visitors to the combined annual PTC Asia and CeMAT Asia 2012 trade shows, held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre last week, jumped 21% to 68,510... [more]
How Briggs thrived in a recession
UNITED KINGDOM While Europe was badly hit by economic downturn, Briggs Equipment has transformed from a loss-making business into a multi-million pound generator, achieving a 10-fold profit increase in 2011 over the... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Modern Group, Flow-Rite, Briggs Equipment [more]
BITA Academy reflects on first year
UNITED KINGDOM The BITA Academy has recruited 59 apprentices since opening its doors in November last year, and leading forklift companies Atlet, Still, BJB, Crown and Briggs Equipment have already placed apprentices.... [more]
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TVH Americas Appoints Kevin Caggiano as Regional Manager of Business Development for the Northeast Region
TVH Americas is pleased to announce Kevin Caggiano as their new Regional Manager of Business Development for the Northeast Region. With over 25 years of experience in the material handling industry he will be responsible for any of your business development requirements. [more]
Long Reach Multi - Pallet Handlers
Increase productivity and reduce cost with a Long Reach multi-pallet handler. For durable and versatile design, with easy installation, great service and value and no-fuss maintenance choose the Long Reach. [more]
Global Rubber Industries appoints Wholesale Industrial Tyre Ltd as new UK dealer
Sri Lanka’s leading solid tyre manufacturer, Global Rubber Industries (GRI), is happy and proud to announce the appointment of Wholesale Industrial Tyres Ltd, headed by John H Grey, as their new dealer in the UK. [more]
BodyGuard proximity warning system improves safety in warehouses
Lower the risk of collision in your warehouse operation. Improve safety for your staff and increase awareness of moving vehicles in shared work areas. Use Orbit’s BodyGuard proximity warning system to lower the risk of collisions between forklifts and personnel. [more]
EP and Lencrow cover the full range of pallet trucks
Lencrow Materials Handling is eagerly awaiting the release of EP’s latest model in their range power pallet trucks, the EPT20-30WA early next year. This unit is a 3000kg end rider pallet jack that also comes with options of single or double length. [more]
PROMAT 2013 Exhibition
ProMat 2013 will be the largest international material handling, supply chain and logistics show and conference held in North America. Over 700 exhibitors, including Keytroller, TVH Americas, Clark, Systems Logic and Orlaco will showcase their solutions. [more]
Long Reach has Competitively-Priced Class II, III, and IV Forks!
TVH Americas Appoints Kevin Caggiano as Regional Manager of Business Development for the Northeast Region
Long Reach Multi - Pallet Handlers
Global Rubber Industries appoints Wholesale Industrial Tyre Ltd as new UK dealer
BodyGuard proximity warning system improves safety in warehouses
EP and Lencrow cover the full range of pallet trucks
PROMAT 2013 Exhibition
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MICHIGAN, United StatesNOVEMBER 13, 14, 15 2012     [more]
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In The Discussion Forums
"The only way Clark will survive will be a tie up with Doosan, Hyundai, and Crown. If Clark don't do thi,s they won't be around in six to ten years time .".
Daveilift, United Kingdom
"Linde do a fork truck Challenge Cup which brings together the best fork truck drivers in the UK, and don't quote me on this, but i think the UK winner then goes on to Germany along with the other European nations winners for a 'Eurovision' style drive off .".
BurtKwok, United Kingdom
"I don't think much will change. Everyone is just a bit over-excited right now. All the big OEMs will continue to buy Cascade product line and indirectly will support Toyota.".
TimJ, Canada
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