News Edition #1140 - 10 August 2023

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The financial reporting season continues, with major materials handling companies in the United States and Europe unveiling healthy profits for the first half of this year.

The commentary provided by the companies indicates that changes made during the global pandemic have paid off as supply chain disruptions continue to work their way out of the system.

This suggests that even as the big names in the industry face headwinds in the form of inflation, labour shortages and cost increases in various parts of the world, they are well placed to continue operating profitably.


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Woolworths logistics business Primary Connect swept the board at the recent Australian Forklift Championships, held as part of CeMAT Australia. Heathwood DC team member Christian Rundstrom took out the...
A forklift safety program is being piloted in Far North Queensland by state workplace safety authority WorkCover Queensland. The Harmful Equipment (Forklifts) Injury Risk Reduction Initiative has been trialled...

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KION Group has reported an increase in profitability in the first half of 2023, mostly driven by strong earnings from its Industrial Trucks and Services (ITS) segment. The German...
CMA CGM has ordered seven hybrid Konecranes Noell rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for its container terminal at the Port of Kaohsiung in Taiwan. The new RTGs will be commissioned...
The Spanish government has become involved in APM Terminals' USD60 million program to pilot electrification projects at its ports. The pilot program is already underway at APM's Aqaba Container...
Hyster-Yale reports strong 2Q profit  Cleveland, OH, United States
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling warned of a decline in the global forklift market this year while posting an increase in revenue and profit in the second quarter and forecasting a...
Green Cubes to power Doosan forklifts  Kokomo, IN, United States
Doosan Industrial Vehicle America (DIVAC) has named Green Cubes as the preferred power systems vendor to support its electric forklift product line in North America. Green Cubes will provide...

Lawsuit seeks to block USD1.8M container terminal  New Orleans, LA, United States
Local authorities in New Orleans in the United States have filed a lawsuit seeking to block a proposed USD1.8 billion international container terminal. The Saint Bernard Parish District Attorney's...
EnerSys unveils 80 V lithium-ion battery  Reading, PA, United States
EnerSys has added an 80 V model to its range of NexSys iON lithium-ion batteries. The 80V battery with fast recharge and long run times is suitable for heavy-duty...
Bolzoni unveils high-capacity forks 
Sennebogen opens second Hungarian steel plant
UK courts rule on two forklift accidents  Nottingham, United Kingdom
Two courts in the United Kingdom have handed down judgements over separate forklift accidents that left one worker dead and another seriously injured. An inquest in Nottingham found forklift...
Villari, a company that developed sensor technology to remotely monitor fatigue cracks in steel structures such as industrial cranes, has raised seed investment of EUR2.5 million (USD2.7 million). The...

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Mobicon Systems excited to announce it is expanding its global reach to the United States. Extending operations to Houston, Texas, will allow Mobicon Systems to better serve customers in North and Central America.
HC Forklift America Corporation (HCFA) is excited to announce the new XE Series Electric Lithium-Ion Pneumatic Forklift with a 4,000-7,600lb capacity.
Lakeport Metalcraft Inc is proud to introduce The Backbone® Y-Model for Reach Trucks - protection against underride for reach truck operators.
Standard Robots, a leading provider of innovative robotic solutions, is set to showcase their latest advancements in robotics technology at the upcoming TILOG exhibition in Bangkok.

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More than 200 speakers confirmed to discuss the newest innovations and technologies within the industry.
Investing in Green Hydrogen 2023, the premium global event for the entire Hydrogen Value Chain, will be held 14-15 September, 2023, at the QEII Centre, London, United Kingdom.

Get on top of the latest Forkliftaction news coverage for ports and cargo handling with this July PORTS Roundup.

Coverage includes:

  • Financial news
  • New automation projects
  • Developments in hydrogen power
  • New equipment orders

More ports related coverage in this week's news.

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