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Benefits of Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Forklifts

January 31, 2017
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Research and development in the materials handling industry has led to hydrogen powered forklifts becoming a reality. There is now a strong trend with purchasers moving away from the traditional LPG, diesel and battery electric units to the more environmentally friendly and cost effective hydrogen fuel cell technologies.

This blog will explore the many advantages and few disadvantages of hydrogen power forklifts.

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Verified Container Weights Comply With New Solas Conventions

November 24, 2016
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2016 has seen the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) amend the ‘Safety of Life at Sea Convention’ (SOLAS), making it compulsory that all loaded containers have a verified weight. To assist container handlers in complying with the new SOLAS conventions Adaptalift Group Company Speedshield Technologies is able to install integrated weighing systems into the industry leading Forktrack safety and telemetry system.
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Meeting the Strictest Diesel Emission Standards - Hyster’s New 2.5XT Forklift

August 29, 2016
Filed under: Materials Handling, Industry Trends, Green
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Global warming and the environment continue to be a major cause of concern for the global population. As such, companies world-wide are developing new ways of conducting business with less impact on the environment. Globally corporate social responsibility (CSR) continues to grow. Hyster’s new 2.5XT diesel forklift adheres to the highest emission standards currently issued.
Hyster's new 2.5XT diesel forklift adheres to the highest emission standards currently issued

Top 5 changes to the mining industry expected to occur in 2014

February 12, 2014
Filed under: Materials Handling, Industry Trends
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Top 5 changes to the mining industry expected to occur in 2014

Deloitte has put together a list of 10 trends it anticipates for the mining industry in the year ahead. The market is now demanding change and mining companies must adjust the way they operate in order to cope. Operations in Australia and globally will continue to face challenging market conditions in 2014 such as rising costs, low commodity prices, imbalances between supply and demand as well as a decline in productivity. The blog today discusses 5 of the most pressing and challenging trends the mining industry is expected to face in the coming year, as suggested by Deloitte.

Packaging of the Future

October 17, 2013
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Packaging of the Future

Recyclable and biodegradable packaging is experiencing consistent growth as the industry continues to drive forward packaging innovations. To remain competitive, businesses need to make improvements in their packaging designs to allow for fewer materials and more protection.This week’s blog will look at where packaging is heading in the future.

Third Party Logistics (3PL)

September 02, 2013
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Third Party Logistics (3PL)

As companies are continuously looking for ways to improve their processes, many are now looking to 3PL for this purpose. This week’s blog will explore what exactly third party logistics is along with its advantages.

The Rapid Growth of Online Shopping and Changes to the Longstanding Business Model

January 16, 2013
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The Rapid Growth of Online Shopping and Changes to the Longstanding Business Model

The rapid growth of online shopping is driving structural changes in the retail model. As demand grows many businesses are now assessing their e-commerce presence and are weighing up the costs associated with going online. This week’s blog will explore not only the effects of online shopping to the operation of the business but also the supply chain management systems.