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Forklift safety under focus at freight forwarders Australasia News
Perth, Western Australia Forklift safety is among freight forwarder-specific issues WorkSafe WA will focus on during an inspection program aimed at making workplaces safer. WorkSafe director Joe Attard says the inspections aim... [more]
Tasmanian industry leaders form freight team Australasia News
Hobart, Tasmania A Freight Logistics Co-ordination Team, consisting of industry leaders, has been formed to tackle Tasmania’s long-term freight challenges. Infrastructure Minister David O'Byrne says:"These experienced industry figures understand freight logistics.... [more]
New distribution centre to be built for wine logistics Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia A new national distribution centre will be built in Penfield, Adelaide, through a joint venture between Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) and logistics provider Trebuchet Logistics. The agreement will see... [more]
Logistics award winners announced Australasia News
The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia has announced the winners of the 2012 Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards. Winners include: . Big W Hoxton... [more]
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KION Group continues globalisation strategy
GERMANY The KION Group says it exploited its strong global position and continued growing in the first nine months of 2012, with the total value of its orders jumping 0.6% from... [more]
Hyundai and Cummins break ground for new JV
KOREA, SOUTH Hyundai Cummins Engine Company, a joint-venture construction equipment engine company owned by Hyundai Heavy Industries and Cummins, broke ground last week in Daegu, South Korea. The ground-breaking ceremony at... [more]
Manitex boosts sales, places on Forbes list
UNITED STATES Boom truck demand from the energy and power line construction sectors drove Manitex International Inc sales growth for the third quarter ended 30 September. Customers in the sectors... [more]
Santana Equipment pursues expansion strategy
UNITED STATES Santana Equipment Trading Co, historically a forklift wholesaler with US mid-west roots, is pursuing an expansion strategy and advancing in the retail market. President and founder Eric Davidson decided... [more]
Army extends JLG contract to refurbish equipment
UNITED STATES A US Army command has extended a contract with JLG Industries Inc to reset equipment deployed in Afghanistan. JLG manufactures aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers and is... [more]
Curtiss-Wright buys PG Drives Technology
UNITED KINGDOM Curtiss-Wright has bought electric vehicle controller and drive manufacturer PG Drives Technology (PGDT) for an undisclosed sum. PGDT, whose controllers and drives are used in a wide variety of... [more]
Linde boosts hire fleet
UNITED KINGDOM Linde Material Handling (UK) has invested GBP2.9 million (USD4.6 million) into growing its forklift hire offer in the UK, including its heavy trucks fleet. The company says the investment... [more]
Hyster boosts efficiency for Saudi Arabian firm
SAUDI ARABIA Logistics service provider SA TALKE credits Hyster forklifts for enhancing efficiency and productivity and lowering operational costs at its Jubail, Saudi Arabia, site. A fleet of 32 Hyster machines,... [more]
Equipment dealership celebrates five decades
UNITED STATES Fitzgerald Equipment Co marks its 50th year in business. In 1962, Eugene Fitzgerald founded the company, which his son, Kevin, and grandsons, Eric and Michael, now operate. Fitzgerald... [more]
Dealership launches distance-education training program
CANADA A large Canadian integrated materials handling equipment dealership is rolling out a distance-education program for training forklift operators. Mississauga-based GN Johnston Equipment Co Ltd, trading as Johnston Equipment, has... [more]
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Another strong year for Lencrow and Ausa
Lencrow is still growing its share of Ausa sales in Australia with orders increasing 40% in 2012. This year Ausa released the latest in their Taurulift Range, the T307, a telescopic handler with a capacity of 3000kgs and lift heights to 7000mm. [more]
Hoist Liftruck Manufacturing Inc reports unprecedented growth
Intermodal transportation is ever changing and Hoist is continually adapting to meet its customers’ needs by offering a wide portfolio of high quality, customized material handling equipment. The Hoist Reach Stacker is designed with these principles in mind. [more]
Intelligent Appliance Clamp i-MOVE handles your most complex logistics needs
The Bolzoni Auramo Intelligent Carton & Appliance Clamp i-MOVE Series provides an innovative solution to the white goods handling problems, avoiding all damages to the machines and packaging, allowing for a quick, safe and easy handling of the load. [more]
Discover and dare to compare these heavy duty camera systems
Comatra is very passionate about solving operator vision restrictions on all types of industrial vehicles. The Comatra 4KLIFTCAM enhances the view of the forklift operator that is otherwise obstructed, achieving maximized front and load surveillance as well as back area surveillance. [more]
Zonesafe from Avonwood is THE Proximity Warning System
ZoneSafe is a proximity warning system developed by Avonwood to help prevent collisions between vehicles and personnel working in close proximity to each other. With over 25 years’ experience in developing RFID Technology, Avonwood develops innovative identification solutions to a global client base. [more]
CM News on the move
Container Management is the pre-eminent maritime industry publication specialising in global port and terminal development, privatisation, cargo and container handling technology, logistics and intermodalism. Now, the publication launches a free App for iPod, iPad and iPhone. [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]
Another strong year for Lencrow and Ausa
Hoist Liftruck Manufacturing Inc reports unprecedented growth
Intelligent Appliance Clamp i-MOVE handles your most complex logistics needs
Discover and dare to compare these heavy duty camera systems
Zonesafe from Avonwood is THE Proximity Warning System
CM News on the move
PROMAT 2013 Exhibition
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Upcoming Events
1. IPSLP Product Safety & Liability Conference
Los Angeles CA, United States3/20-21/2013     [more]
2. Logimat 2013
Stuttgart, Germany19th to 21st February 2013     [more]
3. BAUMA China 2012
Shanghai, China27th to 30th November 2012     [more]
4. IMHX 2013
Birmingham, United Kingdom19th to 22nd March 2013     [more]
5. TOC Container Supply Chain: Asia 2013
Hong Kong, Hong Kong12 - 14 March 2013     [more]
6. ProMat 2013
Chicago, United States21st to 24th January 2013     [more]
7. IntraLogistics 2013
Paris Nord Villepinte, France26-28 March 2013     [more]
8. 7th Philippine Ports and Shipping 2013 Exhibition and Conference
Manila, Philippines30th and 31st January 2013     [more]
9. 7th Indian Ocean Ports and Logistics 2013 Exhibition and Conference
Beira, Mozambique27th & 28th February 2013     [more]
10. Columbia Forklift Challenge 2013
Portland, Oregon, United States5th March 2013     [more]
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