News Edition #1100 - 27 October 2022

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When it comes to powering equipment, there is no correct answer.
This week, we have three different solutions, starting with a case study indicating the benefits of moving from a diesel fleet to electric machines.
We also hear from Linde, which has approved the use of biofuel - 'diesel' sourced from plant material - for a large number of its ICE machines. This is a unique measure which should help take bio-diesel into the mainstream.
And finally, JCB has come up with a solution for the key challenge for those who wish to adopt hydrogen fuel cell technology. The UK company has unveiled a mobile hydrogen refueller. Many fleet managers have put off even considering fuel cells because of the lack of refuelling infrastructure, and this vehicle is a practical solution for larger fleets. However, refuelling options for single machines are still virtually non-existent, which rules out fuel cells for many potential customers.


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Tax write-off set to end  Canberra, ACT, Australia
Materials handling dealers should brace for a surge of orders as the asset instant write-off incentive faces the axe at the end of the financial year. Equipment buyers will...
Workplace manslaughter charge looms  Melbourne, Vic, Australia
WorkSafe Victoria has charged the director of a stonemasonry business with workplace manslaughter after a sub-contractor was fatally crushed at a Somerton factory in October. The 45-year-old director is...

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Cargotec performs strongly  Helsinki, Finland
Cargotec has reported record profits for the first three quarters of the year, with increased orders in all business areas. The company's latest results include order increases of 16...
Linde approves biofuel for IC trucks  Aschaffenburg, Germany
Linde Material Handling has approved the use of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) for both its current industrial trucks and most predecessor series. The company explains that fleet operators utilising...
JCB unveils hydrogen refueller  Rocester, United Kingdom
JCB has unveiled a mobile hydrogen refueller, claiming a world first. JCB is investing GBP100 million (USD115 million) in a project to produce super-efficient hydrogen engines and has already...
Big Joe forms autonomous division  Wisconsin Dells, WI, United States
Big Joe Forklifts has formed an autonomous division and begun building a team with several recent new hires, including industry expert Nick Malewicki, who will serve as general manager...
Passing of B&B founder George Bell  Cramlington, United Kingdom
B&B Attachments has paid tribute to George Bell, who passed away on 5 October, surrounded by his loving family. "George was loved by his family and friends, and it...

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BituChem goes electric  Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
BituChem has replaced its diesel fleet with three Mitsubishi EDiA EX electric forklifts. The bitumen maker was looking to reduce its emissions and improve sustainability as it sought to...
First Picavi installation in Japan  Ichikawa City, Japan
Japan's SoftBank Robotics has implemented Picavi Smart Glasses to augment its AutoStore system. The pick-by-vision solution helps employees and ensures high productivity and quality in order picking. The project...
Wolter celebrates 60 years  Brookfield, WI, United States
Dealer group Wolter, Inc. is celebrating 60 years of business and growth. The Wolter, Inc. story began in 1962, when Otto Wolter founded LPM Parts & Service, later named Wisconsin...
Woman killed in forklift accident  Sterling Heights, MI, United States
A 25-year-old woman has been killed in Sterling Heights when the forklift she was driving fell on top of her. Officials say a New Haven woman was driving a...

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With nearly limitless productivity-enhancing options with attachments, forks, masts, and related technologies for forklifts and AGVs, Cascade offers the beverage industry a variety of materials handling solutions to lower operational costs and meet demand.
BSLBATT battery, a fast-paced, high-growth, hi-tech lithium-ion technology solutions company, is looking for Global Partners for expansion.
The 30th edition of the Ports Congress will be held from November 28-30, 2022 in Santos, Brazil's main port, with more than 500 attendees and 110 exhibiting companies registered.

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Due to unprecedented demand, the Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards (ASCLA) has SOLD OUT.
Visitor registration is open for Intermodal Europe 2022, the leading container shipping and intermodal transport event which returns 8 - 10 November to the RAI, Amsterdam.
LogiMAT China, co-located with DMP Great Bay Area Industrial Expo, will be held on November 9-12 at Hall 11, Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Centre.

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When the German Air Force sets a forklift challenge, they really set a challenge
Christine Nolland
Three forklifts, the German Airforce and an extreme deadline in Darwin, Australia. Linde Australia's Christine Nolland shares the tale of how an Aussie dealer rose to the challenge of assisting the German military for the recent Pitch Black operation.

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