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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
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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 ...
Product news
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. ...
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Bolzoni Auramo: More Efficiency in the Forest Products Handling
Forklift attachment manufacturer Bolzoni Auramo has a complete range of clamps for efficient and damage-free handling of Forest Products through the logistic chain.
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GEM One releases the all new Sapphire V2
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CeMAT forums to star big-name speakers
EU Commissioner G�nther Oettinger and Faunhofer IML’s Professor Michael ten Hompel to address Logistics 4.0 Forum at CeMAT.
Flexi at TCS&D 2017
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A few of the company highlights on offer at CeMAT 2018, which is set to reveal a huge range of intralogistics solutions and supply chain innovations to an international audience of 220,000+ global attendees.
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Bolzoni Auramo: More Efficiency in the Forest Products Handling
Connect with STAXX at CANTON FAIR China and CeMAT Germany 2018
The Backbone® for Reach Trucks Stops Standup Forklift Underride
Meet the world's first LED Forklift Arch Safety Light
GEM One releases the all new Sapphire V2
CeMAT forums to star big-name speakers
Flexi at TCS&D 2017
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