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According to a report by the Worldwatch Institute, we're using more energy in production, rather than less. The latest findings indicate that global energy intensity - the total energy consumption divided by global economic output - increased by 1.35% last year after declining for the past 30 years. The institute attributes the rise to growing consumption in China and the United States, but it's optimistic that most economies are opting for more sustainable development and that the index will drop. It will be interesting to see how the materials handling sector contributes to energy consumption, especially as the use of alternative energy sources for forklifts picks up.
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|Free workshops to raise OHS awareness Australasia News|
Adelaide, South Australia More than 60 free events are taking place in Safe Work Week 2011, South
Australia’s major awareness event for occupational health and safety scheduled for late October.
The sessions... [more]
|ALC lists keys to transport reform success Australasia News|
Canberra, ACT The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) says it is imperative that the national transport regulators, commencing in January 2013 for heavy vehicles, rail safety and maritime safety, are truly national in... [more]
|Union supports shipping reform proposal Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has given the thumbs-up to last week’s announcement by government to substantially reform Australia’s shipping industry.
“The MUA welcomes shipping reform as one... [more]
|Record container throughput for Melbourne Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria Total trade through the Port of Melbourne grew 8% in August over the same period last year, setting a monthly record of 7.34 million revenue tonnes.
The strong performance... [more]
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|Data reveals industries’ forklift safety records |
UNITED KINGDOM The road transport industry now has the UK’s worst forklift safety record, accounting for about 25% of the overall injury toll, according to new figures released for the Fork Lift... [more]
|Rushlift secures GBP100M deal |
UNITED KINGDOM Doosan national supplier Rushlift has secured the UK’s largest supply agreement with international construction materials group Saint-Gobain.
The company will supply over 2,000 counterbalance forklifts to Saint-Gobain’s UK manufacturing,... [more]
|TCM invests another RM4 million|
MALAYSIA Japanese majority-owned TCM Forklift (M) Sdn Bhd wants to invest another RM4 million (USD1.28 million) over the next three years as part of its expansion and capital requirement.... [more]
|AIM may look at ties between RFID and forklifts |
UNITED STATES The Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM Inc) may develop a working group to address forklift-mounting issues for radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.
"A number of AIM's members... [more]
|Benning Power celebrates new headquarters |
UNITED STATES Benning Power Electronics Inc, a distributor of forklift battery chargers and assembler of power conversion systems, has celebrated its new North American headquarters.
Representatives of the City of Richardson,... [more]
|Terex delivers machines to Santos Port |
GERMANY Terex Cranes has delivered seven Terex TFC 46 M reach stackers via its distributor, Equiport, to Santos Port in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Santos Port now accounts for the highest... [more]
|Saica Pack saves space with Hyster Fortens |
UNITED KINGDOM Packaging firm Saica Pack has benefitted from three new ultra-compact Hyster Fortens forklifts fitted with specialist attachments.
The Saica Pack operation in Milngavie, north of Glasgow, opened in 1951... [more]
Transmon launches safety system
- Leicester, United Kingdom
BS Forklifts offers free app
- Snoekweg, The Netherlands
Crown releases white paper
- New Bremen, OH, United States [more]
|Movers & Shakers |
KION Group GmbH, Konecranes Plc, Jungheinrich UK Ltd, KSW Microtec AG [more]
|Herc-U-Lift, agencies help ProWorks obtain forklifts |
UNITED STATES Herc-U-Lift Inc and public funds helped non-profit ProWorks Inc gain possession of two new Hyundai forklifts for use at Minnesota sites.
Materials handling equipment dealer Herc-U-Lift of Maple Plain,... [more]
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|High quality, cost effective forklift cabins for any application |
DFK Cab Ltd, supplies complete cabs or separate panels for more than 20 forklift brands to customers worldwide. In 2008 we extended our offering of polycarbonate cabins to include a wide variety of UTV vehicles. [more]
|ASTI helps to optimise handling operations at ACITURRI|
ASTI provides a technical solution for the efficient materials handling between the different stations along the productive process designed by Aries Estructuras Aeroespaciales (ARESA), part of the ACITURRI group, improving productivity and ergonomics in the different working areas. [more]
|BOLZONI AURAMO AT PPI 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands |
At PPI 2011, BOLZONI AURAMO, will display some of their most famous products inside Paper & Pulp handling including: the fully automatic computerized pressure control system (CTX), and FORCE MATIC, a fully mechanical pressure control system for paper roll clamps. [more]
|Bezel - high power, high capacity li-ion power batteries: Exhibiting at The Battery Show (stand B145) |
BeiJing King Bezel International Trade Co.,Ltd. (Benzel) will be exhibiting their high power, high capacity lithium ion power batteries and battery production equipment at The Battery Show 25th to 27th October. [more]
|Golden Light Hi-Tech, manufactures of energy storage materials: Exhibiting at The Battery Show (stand B315) |
Golden Light Hi-Tech , who recently entered into a distribution agreement with Targray Technology International to distribute its Lithium Electrolyte materials across North America and Europe, will promote their energy storage materials at The Battery Show 25th to 27th October. [more]
|Fantastic final with funfair frolics draws to a celebrated close |
After months of preparation, testing, late nights and cups of tea, the RTITB Operator of the Year 2011 Grand Final kicked off on Friday 16th September to great success. [more]
|Free forklift seminars at triple-header trade show Australasia News|
Forklift licensing, warehouse management and safe practices will be on the agenda at free seminars and workshops to be held at Sydney Materials Handling on 25-27 October. [more]
|Mega railway projects across the Gulf region fuel further interest in Materials Handling Middle East |
Mega railway projects, which are set to transform transport and logistics links across the Gulf region, fuel further interest in Materials Handling Middle East 2011, which takes place in less than 2 weeks.