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A couple of weeks ago, when we reported on Hurricane Harvey, there was little indication that more trouble was on the way.
While it appears that the materials handling sector has avoided the direct impact of Irma, there's some concern that the future economic effect will be significant.
Houston, which was badly affected, is home to the sixth-largest import terminal in the world and there are warnings that the hurricanes "will impact the US economy far beyond that of the Gulf Coast".
On the positive side, once again, we have seen the industry rally together to help the broader community and there are a number of initiatives to harness the goodwill and focus the relief.
These are trying times for many, but again we see the generosity of the forklift sector in helping to overcome adversity.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Poultry contractor fined $1.13m over forklift death Australasia News
Geelong, Vic A poultry contractor has been convicted and fined $1.13 million over an incident in which a man was struck and killed by a forklift on a farm at Lethbridge, near ... [more]
ICTSI brings automation to Melbourne port Australasia News
Melbourne, Vic International Container Terminal Services Incorporated (ICTSI) at the Port of Melbourne has become the world's first fully automated international container handling facility. Melbourne's newest container terminal, Victoria International Container ... [more]
ALC acknowledges Mrdak Australasia News
Canberra, ACT The Australian Logistics Council has thanked the outgoing Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Mike Mrdak AO, for his outstanding contribution and national leadership in transport, infrastructure ... [more]
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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Industry escapes hurricane, assists victims
UNITED STATES As communities in Florida and Texas begin the clean up after the latest hurricane battering which left at least 10 people dead, it appears that the materials handling sector has ... [more]
Hyundai gets heavy
BELGIUM Hyundai Construction Equipment has launched the newest of its all-round heavy-duty diesel forklifts, the compact 160D-9L. The new truck fills the gap between the 160D-9 and 180D-9 and offers an ... [more]
Hyster updates LPG engines
UNITED STATES Hyster has introduced new engines on several LPG forklift models in Europe. The new Power Solutions International (PSI) engines are more powerful and fuel efficient, helping to increase productivity and ... [more]
Taylor enters military market
UNITED STATES The Taylor Group of Companies has launched Taylor Defense Products to provide materials handling and logistics products to the US military and other government agencies. Taylor claims to be ... [more]
Konecranes signs service agreement with MPET�
GERMANY Konecranes has signed a major service agreement with Antwerp-based MPET. Under the agreement, Konecranes' service arm will perform all of the maintenance and repair work on more than 150 ... [more]
JLG opens service centre in Charlotte
UNITED STATES JLG Industries has opened a new service centre in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The new seven-bay facility joins the company’s existing service centres in Riverside, California; Hagerstown, Maryland; ... [more]
Kalmar, DP World test FastCharge solution
UNITED KINGDOM Kalmar and DP World will jointly pilot the port industry's first fast-charging shuttle carrier solution at DP World London Gateway Port in the UK. The fully electric-powered Kalmar FastCharge Shuttle ... [more]
Danese Autogru receives Demag AC 220-5
ITALY Rental specialist Danese Autogru SRL is upgrading is fleet in Montanara, Italy with a 220 T capacity Demag AC 220-5 all-terrain crane. The AC 220-5 crane joins Danese Autogru’s fleet ... [more]
Messe cancels Transportation & Logistics Americas
GERMANY Organisers have announced the cancellation of the Transportation & Logistics Americas trade fair planned for April 2018 in Atlanta, USA. A statement attributes the cancellation to “a strategic realignment ... [more]
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Over 45% of Forkliftaction’s opt-in members are end-users, operators and (fleet) managers of materials handling equipment. On Forkliftaction they can find the information they need to research new equipment and products, innovative applications and interesting case studies for their business. Added to this they will continue to visit the website daily for further resources that will allow them to connect, trade and stay informed.

If you have a product or service that will add value to the operations of an active and thriving materials handling community, contact Forkliftaction today for your media kit.
Your Focus (Blog)
Dilyan Alexiev: Will driverless forklifts improve productivity?
There's a lot of talk in the news right now about whether robots will be taking our jobs. Dilyan Alexiev ponders if driverless forklifts improve productivity.
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Introducing the Cat Lift Trucks app
What’s in the app? Our app enables you to explore the complete ranges of Cat� lift trucks and warehouse equipment quickly and easily.
A new power package for the heavy-duty industry from HUBTEX
Hubtex has developed a new freely manoeuvrable platform truck, type SFB. With a platform height of only 457 mm, the vehicle has a load capacity of up to 35 tons or 70 tons in its coupled operating mode. [more]
Evolving forklift industry calls for new approach to tire buying
The forklift industry is nearing 100 years of age and a closer look shows how forklifts have evolved from a basic single-purpose machine into sophisticated systems that serve a growing range of industries and applications.
How to reduce forklift accidents onsite
Forklift accidents occur all the time but they’re preventable and avoidable. Find out how you can reduce the risk of a forklift accident. [more]
Cascade to Debut New Solutions at 2017 PPI Transport Symposium
Cascade will bring new and exciting solutions for the pulp and paper industry at the PPI Transport Symposium this September. [more]
Bolzoni Auramo contributed to OPHAL paper guide
Paper handling specialists met to develop a paper best practices guide. Bringing together expertise from across the entire paper supply chain. Mr. Lars Petersson, Auramo OY President, has participated. [more]
Load Lifter Manufacturing Ltd., Ontario, Canada
Load Lifter Manufacturing Ltd. is based out of Stouffville, ON, Canada and we have been producing Rough Terrain Forklifts since 1976. We  have a diverse product range and we invite you to share our passion and experience with what we have to offer. [more]
2017 Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition to Showcase Industry
The 2017 Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition will be held November 7-9, 2017, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. With exciting advancements in the material handling market, this event is not to be missed! [more]
The Container Shipping Industry Gathers to Forecast for 2018
After a period of significant change, the container shipping industry is now moving towards a state of stability and growth. Although there are still some key challenges to be faced in the coming months, the industry is showing good signs of revival. [more]
Forkliftaction media: a popular destination on the buyers’ journey
Introducing the Cat Lift Trucks app
A new power package for the heavy-duty industry from HUBTEX
Evolving forklift industry calls for new approach to tire buying
How to reduce forklift accidents onsite
Cascade to Debut New Solutions at 2017 PPI Transport Symposium
Bolzoni Auramo contributed to OPHAL paper guide
Load Lifter Manufacturing Ltd., Ontario, Canada
2017 Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition to Showcase Industry
The Container Shipping Industry Gathers to Forecast for 2018
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