News Edition #989 - 27 August 2020

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Since the start of the pandemic, we have seen a lot of business activity move online. This spans everything from virtual conferences and trade shows to remote warehouse design services, training courses and sales activity.
None of this, of course, would be possible without the Internet and almost universal online access. But it does beg the question: just how connected are we?
According to internetworldstats.com, North America led the connectivity race in Q1 2020, with 94.6% of its population online. The next three were Europe (87.2%), Latin America (70.5%) and the Middle East (69.2%).
The global average for the quarter was 58.7% - more than one in two people on earth.
Were it not for this level of connectivity, you probably wouldn't be doing your job - and you certainly wouldn't be reading this!

AUSTRALASIA NEWS

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New logistics estate for Broadmeadows  Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Ivanhoé Cambridge and Logos have entered into an agreement to acquire a strategic development site in Broadmeadows, one of Melbourne's key infill northern industrial suburbs. Ivanhoé Cambridge plans to...

Rail investment welcomed  Canberra, ACT, Australia

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) says that the announcement of a $28 million investment from the Federal and Victorian Governments in a new freight rail line will deliver lasting...
Taylor International has appointed Landscape Management Systems as an authorised Taylor dealer on the island of Guam. "We are very excited about the opportunity to expand our footprint in...
Hyster introduces a new big truck with a series of cabin upgrades for enhanced user comfort and visibility. Hyster's new H16-18XD series big trucks can efficiently handle up to 16t or 18t, and are backed by the outstanding quality of the Hyster® brand and its reliable network of dealers.

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WORLD NEWS

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Bolzoni and Ravas collaborate  Piacenza, Italy

Forklift attachment specialist Bolzoni and mobile weighing system supplier Ravas have reached an agreement for the distribution of the iForks-32 scale system through the Bolzoni sales organisation. "We are...

Haulotte appoints German dealer  Rostock, Germany

Haulotte Germany has added a new distributor for the brand in the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania area: FSN Fördertechnik. The partnership aims at providing a better regional offer and service support...

Atlas buys Exide Americas assets  Greenwich, CT, United States

Atlas Holdings has announced the launch of standalone companies Stryten Manufacturing and Element Resources following its acquisition of the operating assets of the Americas business of Exide Technologies. The...

Handling Specialty develops heavy AGV  Grimsby, ON, Canada

Handling Specialty has delivered a custom heavy-duty AGV designed to move massive gas engines for a client. The customer in the gas compression industry needed a nonintrusive way to...

Briefs  

Cat extends Li-ion options - Almere, Netherlands
Logistics conference looms - Berkshire, United Kingdom
Toyota upgrades joystick - Columbus, IN, United States

Ritchie Bros. sees auction growth  Breda, Netherlands

As the COVID-19 pandemic hit and lockdowns spread, Ritchie Bros. adapted to online-only auctions and has seen a sharp increase in bidder registrations and solid returns for its sellers...

Talent in Logistics finalists named  Telford, United Kingdom

The finalists for this year's Talent in Logistics Awards have been announced. Winners will be revealed at the annual awards event, which will take place online on 1 October...

Flaming forklift doused  Hyannis, MA, United States

A forklift on the Island Lumber property caught fire after an employee operating the machine noticed smoke coming from the engine. According to the Barnstable Patriot, the fire was...
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Seen Safety moves to larger premises as sales of its IRIS Infrared Pedestrian Detection System continue to grow.
Panacea is proud to present their new range of affordable innovative multi-functional hybrid forklift safety related products.
Cascade solutions built for the agriculture industry can help you with produce and productivity.

Don't pick the wrong type of forklift! If your business uses forklifts, it is important to pick the right type.
The new Yale® series is bringing global standards of driver focus and low ownership cost.
CILF2020 will be held on September 23-25, 2020 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center.

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FACT OF THE WEEK

One acre of hemp can produce as much paper (including toilet paper) as four acres of trees.

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