The inaugural Cargo Logistics Canada Expo & Conference (CLC) which will take place January 29 – 30, 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. CLC is a B2B platform to connect stakeholders in Canadian supply chains, fostering synergies between those that own freight and those that move it whether by sea, air, rail or road. This multi-modal scope will open new doors for collaboration on a regional, national, continental and international scale.
For many in the materials handling industry, 2012 felt like a trip to the dentist – necessary, boring and a little bit painful. The recession continued to bite into most countries and although there were signs of life within the industry, there was also the realization that the economic challenges may be more than just a blip and may, in fact, represent the new “state of play”.
Our best answer at the time was to check with your forklift equipment supplier or your trainer.
While those are still good choices we are happy to offer pre-use forms for a variety of industrial equipment thanks to NIS Training.
WorkSafeBC recently produced this video on lifting in the workplace. Short video but well worth the look.
Women In Supply Chain (WISC) would like to invite you to their inaugural dinner event on Thursday May 17th, 2012 at Eagle Creek in Burnaby.
Women and Men are welcome, so register now as we will take a “look at how businesses do forensic work on product supply, sourcing, buying, assembly, work conditions, wholesaler alternatives, transportation alternatives, and sustainable agreements for global marketing” and “how do companies re-direct their Target Market Segmentation, to focus on Markets with a green perspective. Target Market Segmentation takes on a new direction.”
Attend to find out how you can achieve your cash back incentive each year for being a safe company through COR.
WorkSafeBC is partnering with FIOSA-MIOSA Safety Alliance of BC and the CMHDS to present a free half-day training session designed specifically for the warehousing sector. The session will focus on providing the leaders of your organization with tools they can use to improve safety performance in your workplace.
Between 2006 and 2010, injured workers in the warehousing subsector accounted for:
- More than 1650 time-loss claims
- Almost 55,000 days lost from work
- More than $12 million in claims costs
Join us on Thursday February 23, 2012 for “Putting the Brakes on Lift Truck Accidents” a discussion forum & breakfast meeting.
Warehousing leads all other subsectors in B.C. with 7 out of every 100 workers being injured annually; almost double the rate of any other industry subsector.
Two of the top three injury types are lift-truck related injuries or what WorkSafeBC classifies as “Struck By” and “Lower Extremity Injuries”.
Join us at this breakfast meeting where we will be discussing causes, effects, experiences, challenges and sharing best practices.
It was another year of global political and financial upset and Mother Nature violently reminding us not to become complacent. The events of 2011 have had a significant impact on the materials handling world but the industry once again has shown itself to be resilient. Melissa Barnett looks back at 2011 and forward to 2012.
The year started with the now-perennial “cautious optimism”, with trading figures for most materials handling companies improving on the previous year and order books looking the best since 2008. According to the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) UK sales statistics, the market is headed in the right direction for 2012. From a low of 17,500 unit orders in December 2009, the UK market had reached 25,500 units by September 2011. That is more than halfway back to pre-recessionary levels (a 55% recovery). European forklift markets also showed improvements, with Dutch industry association Bouwmachines, Magazijnrichtingen, Wegenbouwmachines en Transportmaterieel (BMWT) reporting in early 2011 an increase in sales of almost all forklift types in the Netherlands. Intriguingly, side-loader forklifts showed the most marked increase, with sales of 97% up on the previous year. The big German forklift manufacturers, KION Group and Jungheinrich, also reported improved first-half 2011 group earnings: KION reported a total consolidated revenue increase of 31% from EUR1.621 billion (USD2.315 billion) to EUR2.113 billion (USD3.035 billion) and Jungheinrich’s consolidated net sales improved 18% on the previous year, from EUR833 million (USD1.197 billion) to EUR987 million (USD1.418 billion).
Join us on Wednesday March 3rd as we present Logistics For Breakfast: How To Stage Your Own In-Company Forklift Rally.
Hosted & presented by the team that stages the BC Championship Forklift Rally each year, this breakfast seminar will cover all of the aspects that go into staging a forklift competition. Whether you are looking to promote safety within your company in a fun way, prepare for competition in the upcoming BC Championship Forklift Rally or just want to find out what goes into staging a forklift competition, you will find this seminar of value. All stages from inital planning to staging and scoring the event will be covered.
The first of many visits by the shipping giant began on Sunday, August 23rd.
TSI Terminal Systems Inc. reports that the ZIM Djibouti, one of the largest container ships operating in the world, was docked at the Deltaport terminal from August 23rd until August 26th. At over 16,000 square metres (about the size of three football fields), the Djibouti has a cargo capacity in excess of 10,000 TEU, meaning it can hold over 10,000 twenty-foot shipping containers.