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|The "international" nature of this newsletter is demonstrated graphically this week. Normally produced in Brisbane, Australia before being shared with a global audience, this time, the editorial content comes to you from Hannover.
Our editor is currently in Germany to judge the international forklift of the year (IFOY) competition in a process that involves a number of logistics and materials handling journalists and editors from around the globe.
And while part of the content is being delivered from Europe, the rest of the team back in Australia are all doing their part to ensure that this week's offering reaches our readers everywhere, on time.
What did anyone do before the Internet, email and remote access?
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Qube chooses Liebherr for Bell Bay Australasia News|
Sydney, NSW Australian port solution provider Qube Ports has opted for a new Liebherr mobile harbour crane type LHM 420. The new machine is the eighth mobile harbour crane Qube Ports has ... [more]
|New distribution centre for Toll Australasia News|
Sydney, NSW Toll Group has launched its new next-generation distribution centre in western Sydney, specifically designed to support the growth of online shopping in Australia.
Spanning 32,000 sqm, the new e-commerce ... [more]
|Linfox rejoins ALC Australasia News|
Canberra, ACT The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has announced that Linfox Logistics has re-joined ALC as a corporate member.
Michael Kilgariff, ALC managing director, says the decision to rejoin comes after ... [more]
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Hyster strengthens presence in Sweden|
UNITED KINGDOM Hyster Europe has appointed five new dealers in Sweden to strengthen its presence across the country.
"The new regional dealer network will support the full Hyster range of equipment ... [more]
|CLARK appoints Materials Handling Equipment|
UNITED STATES CLARK Material Handling Company has appointed Materials Handling Equipment (MHE) as an authorised distributor of CLARK products in the Fort Wayne, Indiana market.
"MHE has been servicing the ... [more]
|Prime Equip fleet sold off|
UNITED STATES Tiger Group, in cooperation with Liquidity Services, is now liquidating the assets of Prime Equip Solutions.
Prime Equip traces its roots to 2008 when an equipment dealership opened ... [more]
|Seegrid benefits from automation uptake|
UNITED STATES AGV specialist Seegrid has announced record-setting results for 2017, continuing the company's upward trajectory and surpassing 2016's revenue and profit milestones.
"Manufacturing and e-commerce companies are under pressure ... [more]
|Movers & shakers|
STILL, SEVA Losticis, BITA [more]
|Gantic appointed for Snorkel|
UNITED KINGDOM Snorkel has signed an official distribution agreement with Gantic A/S for Norway, which increases its responsibilities for the region from service only to a full-line sales and service partner. ... [more]
|DB Schenker adds Madrid DC|
SPAIN DB Schenker has opened a new logistics centre in Spain. The size of eight football pitches, this is the company's biggest facility of its type to date.
Built ... [more]
|HIT goes automatic|
HONG KONG Hongkong International Terminals (HIT) Container Terminal North has marked the launch of its remote-controlled rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGCs) and automated container stacking system. This landmark development made CT9 North the ... [more]
|GPA orders BOXPORTERs|
UNITED STATES The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) in the USA has started an expansion project to double the Port of Savannah's on-dock rail lift capacity to 1 million containers per year. As ... [more]
|MODEX braced for big numbers|
UNITED STATES Organisers are expecting strong attendance at MODEX 2018 to be held from April 9-12 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
More than 850 exhibitors are confirmed for ... [more]
|Your Focus (Blog)|
|Peter Harvey: Make it automatic|
FLTA chief executive Peter Harvey explains how we can make significant and lasting change for every business that relies on forklifts.
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|LogiMAT 2018: KAUP shows the future of attachments|
Passenger cars are increasingly being offered in electric and hybrid versions. Likewise forklift trucks. That's the reason KAUP is going in this direction and show two electrical attachment models at the 16th LogiMAT in Stuttgart/Germany. Hall 10 on Stand F07. [more]
|The impact of tire wear|
When keeping track of the various powerful, hard-working components of an industrial forklift, it’s easy to overlook some of the most subtle, yet crucial pieces: The tires. [more]
|Series WPH-PH Pipe Hold Down Clamp With Hydraulic Arms|
Presenting another new design for pipe and round stock handling form FORK-CO USA’s Unit Load Handling Systems brand. [more]
|Meet the world's first LED Forklift Arch Safety Light|
Meet the next logical step in forklift & pedestrian safety, with 75 times the coverage of the standard blue forklift light. [more]
|Bomaq in high demand Australasia News|
Bomaq are the emerging multipurpose all terrain forklift for hire fleets.
|Exceptional tires, wheels and assemblies for any application|
Sun Tyre & Wheel Systems offers an exceptional portfolio of Off-Highway tires, wheels and assemblies for a range of industries [more]
|Parker Hannifin Keeps Forklifts Running 24/7, Even In Harsh Cold|
There is no better hose for plunging temperatures than the 53DM DuramaxT hose, operating in temperatures as low as -70°F/-57°C. [more]
|Cascade's Rental Programs Offer Value and Flexibility|
At locations around the globe, Cascade offers the opportunity for attachment rentals to provide customers with the best solution possible. [more]
|Cat Lift Trucks also offers solutions with a second life truck|
It is not always about buying a new truck. Sometimes a second life lift truck is a good alternative. Marco de Jager, Manager of the European Rental and Used Trucks’ Centre at Cat® Lift Trucks, explains why. [more]
|CeMAT 2018: Knowledge platform for supply chain managers|
This year CeMAT will feature another excellent set of forums. Together with major partners CeMAT will illuminate the opportunities presented by new Logistics 4.0 concepts while highlighting the latest best-practice solutions. [more]