News Edition #1073 - 21 April 2022

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One has to wonder when forklift prices will start rising. Most manufacturers report strong demand as they continue to face supply issues. And as war drags on in Ukraine, the pressures on equipment makers, especially those in Europe, are increasing. Now, fuel and energy costs are rising fast, further adding to the cost of production.
We haven't yet heard of direct price increases at dealerships, but there is evidence that discounts have all but disappeared in a sellers' market. The situation for buyers is exacerbated by the fact that all suppliers are in the same position, so shopping around isn't likely to help in the way it does in "normal" times.
But, of course, there are always options. Fleet managers can opt to keep their older equipment for longer, run longer shifts to optimise the use of equipment, choose rentals to help with demand peaks, and consider buying used equipment which is experiencing a growth surge.


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New container park for Brisbane  Brisbane, Qld, Australia

Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) has  signed a 30-year lease with global logistics and supply chain operator Medlog for a 7.3 ha site on Fisherman Islands. When operational...

Lindsay’s Kewdale facility approved  Perth, WA, Australia

Lindsay Transport has had its plans for a cold store and workshop facility in Kewdale approved. The project includes two buildings to house a logistics centre, a warehouse, office...

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Jungheinrich opens Zagreb hub  Zagreb, Croatia

Jungheinrich has opened a new hub for software and hardware development in the Croatian capital, Zagreb. The hub will focus on the megatrends of digitalisation and automation in intralogistics...

Palfinger goes remote  Salzburg, Austria

Palfinger will equip Aker BP's new installations with state-of-the art offshore cranes based on a new technology and standardisation to increase the safety level and reduce operating costs.  The...

MHS and Fortna merge  Louisville, KY, United States

MHS Global, a provider of materials handling automation technology and systems integration, and Fortna, a leading software and solutions provider for warehouse and distribution, will combine to form a...
Lea Ann King, Toyota Material Handling
Tracy Stacniak, Toyota Material Handling
Ara Eckel, JLG Industries

Linde adds electric models  Aschaffenburg, Germany

Linde has released new electric tow tractors and platform trucks for a variety of applications. The new P120 to P350 series electric tow tractors are designed for towing capacities...

Dothan Warehouse expands   Dothan, AL, United States

Logistics services provider Dothan Warehouse has announced a USD8 million expansion of its Houston County facility. The expansion will double the facility’s trailer capacity to meet growing demand from...

Stapler Cup details announced  Aschaffenburg, Germany

The dates and venues for the 2022 regional championships of the German Stapler Cup forklift driving championships have been announced. This year, the regional contests will be spread across...

California warehouse operators warned  Moraga, CA, United States

More Californian warehouse operators will soon have to start reporting on goods movements under the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAMD) Rule 2305 which went into effect last...

Strong demand at Texas auction  Houston, TX, United States

With tight equipment supply in the market, Ritchie Bros. sold more than 4,400 equipment items and trucks for over USD57 million from its Houston, TX auction site last week...

Loadmac founders visit  Hereford, United Kingdom

The founders of truck-mounted forklift maker ABT Loadmac recently visited the Hereford company they started 50 years ago. Anthony Beach Thomas and Roger Gates were impressed by how the...

LAST CALL! Forkliftaction is currently taking contributor EOIs for an in-depth feature report on Safety Innovations.

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Bolzoni presents the new Easy-FORCE-C: with a simple touch screen selection the system automatically sets the clamping pressure and Fleet Managers have remote control in real time.
Reducing the carbon footprint of container handlers and forklifts diesel engines is a topic of importance for French company SNDC, which offers an alternative way with immediate solutions that can be implemented in ICE equipment to reduce carbon emissions.
GRI entered the Australian market in 2014 with its superior specialty tire offering, and became a national company in 2019. GRI specializes in forklift and material handling tires and on-site fitment services.
Mobicon Systems has partnered with Portstar Machinery, New Zealand’s one stop shop for high quality equipment, parts, and service.
UPLIFTING VERTICAL SA offers a wide range of equipment for handling general loads, containers and special loads.

Users of the KOOI®REACHFORKs can reduce damage to goods, pallet and / or warehouse racks with Meijer's Wireless and Bluetooth operated smart electronic solutions.
CILF2022, the leading logistics and transport expo in Asia, will be held from September 22-24, 2022 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center.
The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge develops supply chain professionals’ ability to collaborate, innovate and create game-changing solutions for the benefit of the sector. That's the glowing endorsement by Richard Atkinson CBE, ex-RAF commander and academic fellow at Aston University.
Asia Warehousing Show (AWS) the exhibition & conference on warehousing, material handling & supply chain industry in ASEAN is back and in-person from 25th to 27th July at BITEC.

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