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Sectors News from March 2012

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Magnone takes the helm at Skelton Sherborne

March 30 - March 30 - Australia's largest freight forwarder of mining and construction equipment, Skelton Sherborne, has appointed Julie Magnone as chief executive officer (CEO).
Views: 564
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India's UGL to acquire LANS

March 30 - March 30 - India's Unique Global Logistics (UGL) is to acquire Mumbai-based LANS Projects Pvt Ltd in a bid to increase its share of the wind energy and oil and gas sectors.
Views: 370
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Rolitrans offers bridging solution

March 29 - March 29 - Rolitrans International has recently introduced the Rolitrans Heavy Lift Fly Over Bridge System (RFOBS) to expand its asset base and safe working practices, whilst aiming to introduce a universal transport solution, writes Charlotte Matheson.
Views: 551
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European Commission issues huge fines on airfreight companies

March 29 - March 29 - Yesterday, the European Commission issued USD225 million penalties on a number of airfreight companies, including Kuehne + Nagel, UPS, and Expeditors for what the regulatory body said was a breach of E.U. antitrust rules during the years 2002-2
Views: 313
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Sea plane flies with Sevenstar Yacht Transport

March 29 - March 29 - A rare 30 passenger sea plane flew into the Port of Palm Beach and was successfully loaded onto the Spliethoff Group's Suomigracht for on carriage to Australia by Sevenstar Yacht Transport.
Views: 235
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39 steps for Darka

March 28 - March 28 - The Darka Group has successfully unloaded and commenced the transportation of 39 storage tanks with a total weight of 291 tonnes and total volume of 3,274 cu m at Port Sudan for final delivery to the Bisha mine in western Eritrea.
Views: 268
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Growing forwarder network adds two project cargo specialists

March 28 - March 28 - Two new project cargo specialists, Armin Shipping and International Transport Company (ATC) and Occidental Innovative Logistic Services (OILS), have joined the Worldwide Partners Alliance (WPA), a global network of air and ocean freight forward
Views: 320
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Fairmount Marine collaborates with Stena Drilling

March 27 - March 27 - Fairmount Marine's vessel Fairmount Fuji has supported drillship Stena Forth, owned by Swedish company Stena Drilling, in performing several cargo runs between Cape Town port and Cape Town anchorage. With a 280 sq m deck, Fairmount Fuji has a l
Views: 262
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Rickmers names trio of new agents

March 27 - March 27 - Hamburg based heavy lift and project cargo transporter Rickmers-Linie is now serving Bangladesh and Sri Lanka with direct calls in Chittagong and Colombo, which has necessitated the appointment of new agents in the two countries.
Views: 558
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India to collect light dues on deck cargoes?

March 26 - March 26 - Indian Customs is likely to start collecting light dues of INR8 (USD0.2) per tonne for on-deck cargo after the Container Shipping Lines Association (CSLA)'s plea to exempt containers from the duty for ships engaged in international trade arrivi
Views: 354
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Faymonville takes it to the MAX

March 26 - March 26 - Faymonville announced at a launch event in front of dealers and media, in its factory in Goleniow, Poland, that it is to commence marketing a new brand of heavy duty trailers under the MAX Trailer brand, writes Oliver Ward from Goleniow.
Views: 192
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Embalajes Cantabria secures cargo in Sagunto

March 26 - March 26 - Embalajes Cantabria, the Sagunto (Valencia)-based specialist cargo handling and packing company, used Cordstrap lashings to secure a complex load in the Noatum multipurpose terminal at the port of Sagunto (Valencia), Spain.
Views: 201
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Gas plant shipments are natural for ACS

March 26 - March 26 - Air Charter Service's (ACS) New York office recently chartered an AN-225 aircraft to freight equipment and components destined for a natural gas plant in Nigeria.
Views: 239
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WSS Middle East wins WCA award

March 23 - March 23 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has won the title of 'Best Partner 2011 - Middle East', presented this month by the World Cargo Alliance (WCA) at its annual conference in Bangkok, Thailand, writes Charlotte Matheson.
Views: 278
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Cosco Shipping dredges up some nice business

March 23 - March 23 - Earlier this month, Cosco Shipping's Xiang Rui Kou, a recently delivered semi-submersible ship, delivered a dredger - Dong Xiang - to the Port of Ngqura, South Africa.
Views: 273
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Charleston to get new heavy lift crane

March 22 - March 22 - With increased demand in the South Carolina Ports Authority's non-container business, the SCPA Board has authorised contract negotiations with Charleston Heavy Lift on the construction of a new, barge-mounted heavy lift crane.
Views: 311
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Nuclear recycling transport first for ALE

March 22 - March 22 - Global heavy lift and transport company ALE has successfully jacked, skidded and loaded five redundant boilers from the UK's inaugural nuclear power station prior to onward transportation.
Views: 311
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Yahsat oversees transport of second satellite

March 22 - March 22 - Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) has overseen the transportation of its second satellite, Y1B, from EADS Astrium facilities in Toulouse, France, to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, with part of the journey involving carriage
Views: 275
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New kid on the block in Sweden for PCN

March 21 - March 21 - Nordic Air & Sea Cargo (NAC), a company with a history dating back to 1919, has joined the Project Cargo Network (PCN) as its first official representative in Sweden.
Views: 176
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German duo for Demag

March 21 - March 21 - Demag Cranes will supply a Gottwald G HMK 6407 mobile harbour crane to Heilbronner Versorgungs GmbH for use in the Neckar port, as well as a G HMK 8610 and G HMK 3405 to Rendsburg Port Authority GmbH for its port in Osterr
Views: 300
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BACA chairman back for second term

March 21 - March 21 - Dick Gilbert, chairman of BACA (Baltic Air Charter Association) for the past three years, has been re-elected for another year. Although now retired, his involvement in the aviation industry dates back to 1965.
Views: 228
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China Navigation orders four handysize bulk carriers

March 20 - March 20 - The China Navigation Company Pte Ltd (CNCo), the deep seashipping arm of the Swire group, has placed a order for four B.Delta37 handysize bulk carrier ships of 39,500 dwt each at Chengxi Shipyard Co. Ltd, Jiangyin, China, to be delivered betwee
Views: 560
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Discharge in US Waters finalised by USCG

March 20 - March 20 - The U.S. Coast Guard announced publication in the Federal Register of a final rule for standards for living organisms in ships' ballast water discharged into waters of the United States.
Views: 137
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Over 2,000 forwarders attend WCA Family Week

March 20 - March 20 - Over 2,150 freight forwarders attended the World Cargo Alliance (WCA) Family Week Conference at Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre earlier this month.
Views: 201
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Dockwise signs for six

March 20 - March 20 - Dockwise Ltd has revealed six contracts totalling USD57 million, for execution in 2012 and 2015.
Views: 310
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PCN has reached full quota of 3 members in Indonesia

March 19 - March 19 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has reached its full quota of three members in Indonesia with the approval of Geo Energi Logistindo, which is headquartered in Jakarta, with branch offices in Bandung, Jawa Barat Surabaya and Jawa Timur.
Views: 422
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ICS says shipping needs global legislation not unilateral measures

March 19 - March 19 - Balancing environmental aspirations with economic realities, but also with political realities is not easy, International Chamber of Shipping chairman Spyros M Polemis is set to tell delegates at the influential CMA Conference in Connecticut th
Views: 258
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21.5 percent contract growth for Ruslan International

March 16 - March 16 - Ruslan International - the company which markets and manages the combined Antonov An-124 fleets of its shareholders Volga Dnepr and Antonov Airlines - has reported its provisional performance for 2011.
Views: 347
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Terex quartet lift drilling support module

March 15 - March 15 - Four Terex CC 2800-1 units owned by Turkish crane service provider Hareket were used to lift a drilling support module (DSM) for the West Chirag oil platform (WC-PDQ), which is part of the Chirag Oil Project being carried out in Baku, Azerbaija
Views: 527
Liebherr hits mobile harbour crane milestone thumbnail image

Liebherr hits mobile harbour crane milestone

March 15 - March 15 - Liebherr-Werk Nenzing is celebrating an order for its thousandth mobile harbour crane, which will be delivered in the second half of 2012 to Montoir Bulk Terminal in France.
Views: 303
BMT offers insider's guide to ship's hull and machinery thumbnail image

BMT offers insider's guide to ship's hull and machinery

March 14 - March 14 - It will not only be fledgline insurance claims handlers who will be grateful for the new Hull and Machinery Guide produced by BMT Marine & Offshore Surveys Ltd, a member of BMT Group Ltd.
Views: 205
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It's a gas for Toll

March 14 - March 14 - In Australia, Toll Energy, part of the Toll Group, has commenced operations on a USD45 million transport and storage contract, which is part of coal seam gas explorer QGC's major Queensland Curtis Liquefied Natural Gas (QCLNG) project.
Views: 202
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More rail for Stockton

March 14 - March 14 - The Port of Stockton, USA, in a public-private partnership with Union Pacific Railroad and Metro Ports, has added 5,825 ft (1,775.46 m) of new track to the east port interchange tracks, forming a loop that will allow inbound and outbound trains
Views: 343
Inchcape Shipping has ambitious plans for Canada thumbnail image

Inchcape Shipping has ambitious plans for Canada

March 14 - March 14 - Inchcape Shipping Services yesterday announced an ambitious three year plan to expand its logistics and supply chain business within the Canadian marketplace whilst ramping up its east and west coast marine service business.
Views: 367
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Steel business boosts ports

March 14 - March 14 - Ratner Steel Supply Co, a producer of steel products, recently announced plans to locate a new facility at the Port of Indiana, USA.
Views: 483
TT Club analysis pinpoints risk hot spots thumbnail image

TT Club analysis pinpoints risk hot spots

March 14 - March 14 - Speaking at the freight industry forum, TOC Container Supply Chain Asia in Hong Kong, TT Club's director of global risk assessment, Laurence Jones highlighted the key factors that cause disruption throughout the global supply chain and spoke of
Views: 394
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Breakbulk China makes strong debut

March 13 - March 13 - A crowd of more than 4,000 attendees and 100 exhibitors filled the INTEX Shanghai Exposition Center and Sheraton Hongqiao for the inaugural Breakbulk China Transportation Conference and Exhibition recently, says the organisers.
Views: 333
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SUMO-Shipping sets sail

March 13 - March 13 - The heavy lift shipping industry is set to welcome a new kid on what most would describe as a pretty overcrowded block.
Views: 710
Inaugural trip for ro-ro ship between Taiwan and China thumbnail image

Inaugural trip for ro-ro ship between Taiwan and China

March 12 - March 12 - According to China Daily, Cosco Star, a passenger and cargo ship that links Xiamen in Fujian province with coastal cities in Taiwan, made its inaugural trip carrying engineering vehicles to Taiwan last week.
Views: 190
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Deutsche Post - DHL says it is on target

March 12 - March 12 - In its financial results announced last week, Deutsche Post - DHL (DP-DHL) reported an "on target" performance for its full year and last quarter 2011.
Views: 231
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Msharib Shipping & Logistics joins PCN

March 12 - March 12 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) now has its second member in Afghanistan with the addition of Msharib Shipping & Logistics (MSL), and says that the company has a specialisation in SDDC (Surface Deployment Distribution Command), a very specialis
Views: 288
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TransBorder joins WWPC

March 12 - March 12 - TransBorder S.A.S, which is based in Bogota, Colombia has been appointed as exclusive member for the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) in Colombia.
Views: 456
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Lift and Shift moves monsters

March 9 - March 9 - Lift and Shift has transported and loaded out 20 modules for Larsen & Toubro (L&T), including deck, building modules, bridges, jackets, tripods, and process and technical platforms.
Views: 256
SCALDIS orders crane ship with 4,000 tonnes hoisting capacity thumbnail image

SCALDIS orders crane ship with 4,000 tonnes hoisting capacity

March 9 - March 9 - Antwerp-based, Scaldis Salvage & Marine Contractors NV has ordered a powerful, self-propelled DP2 crane ship from Korean shipbuilders STX Offshore & Shipbuilding. The vessel will be built in STX's shipyard in Dalian and finished in Xiamen, China
Views: 381
Sarens reports wide range of heavy lift project activity thumbnail image

Sarens reports wide range of heavy lift project activity

March 9 - March 9 - A range of projects across most continents has demonstrated the breadth of heavy lift operations undertaken worldwide by Sarens Group, the Wolvertem, Belgium-based heavy lifting and engineered transport provider.
Views: 448
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New project network launched

March 9 - March 9 - A new network, CLC Projects, has been established to cater for smaller and medium sized project freight forwarders.
Views: 420
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Art for art's sake

March 8 - March 8 - An artwork, Max Bill's 66 tonne sculpture 'Continuity', has been lifted into place by a Terex mobile crane - but not an ordinary crane. It was the 200th unit of the AC 500-2 delivered from the Terex Cranes facility in Zweibr
Views: 402
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Three into one will go as Isotec joins CEE network

March 8 - March 8 - Singapore-based Isotec Project Logistics & Consulting Pte Ltd has joined the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network in three different locations, representing the following service categories:
Views: 418
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Bishop Lifting Products adds Oklahoma City

March 7 - March 7 - Bishop Lifting Products (BLP), a fabricator and distributor of slings and rigging supplies, has opened a regional office in Oklahoma City, USA, with the intention of being a 'one-stop source for servicing the oilfield rigging needs in the Mid-Co
Views: 196
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Santo Domingo on track, thanks to Multitrade Spain

March 7 - March 7 - Multitrade Spain, a Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network member, worked with its Dominican company Multitrade Dominicana to be awarded a second contract of 45 metro cars, for the second metro line in Santo Domingo, Domenica.
Views: 358
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Panalpina reports a successful 2011

March 7 - March 7 - The Panalpina Group, which handles project cargo through its Panprojects division, can look back on a successful 2011 after further expanding its profit margins and achieving a consolidated profit of USD 138.3 million.
Views: 382
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SI Logistics Australia Pty Ltd joins PCN

March 7 - March 7 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) now has its third member in Australia with the addition of SI Logistics Australia Pty Ltd, which has a team of dedicated experts focussed on servicing the steel, energy andresources sectors.
Views: 262
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Mammoet's new PTC completes test programme

March 7 - March 7 - Global tailor-made heavy lifting and transport solutions manufacturer Mammoet has completed the test programme of its three new PTC 140/200 DS (Platform, Twin ring, Containerised) cranes at Westdorpe, The Netherlands.
Views: 358
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New member for CEE in Turkey

March 6 - March 6 - Ekin Nakliyat from Istanbul, Turkey, has been appointed as a new member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network in Turkey, representing the service category: heavy haulage.
Views: 626
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AN-124 documentary reaches film festival final

March 6 - March 6 - A documentary produced in association with Volga-Dnepr Group that charts the history of the Antonov AN-124-100 'Ruslan' freighter aircraft is a finalist in this year's New York Festivals (NYF) International Television & Film Awards.
Views: 222
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PPG brings project forwarding training to Antwerp

March 6 - March 6 - Acquiring the skills to be successful in the fast-changing and demanding world of project forwarding is the focus of the Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Management course running in conjunction with Breakbulk Europe 2012 in Antwerp,
Views: 231
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Barnhart and Goldhofer debut WesTrac system

March 5 - March 5 - Barnhart Crane & Rigging has added WesTrac Transportation System to its equipment inventory. Barnhart's engineers designed WesTrac together with German company Goldhofer. The Wes Trac is a new class of dual-lane transporter with unique new featu
Views: 267
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Chartersphere on the move

March 5 - March 5 - Air Charter specialist, Chartersphere has unveiled ambitious expansion plans following its recent move to new and larger premises in London, UK, following impressive growth over the previous year.
Views: 697
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Damen tugs hitch ride on heavy lift vessel to Morocco

March 5 - March 5 - Recently, two Damen stan tugs 2608, the Ibrahim 1 and the Jacques, were shipped from the anchorage of Halong Bay, Haiphong, Vietnam to Casablanca, Morocco by Atlantic Winter, a heavy lift ship with 800 tonne lift capacity chartered by Danish shi
Views: 398
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Multipurpose cargo ship launched at Turku

March 5 - March 5 - Further to our report from August last year, STX Finland's Turku shipyard has launched the multipurpose deck cargo vessel which it has been building for Finnish company Gaiamare, for the transport of heavy deck cargo such as offshore wind farm s
Views: 189
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Big win for DHL's Industrial Projects group

March 5 - March 5 - DHL IP in Brisbane, Australia, have been awarded the APLNG (a partnership between ConocoPhillips, Origin Energy and Sinopec) upstream gas gathering contract - shipments have commenced already and will continue for the next three years.
Views: 198
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Fairstar wins Ichthys LNG Project contracts

March 5 - March 5 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has been awarded two contracts by the JKC Joint Venture (JKC) consisting of JGC and Chiyoda of Japan and KBR of the United States, to provide marine transportation services for the Ichthys LNG Project in Darwin, Australi
Views: 257
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Gulf Stream Marine recapitalised

March 2 - March 2 - The CapStreet Group, LLC and Crutchfield Capital Corporation has reported the majority recapitalisation of Gulf Stream Marine, Inc by CapStreet Group. Crutchfield served as the exclusive financial advisor to Gulf Stream Marine throughout the tra
Views: 383
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Van der Vlist on the move in the UK

March 2 - March 2 - Van der Vlist UK Ltd, part of the Dutch-owned Van der Vlist Transport Group, has relocated to a purpose-built site in Hull, UK.
Views: 354
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Chinese market coming of age

March 1 - March 1 - US management consulting firm A.T. Kearney is "very optimistic" about the prospects for China's breakbulk market, saying important structural changes in the country's economy and a growing sophistication among Chinese shippers suggest opportunit
Views: 617
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Rickmers-Linie expands its China coverage

March 1 - March 1 - Rickmers-Linie is expanding its market coverage in China and is enhancing sales and marketing activities into central and southern China.
Views: 518
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Jade Cargo in deal with UniTop

March 1 - March 1 - Jade Cargo, which grounded its fleet in January, came closer to flying once more after its owners agreed to work with UnitTop Group, a Chinese transportation company, to restructure the troubled carrier.
Views: 397
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Logwin expands in Port Elizabeth

March 1 - March 1 - The global logistics service provider Logwin has moved into larger premises in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Views: 265
Fairmount Summit delivers drilling rig thumbnail image

Fairmount Summit delivers drilling rig

March 1 - March 1 - Fairmount Summit has delivered the newbuild drilling rig ODN Delba III from the Middle East Gulf to a location offshore Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in a voyage of more than 10,625 miles (17,099 km) performed at an average speed of six knots.
Views: 260

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