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We don’t like to be pessimistic, but it’s been pointed out the Year of the Snake is not an overly optimistic cycle. Past Years of the Snake have included 1929, the start of The Great Depression, and 2001, when the US stock market fell 12% in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. The good news, however, is that the leading economists don’t put much store in Chinese astrology, and many are tipping economic recovery in the months ahead. Indeed, the IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook is tipping growth in the year ahead. The IMF is not ruling out a snake bite, but it sees positives on all continents.
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|Linde tips in for charity Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales After hearing a radio appeal from community services organisation SydneyCare for a forklift for its busy distribution centre, Linde Material Handling organised a year-long donation of a Baoli 2.5 T... [more]
|Australian logistics space among world’s most expensive Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Three Australian cities are among the world’s most expensive prime logistics markets, according to research from global property advisor CBRE Group.
The survey reports that three Australian cities rank... [more]
|TMHA launches safety initiative Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has taken safety in the workplace to heart by purchasing 18 automatic defibrillators for use in its offices nationally.
TMHA executive vice president and... [more]
|Port expansion project gets green light Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria Planning approval has been given for the $1.6 billion redevelopment of Port of Melbourne.
Planning minister Matthew Guy says the port will be required to comply with strict environmental... [more]
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|Hundreds could lose jobs in Finland|
FINLAND More than 350 Konecranes employees could lose their jobs if market demand drops this year.
Konecranes announced on 3 January that it was restructuring and would start statutory negotiations... [more]
|LiuGong begins US-Canada growth, names dealer in Costa Rica|
UNITED STATES The LiuGong forklift brand is making inroads in North America and South America, and the pace is scheduled to increase.
“(Starting from zero,) we plan to have 10-12 dealers... [more]
|MHI establishes Young Professionals Network|
UNITED STATES The Charlotte-based trade organisation MHI is reaching out to professionals under the age of 40.
“We launched the MHI Young Professionals Network at ProMat 2013,” says Devon Birch, MHI... [more]
|CFTS launches awareness campaign|
UNITED KINGDOM The Consolidated Fork Truck Services (CFTS) is launching a major national campaign at the coming IMHX expo in Birmingham to warn forklift managers of the dangers of incomplete Thorough Examinations.... [more]
|JM Equipment revamps website, receives another award|
UNITED STATES JM Equipment Co Inc of Manteca anticipates the launch of its newly designed website in April and acknowledges the president’s award from Nissan Forklift Corp.
“We are grateful to... [more]
|Industry welcomes EC proposal on market surveillance|
BELGIUM The European machinery industry has welcomed the European Commission’s proposed new regulation on market surveillance but calls for more ambitious measures to tackle the problem of non-compliant machinery in the... [more]
|OSHA cites GES for violations, proposes USD91,000 in fines|
UNITED STATES A federal regulator has proposed fining Global Experience Specialists (GES) Inc USD91,000 for alleged safety violations after a forklift injured a worker.
The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety... [more]
STILL presents iGoEasy
- Hamburg, Germany
Jungheinrich launches driverless transport
- Stuttgart, Germany
Transmon showcases iTEch
- Birmingham, United Kingdom
Toyota’s new electric forklift
- Stuttgart, Germany
Crown’s reach truck receives Good Design award
- New Bremen, OH, United States [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
Flow-Rite Controls, Speedshield [more]
|More international LogiMAT|
GERMANY LogiMAT, the German annual trade fair for distribution, materials handling and information flow, has attracted more visitors and exhibitors this year than ever before.
Held from 19-21 February at... [more]
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|Heavy lift trucks sale with Globequip |
With decades of experience in the heavy lift truck industry, Globequip‘s specializes in sourcing, delivering and maintaining container handling equipment throughout Australia and the South Pacific (Papua New Guinea, Fiji, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia).
Selected current offers:
. HYSTER H52-00XM-16CH 2004
Full container handler, Capacity 52,000 Kgs more info & photo
. HYSTER H48.00XM-16CH 2005
Full container handler, Lift Height 9755mm (4 high) more info & photo
Contact Ian Ogilvie on +61 (0)407 818 887, or send an email
Globequip‘s field service team have been deployed on-site, both at Australia’s busiest ports and within the challenging conditions of the Islands. A partnership with Kalmar ensures maximum uptime and profitability.
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|EP launches CK-05 Electric Order Picker|
Featuring an innovative patent-pending design, the CK-05 Electric Order Picker, which is suited to a wide array of inventory management and fulfilment tasks, delivers the performance of an industrial order picker in a highly compact, manoeuvrable and capable machine. [more]
|Bolzoni Auramo fork positioners for all applications|
Bolzoni Auramo’s range of fork positioners offers a wide choice of models, capacities and options to satisfy the needs of all industries. [more]
|PHL goes high-tech on customer service|
Whether from their office computer, laptop, iPad or iPhone, PHL users now have the ability to create their own proposals using Plant Handling’s huge stock of carefully catalogued and photographed machines - online, fast, easy and professionally displayed. [more]
|TK5 Utilisation & Fleet management |
Improve efficiencies and control costs with Davis Derby's web based reporting software, which helps to optimise fleet and manpower requirements, compare analysis of drivers and vehicles and monitor critical vehicle events. [more]
|Do you know when your staff might need another chance? |
Vehicles and moving machinery in workplaces are a cause of workplace injuries and deaths. Orbit’s BodyGuard system reduces the risk of hitting people in these blind spots and other low visibility situations. [more]
|Cat Lift Trucks wins FLTA Award for Excellence on Ergonomics|
The Cat® NPP16-20N2 pedestrian power pallet has been recognized by the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) in UK with the Ergonomics Award of Excellence 2013. [more]
|Bulmor Lancer stress safety and flexibility at IMHX |
For specialist handling solutions it always pays to turn to the specialist manufacturer, and when it comes to side loading forklift trucks then the established name to note is Bulmor Lancer who can be found on Stand 19J160 at IMHX. [more]
|The International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) 2013|
The International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) 2013 is the UK's leading intralogistics event. Over 400 exhibitors, including TVH, Davis Derby, Espex Batteries, RDS Technology and Pyroban, will showcase their solutions. [more]
|You cannot afford to miss our Fleet and Asset Management feature|
Forkliftaction News are exploring the latest technologies and applications within the Fleet Management industry in our April feature article. Boost your business with the latest information on the technologies and products that shape the way that leading companies manage their operations. [more]
|BA Systèmes 30 years of experience at the service of process automation|
Exhibiting at Intralogistics Paris, leader in automated guided vehicles (AGV) BA Systèmes, has entered the Innovation Awards. BA Systèmes stands out by the application of global solutions in materials handling and automated storage across industry, distribution and services. [more]
|Breakbulk China Conference & Exhibition 2013 Focuses on Sustainable Growth|
Thousands of project cargo and traditional breakbulk cargo logisticians will take part in the Breakbulk China Conference & Exhibition 2013 from March 12th to 15th in Shanghai, which will provide opportunities for networking & professional formation. [more]
|Our supply chain solutions are free|
The material handling and logistics industry are showcasing the latest supply chain solutions at MHL 2013, the industry's premier trade show. With over 60 exhibits MHL 2013 is your one-stop destination for warehousing and supply chain solutions. [more]
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