News Edition #1144 - 7 September 2023

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The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) wants employers to rethink robots, to view them as a labour recruitment tool rather than simply replacements for human workers. 

It’s an interesting concept, especially with so many new options entering the market, seemingly every week. 

To help with decision-making, the IFR has launched a new website, which includes a handy little formula for working out the return on investment of adding robotics to a workplace. 


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Call for submissions to supply chain strategy  Canberra, ACT, Australia
Stakeholders in Australia's supply chain have been invited to have their say on the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy. The strategy, introduced in 2019, is being reviewed a...
DP World to expand Sydney facility  Sydney, NSW, Australia
Terminal and supply chain operator DP World is investing in Stockland's Yennora Distribution Centre in Sydney. By February 2024, DP World will almost double warehousing capacity at Yennora by...

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Robots for recruitment, IFR  Frankfurt, Germany
Rather than being considered labour replacement devices, robots should be viewed as a recruitment tool by small and medium-sized enterprises, according to International Federation of Robotics (IFR) Dr Susanne...
Abidjan port adds five gantry cranes  Abidjan, Cote D'ivoire
The Port of Abidjan's second container terminal has added five new gantry cranes to its operations. Côte d'Ivoire Terminal, which operates the terminal, says the delivery brings the number...
Yale unveils indoor-outdoor forklift  Frimley, United Kingdom
Yale Lift Truck Technologies has launched a new indoor-outdoor forklift designed to transition from outdoor movement of goods to indoor stacking and picking. As well as functioning as a...
Concrete casting company JKH Drainage has added a customised 35 T Combilift straddle carrier as part of an expansion. The expansion included relocating to a larger site which will...
Intelligent robotics company Mujin has secured USD85 million in Series C funding to continue developing its controller platform for manufacturing, logistics and supply chain robots. The funding round was...
Anna Müller, Volvo Penta
Karsten Michaelis, DHL Global Forwarding Japan
Edwin Pinto , DHL Global Forwarding India
LiuGong expands American dealer network  Katy, TX, United States
China's LiuGong has expanded its North American dealer network with the addition of dealerships in Kentucky, Oregon and California. Cornerstone Equipment, based in Dry Ridge, Kentucky, Central Oregon Forklift...
Haulotte adds safety features to telematics
Bobcat factory turns 60
Forklift driver dies after airport accident  Boston, MA, United States
A 51-year-old forklift operator has died in an industrial accident at the Boston Logan International Airport. Massachusetts State Police say the victim, an employee of a JetBlue sub-contractor, was...
Forklift in low-speed police pursuit  Macon County, ILL, United States
A 41-year-old man has been charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding after leading police on a 90-minute low speed chase in a forklift in Illinois, WBBM Newsradio reports. Macon...

Get on top of the latest Forkliftaction news coverage for the materials handling battery market in our  AUGUST Batteries Roundup.

Coverage includes:

  • Strategic partnerships
  • Expansions and acquisitions 
  • Developments in battery charging
  • Latest product launches 

More ports related coverage in this week's news.


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The innovative tension that has distinguished the work of Miretti, for 50 years, has as its objective the ability to offer customers modern solutions and technical excellence in accordance with the most recent technological developments.
As a material handling professional, Warehouse Safety is probably at the top of your agenda. TYRI offers a range of work lights and warning lights perfect for material handling applications.
Durwen offers a variety of different attachments directly from stock. Rotators from Durwen allow great visibility and are designed to withstand any circumstance.
BSL Battery announces that it has joined the Compatibility Program of SPE Industrial Electronics Charger Manufacturers in Italy, with the help of Flight Systems Industrial Products (FSIP).
XCMG, China's No. 1 for construction machinery, provides more information (graphic and textual) on their range of port machinery telehandlers.

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.
Lakeport Metalcraft Inc is proud to introduce The Backbone® Y-Model for Reach Trucks - protection against underride for reach truck operators.
Forkliftaction News has set the stage for six industry features next year, with the announcement of its 2024 Editorial Calendar.
The annual ASCLA gala dinner recognises the outstanding achievements of supply chain and logistics professionals and organisations across Australia, celebrating industry excellence and championing collaboration, innovation, and success.
The Battery Show reveals keynotes for the highly anticipated annual show to focus discussion on generating sustainable battery lifecycles.

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