News Edition #1142 - 24 August 2023

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Inflation is still making its presence known globally. The latest report by real estate company Savills found warehouse costs jumped by more than 10% in the year to June 2023.

The report says higher costs are here to stay, which makes it vital to ensure every part of a business is running as efficiently as possible. 

Also in this week’s newsletter is a plea from the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) for the materials handling sector to stand ready to assist those affected by the wildfires in Hawaii long-term.


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Melbourne port adds stacking cranes  Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) at the Port of Melbourne, Australia's first fully automated container terminal, has added six automated stacking cranes (ASCs) to its equipment fleet. VICT, part...
Forklift driver charged over fatality  Geelong, VIC, Australia
A 52-year-old forklift driver has been charged over an accident that left a co-worker dead. WorkSafe Victoria laid the charge of recklessly engaging in conduct that placed another person...

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London warehouses world's priciest, report  London, United Kingdom
London and Sydney are home to the world's most expensive warehouses, according to the latest analysis by Savills World Research. In an update to its 2023 Impacts program, Savills...
Long-term assistance needed in Hawaii  Maui, HI, United States
The people of Hawaii are going to need long-term assistance from the materials handling sector after the deadly wildfires there, the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) has warned. More...
Qatar's QTerminals Group has agreed to buy a majority stake in Kramer Group, giving it access to the largest port in Europe. Kramer Group, a provider of integrated logistics...
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Pekka Ala-Pietilä, Kalmar
Off-highway innovation on display at IVT  Chicago, IL, United States
Component makers unveiled a range of exciting next-generation products at the iVT Off-Highway Vehicle Technology Conference and Expo in Chicago this week, with a strong focus on automation. More...

Numina to automate Orgill warehouse  Tifton, GA, United States
Numina Group will design and build an automated order fulfillment system for hardlines distributor Orgill at its new 800,000 sqft. (74,322 sqm) distribution centre in Tifton, Georgia. The new...
UN Forklift releases three-wheel electric forklift
Taylor delivers milestone machine to SSA Marine
Forklift dealer Liftow will distribute UgoWork lithium-ion batteries throughout Canada. Under the distribution agreement, Liftow will offer UgoWork's full line of batteries for electric forklifts. Liftow customers will also...
Logisnext unveils telematics solution  Houston, TX, United States
Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas has launched its next-generation tracking, monitoring and maintenance system for materials handling equipment. The Lift Link telematics solution can be factory installed or field retrofitted across...
Clark has released a compact high-lift pedestrian stacker with a lithium-ion battery. The SWX16 has a load capacity of 1.6 t, maximum lift height of 5,500 mm and a...

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Cascade Corporation, the global leader in the manufacturing of attachments, forks and related technologies for forklifts and AGVs, celebrates a momentous 80th anniversary this year.
EFORK Robotics is an advanced domestic logistics robot and smart logistics system service provider, focusing on diversified businesses, and committed to providing customized robots, consulting, planning, and software.
Microlift, an innovative and ambitious player in the Material Handling Industry, is proud to bring their T20i smart pallet truck to the market.
IPLUSMOBOT, a leading high-tech company specializing in autonomous intelligent mobile robots, recently exhibited at Automate 2023, showcasing its series of intelligent mobile robot products and solutions designed specifically for smart manufacturing factories.

For the most demanding handling operations the Bolzoni Group get you covered with a wide range of special and high capacity forks.
The Battery Show reveals keynotes for the highly anticipated annual show to focus discussion on generating sustainable battery lifecycles.
The Industrial Fair Network, a benchmarking platform for advanced manufacturing exhibitions in the Asia-Pacific region, will kick off at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) on October 24-27, 2023.

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