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New ship design unveiled

May 31 - May 31 - DNV GL and Oshima Shipbuilding have launched a new 65,000 dwt open-hatch general cargo carrier design that the joint developers say is intended for a wide range of project cargoes and packaged goods.
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Goliath sets sail to China

May 31 - May 31 - DEME and Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers are partnering in a joint venture to develop offshore wind energy in China, with the former's DP2 jack-up vessel Goliath being deployed for the first projects.
Views: 1058
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Kotug assists Allseas

May 31 - May 31 - Earlier this month, towage operator, Kotug International's offshore division assisted Allseas with the transfer and transport of Shell's Brent Delta topsides after the record-setting removal of the structure by Allseas' Pioneering Spirit.
Views: 506
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Kotug assist Allseas

May 31 - May 31 - Earlier this month, towage operator, Kotug International
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Tight fit for ACS

May 30 - May 30 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has transported two high cube containers, with oil and gas industry materials inside, from Italy to Saudi Arabia.
Views: 649
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Hammer time for EMS

May 30 - May 30 - EMS Vostok has transported a hammer mill shredder from Bologna, in Italy to Karaganda in Kazakhstan.
Views: 617
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UECC Auto Energy on show

May 29 - May 29 - Auto Energy, one of two dual-fuel LNG pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) introduced into service by United European Car Carriers (UECC) was recently on display in the Port of Bremerhaven's Überseehafen.
Views: 705
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IRISL begins shipment of heavy cargoes

May 29 - May 29 - The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) has announced that it is gearing up to handle project cargoes on its regular services between the Middle East Gulf, the Mediterranean, Europe and the Far East.
Views: 580
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Buss Hansa hinders Hamburg

May 26 - May 26 - In the first quarter of 2017, the Port of Hamburg's total throughput was up by 1.7 percent at 35.4 million tons (32.1 million tonnes), comparable to the same period last year.
Views: 579
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Peking to cross the atlantic

May 26 - May 26 - Bremen-based Combi Lift has been chosen as the logistics partner of Stiftung Hamburg Maritim (Hamburg Maritime Foundation) for the transport of the historic windjammer Peking.
Views: 659
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ABC sends telescope to space

May 26 - May 26 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines' (ABC) has transported the eROSITA X-ray telescope from Germany to Russia in preparation for its launch onboard the SRG spacecraft in spring 2018.
Views: 488
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Djibouti opens DMP

May 25 - May 25 - Djibouti has officially opened the Doraleh Multipurpose Port (DMP), marking the completion of the USD590 million project.
Views: 827
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Export Credit Norway set to finance retrofits

May 25 - May 25 - Following the International Maritime Organization (IMO) ratifications of the ballast water and exhaust gas treaties, government-owned Export Credit Norway has offered financing to international vessel owners who purchase retrofit equipment from N
Views: 547
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Sky Gates gains a B747

May 25 - May 25 - Russian all cargo airline Sky Gates has expanded its fleet with a second Boeing 747-400F.
Views: 385
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Wiesbauer adds a Demag

May 24 - May 24 - Germany-based crane service provider Wiesbauer has acquired a Demag AC 500-8.
Views: 610
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More charged in Jasmine case

May 23 - May 23 - The UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has confirmed that Colin Bagwell has been added to the list of individuals charged with counts of conspiracy to pay bribes to secure contracts relating to the Jasmine gas field in the North Sea, bringing the nu
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PCN members keeping busy

May 23 - May 23 - CEA Project Logistics Thailand has transported a Hydrasports custom fishing boat from the Ao-Po Grand Marina Shipyard in Phuket to the ro-ro terminal at the Port of Laem Chabang, for onward shipment to Piraeus, Greece.
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Spain passes port reforms

May 23 - May 23 - Spanish labour reforms have been described as "a betrayal of Spain's dockworkers," by International Transport Workers' Federation's (ITF) president and dockers' section chair, Paddy Crumlin.
Views: 501
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BBC launches Euro-Gulf service

May 22 - May 22 - BBC Chartering will launch the BBC Euro-Gulf Express Line service, departing every fortnight from Europe to the US Gulf, starting in mid-June, 2017.
Views: 739
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ALE adds with ADDrives

May 22 - May 22 - ALE has acquired two Goldhofer six-axle self-propelled trailers (SPT), which will primarily be used in Kazakhstan to service the Caspian region.
Views: 594
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LOC Korea wins MWS contract

May 22 - May 22 - Korea Offshore Wind Power (KOWP) and Swiss Re have awarded London Offshore Consultants (LOC Group) a contract to carry out marine warranty surveying (MWS) services on the 60 MW test phase of South Korea's Southwest Offshore windfarm project.
Views: 513
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UK port body queries EC ruling

May 19 - May 19 - Commenting on this week's news that the European Commission had formally adopted the new General Block Exemption Regulations (GBER) on state aids, the British Ports Association chief executive Richard Ballantyne warned against the distortion of c
Views: 574
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MACS appoints Swedish agent

May 19 - May 19 - MACS Maritime Carrier Shipping has appointed Aseco AB as its agent in Sweden.
Views: 763
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Van der Vlist takes two

May 19 - May 19 - The first two Nooteboom five-axle extendable Manoovr semi low-loaders have been delivered to Van der Vlist.
Views: 457
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UYT loads in Everglades

May 18 - May 18 - United Yacht Transport (UYT) has loaded 19 yachts on board Intermarine's heavy lift vessel Industrial Guide in Port Everglades, USA.
Views: 907
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Maasvlakte Plaza opens

May 18 - May 18 - The Port of Rotterdam Authority has opened Maasvlakte Plaza, an international transport park that features a large-scale truck stop with facilities for out-of-gauge cargo, semi-trailers, ECO-combis and reefer containers.
Views: 506
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Mediaco gets a Liebherr lift

May 18 - May 18 - French heavy lift and crane rental company Mediaco, has acquired a Liebherr LG 1750 mobile crane, in order to reinforce its large lifting division - Mediaco Maxilift.
Views: 562
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Philco and Gevatrans transport transformer

May 18 - May 18 - Philco International and Gevetrans have transported a transformer and its spare parts from France to Agios Nikolaos Voiotias, Greece, for General Electric France and Aluminium of Greece.
Views: 754
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National and Navitrans fly around the world

May 18 - May 18 - National Airlines and Navitrans USA have launched a weekly scheduled round-the-world (RTW) freighter service utilising a Boeing 747-400F aircraft.
Views: 605
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Osprey chose a Lady

May 17 - May 17 - Osprey has transported oversized cargo onboard Wijnne Barends' Lady Anneke through the Strait of Dover to Invergordon, Scotland on behalf of BP.
Views: 693
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BLG acquires Kitzinger

May 17 - May 17 - With retroactive effect from the beginning of 2017, Bremen-based BLG Logistics has acquired the German forwarding company Kitzinger & Co, as well as its subsidiary Arno Rosenlöcher.
Views: 492
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Spliethoff sets sail to Sagunto

May 17 - May 17 - Following the extension of its Medliner service into Veracruz, Mexico, Spliethoff has added the Port of Sagunto, Spain to the schedule.
Views: 419
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Nordic Crane adds eight Demags

May 16 - May 16 - Nordic Crane Vest, part of the Crane Norway Group, has ordered eight Demag all terrain cranes, ranging in capacity from 130 to 250 tonnes.
Views: 536
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Antwerp appoints Holzhammer

May 16 - May 16 - The Port of Antwerp has appointed Walter Holzhammer as a representative for Austria and Hungary.
Views: 588
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ALE bridges the gap

May 16 - May 16 - ALE has jacked-up, loaded-out, transported and installed two bridge sections, weighing 345 tonnes each, for the Albert Canal in Belgium.
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OOCL welcomes Hong Kong

May 16 - May 16 - Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has named its latest containership OOCL Hong Kong at a ceremony held at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard on Geoje Island, South Korea.
Views: 643
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Dover gears up for project cargo

May 16 - May 16 - With construction underway on a GBP115 million (USD 148 million) project to revive the Port of Dover's Western Docks, the UK maritime gateway says it is gearing up to handle greater volumes of heavy and over-dimensional project cargoes.
Views: 614
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Tidewater to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

May 15 - May 15 - Hampered by a global slowdown in oil-drilling activity and a prolonged slump in oil prices, New Orleans, USA-based Tidewater Inc announced that it will file a prepackaged bankruptcy plan aimed at removing USD1.6 billion in debt.
Views: 449
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Rhenus expands global services

May 15 - May 15 - The Rhenus Group will increase the number of its business sites in the Asia/Pacific region by more than ten percent during 2017 to support the expansion of its sea and airfreight business divisions.
Views: 765
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Venice grows with Grimaldi

May 15 - May 15 - In a presentation at the transport logistic exhibition in Munich last week, the Port of Venice celebrated its successful cooperation with the Grimaldi Group, now operating five departures a week to Greece and one weekly departure to the Near East
Views: 659
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Noise fines cause cargo airlines to flee Brussels

May 15 - May 15 - Brussels Airport has reported that it has received the written confirmation that a second cargo airline is leaving as a result of the noise fines imposed by the Brussels Capital Region. A third cargo carrier is also threatening to leave Belgium i
Views: 539
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Navantia-Windar loads out foundations for Hywind

May 15 - May 15 - The first two of five SPAR-type floating foundations built by Spain's Navantia-Windar consortium for Statoil's 30 MW Hywind Scotland floating wind farm has been loaded onto OHT's semi-submersible vessel Albatross.
Views: 258
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Siemens' turbines hike the Andes

May 12 - May 12 - Two industrial gas turbines, manufactured by Siemens, are being transported 16,000 km from Sweden to the Termoeléctrica del Sur power plant in Bolivia.
Views: 815
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Straightpoint expands in the UK

May 12 - May 12 - Straightpoint has expanded its manufacturing facilities at its headquarters in Havant, Hampshire, UK.
Views: 488
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EMS launches EFG Scandinavia

May 11 - May 11 - EMS-Fehn-Group has established EMS-Fehn-Group (EFG) Scandinavia in Bergen, Norway to offer logistics services with a focus on project logistics and crane services in the Nordic countries.
Views: 746
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Silverburn on the tug double

May 11 - May 11 - Silverburn Shipping Group is continuing to renew its fleet with the building of two unlimited navigation Ice class 1C Tow/Pusher/AHT tugs for oil field support and Russian Inland Waterways system (RIWS) towage, at TB Shipyards in the Netherlands.
Views: 521
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Boskalis' results in line with expectations

May 11 - May 11 - Royal Boskalis Westminster has said its performance in the first quarter of 2017 has been in line with expectations, characterised by continued lower volumes of work due to weak market conditions.
Views: 807
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Antonov plans US expansion

May 11 - May 11 - Antonov Airlines has confirmed that it will establish a presence in the USA and Hong Kong as part of its ambitious international expansion plans.
Views: 818
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Sarens' not so boring project

May 11 - May 11 - Sarens has transported a tunnel boring machine (TBM) which will assist in the construction of the second metro line in Warsaw, Poland.
Views: 747
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Liebherr delivers to HKV

May 10 - May 10 - Cologne, Germany-based crane rental company HKV Schmitz & Partner (HKV) has taken delivery of its second Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 mobile crane in a year.
Views: 541
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Luxembourg constructs aircraft stands

May 10 - May 10 - Luxembourg Airport has started the construction of four cargo aircraft stands, capable of accommodating Boeing 747s and one specifically designed for the Antonov AN-124, in response to increasing growth rates.
Views: 482
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Chapman raises stake in Magma

May 9 - May 9 - Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has increased its stake in UK-based Magma Aviation to a majority shareholding of 75 percent to help support the latter's long-term growth plans.
Views: 594
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Geodis eyes super-heavy and power projects

May 9 - May 9 - In what has been a successful year for Geodis' Industrial Projects division, Igor Muniz, Industrial Projects director Europe, said the investments being made at the company would provide a solid foundation for future growth.
Views: 810
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Carriers sign MoU

May 9 - May 9 - Emirates SkyCargo and Cargolux Airlines have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a strategic operational partnership in air cargo transportation.
Views: 612
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WWL is shipshape in Bristol

May 9 - May 9 - To support increased cargo flows from the UK, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has added the Port of Bristol as a regular call on its Europe to the US West Coast service.
Views: 518
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Kerry goes for gold in Italy

May 9 - May 9 - Kerry Logistics Network has agreed to acquire the majority stake of the Tuvia Group's subsidiary, Tuvia Italia SpA, as part of the former's ongoing expansion in Europe.
Views: 758
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Modulift makes right bedroom moves

May 9 - May 9 - Two pioneers in modular concepts of different kinds combined to install bedrooms at the citizenM Tower of London Hotel, in the UK.
Views: 591
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Michielsens orders a Demag

May 8 - May 8 - Belgium-based crane rental, transport and industrial assembly company Michielsens has ordered a 700-tonne capacity Demag AC 700-9 all terrain crane.
Views: 605
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IAPH appoints Verhoeven

May 8 - May 8 - The International Association of Ports and Habors (IAPH) has appointed Patrick Verhoeven as the IAPH managing director - policy and strategy.
Views: 623
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Intermarine plays the Trumpy card

May 5 - May 5 - Intermarine has announced the expansion of its monthly liner service from the Mediterranean to the Americas with the appointment of Hugo Trumpy as exclusive commercial agent in Italy for this trade lane.
Views: 603
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OOCL on the up

May 4 - May 4 - Orient Overseas Container Lines (OOCL) has reported that for the first quarter of 2017, total volumes were up 7 percent from the same period last year, reaching 1.47 million teu, compared to 1.37 million teu.
Views: 592
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XLP members keeping busy

May 4 - May 4 - FLS Projects in Taiwan, a member of the XLProjects (XLP) network, has delivered an oversized plastic forming machine, with accessories, from Kaohsiung, Taiwan to Busan, South Korea.
Views: 1264
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Stingel doubles up on XLE

May 4 - May 4 - Goldhofer has delivered a second XLE low loader to the Stingel Group, a Germany-based company involved in heavy haulage and construction material recycling.
Views: 567
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Rickmers reports loss ahead of restructuring

May 4 - May 4 - Rickmers Group reported a year-on-year revenue decrease of 17.7 percent for 2016, falling to EUR483.3 million (USD527.6 million) from EUR587 million (USD640.8 million) in 2015.
Views: 652
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Herkules gets stronger with Terex

May 4 - May 4 - Polish crane rental company, Herkules, has signed a master sales agreement with Terex Cranes for the next four years, for 15 all terrain cranes.
Views: 676
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Key shipping issues come under scrutiny

May 3 - May 3 - The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has launched its latest Annual Review, ahead of the ICS Annual General Meeting in Istanbul next week.
Views: 883
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Maersk's acquisition approved

May 3 - May 3 - The sale and purchase agreement for Maersk Line's acquisition of Hamburg Süd has been approved by the boards of Maersk Line and the Oetker Group.
Views: 612
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PLA raises membership in Antwerp

May 3 - May 3 - The Project Logistics Alliance (PLA) network held its first annual event, with 40 members attending the meeting in Antwerp, Belgium last week.
Views: 860
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Declining vigilance will increase piracy

May 3 - May 3 - The recent spate of attacks off the Horn of Africa may point to an elevated risk for a return of piracy, according to Oceans Beyond Piracy's (OBP) annual State of Maritime Piracy report which analyses the human and economic impacts of maritime pir
Views: 899
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Wagenborg bridges the gap

May 3 - May 3 - Royal Wagenborg has loaded a bridge weighing 760 tonnes on board Wagenborg Barge 8, in the German city of Wilhelmshaven.
Views: 549
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Panalpina takes a stake in Carelog

May 3 - May 3 - Panalpina World Transport has acquired a majority stake in Carelog Freight Service, a Danish freight forwarding and logistics company.
Views: 826
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GAC mixes up management

May 2 - May 2 - GAC has announced management appointments at both group and individual company level.
Views: 749
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PCN members on the move

May 2 - May 2 - Members of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) have completed several project cargo moves across the globe.
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Shamrock and Svea sail with Sevenstar

May 2 - May 2 - Sevenstar Racing Yacht Logistics has demonstrated its ability to utilise lo-lo and flo-flo methods to load, transport and discharge two J-Class yachts, Shamrock and Svea, in separate projects
Views: 709
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Strong start for DSV

May 2 - May 2 - DSV has reported a net revenue of DKK18.2 billion (USD2.7 billion) for the first quarter of 2017, in comparison to DKK15.3 billion (USD2.2 billion) for the corresponding period of 2016.
Views: 744
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Pioneering Spirit sets record

May 1 - May 1 - Allseas' dynamically positioned single-lift installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel Pioneering Spirit has set a world lifting record with the safe and successful removal of Shell UK's 24,000 tonnes Brent Delta platform topsides from the No
Views: 690
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Cargolux profits tumble in volatile 2016

May 1 - May 1 - Cargolux Airlines carried almost 1 million tonnes of cargo on its global freight network during a volatile 2016. However, the carrier's profit fell some 90 percent year-on-year from USD49 million in 2015 to USD5.5 million in 2016; revenues fell by
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