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This week's edition could well be called CraneAction News because of the dominance of that sector in the coverage. We report on a couple of big orders, a major service contract, an acquisition in the industry and a spectacular accident.
And, in fact, there were other crane developments which are not covered this week, but would otherwise have made the headlines.
Why does a newsletter with "forklift" in its name cover cranes? Firstly, because we're a materials handling information source. Secondly, cranes are not only an important materials handling market in their own right, but also a barometer of trade and industry activity - activity which involves many other pieces of equipment, from container handlers for moving cargo to forklifts for unpacking and distributing it.
There are many other reasons why cranes cannot be separated from materials handling and logistics, but, in general, the more cranes that are delivered, the more opportunities for the rest of the supply chain.
So, let's keep craning!
 
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This weeks featureThis Week's Feature
Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News   
ICE forklifts - staying strong
In a world where industry is being forced to become cleaner, how does technology such as the internal combustion engine stack up against its perceived greener counterparts? Melissa Barnett spoke to logistics specialists, manufacturers and dealers about the current state of the market for ICE forklifts and where it might be heading. [Read the full report]
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Budget should boost materials handling sector Australasia News
Canberra, ACT Australian business groups have welcomed a focus on small business and infrastructure in the Federal Budget. One measure getting the thumbs-up from the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry ... [more]
TMHA honoured by head office Australasia News
Moorebank, NSW Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) is celebrating back-to-back victories after receiving the highest honour at the recent Toyota Material Handling International (TMHI) distributor awards for the second year running. ... [more]
ALC welcomes logistics park Australasia News
Canberra, ACT The Australian Logistics Council has welcomed the industry launch of the Moorebank Logistics Park as a “watershed moment in the continuing transformation of Australia’s freight networks (that) will drive efficiency improvements and job growth ... [more]
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Manitou completes Terex India acquisition
FRANCE All-terrain materials handling manufacturer Manitou Group has finalised the acquisition of Terex Equipment Private Limited (TEPL) in India. Founded in 2003, TEPL specialises in design, manufacture and distribution of ... [more]
UniCarriers Americas brings transmissions in-house
UNITED STATES UniCarriers Americas Corporation has begun manufacturing transmissions for its internal combustion forklift models in the company’s manufacturing facility in Marengo, Illinois. As a result, the engines and transmissions are now ... [more]
UAE orders Liebherr cranes
GERMANY Liebherr Maritime has received an order from Saqr Port Authority for two Liebherr LHM 800 mobile harbour cranes in bulk handling configuration. This is the first order for ... [more]
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Konecranes signs service contract with Daimler
GERMANY Konecranes has signed a contract with Daimler AG for the maintenance of four automotive plants in Germany. The contract includes more than 10,000 cranes and hoists, and over 23,000 load-handling ... [more]
Forklift of the year revealed
GERMANY Jungheinrich, Still and Torwegge were the big winners at the 2017 IFOY (International Forklift of the Year) awards at BMW World in Munich. This year, 11 machines and solutions ... [more]
Movers & shakers
Wacker Neuson, Equipment Depot [more]
Michielsens expands fleet with Demag AC 700-9
GERMANY Belgian crane rental, transport and industrial assembly company Michielsens is expanding its fleet with an order for a new Demag AC 700-9 all-terrain crane. “This is the second ... [more]
Thorough Examination is not enough
UNITED KINGDOM Safety company Pyroban is reminding explosion-protected forklift users of the need to conduct tailored annual safety audits alongside a Thorough Examination to ensure legal compliance and reduce risk in potentially ... [more]
Flow-Rite adds reporting service
UNITED STATES Battery watering systems provider Flow-Rite has enhanced its cloud-based reporting solution. The Battery Steward Reporting Services include a new missed task report, equipment age report, battery condition reports and ... [more]
Ten injured in crane accident
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Port operator DP World has launched an investigation after 10 people working at Dubai’s Jebel Ali Port were injured when a container vessel knocked the wall of the harbour, causing ... [more]
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HELI begins production of new H3 series electric forklift truck
HELI has begun to produce a new H3-series 1-2.5t counterbalanced electric forklift, which combines the advantages of HELI H2000-series with reliable quality and excellent performance. [more]
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Clean design, large visibility: the new Bolzoni Auramo MZ Series fork positioner is designed to provide a practical solution for a variety of handling operations and pallet sizes. Recommended for all distribution, warehousing and logistic operations. [more]
High Point Loads & Hidden Costs When Using Container Handlers
A lot is written about point loads on trucks & trailers, & it's common knowledge high point loads damage roads, bridges & underground pipes and drains. Point Loads are also important when using machinery like container handlers in an industrial yard. [more]
EP CQE15 has proved its self Australasia News
Lencrow continues to have great success with the new EP walkie reach.
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EP CQE15 has proved its self
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