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USA and Russia propose Arctic shipping routes

January 31 - In response to increased Arctic shipping traffic, the USA and Russia have proposed a two-way route system for vessels to follow in the Bering Strait and Bering Sea.
Views: 812
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Ostergaard steps up at Hapag-Lloyd

January 31 - Hapag-Lloyd has appointed Uffe Ostergaard, former chief commercial officer at UASC, as president region North America, succeeding Wolfgang Freese.
Views: 956
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Topkran orders big with Liebherr

January 31 - Moscow-based Topkran has placed a EUR42 million (USD52.3 million) order with Liebherr for the delivery of mobile and crawler cranes.
Views: 918
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ALE bridges the gap

January 31 - ALE has performed the load-out and installation of a steel bridge using the Mega Jack 800 in Antwerp.
Views: 1019
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Service upgrades at MSC

January 31 - MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has enhanced its Med-to-US East Coast service (MedUSEC) with a new port rotation, which is expected to cut transit times for cargo shipped from continental Europe.
Views: 1029
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Finnlines extends Finnwave

January 30 - Finnlines' vessel Finnwave has been extended by 30 m. It is the second vessel to be extended as part of the company's ship lengthening programme.
Views: 642
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Atlas handles Hadera cargo

January 30 - Atlas Logistics has handled the transport of heavy and out-of-gauge (OOG) components for the GE 140 MW gas turbine power plant project in Hadera, Israel on behalf of General Electric.
Views: 990
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APL adds CSE service

January 30 - APL has enhanced its Intra-Asia network with the launch of its China Southeast Asia (CSE) service.
Views: 795
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FLS in gantry move

January 30 - Fleet Line Shipping (FLS) has transported a gantry, measuring 8.9 m x 4.5 m x 7.5 m from Ras al-Khaimah to Jebel Ali port in the UAE.
Views: 820
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Finnlines gains Europalink

January 30 - January 30 - Rederi Aktiebolaget Nordö-Link, Finnlines' fully owned Swedish subsidiary, has purchased the ro-pax vessel Europalink from the Grimaldi Grou=
Views: 595
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Foss delivers in Puerto Rico

January 29 - Foss Maritime has transported five barges, loaded with 498 utility trucks, to Ponce in Puerto Rico, as part of the ongoing effort to restore power to the island.
Views: 655
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Hapag-Lloyd launches EAS

January 29 - Hapag-Lloyd will introduce a weekly service between Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and the east coast of Africa in April, 2018.
Views: 947
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Qube gets in shape with Liebherr

January 29 - The Australian port solution provider Qube Ports & Bulk has ordered its eighth mobile harbour crane from Liebherr, the LHM 420.
Views: 925
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ALE completes turret project

January 29 - ALE has completed the weighing, transport and load-out of a turret mooring system, weighing 3,702 tonnes, in Johor, Malaysia.
Views: 607
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Rotterdam to host Project Cargo Summit

January 29 - The Netherlands is set to host a brand new event for the heavy lift and project forwarding sector in the shape of the Project Cargo Summit 2018, which is set to be held in Rotterdam from April 24-25 2018.
Views: 763
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Almajdouie expands presence

January 26 - Almajdouie Logistics has signed an agreement with Sinotrans, outlining expansion plans for its joint venture partnerships in the Middle East.
Views: 1041
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AESA goes for Goldhofer

January 26 - AESA, one of Argentina's largest EPC companies, has taken delivery of 12 STHP/SL axle lines and two ADDrive trailers from Goldhofer.
Views: 725
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ALE handles cable reel and tanks

January 26 - ALE has completed the transportation of a 22-tonne cable reel and three 223-280-tonne cable tanks at a port in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Views: 842
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Canaveral eyes heavy lift dock

January 26 - Canaveral Port Authority has approved the construction of a multipurpose berth, located on the port's north side.
Views: 939
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Fleet Line handles the heat

January 26 - Fleet Line Shipping (FLS) has transported an oil heater, measuring 15 m x 4.2 m x 5.1 m, overland from Abu Dhabi to Jebel Ali port in the UAE.
Views: 585
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Strong growth for ABC

January 26 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has reported a 13 percent upsurge in total cargo carried in 2017, delivering more than 700,000 tonnes throughout its international network.
Views: 958
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CraneWorks places Demag order

January 26 - US supplier of lifting equipment, CraneWorks, has placed an order for eight Demag cranes, including three AC 45 city models, two AC 220-5 and three AC 100-4 all terrain cranes.
Views: 617
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CraneWorks places Demag order

January 25 - US supplier of lifting equipment, CraneWorks, has placed an order for eight Demag cranes, including three AC 45 city models, two AC 220-5 and three AC 100-4 all terrain cranes.
Views: 659
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Associations respond to maritime threat

January 25 - In response to the threats arising from the conflict in Yemen, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and Intertanko have published interim guidance on maritime security in the southern Red Sea and in the Bab al-Mandeb.
Views: 712
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Jaxport names Wong

January 25 - The Port of Jacksonville (Jaxport) has appointed Frederick P. Wong Jr. as chief operating officer.
Views: 931
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Intermarine names Pla

January 25 - Project, breakbulk and heavy lift shipping line, Intermarine, has named Alejandro Pla as country manager for Mexico.
Views: 982
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Enerpac launches Skyffolding system

January 25 - Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology has supplied South Korea-based engineering company, KLES, with strand jacks for an innovative tower scaffolding system called Skyffolding.
Views: 978
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Conveyor Logistics powers through

January 24 - Conveyor Logistics has handled the inland transportation of oversized cargoes for the Ghorashal 365 MW combined-cycle power plant in Bangladesh.
Views: 700
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Tenth Avenue modernisation starts

January 24 - The port of San Diego, USA, has started the USD24 million modernisation of its Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal.
Views: 623
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Markets emerge stronger in 2018

January 24 - Growth prospects for emerging markets appear brighter than they have for years, according to the latest Emerging Market Logistics Index by Agility.
Views: 1775
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Crowley brings the power

January 24 - Crowley Maritime's liner and logistics teams have provided supply chain management services for the first of several expected shipments to help restore power in Vieques, an island located off the coast of Puerto Rico.
Views: 706
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Müller steps up at Dachser

January 23 - Jochen Müller has assumed the position of chief operations officer (coo) of air and sea logistics at Dachser, replacing Thomas Reuter.
Views: 957
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Blyth banks expansion investment

January 23 - The port of Blyth in the UK has announced a GBP12 million (USD16 million) banking facility with Lloyds Bank that will enable the next phase of its expansion.
Views: 963
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MSC adds West Africa service

January 23 - MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has introduced a service to West Africa for rolling, project and breakbulk cargoes.
Views: 783
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Antonov USA lifts off with satellite

January 23 - Antonov Airlines has transported a communications satellite from the USA to French Guiana, for aerospace and defence manufacturer Orbital ATK.
Views: 1070
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OOCL completes series

January 22 - OOCL has taken delivery of the sixth and final vessel in its series of 21,413 teu containerships.
Views: 933
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USS Fitzgerald arrives in Pascagoula

January 22 - The damaged Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald has arrived in Pascagoula, Mississippi onboard the Dockwise heavy lift vessel, Transshelf.
Views: 704
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Superior scoops project freight award

January 22 - Superior Freight Services UK has been presented with the project forwarding award at the British International Freight Association's (BIFA) 2017 Freight Service Awards.
Views: 825
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BigLift handles its heaviest ship unloader

January 19 - BigLift Shipping's vessel, Happy Star, recently transported its heaviest ship unloader from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, to the port of Onahama, Japan.
Views: 905
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Manitowoc names Mi-Jack

January 19 - Manitowoc Cranes has appointed Mi-Jack Canada as a dealer of Manitowoc and Grove cranes in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Views: 932
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Dan-Czech handles Basrah cargoes

January 19 - Dan-Czech Special Transport has handled the shipment of two column sections, weighing 102 tonnes and 46 tonnes, from Hradec Králové to the port of Melnik.
Views: 978
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Kobelco unveils crawler trio

January 19 - Late last year, Kobelco Construction Machinery launched three models in its multipurpose hydraulic crawler crane range, featuring a maximum lifting capacity of 350 tonnes in the super heavy lift configuration.
Views: 1089
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Mammoet strengthens in Spain

January 19 - Mammoet has entered into partnerships with Spanish heavy transport specialists Arbegui and Transmodal, with the aim of strengthening its presence in the Spanish market.
Views: 1069
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BDP adds Kenyan locations

January 18 - Global logistics and transportation solutions provider BDP International has opened offices in Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya.
Views: 1302
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Vernazza orders Terex duo

January 18 - Vernazza Autogru, one of Italy's largest crane service providers, has placed an order for two Terex RT 90 rough terrain cranes.
Views: 643
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G2 Ocean names Wallem

January 18 - Wallem Ship Agency has been appointed to provide ship agency services to all of G2 Ocean's vessels calling at Southeast Asian ports.
Views: 1082
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Bolloré delivers in Cameroon

January 18 - Bolloré Logistics was recently contracted by Ziemann Holvrieka to transport a consignment of industrial brewing equipment from Belgium to Diageo's Guinness factory in Bassa, Cameroon.
Views: 570
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Mammoet secures contract

January 18 - Mammoet has been awarded a contract to provide heavy lifting and transport solutions for the Dangote Oil Refinery in Lagos, Nigeria.
Views: 877
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Damen adds support in China

January 17 - January 17 - Damen Shipyards Group has opened Damen's China Support Company in Shanghai.
Views: 594
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Dan Czech moves in Lovosice

January 17 - January 17 - Last month, Dan Czech Special Transport handled the shipment of six project cargo modules, which will be used in the chemical industry, from Litvínov to Lovosice port in the Czech Republic.
Views: 681
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Turk Heavy Transport delivers

January 16 - International project forwarding services provider Turk Logistics and Heavy Transport (THT) was recently selected to transport a shipment of wind farm components to Bahrain.
Views: 722
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DB Schenker wins Shell contract

January 16 - DB Schenker has been awarded a five-year contract to provide international freight forwarding and Customs clearance services to Shell Australia.
Views: 987
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Falcon and Tiger form hybrid

January 16 - Falcon Maritime India, a subsidiary of New York-based Falcon Maritime and Aviation, has merged its operations with Tiger Logistics India.
Views: 1145
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End of the road for Carillion

January 16 - The UK's second-largest construction company is to go into liquidation, following the failure of last-minute rescue talks between UK government representatives and the firm's lenders.
Views: 633
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Safe Lifting puts power in its stock

January 15 - Equipment rental company Safe Lifting Europe has added the Green Pin Power Sling Shackle range from Van Beest to its product range, available in capacities from 125 tonnes to 1,250 tonnes.
Views: 1027
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Crane Worldwide opens in Dammam

January 15 - Crane Worldwide Logistics has expanded its presence in the Middle East with the opening of an office in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Views: 1069
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Truck emission rules set to tighten

January 15 - From January 1, 2019, there will be a requirement that all newly produced trucks within the EU will have to have their CO2 emissions and fuel consumption determined and declared.
Views: 1156
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Malin Integrated Solutions launches

January 12 - Scotland's Malin Group has formed a joint venture with Marint (Offshore Services) and Dixon Marine Consulting (DMC).
Views: 1503
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Navantia powers up with Cometto

January 12 - Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has taken delivery of nine modular combinations of Cometto's modular, self-propelled electronic (MSPE) platforms.
Views: 1173
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EPAS adds Liebherr duo

January 12 - EMS Ports Agency & Stevedoring (EPAS) has taken delivery of two Liebherr LHM 420 mobile harbour cranes in Emden, Germany.
Views: 979
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Höegh set for service launch

January 12 - Höegh Autoliners has introduced a direct express service from Europe to the USA, Mexico and Oceania.
Views: 755
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BMS lifts with Liebherr

January 12 - Danish crane and heavy haulage contractor BMS has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1090-4.2.
Views: 735
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Halifax completes the Grimaldi trio

January 12 - The Grimaldi Group has taken delivery of the pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Grande Halifax at the Jinling Shipyard in China.
Views: 838
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Rentel substation set to sail

January 12 - The substation for the Rentel offshore wind farm is expected to sail away from the STX yard in Saint-Nazaire, onboard Scaldis' heavy lift crane vessel Rambiz, imminently.
Views: 643
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Montejo moves with Goldhofer

January 11 - Transportes Montejo has recently transported an 800-ton (727.7-tonne) PC 8000 hydraulic excavator using its Goldhofer PST/SL modular transporter.
Views: 1715
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RSS earns its spurs

January 11 - Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) has completed load tests on three lifting frames that will be used as part of a retractable football pitch in London.
Views: 1129
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Sarens loads-out for Sverdrup

January 11 - Sarens has completed the load-out, weighing and jacking of an oil platform module destined for the Johan Sverdrup oil field in Stord, Norway.
Views: 736
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Mammoet bridges the gap in Dubai

January 11 - Mammoet has lifted and installed 16 steel girders for the fountain view link bridge under construction at the Dubai Mall, on behalf of Eversendai.
Views: 600
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New OOS vessel heads for Brazil

January 10 - Netherlands-based heavy lift ship operator OOS International has introduced a new semi-submersible accommodation vessel to its fleet.
Views: 857
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Snoeck named at Broekman

January 10 - Broekman Logistics has appointed Frenk Snoeck as general manager Broekman Project Services.
Views: 1124
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Jaxport cargo generates buzz

January 10 - Stevedoring company Portus has handled a diesel-powered generator, weighing approximately 331,000 lbs (150.1 tonnes), at the Port of Jacksonville (Jaxport), on behalf of UTC Overseas.
Views: 697
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TBM treated to a Thames river tour

January 9 - Late last year, Mammoet delivered the first tunnel boring machine (TBM) to the Thames Tideway Tunnel project in London.
Views: 995
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Zeus tows out of Ostend

January 8 - Two gravity based foundations, built by the Jan De Nul Group and Smulders, have departed from the port of Ostend, destined for the Danish offshore wind farm Kreigers Flak.
Views: 966
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Expanded services at WWL

January 8 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has added the port of Vigo in Spain to its Atlantic Ocean ro-ro service.
Views: 644
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ALS completes solar delivery

January 8 - ALS UK has transported a crate containing a solar turbine from a packing facility in Irlam in the UK for onward delivery to China.
Views: 705
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Coalition urges US port investment

January 5 - Letters have been sent by the Coalition for More Efficient Ports to President Donald Trump and senior politicians calling for greater investment in port infrastructure, as part of the much publicised US infrastructure investment plan first ann
Views: 924
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BDP opens Copenhagen office

January 4 - BDP Logistics has established a new location at Copenhagen, catering to clients based in Denmark and southern Sweden.
Views: 1042
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Florida is key for BNSF

January 3 - January 3 - BNSF Logistics has established a new office in St. Petersburg, USA.
Views: 848
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OOCL launches FCS2

January 3 - January 3 - OOCL has expanded its coverage between the Far East and India with the introduction of the Far East Chennai Service 2 (FCS2).
Views: 367
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Aoki Juki adds Demag lift

January 3 - Japan-based Aoki Juki has added a new Demag AC 700-9 all terrain crane to its fleet.
Views: 740
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France's first floating turbine installed

January 2 - January 2 - ALE has completed the installation of wind turbine components for France's first floating wind turbine, located at Saint Nazaire.
Views: 786
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Chabrillac completes spacecraft delivery

January 2 - January 2 - Transports Chabrillac utilised its Cometto 2+3 trailer to deliver the SES-14 spacecraft to Toulouse-Blagnac airport, France.
Views: 580
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Ranger broadens its horizons

January 2 - January 2 - Lifing and rigging equipment supplier Ranger Lifting is set to open a new facility this month, in Melbourne, Australia.
Views: 538
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Tilbury2 application filed

January 2 - January 2 - The port of Tilbury has applied to the UK's Planning Inspectorate for a development consent order (DCO) to build a new terminal adjacent to the current port in Thurrock.
Views: 597
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Polytra ships to Oman

January 2 - January 2 - Belgium-based Polytra has organised the delivery of two transformers from Mechelen to Oman, along with 2,000 freight tonnes of other breakbulk cargoes.
Views: 907
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Alistair completes Tanzanian lifts

January 2 - January 2 - Alistair Group has stepped up its involvement in two power plant projects in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Views: 1064

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