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Australasia News from 2017

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Ranger names Jongen

December 18 - December 18 - Australia-based lifting, rigging and safety equipment supplier, Ranger, has appointed Ian Jongen as state manager Victoria.
Views: 991
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LOC wins Tengiz contract

December 11 - December 11 - International marine and engineering consultancy LOC Group, has been appointed to provide marine warranty services (MWS) for Tengizchevroil's future growth project-wellhead pressure management project.
Views: 2010
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PCN members keeping busy

November 27 - November 27 - C.H. Robinson Project Logistics, member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN), has delivered 49 wind turbines to a project site near Bluff Point in Indiana, USA.
Views: 2605
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PCN Annual Summit opens in Prague

November 20 - November 20 - Project Cargo Network's (PCN) 2017 Annual Summit opened today in Prague in the Czech Republic.
Views: 2210
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OL adds US office

November 17 - November 17 - OL International Holdings has acquired the US office of Transitainer Global, based in Long Beach, California.
Views: 1713
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WWL rolls into Melbourne

November 15 - November 16 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) Australia has transported one of the world's largest capacity tower cranes, the Marr M2480D, from Perth to Melbourne for the Chevron-operated Gorgon project on Barrow Island.
Views: 1474
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Swire set to serve Portland

November 15 - November 15 - Swire Shipping will introduce a liner service from the Port of Portland's Terminal 6 in January 2018.
Views: 1261
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Auckland unveils 30-year plan

November 6 - November 6 - The Ports of Auckland in New Zealand has released its draft 30-year master plan which outlines port development projects intended to increase capacity and berth space until Auckland Council, the port owner, finds a new port location.
Views: 1178
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Massive delivery for Port Kembla

November 3 - November 3 - Australia's Port Kembla has seen the delivery of some huge machinery in one of the port's biggest ever deliveries.
Views: 1554
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Höegh handles Gold Coast cargo

November 3 - November 3 - Höegh Autoliners has transported the first two of four Bombardier trams from Germany to Australia for the extension of the Gold Coast Light Rail System (GCLR), on behalf of DB Schenker.
Views: 851
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Logwin buys into SCI

November 2 - November 2 - Logistics company Logwin has taken a one-third stake in the Auckland, New Zealand-based freight forwarder Supply Chain International (SCI).
Views: 1765
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R&B goes for gold

October 31 - October 31 - R&B Global Projects is set to work with a Brazilian forwarding company, which is acting exclusively for an Australian-owned mining company, to transport over-dimensional cargoes, as well as containerised shipments, to the Amapari gold mine.
Views: 1232
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Marseille debuts ro-ro ramp

October 27 - October 27 - The largest ro-ro ramp in France is now operational at Marseille Fos following a EUR2.7 million (USD3.13 million) eight-month build that was managed by the Marseille Fos port authority in support of a nuclear energy construction project.
Views: 1444
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Yang Kee expands with Fliway

October 26 - October 26 - Singapore-based Yang Kee Logistics has entered into a scheme implementation agreement (SIA) to acquire 100 percent of the shares New Zealand-based Fliway Group for SGD52.1 million (USD38.2 million).
Views: 2517
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Koper connects with Japan

October 24 - October 24 - The Port of Koper in Slovenia has announced that the direct ro-ro service operated by Mitsui O.S.K. (MOL), connecting the port to Singapore, Hong Kong, and China, has been upgraded with a direct connection to the ports of Toyohashi and Hitach
Views: 1264
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TRT delivers custom eight-line

October 19 - October 19 - Tidd Ross Todd (TRT), the New Zealand-based heavy equipment specialist, has designed and manufactured a widening eight-line platform trailer for Queensland, Australia-based Mactrans Heavy Haulage.
Views: 1213
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XLP members on the move

October 16 - October 16 - Freight Traders, a member of the XLProjects (XLP) network in New Zealand, has loaded components for a power station project onboard a Spliethoff vessel in Israel.
Views: 4879
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Mammoet ups Australian footprint

October 6 - October 6 - Mammoet has expanded its presence in Australia with the opening of a yard in Naval Base, an industrial suburb of Perth and an office in Brisbane.
Views: 1171
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Swire ups Papau New Guinea service

October 4 - October 4 - Effective November 4, Swire Shipping's North Asia service, which connects Japan, South Korea, China, and Taiwan to Papua New Guinea (PNG), the Pacific Islands and New Zealand will include an additional call at Rabaul, PNG.
Views: 1181
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Townsville ramps up for ro-ro move

October 4 - October 4 - The Port of Townsville in Queensland, Australia has constructed a purpose-built ro-ro ramp at the end section of Berth 10 for the transfer of project cargo for Adani's Abbot Point project.
Views: 1310
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Tutt Bryant gets tunnel vision

October 3 - October 3 - Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift has utilised its Manitowoc MLC650 to assemble one of two tunnel boring machines (TBM) for the construction of a new rail link in Perth, Australia.
Views: 1363
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CMA CGM acquires Sofrana Unilines

October 3 - October 3 - CMA CGM is set to purchase through its subsidiary, ANL, a majority stake in Sofrana Unilines, which operates shipping services in the Pacific Islands regional maritime trade.
Views: 1885
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Mørk gets call from UECC

October 2 - October 2 - United European Car Carriers (UECC) has appointed Per Christian Mørk as chief operating officer (coo).
Views: 1614
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Röhlig rolls into Jakarta

September 29 - September 29 - Effective October 1, Röhlig Logistik Indonesia will be operational in Jakarta.
Views: 1113
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Townsville gets the green light

September 29 - September 29 - Construction works at the Port of Townsville in northern Australia could start next year after the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the port expansion project was approved.
Views: 1125
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Drilling machine flies with ACS

September 27 - September 27 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has transported a 27-tonne oversized drilling machine from Perth, Australia to a mining project in India, onboard one of Volga-Dnepr's Ilyushin IL-76TD-90VDs.
Views: 1018
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Mammoet manoeuvres at Hay Point

September 25 - September 25 - Mammoet has transported the first shipment of two Scandvik stacker reclaimers on behalf of Conceptum Logistics, in Queensland, Australia.
Views: 1931
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Antonov assists with Irma relief

September 18 - September 18 - Antonov Airlines has transported 32 generators from Châteauroux, France to Guadeloupe in the Caribbean, onboard one of its seven AN-124-100 aircraft.
Views: 1661
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Sarens brings the wind to Hornsdale

September 13 - September 13 - Sarens' Australian division has installed 67 wind turbines at the Hornsdale wind farm, in south Australia.
Views: 1368
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PPG celebrates its 10th anniversary

September 12 - September 12 - The Project Professionals Group (PPG) held its tenth anniversary conference at the Langham Hotel in Melbourne, Australia from September 6-8.
Views: 610
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Bastiaansen steps up at Wagenborg

September 7 - September 7 - Gerard Bastiaansen, previously project manager in Canada, Australia and USA, has succeeded Ton Klijn as ceo of Wagenborg Nedlift.
Views: 1483
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Swire Shipping ups Townsville transits

September 6 - September 6 - Swire Shipping has upgraded its North Asia Express (NEX) service between the Port of Townsville, Australia and Asia.
Views: 1169
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XLP members on the move

September 5 - September 5 - New Zealand-based Freight Traders Limited (FTL) has collaborated with fellow XLProjects (XLP) member Globe Cargo Logistics (GCL) in China, for the transport of equipment to a power station in the USA.
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Ocean 7 Projects names Poulsen

August 30 - August 30 - Ocean 7 Projects has appointed Singapore-based Poulsen Shipping Asia as its representative for Southeast Asia, the Far East, Australia and New Zealand.
Views: 2068
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Swire serves Micronesia

August 25 - August 25 - From September 2017, Swire Shipping will introduce a fixed weekly service to Guam and Saipan, in cooperation with American President Line (APL).
Views: 1670
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Trimaran cruises with OOCL

August 23 - August 23 - New Zealand freight forwarder FJ Tytherleigh Logistics has shipped an ocean cruising trimaran from Tan Cang-Cat Lai port, near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Auckland, New Zealand.
Views: 1127
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Reclaimer heads to Hay Point

August 10 - August 10 - A replacement stacker reclaimer has arrived at the Port of Mackay on board BigLift Shipping's Happy Dover, for onward transportation to BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance's (BMA) Hay Point Coal Terminal in Queensland, Australia.
Views: 2096
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HHL assists Pirie project

August 9 - August 9 - Hansa Heavy Lift (HHL), on behalf of Geodis, has transported 13 modules, measuring over 147,124 cu m, from China to Australia to help with the redevelopment of the Nyrstar Smelter in Port Pirie.
Views: 1638
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Straightpoint gear for sewer lift

August 3 - August 3 - Dynamic Rigging Hire (DRH) has supplied the rigging equipment, including a 25-tonne capacity wireless load shackle from Straightpoint, for the removal of a large hydraulic cylinder at a Melbourne Water sewer pump station in Australia.
Views: 1089
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Liebherr expands in Australia

August 2 - August 2 - Liebherr Maritime will expand its business in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands by establishing full service, spares and sales activities in the region.
Views: 1620
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First Sapphire shipment arrives at Newcastle

July 25 - July 25 - The Port of Newcastle has welcomed the first shipment of wind turbine components bound for the Sapphire Wind Farm, which it claims will be the largest wind turbines to be imported into Australia.
Views: 1358
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ANL goes direct to Townsville

July 25 - July 25 - Global shipping line ANL will begin direct services from the Port of Townsville, Australia to Malaysia, Singapore and Jakarta, effective August 2017.
Views: 1140
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Bolloré supports African mine

July 17 - July 17 - Antrak Logistics has consigned 147 tons (149.4 tonnes) of airfreight, 1,375 teu and 9,750 tons (9906.5 tonnes) of project cargo for the Houndé Gold mine project, which is operated by a subsidiary of the Canadian Endeavour Mining Group.
Views: 1595
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Antonov Airlines appoints Flywell

July 17 - July 17 - Antonov Airlines has appointed New Delhi-headquartered Flywell Aviation as its general sales agent (GSA) in India.
Views: 1469
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PCN members keeping busy

July 4 - July 4 - Westlink Logistics, an Australian member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN), has transported two patrol boats from Nuku'alofa, Tonga and Suva, Fiji to Cairns in northern Queensland for refurbishment.
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Antonov expands in Australia

June 27 - June 27 - Antonov Airlines has appointed Air Cargo Partners Worldwide (ACP) as its general sales agent (GSA) in Australia.
Views: 1866
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Cut and dried shipment for Röhlig Spain

June 20 - June 20 - Röhlig Spain, the Spanish sister company of Röhlig Projects, has handled the shipment of a rotary drying machine drum from Spain to Australia, working on behalf of Spain's Rocalor, which supplies direct heated rotary dryers for drying different
Views: 1185
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FLS keeps on schedule

June 13 - June 13 - FLS Projects has completed the shipment of two 158-ton (143.3-tonne) transformers and related accessories from Turkey to Taiwan for Taiwan Power Company's Dah Tarn gas-fired power plant project.
Views: 1015
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More moves for PCN members

June 8 - June 8 - Nonpareil International Freight & Cargo, a member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in the Philippines, has transported a kiln shell from Croatia to the Philippines, with assistance from TransOcean Shipping, PCN member in Slovenia, Croatia, Hung
Views: 2854
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ESTA tackles wind turbine safety

June 8 - June 8 - ESTA is supporting a twin-track approach in an attempt to reduce accidents during the transportation and erection of onshore wind turbines.
Views: 1294
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Super yacht elevates with EVO

June 6 - June 6 - Rich Rigging Project Services has utilised Enerpac's synchronous lifting system, the EVO 12, to hoist a 600-ton (544-tonne) racing super yacht on behalf of Titan Marine Engineering in Auckland, New Zealand.
Views: 891
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Townsville takes solar delivery

June 5 - June 5 - More than 200 containers carrying solar panels have been arriving at the Port of Townsville, Australia destined for the Clare Solar Farm in Ayr and the Kidston Solar Project in northwest Townsville.
Views: 979
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Terex trio for Bothar

May 31 - May 31 - Australia's Bothar Boring & Tunneling is expanding its operations in the Middle East with the addition of three all terrain cranes: a Demag AC 500-8, a Demag AC 100-4L and a Terex Explorer 5600.
Views: 1664
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Logwin opens in Perth

May 17 - May 17 - Logistics service provider Logwin has opened a 1,200 sq m logistics facility in Perth, Australia.
Views: 1916
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Mammoet awarded Fortescue MSA

May 16 - May 16 - Fortescue Metals Group, the owner and operator of the Chichester mining hub in Australia, has awarded Mammoet Australia a maintenance master service agreement (MSA).
Views: 808
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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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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: 1693
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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: 1085
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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: 1717
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CLA adds to executive team

April 27 - April 27 - CargoLogicAir (CLA) has appointed David Bowden and John Nicholas as chief financial officer (cfo) and technical director, respectively.
Views: 1466
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Xellz expands by five

April 26 - April 26 - Xellz has announced the opening of five offices at the Breakbulk Europe exhibition in Antwerp, Belgium.
Views: 1407
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Universal Transport contains the gas

April 17 - April 17 - Universal Transport has transported a gas container for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) filling station, from Decin, the Czech Republic to Mosjøen in Norway.
Views: 1416
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Emirates' sees a flying boat

April 14 - April 14 - Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has transported the New Zealand Aotearoa - Emirates Team New Zealand's race boat - from Auckland to Bermuda for the Louis Vuitton America's Cup sailing competition which will begin in late Ma
Views: 840
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PCN members on the move

March 29 - March 29 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) members have completed several projects, transporting oversized cargo around the world.
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XLP members keeping busy

March 16 - March 16 - XLProjects (XLP) members have completed several project cargo shipments.
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Greencarrier and JAS form alliance

March 9 - March 9 - Greencarrier Freight Services and JAS Worldwide have formed an alliance to provide freight and logistics services through JAS' global network and Greencarrier's operations in the Nordic and Baltic areas, representing each other exclusively in th
Views: 2071
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FLS Projects transports pontoons

March 7 - March 7 - FLS Projects has transported two pontoons, each weighing 126 tons (114.3 tonnes), two link spans and four struts from Vietnam to Australian waters on board a Spliethoff heavy lift ship.
Views: 1618
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The wind beneath Blue Water's wings

March 7 - March 7 - Blue Water Shipping has transported 70 wind turbines for the White Rock Wind Farm in New South Wales, Australia.
Views: 1279
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Mammoet will move for MHIA

March 6 - March 6 - Mammoet has been awarded a contract by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America (MHIA) to support a large polymer production plant expansion project on the US Gulf Coast in Texas.
Views: 1292
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Townsville reveals shortlisted operators

February 23 - February 23 - In Australia, the Port of Townsville Ltd (POTL) has announced three companies have been shortlisted and invited to submit proposals to operate its Berth 4 container and general cargo terminal.
Views: 1310
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Combi Lift transports for Nordsee One

February 22 - February 22 - Combi Lift is handling the transport of components for Nordsee One - an offshore wind farm spanning a total area of 41.3 sq km, located in the North Sea.
Views: 1193
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Holleman moves engine shafts

February 16 - February 16 - Holleman Bulgaria has transported three engine shafts from Romania to Germany.
Views: 1959
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Bolloré handles massive loads

February 15 - February 15 - Bolloré Logistics Chile has handled the transportation of a 155-ton (140.6-tonne) transformer from São Paulo, Brazil, to Santiago in Chile using the Antonov AN-225 aircraft.
Views: 1586
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PCN round-up

February 13 - February 13 - Project Cargo Network (PCN) members have been busy moving oversized cargo around the globe.
Views: 2472
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Rivet rises from McAleese's ashes

January 27 - January 27 - Mark Rowsthorn, major shareholder and co-founder of McAleese, has set up a new company in Australia called Rivet, a provider of specialised transport and logistics solutions.
Views: 1329
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Kestrel flies with Carpenters

January 10 - January 10 - Kestrel Liner Agencies has been appointed liner agent in the UK, Europe, Africa and the USA for MBf Carpenters Shipping, and can now offer a weekly service to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
Views: 2079
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PCN members on the move

January 6 - January 6 - Members of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) have been busy moving oversized loads across the world.

Heavy Lift Across The World

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