Poor lift truck inspections pose risk to life

Poor lift truck inspections pose risk to life warns CFTS. Thorough Examinations must be completed by qualified engineers Lift truck operators could be at risk of accidents if vehicles are not inspected properly says CFTS — the body behind the national standard for Thorough Examinations. “Many within the materials handling, construction and agriculture industries will be familiar with LOLER, which legally requires lifting mechanisms to be inspected,” says CFTS Chairman

Ligentia offers free warehouse storage in China

Ligentia offers free warehouse storage in China Supply chain management company Ligentia has launched an inventory relief program offering new and existing businesses free storage, while space is available, in all their China warehouses for up to four weeks. The move will help its general merchandise customers tackle the slowdown in demand by supporting storage solutions at source to alleviate time and stock pressures in the supply chain. Daniel Gill,

BIFA young forwarders celebrates 1st birthday

BIFA young forwarders network celebrates 1st birthday The British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) Young Forwarders Network (YFN) is celebrating a very successful first year of operations. The YFN was launched in March 2019 to create several regional networking groups, run by young forwarders and designed to help early talent and young BIFA members develop their knowledge and professional skills, but in a more social environment. One year on, six regional

Mega Deal Season: a warehousing nightmare? Or is it time to wake up?

Autumn has traditionally seen a fight over temporary warehouse space as retail supply chains build up stocks in anticipation of Christmas, however, 2019 promises a perfect storm. Not only are firms scrabbling to make emergency provisions against a Halloween Brexit, there is the growing phenomenon of the Mega Deal Season – far beyond Black Friday and Cyber Monday. ‘Black Friday’ arrived from the States, where there has long been a

Meet the green(est) machine

Mitsubishi LPG range is the world’s first to meet Stage V regulations for emissions With a reputation for industry firsts (it was the first company to win every product category at the FLTA Awards for Excellence) Mitsubishi is once again setting a new standard: this time with the first LPG forklift to meet the super-low emission requirements of Euro Stage V. “The need to reduce our environmental impact is more

New second rail container handling options from Hyster

Hyster Europe has developed new solutions to help terminals handle containers on railroad cars in the second rail position. “Terminal operators want to reduce damage and improve efficiency when handling containers on the second rail,” says Mark Nailer, Industry Manager for Hyster Europe. “In close co-operation with terminal customers we have developed a ReachStacker with a raised cab and remote control for pedestrian operation of the boom and spreader.” Handling

Hyster optimises container repair yard handling

To make the inspection process of an empty shipping container faster, Hyster Europe has introduced a spreader support device option for its Empty Container Handlers. The company is also offering a Lift Truck with an attachment that can easily move a 40ft container into a workshop with narrow doors, and then rotate it. “To help them remain competitive, in container inspection, maintenance and repair operations, the visual inspection of empty

Hyster electric container handlers progress

With electrification projects underway for the Port of Los Angeles in the US and Valencia in Spain, Hyster Europe reveals some surprising facts about the progress of the zero-emission Container Handler projects. Two Laden Container Handlers and one ReachStacker are currently in development at the Hyster® Big Truck Development Centre in the Netherlands.  The zero-emission machines incorporate electricity at high voltage as the main energy source to power fully electric

Four key ingredients for construction site communications

Construction sites can pose a number of challenges for running effective on-site communications. With no two construction projects ever the same, each requires its own unique combination of solutions, factoring in things like size, number of workers, vertical construction, specific safety requirements, use of machinery and so on. In addition, the communication demands of a construction project change over time as it moves through different phases, as structures develop and