News Edition #1033 - 8 July 2021

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If you work in the lifting industry - in cranes, elevated platforms and associated sectors, today is your day to shine.
July 8 has been designated Global Lifting Awareness Day (GLAD), thanks to the efforts of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), which has worked tirelessly to raise the profile of the sector.
Lifting is an important part of materials handling and many manufacturers, dealers and end-users are involved in both pushing and lifting.
Days like GLAD are not really about brand promotion, but about information, education and safety.
So, (hard) hats off to our colleagues who elevate the industry.


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Freight market remains tight  Sydney, NSW, Australia

Logistics provider DB Schenker is warning that the freight market remains highly challenging, with ongoing space and equipment shortages across multiple trade lanes into Australia and New Zealand. "Congestion...

Abattoir operator fined for crush  Melbourne, Vic, Australia

A Warrnambool meat processor has been convicted and fined AUD90,000 after a worker was hit by a forklift in 2019. Midfield Meat International pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates...
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Today marks Global Lifting Awareness Day (GLAD), with the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) hosting an online showcase to highlight the industry and its participants. Activities include a live...

Cargotec completes Navis sale  Helsinki, Finland

Cargotec has completed the sale of its Navis business to the US technology investment firm Accel-KKR for an enterprise value of EUR380 million (USD450 million). Accel-KKR has transferred EUR350...

Tamtron acquires ScaleIT  Tampere, Finland

Tamtron is expanding its operations in the Nordic countries by acquiring the Norwegian company ScaleIT, which specialises in the distribution, installation, calibration and maintenance services of weighing solutions. The...
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Unicarriers has launched a heavy-duty electric counterbalance truck, the first vehicle of its kind in the Unicarriers range. With near-silent hydraulic pumps, the MXL can move heavy loads all...

BSL expands battery production  Huizhou, China

BSLBATT has opened a new manufacturing facility and company headquarters in Huizhou, Guangdong. The move is consistent with the company's growth strategy and is a response to growing market...

IFOY winners recognised  Dortmund, Germany

German forklift maker Still has picked up its 10th International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Award, alongside a number of first-time winners. The winners were announced...

Knapp powers Kroger DC  Atlanta, GA, United States

American grocery giant Kroger will use Knapp to deploy, expand and enhance the capabilities and capacity of the existing Great Lakes Distribution Center in Delaware, Ohio. The facility is...
Haulotte has opened a new customer support centre in Wuhan, Central China. Guests from the Hubei Construction Machinery Chamber of Commerce, Hubei Province and surrounding areas attended the official...

Yale adds compact pallet truck  Surrey, United Kingdom

Yale Europe Materials Handling has revealed a new compact pallet truck ideal for customers looking for efficient and dependable materials handling equipment. The Yale MPC15 compact pallet truck is...
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