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The gap between the countries that perform best and worst in trade logistics is still quite large, according to a new World Bank Group report released this week. The World Bank attributes the gap to the complexity of logistics-related reforms and investment challenges in developing countries.
In case you're interested, Germany has the best performance, while Somalia is at the bottom end of the logistics ladder.
To find where your nation sits, you can download the report here.
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|ForkForce expands operations into Melbourne Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria Independent forklift dealer ForkForce Australia has signed a deal to take over Eastern Forklifts, in Bayswater, Victoria.
ForkForce national marketing manager Chris Cunliffe tells Forkliftaction.com News the acquisition, finalised ... [more]
|NTP supplies new forklifts to produce supplier Australasia News|
Adelaide, South Australia Forklift supplier NTP Forklifts has delivered the last three of 10 new TCM forklifts to BD&MD Nicol, a national carrots supplier.
The company, which supplies major supermarket chains, fruit ... [more]
|Darwin hosts inaugural safety show Australasia News|
Darwin, Northern Territory The Northern Territory’s first-ever Safety in Action show was held at the Darwin Convention Centre last week.
The two-day show gave attendees the opportunity to engage with cutting-edge research ... [more]
|NZ forklift driver causes chemical spill Australasia News|
Auckland A major chemical spill occurred in an Auckland industrial building on Tuesday morning after a forklift driver punctured a container of hydrochloric acid, causing about 800 litres to spill. ... [more]
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|KION hopes to lead with Strategy 2020|
GERMANY KION Group AG aims to become a global industry leader through its Strategy 2020 initiatives, with objectives that include harnessing global potential more effectively, and focusing on growth, profitability, resilience ... [more]
|Crown employment litigation nears end|
UNITED STATES Judge Robert L Hess is scheduled to review a final settlement in an employment-related lawsuit against Crown Equipment Corp and its California operation, Crown Lift Trucks, on 22 May. ... [more]
|Lithium-ion start-up obtains funding|
UNITED STATES Lithium-ion energy storage start-up Flux Power Holdings Inc of Vista has completed a USD1,944,000 private placement of common stock. Security Research Associates Inc of San Francisco was the placement agent. ... [more]
|Associations join forces for national scheme|
UNITED KINGDOM A national apprenticeship scheme in the UK will be delivered via a new company formed by the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) and the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA). ... [more]
|CFTS leaflet popular with industry|
UNITED KINGDOM A simple leaflet created to help forklift engineers explain the importance of Thorough Examination has to be reprinted due to popular demand.
Consolidated Fork Truck Services (CFTS) originally distributed ... [more]
|Company profile: Equipment Depot|
UNITED STATES Operations of Equipment Depot in the Texas market generated 2013 sales of more than USD156 million, accompanied by investment in its rental fleets and sales representative training.
“Equipment Depot ... [more]
|JCB pioneer dies|
UNITED KINGDOM Colleagues have paid tribute to one of the first people to work at JCB, who has died at the age of 87.
John Wheeldon was the sixth person hired ... [more]
|14 compete in Wisconsin rodeo|
UNITED STATES Forklift operator Bill Krivoshein of catalogue production firm Arandell Corp of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin won the 12 March rodeo during the plant engineering and maintenance expo in West Allis. ... [more]
|HG Wood employee wins national award|
UNITED KINGDOM HG Wood Lift Trucks Ltd employee Matthew Connelly won the fiercely contested apprentice of the year award at the UK Fork Lift Truck Association’s national awards for excellence this year. ... [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
Yusen Logistics, IPS [more]
Konecranes receives design award
- Hyvinkää, Finland
More overseas firms at CeMAT
- Hannover, Germany
Toyota competition winners selected
- Hannover, Germany [more]
Charger product displayed at expo
- Reading, PA, United States
VAC launched at Modex
- Atlanta, GA, United States
Philadelphia Scientific adds to line
- Bolton, United Kingdom [more]
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|Niuli to build mature worldwide sales network|
With the fast growth in 2013, the production capacity of NIULI forklift is increasing fast. Manufacturing levels have now reached 350 units per month - up from 200 units in last year. [more]
|Baseplan Software receives ARA Rental Market MetricsT certification|
The American Rental Association (ARA) is pleased to announce that Baseplan Software, a developer of world-leading business management solutions for organizations that sell, service, rent and manage assets, has achieved ARA Rental Market MetricsT certification. [more]
|Vmax exports to Algeria|
VMax will export 26 forklift to a long-term customer in Algeria. The co-operation with the customer has helped Vmax to lay a stable foundation of business growth in the North Africa market. [more]
|SHANTUI Forklift on the move|
Shantui Construction Machinery Co held the fifth worldwide agent conference with the theme of "support, integrity and confidence" in Jining from November 20 to 22, 2013. More than 100 dealers from more than 50 countries around the world participated. [more]
|Lencrow’s second generation Walkie Reach|
Lencrow has just released its second generation pedestrian reach stacker. Improvements include proportionate hydraulics for lift and reach as well as a new more ergonomic handle. Other features include safety rubber bumper for operator safety. [more]
|Bulmor’s reputation extends at Ridgeons|
Ridgeon’s, one of the UK’s largest independent Timber and Builders Merchants, trust two new diesel - powered Bulmor Lancer sideloaders for their materials handling needs at their new 12 acre site in Suffolk. [more]
|Rocla AGVs in heavy use at the Planmeca warehouse|
Planmeca is one of the world's leading dental equipment manufacturers. The Finnish high-tech company has now been using Rocla’s automated guided vehicles (AGVs) in their Helsinki warehouse for three years with success. [more]
|EP appoints Clearlift Materials Handling as distributor|
EP Equipment has strengthened its growing network of approved dealers with the recent appointment of Clearlift Material Handling Limited as its sole distributor for Ireland. [more]
|Visit Durwen Maschinenbau at CeMat 2014|
Durwen, one of the leading forklift attachment producers from Germany, will be exhibiting at CeMAT 2014 (stand K07 at Hall 26). With more than 60 years of experience in developing and producing of attachments we are the best choice for your logistic needs. [more]
|‘Gear Up’ with Forkliftaction at CeMAT|
‘Gear Up’ your business with a Forkliftaction marketing action plan. Make an appointment to meet with the Forkliftaction sales team at CeMAT now and benefit from a free company listing in our special CeMAT exhibitor list within this release. [more]
|Increase your supply chain productivity and environmental sustainability|
The forthcoming SAFC/ICHCA national ‘Sustainable Supply Chain Solutions’ conference being held in at the SAJC Morphettville Racecourse, Adelaide in October 2014 is attracting significant interest. The Conference is expected to attract +150 delegates from diverse backgrounds from Australia and overseas. [more]
|See 35 world-class conference speakers at the 2nd MED PORTS 2014|
The 2nd MED PORTS 2014 is the biggest annual Container Ports and Terminal Operations Exhibition and Conference event for the Mediterranean region - now in its 2nd successful year! [more]
|MHEDA’s 59th Annual Convention & Exhibitors’ Showcase: May 3-7, 2014|
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando®: Florida
Leaders must have strength, courage and compassion. The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association’s 2014 Annual Convention will give you the opportunity to uncover your Superhero Leadership powers through excellence in people management skills. This four-day industry event will connect you with peers and energize you with a new perspective of what it means to be a leader.
80+ Exhibitors | 17 Powerful Sessions | Roundtable Discussions | Local Attractions & Tours | Countless Networking Opportunities
Unleash the Superhero within this Spring with MHEDA! www.mheda.org/convention2014
Contact the MHEDA team, for more information.