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|What a year it has been! We've had major trade shows in Europe, the United States and around the world. There have been ongoing political challenges, including a trade war between the United States and China and the confusion surrounding Brexit. We've survived natural disasters in which the materials handling sector rallied to the support of the communities around them. And we've seen a steady stream of innovation as the market continues to grow, despite the odds.
We're taking a brief break to refresh and recharge after the challenges and opportunities of 2018 and will return on 3 January 2019 for our Year in Review edition.
In the meanwhile, all of us at Forkliftaction would like to wish readers, contributors and advertisers all the best for the festive season.
Merry Christmas and a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
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|Mainfreight opens Toowoomba branch Australasia News|
Toowoomba, Qld Global logistics provider Mainfreight has opened a new transport branch in Toowoomba, Queensland to expand its reach into regional Australia.
Toowoomba is a booming regional centre, according to the ...
|Peter Rocke remembered Australasia News|
Melbourne, Vic A number of organisations have expressed their condolences after the passing of Peter Rocke, a former chairman of the Port of Melbourne Authority.
Rocke served as chairman from 1987/88 ...
|Trading hi-viz vest for blue suede shoes Australasia News|
Parkes, NSW By day, Jeff Hancox drives a forklift at Peanut Company of Australia in Kingaroy.
But in January, he’ll be competing against some of the best impersonators in the ...
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Equipment industry confidence falls|
UNITED STATES Confidence in the United States equipment finance market fell in December, with a fifth of respondents in the Monthly Confidence Index expecting conditions to worsen over the next four months. ...
|Rentease adds 101 new MEWPs to fleet|
INDIA Haulotte used the recent BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA show to finalise a deal with Indian company Rentease International LLP, based in Mumbai and Bangalore.
Under the deal, Rentease ...
|Versalift acquires Cannon Truck Equipment|
UNITED STATES Aerial lift manufacturer Versalift has acquired Cannon Truck Equipment in a transaction that establishes a new company-owned distributor, Versalift Midwest.
Versalift Midwest sells new Versalift truck-mounted aerial lifts, ...
|Liebherr cranes for Rostock Port|
Liebherr Maritime Cranes has delivered the first of two LHM 550s to Euroports Germany in the Port of Rostock.
Euroports, one of the largest port infrastructure companies in Europe, ...
|ENTP adds Kalmar forklifts|
ALGERIA Algeria's leading drilling contractor, Entreprise Nationale des Travaux aux Puits (ENTP), has taken delivery of 18 Kalmar forklifts.
Kalmar will also support ENTP with parts supply and provide operator ...
|Doosan opens parts distribution centre in Georgia|
UNITED STATES Doosan Infracore North America is opening a new 100,000 sqft. (9,300 sqm) parts distribution centre, serving its dealers and Doosan customers in the United States and Canada.
Strategically located, ...
|DHL eyes Turkey as hub|
TURKEY German logistics giant DHL is planning to concentrate more on Turkey's e-commerce sector, as it considers the country an important regional hub to fuel growth in the Middle Eastern and ...
|Nominations close for MHEDA awards|
UNITED STATES US materials handling association MHEDA has closed nominations for its MVP Award for 2019, which will be announced on 1 January.
The MVP awards recognise dealers’ commitment to their ...
|Forklift operators face prison over bribes|
SINGAPORE Singapore has charged two Chinese migrant workers for demanding bribes as small as SGD1 (USD0.73), according to a Reuters report.
The news agency reports that Chen Ziliang, 47, and ...
Forkliftaction is only as strong as the materials handling community that drives it. As we reach the year’s end (and put another 50 news editions to bed), we would like to send a gigantic thank you to all our contributors, advertisers and readers for all your wonderful support. We thank you for your loyalty to Forkliftaction, and hope that our information and resources continue to add value to your business. Your backing allows us to grow and develop, and we will continue to work hard to create a website that adapts to the evolving needs of our professional community.
We wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR and a safe and prosperous 2019!