News Edition #1141 - 17 August 2023

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As we wait to find out the full extent of the death and destruction caused by the wildfires in Hawaii, those assisting in the recovery efforts have warned that supply chain assistance will probably be needed for weeks, if not months.

Our thoughts go out to all those affected. As we report in this newsletter, Toyota’s Hawaii distributor is operating without disruption and its staff and families are unharmed.

Meanwhile, an apology to our subscribers who received two copies of last week’s newsletter. We’re working hard to ensure the glitch in our system does not reoccur.


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Construction of what will be Australia's biggest warehouse - and Amazon Australia's second robotics fulfillment centre -- is underway in the outer Melbourne suburb of Cragieburn. Scheduled for completion in 2025...
Forklift drivers enjoy pay surge, report  Sydney, NSW, Australia
Australian forklift drivers are among those in the logistics industry that have enjoyed a 30% payrise in the last past year, according to a report in the Australian Financial...
LocusBots to be deployed in Asia Pacific  Sydney, NSW, Australia
LocusBots will be deployed for the first time in the Asia Pacific region by DHL Supply Chain for its medical device customers Cardinal Health and Terumo. The autonomous mobile...

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ALAN launches Hawaii bushfire response  Maui, HI, United States
The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) has leapt into action in the wake of the devastating wildfires in Hawaii that claimed more than 100 lives and destroyed vast areas...
Jungheinrich has reported a 21% increase in revenue to EUR2.7 billion (USD2.9 billion) in the first half of 2023 despite weakening economies in the eurozone. The newly acquired Storage...
Once again, there has been very little change in the global top 10 forklift manufacturers list compiled by German magazine DHF. Japan's Toyota remains at the top of the...
Seaports to deploy more robots, report  Austin, TX, United States
Seaports around the world are forecast to deploy more than 370,000 automated guided vehicles (AGVs) by 2027 to overcome congestion, according to ABI Research. The technology intelligence firm expected...
United Rentals posts record 2Q result  Stamford, CT, United States
United Rentals posted record second quarter financial result and raised its full year guidance on the expectation of continued strong demand from customers in the infrastructure, manufacturing, and energy...
Taylor Machine Works to use Cummins hydrogen engines  Louisville, MS, United States
Taylor Machine Works has announced it will use Cummins 6.7 L and 15 L hydrogen engines in its Taylor product line. Cummins engines already power the bulk of the...
Cascade marks 80th anniversary
GRI releases non-marking tyre
Hoppecke launches battery multi-charger  Newcastle-Under-Lyme, United Kingdom
Hoppecke has released a charger capable of powering up eight individual lead acid batteries to save floor and shelf space in warehouses. The trak charger HF giant has one...
The Port of Mombasa has added four new ship-to-shore (STS) gantry cranes to boost productivity and reduce ship working times, the government-owned Kenya Ports Authority says. The new generation...

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Narrow-aisle warehouses are masterpieces in space-saving. HUBTEX introduces a new vehicle series designed for narrow aisles and guaranteeing both safety and compactness.
Fleet equipment is a critical component in various industries. Access Control Group (ACG) leverages over two decades of industry expertise to offer expert asset management solutions.
For the most demanding handling operations the Bolzoni Group get you covered with a wide range of special and high capacity forks.
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.
hy-fcell is where the hydrogen and fuel cell community meets to discuss technological advances, transfer knowledge and tap into international markets. hy-fcell will be held from 13 - 14 September, 2023, at the International Congress Center, Stuttgart.
The biggest names in breakbulk, project cargo and heavy lift will be exhibiting at AntwerpXL when it returns to Antwerp Expo 28-30 November 2023.
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