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|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Logistics leader calls for integrated freight network Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales John Mullen, chief executive and MD of rail freight and port operator Asciano, has urged government and industry to work closely together toward a more integrated and efficient national freight ... [more]
|Government moves to get more freight on rail Australasia News|
Brisbane, Queensland The Queensland government has kick-started negotiations with Australian and international operators to deliver the next round of rail freight contracts.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson says the ... [more]
|NZ port commissions new gantry crane Australasia News|
Bay of Plenty, North Island Port of Tauranga has commissioned its latest crane, a Liebherr Super Post Panamax ship-to-shore twin-lift gantry crane, which began operations at Tauranga Container Terminal last Friday.
This brings the ... [more]
|Freight Council backs green technology Australasia News|
Adelaide, South Australia The South Australian Freight Council (SAFC) says the freight industry has a responsibility to become more sustainable and reduce its impact on the environment.
It believes green technologies such ... [more]
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Grammer boasts double-digit revenue growth|
GERMANY Equipment seat manufacturer Grammer AG has recorded double-digit growth in 2013 revenue.
Despite disparate conditions in the global economy, Grammer posted an 11.7% rise in consolidated revenue of EUR1.266 ... [more]
|Macneill back in the black|
INDIA Macneill Engineering Ltd, once the loss-making forklift company of Williamson Magor Group, is now making a profit.
The Hindu Business Line reports that company owner and managing director Pradip ... [more]
|IPAF expands in South East Asia|
SINGAPORE IPAF is investing resources in South East Asia to support its growing membership in the region, where it has members in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, ... [more]
|Hiab supplies ABC Supply|
UNITED STATES Hiab, part of Cargotec, has won an order for 150 truck-mounted forklifts from ABC Supply Co. Inc.
ABC Supply is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing, and one of ... [more]
|Nett system verified by CARB|
CANADA The California Air Resources Board has granted conditional verification to Nett Technologies Inc. for its VorTEQ 100 Active Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) System.
The VorTEQ system is a Level ... [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
Konecranes Plc, Golden Valley Pallet Wrap Specialists [more]
|Top forklift job cities named|
UNITED STATES Chicago, New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles have been identified as the four best US cities for forklift operators.
According to online forklift training company CertfiyMe, the four have ... [more]
|What’s on show at CeMAT 2014?|
GERMANY With CeMAT 2014 around the corner, here is a sneak peak of what some manufacturers will be showing off.
Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) will present the new Toyota ... [more]
Jungheinrich income declines
- Hamburg, Germany
Linde garners awards
- Beijing, China
Ruyi wins industry awards
- Hangzhou, China [more]
|Need a lift, Mr President?|
BELGIUM When US President Obama visited the American military cemetery in Waregem, Belgium last Wednesday, TVH’s marketing department welcomed him with a special sign along the E17 motorway.
Outside the ... [more]
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|Shorpak trusts Straddle Carriers for their needs on the Chevron Gorgon Project Australasia News|
Shorpak in Perth has entrusted Straddle Carriers Australia to help them handle the day to day container handling and oversize equipment for the Chevron Gorgon Project in their quarantine yard in Henderson.
|TR-1-NK-HE: SCALE DYNASTY's full feature, cost efficient weighing system|
Scale Dynasty's TR-1-NK-HE hydraulic forklift and loader scale is a full feature, cost efficient weighing system. Easy to install and attaches to any type of hydraulic lifting system by converting hydraulic pressures to a readable weight display. [more]
|Cascade announces the release of its Wireless Power & Communication System|
Cascade Corporation has announced the release of its industry exclusive Wireless Power & Communication System which utilizes advanced technology to improve overall productivity while reducing product damage and operating costs. [more]
|Lencrow introduces the new world class 4 wheel EP electric range|
Lencrow is proud to introduce the new range of 4 wheel electric forklifts. These units are built with world class components, which produce a state of the art 4 wheel counterbalance electric forklift. [more]
|Keytroller’s KEYCHECK-the new Stationary and Portable checklist tablets|
KEYTROLLER’s KEYCHECK checklist tablet is an Android tablet with custom app for equipment checklists developed by Keytroller LLC. Stay on top of OSHA requirements - the KEYCHECK allows you to electronically automate the OSHA required daily checklists for industrial equipment. [more]
|Electric pallet truck WPS 2014 new model - Veshai Material Handling|
The Veshai WPS130 is the entry model for the electric powered range of pedestrian pallet trucks - for the accelerated transport of loads and pallets with minimal effort. With its small size, the WPS is ideal for shunting loads in confined areas. [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]
|Visit DFK Cabs at CeMAT for your Polycarbonate and Metal Safety Cabins|
DFK Cabs, manufacture of metal safety cabins, polycarbonate cabins for most forklift and UTV brands, will be exhibiting at CeMAT Hannover 2014 Hall 25 stand B12. [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]
|UN to show at CeMAT 2014|
We’re pleased to announce that Zhejiang UN Forklift Co., Ltd will attend CeMAT 2014 on 19th-23rd of May, in Hannover, Germany and you’ll find us in Hall No.26, B10. [more]
|Take the hard work out of planning rental operations with Baseplan|
As Australian business management software innovators Baseplan Software continue to go from strength to strength, their recently released Planning Calendar software is designed to help companies in the hire and rental field do the same. [more]
|Submissions open for the 2014 Queensland SCL Awards|
The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia, Queensland Division, has officially announced that submissions are open for the seventh annual Queensland SCL Awards program. [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]
|MODEX 2014 sees record attendance|
As an indicator of the strength of the manufacturing and supply chain industries, attendees registered in record numbers for the MODEX 2014 expo held March 17-20 in Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center. [more]
|Your Focus (Blog)|
|Your Focus: Knowing your forklift’s load capacity|
As more forklift options and attachments become available, it is increasingly important for forklift operators to have a clear understanding of their forklift’s load capacity and the risks that are involved in exceeding it. Steve Reynolds highlights what forklift operators should know regarding a forklift’s load capacity and practices that should be in place in order to maintain safety around the workplace. [more]