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|The materials handling world is watching the trade tensions between the USA and China closely.
President Trump triggered a swift market reaction when he announced sanctions on steel and aluminium imports - to which China responded with plans to target US exports.
Both the US and China are major producers of materials handling equipment and the imposition of tariffs by either country would have a profound impact. The effects would not only be a direct hit on machinery sales, but also on demand for materials handling equipment more broadly as other areas of trade start to constrict. So, fewer imports in the world's two biggest economies mean less activity on the ports, less transport, and slow-downs in the logistics sector.
In the last few days, the rhetoric seems to have softened. Let's just hope we can get past the posturing and get back to business.
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|MI proves a popular choice Australasia News|
Alexandria, NSW A WA scrap metal recycler has added a second Manitou MI as the model marks 10,000 worldwide sales.
Mel Valentine, manager of Runabout Metals in Canning, purchased a Manitou ...
|Wallenius Wilhelmsen halts sale Australasia News|
Oslo Vehicle logistics giant Wallenius Wilhelmsen has terminated its deal to sell its Australian operations to PrixCar.
The company says it is "well positioned for further growth in the Australian ...
|ALC welcomes priorities Australasia News|
Canberra, ACT The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) says that the Infrastructure Priority List released by Infrastructure Australia (IA) confirms an ongoing need for investment in freight infrastructure projects that will enhance supply ...
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|Wacker Neuson on track|
GERMANY International light and compact equipment manufacturer Wacker Neuson has reported a significant rise in revenue and earnings for 2017.
Group revenue for 2017 rose 13% to EUR1,534 million (USD1,910 ...
|BITA and RTITB collaborate|
UNITED KINGDOM The British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) and RTITB, the preferred regulatory body for workplace transport training, have announced a collaboration aimed at raising the standards of forklift training in the ...
|CLARK appoints Mid Atlantic as dealer|
UNITED STATES CLARK Material Handling Company has appointed Mid Atlantic Industrial Equipment as an authorised distributor of CLARK products in the Central Pennsylvania market.
"Mid Atlantic Industrial Equipment strives to ...
|New Doosan dealer for South East England|
UNITED KINGDOM Doosan Construction Equipment has appointed Kellands (Plant Sales), based in Bridgwater in Somerset, as the new authorised dealer for London and South East England for the Doosan range of crawler, ...
Jungheinrich WMS recognised
- Hamburg, Germany
ICHCA Technical Panels renamed
- London, UK
LGH Recognised by LEEA, ISO
- Manchester, UK
|Movers & shakers|
Konecranes, TMHA, Cargotec
|Signs of recovery at CONEXPO AFRICA|
SOUTH AFRICA The premier trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles in Africa has wrapped up its third edition, with 454 exhibitors from 34 countries and ...
Delta-Q Technologies adds J1939 capabilities
- Vancouver, BC, Canada
Camso launches new AIR tyres
- Magog, QC, Canada
JLG shows low-level access solutions
- Baltimore, MD, United States
|Attachment helps supplier get a grip|
UNITED KINGDOM MAP Building & Civil Engineering Supplies, based in Stanton by Dale, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, has turned to B&B Attachments to boost productivity.
Established in 2003, MAP is an independent builders ...
|IFOY 2018 finalists: Cranes and Lifting Appliances|
Forkliftaction News continues its analysis of the finalists in the 2018 International Forklift of the Year. This week, we look at the finalist in the Cranes and Lifting Appliances category. ...
|Forklift safety start-up seeks partner/investor|
BOLO mirrors take the guesswork out of loading and unloading, allowing drivers to see around the load, making workplaces safer and more efficient.
Developed with the support of the Australian government and winner of a Good Design Award, BOLO is in demand in the US, the world's largest forklift market.
We have a full product range and stock inventory, with tooling and manufacture located in Hong Kong. This is a rare opportunity for a suitable partner.
Contact Craig Macdougall on +61 414 631 977 or send an email. Visit bolomirrors.com for more information.
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