News Edition #975 - 21 May 2020

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Missed last week's news? Well, you don't have to look far for the content.
Each week, we include links to the top five stories from the week before, and you can find them toward the bottom of the newsletter, on the left-hand side.
Our reader-friendly format also makes it easy to keep track of industry Movers & Shakers, with the most recent additions also included in each weekly newsletter.
Finally, for more in-depth reading, you can catch up with the last few Your Focus blogs and the most recent special feature.
The newsletter format we now use is designed to improve the flow of information and to allow readers to find what they need quickly and easily.
Hope you find lots of interest this week!

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Ham company fined for injury  Pendle Hill, NSW, Australia

Zammit Ham & Bacon Curers Pty Ltd has been convicted and fined $75,000, after pleading guilty to a breach of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, for an incident...

Vic boosts infrastructure spend  Melbourne, Vic, Australia

The Victorian government has launched the first part of its Building Works package, which will provide $2.7 billion towards "shovel-ready projects", including major transport investments, as part of the...
While some sectors of the economy are suffering, the Australian forklift market is benefiting from relaxed depreciation rules and a surge in demand in areas such as e-commerce and...
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Bobcat refines UK dealer network  London, United Kingdom

Bobcat has announced changes in the company's dealer network for South West England in the UK. TVE Hire & Sales Ltd (TVE), the authorised Bobcat dealer based in Abingdon in...
Spanish compact equipment manufacturer Ausa has signed an agreement with BIA Group to distribute and provide after-sales support for its products in Belgium. BIA is a Belgian importer specialising...
KION North America, Hoppecke Industrial Batteries

Rushlift GSE wins Gatwick deal  London, United Kingdom

Rushlift GSE, the specialist airport ground support equipment subsidiary of Doosan Industrial Vehicles UK, has won a GBP3.4 million (USD4.16 million) contract to supply and maintain a fleet of...
Cosco Shipping Ports has completed a 5G-enabled, automated vehicle trial at China's Port of Xiamen. The trial was carried out together with China Mobile and Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle and...

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Hyster adds platform stacker  Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Hyster Europe has introduced a new platform stacker, the latest addition to its recently launched range of uncomplicated trucks suited to general-purpose operations. The Hyster S1.5UT S platform stacker...

IPAF advises on virus risk  Cumbria, United Kingdom

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has issued its guidance to assist those using mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), mast-climbing working platforms (MCWPs), construction lifts, and hoists to work...

Yale’s success on paper  Surrey, United Kingdom

Yale is actively chasing the growing paper industry with a number of truck adaptations specifically for the sector. The forklift maker notes that paper applications are changing. According to...

LBCT boosts AGV fleet  Long Beach, CA, United States

Konecranes has signed a contract with Long Beach Container Terminal for 30 additional Konecranes Gottwald AGVs. They will be delivered in Q4 2021 and commissioned by Q2 2022. Long...

Awards deadlines extended  United Kingdom

The Talent in Logistics Awards 2020 will now take place as a virtual live event on 1 October 2020. The Awards ceremony will be streamed live on YouTube and...
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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.
Leading materials handling equipment provider, Hyster, is introducing a new big truck with a series of cabin upgrades for enhanced user comfort and visibility.

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Our forklift challenges are an attempt to inject a little fun and silliness into a challenging time while celebrating what has brought us all together in the first place - the love of forklifts.
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Automated Guided Vehicles - An Accelerating Market
Warehouse automation is undergoing rapid change and expansion. Melissa Barnett looks at the challenges ahead for the market sector, solutions and how the current situation is impacting on business Read the story


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While combatting the spread of the Covid-19 virus, every household in Ireland is given 2 specially designed postcards to write personal messages for family and friends and help them stay connected.

The Dazzling Bioluminescence of Waves in California

As beaches started to reopen, locals came to see the light show from a distance.


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The work-life balance mirage
Rosie Clifford
Lately many of us are feeling the burn of conflicting obligations. Maybe it's time to take the restrictive ideas around work-life balance and just 'Let it go'.



Toyota expands Class III range


Linde offers ‘distancing’ app


Jungheinrich holds steady


SafeWork probes forklift death


Name that Forklift - continued


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Thanks for having fun with us again forklift lovers. Here are the forklifts from our spooky forklift challenge revealed and a big thanks to our Machinery-onQ dealers, whose forklift photos sparked our imagination:

1. 'THE GLITCH': Fantuzzi Container Forklift FDC25K6DB, (Forkliftcenter)
2. 'BAD RECEPTION': Combilift Side-Loading Forklift C4000, (Combilift Australia)
3. 'SPLICED': Load Lifter All-Terrain Forklift 4430, (O'Donnell Enterprises)


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