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IN THIS ISSUE:
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1.TOYOTA WINS US POSTAL SERVICE CONTRACT

2.MITSUBISHI SEALS ROMANIA DEAL

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4.AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT BLITZES FORKLIFT SAFETY

5.GALE BLOWS QUAY CRANES TOGETHER



1.TOYOTA WINS US POSTAL SERVICE CONTRACT
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TORRANCE, United States Toyota Material Handling USA Inc has won a 10-year contract to supply materials handling equipment to the US Postal Service's (USPS) 38,000 locations nationwide.

Toyota's Brett Wood would not name the contract price, but said it was "multi-million-dollar".

USPS will use Toyota forklifts to load and store mail. Toyota had to convince USPS of its quality and service capabilities, safety standards, technical support, customer satisfaction and distribution network to win the contract.

Toyota will create a custom version of its website to give USPS access to information and specifications on Toyota's forklift line. USPS will be able to access service and support through Toyota's 181 facilities across the US.

Toyota USA was established in California in 1967. Most of its US-sold forklifts are manufactured at Toyota's Columbus, Indiana facility. The company is a world leader in forklift sales.

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2.MITSUBISHI SEALS ROMANIA DEAL
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HIROSHIMA, Japan Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has won a USD334 million port equipment order from the Romanian port of Constantza.

The equipment was facilitated through Japan's first-ever, large-scale loan to an eastern European country. It will also be the first time MHI has exported cranes to Europe, according to a Lloyd's List report. Delivery is scheduled for mid-2003.

The three ship-to-shore gantries, eight rubber-tyred gantries and two rail-mounted gantries will be manufactured in MHI's Hiroshima factory and shipped to Romania. The order came after MHI won a tender last August.

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4.AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT BLITZES FORKLIFT SAFETY
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MELBOURNE, Australia The Victorian Government has launched a state-wide blitz on forklift safety and will inspect 500 transport operators' sites.

Government safety unit WorkSafe's executive director John Merritt called on transport operators to lift standards to reduce "appalling" forklift injury and fatality rates.

"Since 1985, 48 Victorians have lost their lives in forklift incidents. Many hundreds more have been seriously injured, with about 10 near misses for every fatality," he said.

"Transport fatalities and injuries are preventable. About 500 operators will be visited (by WorkSafe officers) over coming months, because no one should die at work."

Angela Jennings, whose husband, Jim Giannakis, was killed in a forklift accident in January 2000, spoke at the launch. Mr Giannakis left his forklift after a collision and it ran over him. "I know many of the unsafe conditions which led to Jim's death still occur every day in workplaces," Ms Jennings said.

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5.GALE BLOWS QUAY CRANES TOGETHER
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TEES, United Kingdom Teesport Container Terminal has been crippled after 100mph winds blew a USD3.5 million KSR container crane along the quayside and into the terminal's second quayside crane, pushing both off their tracks.

The one-year-old KSR crane suffered considerable damage, and engineers were assessing it, a Tees and Hartlepool Port Authority spokesman told Lloyd's List. The second crane, an older Liebherr, was also damaged but could be back in action this week, the spokesman said.

The terminal was shut down due to strong winds on February 4, and attempts were being made to anchor the cranes when the accident happened. No one was hurt, the spokesman said.

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