News Edition #1143 - 31 August 2023

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A warning about climate change is in the news this week.

A drought in Panama is affecting the global supply chain, with container ships experiencing delays traversing the Panama Canal, the main shipping route between Asia and the West Coast of the United States.

In this week’s newsletter, shipping software company Setlog calls on policymakers and companies to prepare for future disruptions in the logistics industry. 


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FedEx opens Gippsland facility  Morwell, VIC, Australia
FedEx Express has opened a new purpose-built facility in Morwell with an automated sortation system that can sort up to 1,400 packages per hour. The 4,987 sqm facility in...
TMHA partners with Melanoma Institute  Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) is partnering with Melanoma Institute Australia to promote sun safety in the transport and logistics sector. Melanoma Institute Australia chief executive officer Matthew Browne...

It was a machine ‘styled by Henry Dreyfuss’.
In the original sales brochure Hyster proclaimed that once you use it "you will never again be without one".

We take a look at the history of this mystery machine and tell you about a company that still has one running!

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The drought-related traffic jam in the Panama Canal has diverted about 20% of the volume of freight to the East Coast of the United States to the West Coast...
Audit finds US Post underutilising AGVs  Arlington, VA, United States
An audit of the use of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) by the United States Postal Service found the equipment was not being used properly and therefore not delivering expected...
Jungheinrich takes over Magazino  Hamburg, Germany
German intralogistics company Jungheinrich has taken over Munich-based robotics company Magazino in which it held a minority stake. Magazino will continue as an independent unit within Jungheinrich under the...
Savannah, Duqm ports add STS cranes  Savannah, GA, United States
The Port of Savannah has added four electric Konecranes ship-to-shore (STS) cranes as part of Georgia Ports Authority's (GPA's) USD1.9 billion infrastructure improvement plan. The four new Super Post-Panamax...
Seun Salami, Terex
Harun Duzgoren, Inchcape Shipping Services
Four new members, Lifting Equipment Engineers Association
Hydrogen reachstacker shipped to Spain  Greenville, NC, United States
Hyster is shipping a hydrogen fuel cell reachstacker to the Port of Valencia in Spain as part of the H2Ports project. The H2Ports project, a collaboration between the Valenciaport...

Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas has broken ground on a new production facility in Houston, Texas, that will help the company meet the increasing demand for electric forklifts and warehouse products...
ALAN prepares Hurricane Idalia help  Auburndale, FL, United States
After galvanising disaster recovery efforts in Hawaii after the devastating wildfires there, the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) is now preparing to assist those affected by Hurricane Idalia. The...
Weeknd stagehand sues over forklift injury  Dallas, TX, United States
A stagehand helping prepare for a Weeknd concert has launched legal action over an alleged forklift injury, music website Pitchfork reports. According to a complaint filed to Dallas County...
FLSmidth completes divestment  Copenhagen, Denmark
FLSmidth says it will complete the divestment of its materials handling division on 1 September. The Danish technology and service supplier to the global mining and cement industries says...
Aerial work platform and scissor lift maker Holland Lift International has gone into liquidation, citing spiralling costs and supply chain issues. "Holland Lift International B.V. will cease its activities...

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UN Forklift is proud to announce the launch of its new cutting-edge 3-wheel electric forklift, featuring a dynamic new design and enhanced configuration.
Big Joe's new CB30/CB35 Walkie Stackers offer a next-gen alternative to sit-down forklifts.
Matrix's OmniPro is an advanced collision avoidance system that uses Visual Artificial Intelligence to enable line-of-travel, crosswalk and blind-spot pedestrian and vehicle alerting for mobile equipment.
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.

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