News Edition #1054 - 2 December 2021

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Nearly 180 million Americans shopped during the five-day holiday shopping period from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday, according to the annual survey by the National Retail Federation.
It comes as no surprise, therefore, that news from North America is a bit thin this week. Our regular sources were either too busy shopping last week, or - more likely - facilitating the supply chain to allow others to shop.
Black Friday/Cyber Monday were, as usual, indicators of the crucial role of materials handling in retail, wholesale and distribution, with record throughput at many DCs and warehouses.
Hopefully, things will be back to normal next week, when American coverage will be back on track.


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NatRoad seeks asset write-off extension  Canberra, ACT, Australia

The National Road Transport Association has called for an extension of the asset write-off scheme to boost the road transport industry which is "already shouldering more than its share...

WorkSafe Awards finalists announced  Melbourne, Vic, Australia

WorkSafe has named 23 finalists from 180 nominations from across Victoria for the seven award categories in the 2021 WorkSafe Awards. WorkSafe chief executive officer Colin Radford says it...

Nexport and Gaussin collaborate  Sydney, NSW, Australia

Australian electric vehicle producer and supplier Nexport has entered into an exclusive 20-year manufacturing and licensing agreement (MCLA) with leading French engineering firm Gaussin. The agreement will see the...

Forklift and warehousing solutions specialist, Yale, is expanding its new UX Series with the introduction of its GPD5070UX6 range of 5-7 tonne forklifts, designed for enhanced safety, comfort, and ergonomics. The series comes with a range of optional extras that can be seamlessly integrated into the forklift and is backed by Yale's global network of authorised dealers.

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Cargotec Konecranes merger hits hurdle  London, United Kingdom

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has raised concerns over the proposed merger of Cargotec and Konecranes. Cargotec and Konecranes both offer a range of container handling equipment...
An intermediary holding company, Hyundai Genuine, has been established, following the purchase in August of Doosan Infracore by Hyundai Heavy Industries Group. Doosan Infracore has since been renamed Hyundai-Doosan...

Record 11/11 sales for EP  Hangzhou, China

While Western countries are analysing the success of the recent Black Friday/Cyber Monday retail booms, China's EP Equipment is celebrating the success of Asia's sales equivalent, Double-11 (September 11...
If federal workplace safety requirements had been followed, a North Georgia site grading and pipeline contractor could have prevented the death of a 24-year-old worker who was killed in...
LogiMAT postponed
New Asian event added
AntwerpXL delayed

Antwerp boosts straddle fleet  Antwerp, Belgium

Kalmar has signed an agreement with MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET) and PSA Antwerp to deliver a total of 34 Kalmar straddle carriers for their terminals in Antwerp, Belgium...

BSLBATT powers Raniero  Treviso, Italy

Italian forklift maker Raniero has partnered with BSLBATT to launch a line of sit-down counterbalance trucks with integrated, high-voltage lithium-ion power. The new Raniero models provide a zero-emission alternative...
French autonomous mobile robot (AMR) maker iFollow is promising to "transform order picking and heavy load transport in warehouses and logistics operations" in the UK, with a contract with...

Home Depot worker crushed  Fairfax, VI, United States

Local police have confirmed that a 43-year-old man has died following a workplace accident at the Home Depot in Fairfax, Virginia. Officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded for...


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With its pinpoint people detection technology, this VIA Mobile360 Forklift Safety System prevents collisions with pedestrians in complex work environments by alerting the forklift operator whenever someone inadvertently steps within a hazardous range of their vehicle.
Recently, "ESG Top 100 A-Share Companies" compiled by the Securities Times was released at the "ESG Development Seminar & 2021 Annual Meeting of Chinese Securities Companies". HELI was ranked among the list.
BOLZONI talks about how a strong partnership and the right audience can work together for advertising success.
Power, Autonomy and Reliability - The future of material handling is here.
Durwen's new ZVW fork positioner range offers improved visibility combined with durable components.

Towards sustainability, the smart way. Coates commits to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. Underpinned by the Circular Economy concept, Coates' sustainability framework is based on five key pillars: Our People, Our Communities, Resilience, Eco-efficiency and Greener Choices.
Fork Force is excited to introduce the next generation Enforcer Rough Terrain Forklift revolutionising the Australian market.
The Halo Bar is an innovative new accessory option developed by Narrow Aisle Ltd for use with all models in the extensive Flexi Truck range of articulated lift truck-based intralogistics very narrow aisle (VNA) storage solutions.
Introducing the new range of Vulcan Pedestrian Equipment from MLA Holdings, available now!
The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge - a team-building event open to the logistics industry - will take place on 23 June, 2022 at Newark Showground in the heart of the East Midlands

Feyter Forklift Services delivers heavy handling machines on a global scale, with special focus on Kalmar reachstackers, heavy forklifts, and Terberg terminal tractors. A dedicated Spare Parts team can help you find the right parts for your equipment.

Konecranes SMV 42-1200C  |  42 tonne forklift
Kalmar DCG250-12LB  |  25 tonne forklift

Kalmar DCG160-12  |  16 tonne forklift


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