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|Last week we commented on trade tensions between the USA and China, and in the last few days, these have escalated. China slapped tariffs on American wine and pork imports in response to Washington's measures on steel and aluminium imports.
No doubt, there will be some nervousness in the materials handling sector as both countries are large exporters of equipment - and also significant importers.
Does this mean that the other major players in Europe, the UK and Japan are rubbing their hands in glee? I doubt it very much as negative sentiment affects many stakeholders - not just those directly involved.
There's almost universal consensus that no-one wins in a trade war - and materials handling, as a facilitator of manufacturing, transport and logistics, has much to lose.
It's hard to sit on the sidelines when we have so much skin in the game.
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|Lencrow adopts new name Australasia News|
Silverwater, NSW Lencrow Group has brought all its operating companies together under a single name, Lencrow Forklifts.
Allforks Hire, Profork and Hi-Lift Materials Handling all came under the Lencrow Forklifts banner ...
|DB Schenker keeps Commonwealth Games moving Australasia News|
Gold Coast, Qld DB Schenker sportsevents is in the throes of moving equipment and supplies for over 900 sporting stars from countries and territories such as Botswana, Wales, South Africa, Isle of Man, ...
|Komatsu offers Qantas points Australasia News|
Fairfield East, NSW Equipment supplier Komatsu has ramped up its partnership with the Qantas Business Rewards program to support its genuine parts campaign.
Qantas Business Rewards members will now be able ...
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|Pacific Material Handling Solutions adds CLARK|
UNITED STATES CLARK Material Handling Company has appointed Pacific Material Handling Solutions, Inc. (PMHSI) as an authorised distributor of CLARK products in the San Francisco Bay and Northern California markets. ...
|Kalmar updates shuttle and straddle carrier range|
FINLAND Kalmar has launched its latest-generation shuttle and straddle carriers, incorporating significant changes and upgrades based on customer feedback and years of extensive R&D work.
The new machines feature ...
|MCFA expands parts footprint|
UNITED STATES Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America (MCFA), maker and distributor of Cat and Mitsubishi forklifts and Jungheinrich materials handling equipment, has expanded its forklift parts facility footprint to include a new regional ...
|Movers & shakers|
BDP International, Yale Materials Handling Corporation
|Woodland expands fleet with Jungheinrich|
UNITED KINGDOM UK logistics provider Woodland Group has added new Jungheinrich forklifts to its fleet.
The new electric trucks were supplied by Armill Lift Trucks.
"Armill Lift Trucks had just ...
|Bishop Lifting acquires Safeway Sling|
UNITED STATES Bishop Lifting Products (BLP) has acquired Safeway Sling USA, a sling fabrication company headquartered in Greendale, Wisconsin. Safeway Sling USA is a manufacturer of 100% USA-made nylon and polyester lifting ...
|Lawsuit over GE forklift death reinstated|
UNITED STATES A federal appeals court says a lower court should not have dismissed a wrongful death case filed against a General Electric Co. subsidiary that was filed by the widow of ...
|Vertikal Days moves to new venue|
UNITED KINGDOM Vertikal Days, the largest lifting equipment event for the UK and Ireland, is moving to a new location for 2018.
This year's event, on May 16 and 17, ...
|Skyjack attracts interest at The Rental Show|
CANADA Skyjack is reflecting on its memorable performance at The Rental Show in New Orleans and gearing up for 2019.
"Our team had a lot to showcase this year ...
|'Brakes for life' on show at NAMPO 2018|
SOUTH AFRICA Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC) will show the Doosan 'brakes for life' system at NAMPO 2018. It will display two Doosan forklifts, the D35C-5 forklift and a refurbished Doosan D25S-5. ...
|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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|Automated Material Handling Is Easy with Cascade|
Cascade attachments are available for use with Automated Guided Vehicles, moving your operation forward with reliable and efficient materials handling.
|Hubtex integrates new features into DQ-X series|
The fourway sideloader DQ-X is the perfect companion for challenging outdoor tasks. In an attempt to further improve efficiency and safety when transporting heavy and bulky goods.
|Hoist Liftruck Displays Hoist T-Series at MODEX|
From an onboard diagnostic display to a cab design centered around operator ergonomics, the Hoist T-Series is the ultimate machine for port environments. Hear all about the T-Series at MODEX, booth 1660.
|Your Success on the Wheel, RUYI’s exhibitions cannot miss|
RUYI will showcase their wide range of products including some new models at three upcoming events in April: Modex Atlanta, Canton Fair and CeMAT Hannover.
|Connect with Royal Forklift in CeMAT HANNOVER 2018|
Royal Forklift will bring full range products and launch the new models at the CeMAT Hannover exhibition.
Royal’s booth number is Hall 26 D05. Welcome to visit us.
|TAILIFT to exhibit in CeMAT 2018 in Hannover|
Tailift will exhibit in CeMAT 2018 in Hanover at Hannover Messe Hall 26, stand 10, from Apr. 23rd to 27th.
|When to replace your forklift tires|
As the tire wears, it can no longer perform as well as when the tire was new. It is not uncommon for a worn tire to begin to do some strange things and affect performance, ride and appearance.
|HAWKER® FLEXT batteries provide flexibility & productivity|
The HAWKER® FLEXT and FLEXPAKT Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) Batteries Represent the Latest Additions to the HAWKER® Comprehensive Line of Battery Solutions
|Simply avoid accidents!|
Prevent accidents during operation with industrial trucks and protect your employees from injury. Mark the areas with an increased risk. With the new Warning Zone Lights you will get a rapid effect.
|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.
|Industry experts and innovators unite in the name of safety|
n 23-24 May 2018, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre will host the inaugural Workplace Health & Safety Show, a new event showcasing the cutting edge of the safety world.
|CGM Delivers Used Japanese-Branded Forklifts Directly From Japan|
CGM Co., Ltd., a major Japanese forklift dealer exporting number of Japanese brand used forklift trucks worldwide, has proudly announced to join Machinery-onQ.com
|CeMAT Port Technology Conference 2018|
Staged within the context of CeMAT, the international CeMAT Port Technology Conference makes its debut on 25 April 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
|Join MHEDA in Miami Beach for Convention|
MHEDA's Annual Convention takes place in Miami Beach Florida at the Loews Hotel, May 5-9. Don't miss Brian Beaulieu present Winds of Change, Derreck Kayongo present The Power of S.E.L.F, and our member panel of digital marketing experts.
|Facilitating the future of the supply chain|
MEGATRANS2018 Show Director Simon Coburn talks about who will be attending the inaugural supply chain trade expo this May and what they can expect to see.
|56 Speakers 19 Countries 2018 AIP National Conference|
56 Speakers. 19 Countries. 2 Days. 2018 AIP National Conference
|What will the mine of the future look like?|
Discover the latest innovations and technologies driving mine productivity, development and efficiency in Sydney from 14-15 May.