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|There was a strong positive sentiment at the recent MHEDA convention, and it looks like things are looking up on the global economic front.
This week, the United Nations Global Economic Monitoring Unit predicted that the global economy will expand in the next two years, spurred by stronger growth in the last six months and a modest recovery in trade and investment.
In its latest update, the UN notes "firm economic growth in many developed countries and strengthened prospects in countries in transition, with east and south Asia remaining the world's most dynamic regions".
The report is predicting economic growth of 2.7% this year and 2.9% in 2018.
There's no doubt that materials handling, as the sector that keeps things moving, will benefit from this growth, so it seems like we may be in for some better times ahead.
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|Logwin opens new logistics facility Australasia News|
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|Executive shake-up at Linfox Australasia News|
Essendon, VIC Gabby Costigan will step down as chief executive officer of Linfox International Group (LIG) on 30 June 2017.
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|KION reports integration progress|
GERMANY The KION Group has told its annual general meeting that it is fully on track with integrating Dematic just months after acquisition.
“Integrating Dematic as rapidly as possible ... [more]
|Positive sentiment at MHEDA|
UNITED STATES Nearly 600 distributors and manufacturers attended MHEDA’s 62nd annual convention in Salt Lake City, Utah for four days of networking, education and inspiration.
Highlights included presentations by ... [more]
|CLARK adds Miner to dealer network|
CLARK Material Handling Company has appointed Miner Material Handling as an authorised distributor of CLARK products in Phoenix, Arizona.
“The Miner Material Handling team is well established and ... [more]
|HELI eyes international growth|
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|Movers & shakers|
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|Demag warranty doubled|
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|Search under way for Instructor of the Year|
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|First Liebherr LRS 545 reachstacker for India|
GERMANY Bothra Shipping Services has taken delivery of a new Liebherr LRS 545 reachstacker for its Kakinada Port container operation in India.
The new reachstacker is being used at ... [more]
|Forklifts blamed for chemical spill|
INDIA Forklifts are being blamed for a chemical leak in India which led to over 475 schoolchildren being hospitalised after inhaling poisonous fumes.
According to the Hindustan Times, forklifts, which ... [more]
|JCBs score cult movie role|
UNITED KINGDOM A fleet of more than 20 JCB machines is playing a starring role in a cult film in the biggest product placement project in the company’s history.
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|Stuart Taylor: Forklift refresher training |
Fleet managers often ask how often companies should refresh their forklift operators’ skills to comply with the law. Stuart Taylor explains there are guidelines but, ultimately, it comes down to company policy.