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Alpine shortcut for Admiral's Cup challenger

August 10 - In a scene that mimicked the famous opening sequence of the 1960 classic Italian film, La Dolce Vita, where a plaster statue of Christ is suspended by cables from a helicopter as it flies past the ruins of an ancient Roman aqueduct, a giant ca

The catamaran, Alinghi 5, took an unusual route when it used a shortcut from Lake Geneva to the warm waters of the Mediterranean; slung under the body of the world's most powerful helicopter, the Soviet-era MI-26 military transporter. The lift was required as the hull is of the latest carbon fibre manufacture and cannot be dismantled.

The 27.5m catamaran took five-and-a-quarter hours to travel 300 km from its Lake Geneva boatyard to Genoa for sea trials. Alinghi, based in Geneva, became the first team from a landlocked country to take part in the Admiral's Cup. The team won on its first attempt at the race in 2000.

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Charter rates remain steady 

February 18 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have remained steady over the last month, according to shipbroker Toepfer Transport. 
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Mammoet moves Sky Bridge

February 18 - Mammoet has transported and installed a 200 m-long bridge at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).
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Canaveral secures funding for multipurpose berth

February 18 - Canaveral Port Authority has been awarded a USD14.1 million grant from the US Department of Transportation (DOT) Port Infrastructure Development Program to modernise and expand North Cargo Berth 3 (NCB3).
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