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Volga-Dnepr prepares for delivery of third IL-76DT-90VD

March 11 - A third generation IL-76DT-90VD freighter will join Volga-Dnepr Airlines' fleet in April 2010, writes Kirsten Shepherd.

The group predicts its investment in the 50 tonne capacity ramp loading freighter is likely to double as more new aircraft join its fleet.

Volga-Dnepr has already signed a contract for another two aircraft - scheduled for delivery in 2011.

The IL-76DT-90VD was approved for global operations in 2006 and now operates to major markets in Europe, the United States, Japan and Australia. It has proved to be a commercial and environmental success and has also reduced the number of crew required to four.

Volga-Dnepr's main partners in the IL-76TD-90VD modernisation programme is UAC - Transport Aircraft, Tashkent Aircraft Production Corporation, Perm Engine Company and Ilyushin Aviation Complex. A further 50 companies supplying components and equipment for the new aircraft are also seeing the economic benefit.

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Decarbonising shipping comes at a USD1 tn cost

January 22 - At least USD1 trillion of capital investment in land-based and ship-related infrastructure is required to reach the 2050 goal of reducing shipping’s greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent of 2008 levels.
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Blue Water opens office in Guyana

January 21 - Blue Water Shipping has opened an office in Guyana in order to offer support to the country’s oil industry.
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