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BNSF Logistics acquires Albacor Shipping

December 31 - December 31 - BNSF Logistics has acquired Albacor Shipping, the Toronto, Canada-based international global project and general cargo provider with locations across North America, Europe and Russia.
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GAC Logistics strengthens West Africa network

December 24 - December 24 - Dubai-headquartered GAC Logistics has signed a Global Network Agency (GNA) agreement for ports in Ghana, Togo and Benin with Oil and Marine Agencies (OMA) Ltd.
Views: 798
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The Friday Flyer

December 21 - December 21 - Well, the Mayan day of apocalypse has arrived and so far, it appears to be passing over peacefully, meaning HLPFI staff will waste no time in getting out the tea and cake (nothing stronger) to mark the fact that the world is still here.
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InterRail targets Caucasus region

December 20 - December 20 - InterRail Holding - the Switzerland-headquartered provider of rail-based freight services in the Euro-Asian corridor - is set to acquire 50 percent of the shares in Azerbaijan-based railway services provider, AzerRail Baku.
Views: 1232
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THE FRIDAY FLYER - DECEMBER 14TH 2012

December 14 - As 2012 draws to its close, HLPFI staff and Friday Flyer readers around the world are wondering what 2013 will bring in the business of heavy lift and project cargo.
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Golden shipments for Volga-Dnepr

December 12 - December 12 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines, the Russian-based oversize and heavy cargo specialist, has transported more the 300 tonnes of gold mining equipment between Ostrava, Czech Republic and Nairobi, Kenya.
Views: 597
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Volga-Dnepr delivers satellites from Canada to Russia

December 10 - December 10 - Two IL-76TD-90VD freighters operated by Volga-Dnepr Airlines have safely delivered highly-sensitive Express AM5 and Express AM6 satellites from Montreal in Canada, to Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
Views: 585
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Volga-Dnepr aims for space

December 4 - December 4 - Heavy lift and outsize air cargo specialist Volga-Dnepr Airlines has been awarded a license by the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) to perform transport operations for rockets, space mechanisms and rocket fuel.
Views: 944
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Living quarter barge delivered to Kashagan oilfield

December 4 - December 4 - Last month, Wagenborg Offshore - the Dutch-based provider of offshore heavy lift services to the oil and gas industry - in cooperation with Wagenborg Kazakhstan B.V. and Ersai Caspian Contractor LLC, delivered the living quarter barge 'Vivald
Views: 878
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Volga-Dnepr adds third maintenance base in Moscow

December 3 - December 3 - Heavy lift and outsize air cargo carrier Volga-Dnepr says its Volga-Dnepr Technics (VDT) division has obtained approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to open a line maintenance station at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport.
Views: 796
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Albacor ships Metro gear from the USA to Russia

December 3 - December 3 - Houston-based Albacor Shipping USA and Albacor Shipping Russia - both members of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) forwarder network - have together successfully delivered tunnel boring machinery between the Albany, New York port of Coe
Views: 957
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The Friday Flyer

November 30 - November 30 - Staff in HLPFI's London office awoke this morning to the first sub-temperatures of Winter and a malfunctioning office heating system. Typing in an overcoat and mittens is no fun, but the author of this week's Friday Flyer delivers a neat sna
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ACS opens Kazakhstan office

November 30 - November 30 - Air Charter Service, a global provider of aircraft charter brokerage services, has increased its presence in the CIS region by opening a new office in Almaty, Kazakhstan, headed by Evgeny Galkin (pictured below right), who is moving from his
Views: 549
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A.R.T. Logistics opens global HQ in Hong Kong

November 27 - November 27 - A.R.T. Logistics, a leading project logistics company focused on Central Asia, Russia and the CIS, has opened its global headquarters in Hong Kong.
Views: 699
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The Friday Flyer

November 23 - November 23 - It's Friday afternoon in a windswept London and so it must be time for this week's edition of HLPFI's Friday Flyer, delivering a neat snapshot of news from the last week for your to enjoy with your afternoon tea and slice of cake - lemon dri
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The Friday Flyer

November 16 - November 16 - It's time again for another edition of HLPFI's Friday Flyer, giving you a round-up of news from the last week, together with a few comments and asides from the editorial team.
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Chapman strengthens Moscow team

November 16 - November 16 - Global aircraft charter specialist Chapman Freeborn has strengthened its position in the Russian market with two new senior managerial appointments.
Views: 570
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Project Professionals Group enrolls Stella Group

November 16 - November 16 - Project forwarding network, the Project Professionals Group (PPG), has appointed Stella Group as its new Project Support member for Finland, the Baltics and Russia.
Views: 1086
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Container train travels China - Europe in 16 days

November 14 - November 14 - A container block train comprising 50 standard 40 ft containers has travelled from Wuhan in Central China to Pardubice, about 100 km east of the Czech capital Prague, in just 16 days.
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The Friday Flyer

November 2 - November 2 - And so, it's time for another edition of HLPFI's Friday Flyer, giving you a round-up of news from the last week, together with a few comments from the editorial team.
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Ahlers in hydro plant relocation

November 2 - November 2 - International logistic and maritime services provider Ahlers is handling a hydro plant relocation in multiple lots from China to Belarus. Whereas Europeans tend to ship such a project all at once, Ahlers says its Chinese customers prefer ship
Views: 420
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Ahlers in hydro plant relocation

November 1 - November 2 - International logistic and maritime services provider Ahlers is handling a hydro plant relocation in multiple lots from China to Belarus. Whereas Europeans tend to ship such a project all at once, Ahlers says its Chinese customers prefer ship
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Offshore Energy show attracts record attendance

October 26 - October 26 - A record number of 7,632 offshore industry professionals from around the world gathered in Amsterdam this week for the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2012.
Views: 563
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The Friday Flyer

October 19 - October 19 - As another working week draws to a close, HLPFI's Friday Flyer, our round-up of news from the last few days, spiced up with a little anecdotal commentary from the editorial team, drops into your in-box.
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Militzer & M

October 17 - October 17 - Militzer & M
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The Friday Flyer

October 12 - October 12 - With HLPFI staff returning from the Air Cargo Forum in Atlanta and Houston's Breakbulk America event, it's all hands now back on deck at the office. Tales of joint ventures, takeovers and mergers throughout the industry have dominated this we
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Nurminen wins Outotec's business for delivery to Russia

October 11 - October 11 - Outotec has selected Nurminen Logistics, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network in Finland, as its partner for the delivery of a concentrating plant to the Russian city of Chelyabinsk.
Views: 920
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130 photographers compete for Volga-Dnepr Group awards

October 8 - October 8 - Over 130 professional and amateur photographers from 23 countries submitted entries to a special photographic competition organised by Volga-Dnepr Group to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Antonov AN-124 freighter's maiden flight.
Views: 622
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The Friday Flyer

October 5 - October 5 - With three members of HLPFI staff at the Air Cargo Forum in Atlanta and two others heading to Houston for next week's Breakbulk America's event, it's been a little like the Marie Celeste in our head office this week.The news that Turkey, a key
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Legs for the Caspian Sea

August 15 - August 15 - Danish-owned global transport and logistics company Blue Water Shipping has moved 11,936 cu m of leg sections for a jack-up oil rig to Mariupol in the south-eastern Ukraine on the chartered heavy lift vessel Annette.
Views: 1017
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Boats fly with Volga-Dnepr

August 13 - August 13 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered two Mangust patrol boats from Moscow to Vladivostok to help maintain security during the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) summit being held in the Russian city next month.
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UTC Overseas is Baku-bound

July 31 - July 31 - UTC Overseas has opened up in Baku, Azerbaijan, where its new office will be managed by Elnur Mammadov who has served as UTC's Azerbaijan-region field representative since July 2010.
Views: 1207
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Atlantic walrus digs his tusks into trouble

July 5 - July 5 - When Russia's finest walrus found itself in need of urgent dental work AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) flew to the rescue, writes Sylvana Vilca-Melendez.
Views: 628
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Sochi cargo port development completed

July 4 - July 4 - Basic Element Group, a diversified business group from Russia, has completed construction of the Imeretinskiy cargo port in Sochi in a investment of more than USD200 million.
Views: 1039
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Fifth IL-76TD-90VD freighter for Volga-Dnepr

July 2 - July 2 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has added a fifth new IL-76TD-90VD cargo aircraft to its fleet. The modernised 50 tonnes capacity freighter performed its first commercial flight last month.
Views: 890
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Ahlers is busy with a range of projects

June 29 - June 29 - Antwerp-based Ahlers Forwarding has revealed a range of charters and shipments that neatly demonstrate its worldwide reach in sectors as diverse as oil and gas to the Winter Olympics 2014.
Views: 1164
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Summa Group to take controlling stake in FESCO

June 22 - June 22 - Russia's Summa Group is purchasing a 56 percent stake in Far Eastern Shipping Company, OJSC (part of the FESCO Group) from the Industrial Investors Company.
Views: 1118
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Blue Water Shipping claims Volga-Don record

June 21 - June 21 - Global transport and logistics company, Blue Water Shipping is claiming a record during a recent shipment to the Caspian and says it transported the widest cargo ever through the Volga-Don river system.
Views: 1175
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Globalink double from Kazakhstan to Saudi Arabia

June 21 - June 21 - Globalink's Aktau team recently handled two massive projects for the transportation of out of gauge cargo of about 3,200 cu m from Aktau, Kazakhstan to Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Views: 689
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SASCO set to call at the port of Everett

June 15 - June 15 - From July, Sakhalin Shipping Company (SASCO) will begin service from the Port of Everett to support the mining industry in the Russian Arctic.
Views: 1096
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PCN goes Bati in Afghanistan

June 15 - June 15 - The Project Cargo Network has completed its representation in Afghanistan with the approval of Bati Shipping and Trading as a member.
Views: 1243
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Maersk Illinois makes historic call in Milwaukee

June 13 - June 13 - Cargo ships are a common sight at the Port of Milwaukee, but the arrival of the Maersk Illinois recently stood out amongst the port's typical marine traffic as the ship, a US-flag multipurpose vessel with heavy lift cranes, became the first Amer
Views: 1439
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The Friday Flyer

June 8 - June 8 - Welcome to HLPFI's Friday Flyer, our round-up of news from the last few days, spiced up with a little anecdotal commentary from the editorial team. This week's edition is sponsored by DHL Global Forwarding Industrial Projects division, which prom
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Wagenborg Nedlift opens in Akersloot

June 4 - June 4 - Wagenborg Nedlift recently opened a new office in Akersloot, the Netherlands, and is targeting its crane and transport services to companies in the oil and gas sector in North Holland.
Views: 864
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IATA welcomes AirBridgeCargo Airlines

June 4 - June 4 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of Volga-Dnepr Group and Russia's largest all-cargo carrier, has become an active member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Views: 450
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Gebr

May 14 - May 14 - GWEast+, a division of Austrian logistics company Gebr
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Samskip acquires two containerships

May 1 - May 1 - Samskip, which offers services for breakbulk and project cargo on deck or on flat racks, within Europe as well as in Russia and Central Asia, has acquired two containerships, Arnarfell and Helgafell, both of which have been employed by the company
Views: 876
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Double hit for Worldwide Project Consortium in Sao Paulo

April 23 - April 23 - The recent Intermodal South America event in Sao Paolo, Brazil, provided to be the perfect place for the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) to sustain its efforts to develop its presence in South American countries, which are all emerging mark
Views: 1249
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Fesco expands service out of port of Everett

April 20 - April 20 - In the USA, the port of Everett's major shipping line, FESCO Transportation Group, which has made the Port of Everett its Pacific Northwest shipping hub for Russian cargoes, will be expanding its export service to include ro-ro ships, according
Views: 1035
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Agility to move railway wagons

April 19 - April 19 - Global logistics provider, Agility, has won a contract to transport 420 railway wagons from Spain to Kazakhstan for Talgo, a leading Spanish manufacturer of railway wagons and components.
Views: 972
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Globalink busy with military cargoes

April 12 - April 12 - Working at short notice, Globalink Logistics Group had just 48 hours to complete a demanding project for Kazakhstan's Ministry of Defence.
Views: 764
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TransRussia on the horizon

April 8 - April 8 - TransRussia, the country's largest and most comprehensive transport, will take place on 26-29 April 2011 in Expocentre, Moscow's best known and most central exhibition venue.
Views: 972
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AirBridgeCargo Airlines receives second Boeing 747-8F

April 2 - April 2 - Jeff Klemann, vice president Everett Field Ops & Delivery/AOG/747/767/777/787 Programs for Boeing is seen with Tatyana Arslanova, executive president of AirBridgeCargo Airlines on the steps of the Russian cargo airline's second Boeing 747-8 Frei
Views: 685
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Volga-Dnepr says Boeing 747 charters are flying high

March 28 - March 28 - Volga-Dnepr Group says that its commitment to offering customers a 'Cargo Supermarket' of air logistics solutions has resulted in a significant increase in demand for Boeing 747F charter flights for the transportation of non-standard cargoes.
Views: 854
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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: 693
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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: 1229
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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: 747
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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: 513
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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: 1115
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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: 1257
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Sensitive projects hat trick for Rhenus Logistics

February 20 - February 20 - The French Industrial Project department of Rhenus Logistics (former Wincanton Mondia) has completed three sensitive projects in Russia, France and Qatar.
Views: 794
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ACL's starts weekly ro-ro service to Russia and Finland

February 8 - February 8 - Atlantic Container Line is set to start a new, weekly ro-ro service from the USA and Canada to Russia and Finland and says it will be the fastest and most frequent service available in the market.
Views: 547
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BBC helps Damen deliver dredgers

February 7 - February 7 - Dutch shipbuilder, Damen Shipyards, has used a vessel specially chartered by BBC Chartering to deliver three cutter suction dredgers to Azerbaijan.
Views: 575
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Eurosib-Logistics in production line move

February 6 - February -6- Eurosib-Logistics, the Russian member of the Project Professionals Group (PPG), has completed the shipment of a production line for car radiators from Japan and China to Nizhny Novgorod in Russia.
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Eurosib-Logistics in production line move

February 6 - February 2012 - Eurosib-Logistics, the Russian member of the Project Professionals Group (PPG), has completed the shipment of a production line for car radiators from Japan and China to Nizhny Novgorod in Russia.
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Eurosib-Logistics in production line move

February 6 - February 2012 - Eurosib-Logistics, the Russian member of the Project Professionals Group (PPG), has completed the shipment of a production line for car radiators from Japan and China to Nizhny Novgorod in Russia.
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Blue Water to take jack up rig to the Caspian

February 1 - February 1 - Danish-based Blue Water Shipping has been contracted to move a jack up rig from the Middle East to the Caspian Sea in a movement over the Russian river system.
Views: 1187
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Carriage Global buoyant on East Africa shipment

February 1 - February 1 - Singapore-based project cargo ship broker Carriage Global organised the movement of a single buoy mooring, plem, and accessories on a significant shipment at the beginning of January.
Views: 980
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First 747-8 Freighter for AirBridgeCargo Airlines

January 30 - January 30 - Boeing and AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of Volga-Dnepr Group, have celebrated the delivery of the first of five new Boeing 747-8 Freighters to the airline.
Views: 994
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Damen Shipyards receives three orders for five pontoons

January 26 - January 26 - Damen Pontoons & Barges has signed three contracts for a total of five purpose-built Damen Stan Pontoons (SPo): two Damen Stan Pontoons 6511 for Mammoet Maritime (The Netherlands), two Stan Pontoons 8916 ICE for Silverburn Shipping (I.O.M.) L
Views: 1348
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Volga-Dnepr delivers airport equipment to Vladivostok

January 9 - January 9 - One of Volga-Dnepr Airlines' AN-124-100 freighters has delivered equipment from Saint Petersburg to the Russian Far East in support of a project to modernise the infrastructure at Vladivostok Airport.
Views: 1209
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Dahlman Rose predicts 9.3 percent increase in global energy E&P

January 4 - January 4 - According to a report in the Wall Street Journal's Marketwatch, investment bank Dahlman Rose & Co is predicting that global energy companies are expected to continue spending more for exploration and production this year, despite sluggish econ
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