News Edition #973 - 7 May 2020

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Over the past three months, we have seen significant changes in almost every aspect of economic life, and materials handling has been impacted in a variety of ways - from production to delivery.
The interdependence within the global supply chain has been highlighted by a call from a global freight forwarders association for action on the movement of containers.
Government crackdowns on the movement of goods has exacerbated the shortage of containers in some markets, placing a strain on the logistics sector, prompting FIATA to call for urgent action.
If nothing else, after the COVID-19 crisis ends, people everywhere will be more aware of the role of logistics and handling.


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Crisis causes warehouse ‘rethink’  Adelaide, SA, Australia

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting product shortages may cause a re-examination of current logistics strategies. Jamie Guerra, head of industrial and logistics - South Australia at JLL, flags a move...

ROSI Agreement welcomed  Canberra, ACT, Australia

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) says the agreement between the Federal and Queensland Governments to bring forward works on 22 jointly funded projects under the Roads of Strategic Importance...

Toll confirms second ransom attack  Sydney, NSW, Australia

International freight company Toll Group has shut down some of its IT systems after it "detected unusual activity" on some of their servers. A statement on the Toll website...
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Palfinger revenue drops 11%  Bergheim, Austria

Palfinger AG's first quarter revenue of EUR393.2 million represents a 10.8% fall from the corresponding record-breaking quarter last year, with the downturn attributed to a decline in revenue in...

Oshkosh revenues tumble  Oshkosh, WI, United States

Oshkosh Corporation has reported a dramatic decrease in income for the last quarter - dropping from USD128.5 million last year to USD68.6 million. Consolidated net sales in the quarter decreased...

BITA shares COVID-19 resources  Berkshire, United Kingdom

The British Industrial Truck Association (BITA), the UK trade association for manufacturers and suppliers of forklifts and associated components and services, has received key government recognition for its innovative...


Combilift applies expertise to ventilators - Monaghan, Ireland
FMH supports food banks - Denver, CO, United States
BYD donates masks - Budapest, Hungary

Container crisis looms  Glattbrugg, Switzerland

The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) is urging shipping lines to review their business and operational practices and to work closely with all stakeholders to ensure a...

Snorkel joins Cat Allied Vendor Program  Henderson, NV, United States

Snorkel has partnered with Caterpillar as a preferred vendor for The Cat Allied Vendor Program. Expanding on the existing relationship that Xtreme Manufacturing has enjoyed as part of the...

Taylor adds wheel loader  Louisville, MS, United States

Taylor Machine Works has released the T-1025 RECYCLER Wheel Loader designed with the needs of recycling facilities in mind. "We listened to the needs of those working in the...
Straightpoint (SP) has named Thunder Oilfield Services (TOS) as a distributor of its full range of force measurement equipment in Thailand. TOS specialises in the fabrication, training, inspection, maintenance...

Magnetek collision avoidance range expands  Buffalo, NY, United States

Columbus McKinnon has launched the LaserGuard Mini, the newest system in its Magnetek collision avoidance product portfolio. LaserGuard Mini offers simplified installation, increased distance detection and competitive pricing. "Ensuring...

Trade shows set to resume  Miami, FL, United States

Preparations are under way for Transport Logistic Americas and Air Cargo Forum Miami in November. Together with The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), organiser Messe Munchen says it is...
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Cascade's latest Sensor Forks provide optimized visibility with a fork-mounted camera and sensor package, enabling you to handle with efficiency like never before.
State-of-the-art equipment for white goods manufacturers, logistic operators and 3PLs using forklifts, who want to grant total damage free handling of items packaged in cardboard boxes.
Hangcha Group is proud to announce successful adoption of EU V engines!
Play Forklift Faceoff: the game that allows players to experiencethe differences between driving a fuel cell-powered forklift vs. one powered by batteries.
EIKTO Battery - at your service around the clock and around the world.
Here in our Australasia 'virtual expo', we are showcasing a wide range of materials handling products and solutions from across the globe. Enter here...

Leading materials handling equipment provider, Hyster, is introducing a new big truck with a series of cabin upgrades for enhanced user comfort and visibility.
Camso's Solideal RES 550 Magnum series and Hauler LT tires have proven to offer double the tire life when compared to competition tires at a client location in New Zealand.
Mobicon Straddle Carriers excel in having extreme low axle weights. Mobicons axle weights are around half of any other container handler in the world.
Don't pick the wrong type of forklift! If your business uses forklifts, it is important to pick the right type.
Cummins latest Performance Series engines are reducing costs for both manufacturers and users.
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In Russia before 2011, beer and any alcoholic beverage under 10% ABV was classified as a soft drink.

The largest game reserve in Africa is home to thousands of species

Officially established as a protected area in 1896, the Selous Game Preserve is located in the south of Tanzania, and is comprised of over 21,000 square miles of remote swamps, hills and grasslands.


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Business as usual? Contemplating the post covid-19 workplace
Covid-19 lockdown has seen many people work from home for the first time. Will it push managers to consider more flexibility once people return to the office? Ann Hofmans reflects.



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