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November 20, 2023

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Exim India web site
NOVEMBER 20, 2023
  • HPCL Mittal Energy makes a global impact with milestone polymer shipment
  • Baltic Exchange Market Report (17 November 2023)
  • Gujarat Junction CEO Roundtable & Exim Star Awards 2023 to bring together the fraternity in Gandhidham on Dec. 20
  • MOL's new LNG-fuelled coal carrier commences operations
  • APM Terminals Pipavav creates record by loading 1,000th LPG rake
  • Special current account for export proceeds allowed: RBI
  • GDP growth seen at 6 pc for FY24
  • NYK Group in chemical ship pool business
  • China and Greece dominate global shipowning
  • Global freight recession seen continuing in 2024: Survey
  • India mulls cut in EV import taxes for FTA
  • India approaches Brazil for pulses import deal
  • JSW Infra wins port bid in Karnataka

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International Transport Journal web site
NOVEMBER 20, 2023
  • Port gears up with e-truck charging system
  • 60 years old and a network spanning 27 countries
  • 24 trucks added for long distance operations
  • Shifts in market shares among carrier alliances
  • Cargo-Partner doubles capacities in Slovakia
  • A strategic investment for Vaaju Group
  • Challenge Group appoints group COO
  • Partnership to continue to 2027
  • Job sharing between rail and road
  • UPS launches new supply chain tech
  • Fourkites welcomes new senior executives
  • Hamburg Port rebounds in Q3/2023
  • Trucks upgraded for eco-friendly urban traffic
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Changing of the guard at Mercedes-Benz Trucks
  • A cocktail of automated logistics solutions
  • Just feed the trolls!
  • Climate-friendly island supply ship launched

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The Loadstar web site
NOVEMBER 17, 2023
  • Forwarders right to 'be wary' of CMA-Ceva links, says whistle-blower
  • Carriers at a critical juncture as spot market flashes red signals again
  • Analysis: AP Møller-Mærsk's 'lost years' are upon us
  • Forwarders see shifting trends driving change in Asian supply chains
  • Panama Canal risk requires route canal work
  • MSC forms Italian rail freight JV with Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane
  • Unplanned uncoupling: truck safety is of paramount concern
  • Customs teams forced to step up war against drug smugglers
  • Call for improvements after 'cascade of delays' at Anchorage Airport
  • UK government 'just pandering' to UK logistics with budget gifts
  • FedEx veteran David Canavan joins Challenge Group as COO
  • Joseph Tam promoted to cargo director for Greater China at ACS

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Marine Log web site
NOVEMBER 17, 2023
  • VIDEO: MOL opts for AI for car carrier fire protection
    As Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) knows only too well from its own experience with the Liberty Ace incident, car carrier fires can be costly. To guard against future incidents, the
  • Uzmar cuts steel for new Buksér og Berging OSV
    At a time when newbuild orders for offshore support vessels remain mostly confined to wind-specific vessels, Turkish shipbuilder Uzmar Shipyards has cut the first steel for a new OSV (offshore support vessel)

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Container News web site
NOVEMBER 17, 2023
  • Dramatic rescue in Taiwan after container truck nearly goes off highway
    A container truck departing Kaohsiung port was left half hanging in mid-air after the driver lost control and hit the guardrail of a highway in the city. Taiwanese police said that the accident, which happened around 9.20 am (local time) on 16 November, is believed to have been caused by speeding along National Highway 1, causing the truck to hit the guardrail and flip to its side over the flyove
  • Port of Long Beach and Long An International Port sign collaboration agreement
    Vietnam's Long An International Port and California's Port of Long Beach signed a letter of intent on 15 November to establish a sister port relationship, aiming to explore opportunities for collaboration, sharing of experiences in port management and operation, improving market connectivity to increase transshipment cargo volume and long-term development. "We are glad to welcome the delegation o
  • New "Alexander the Great" cruise terminal opens in Thessaloniki
    The new cruise terminal at the port of Thessaloniki in Greece, named "Alexander the Great," was inaugurated on 16 November at Pier 2 of the port by Greece's Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy, Christos Stylianides, and the executive chairman of Thessaloniki Port Authority's (ThPA's) Board of Directors, Thanos Liagkos. The new cruise terminal, which began operations in early summer, s
  • MABUX global indices show moderate shifts
    Marine Bunker Exchange (MABUX) global indices showed moderate shifts and no firm dynamics during the 46th week of the year. The 380 HSFO index increased by US$7.82 to US$538.18/MT, the VLSFO index gained US$9.86 reaching US$678.27/MT, but, on the other hand, the MGO index declined by US$1.40 to US$931.56/MT. "The market was in a mild rising trend at the time of publication," stated a MABUX offici
  • Port of Hamburg marks container increase in third quarter
    Port of Hamburg handled 2 million TEUs in the third quarter of the year, achieving a year-over-year increase of 2.4%. However, with 5.84 million TEUs, the German port has moved fewer containers (-7.4%) in the first nine months of 2023 compared to the same period in the previous year. In total, the companies in the Hamburg port economy handled 86.6 million tons of seagoing cargo from January to Se
  • Port of Amsterdam signs agreements with Bilbao and dusiport
    During the H2 Connecting Event in Duisburg, the Port of Amsterdam signed three agreements with a wide range of partners that strengthened the port's position as a leading supplier of renewable hydrogen and its derivatives to the German market. According to a statement, the goal of the H2 Connecting Event, which will be presided over by King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, is to bolster the p

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Splash web site
NOVEMBER 17, 2023
  • Globus Maritime eyes sale and leaseback for ultramax newbuild
    Nasdaq-listed Greek dry bulk owner Globus Maritime is looking to tap into sale and leaseback financing for one of its ultramaxes under construction in China. The company's subsidiary, Daxos Maritime, is currently negotiating for the 64,000 dwt unit expected to deliver in 2024 from Nantong Cosco KHI Ship Engineering. The deal would include a sale ...
  • NEO Energy buys Western Isles FPSO
    Dana Petroleum and NEO Energy have signed a sale and purchase agreement under which NEO Energy will acquire Dana's full equity in the Western Isles FPSO. NEO Energy and Dana Petroleum will redeploy the FPSO to the Greater Buchan Area where the start-up is expected in 2026. Dana Petroleum and NEO Energy have agreed to ...
  • MMA Offshore scores $10m decommissioning contract in Timor-Leste
    MMA Offshore has secured a contract from a subsidiary of Timor Gap in association with Santos for decommissioning services in Timor-Leste. The Perth-based OSV operator will deploy its multipurpose support vessel, MMA Prestige, to carry out a range of subsea services in support of decommissioning activities. Offshore work is set to start in the first ...
  • Hafnia pursues secondary listing in the US
    Hafina, the world's largest product tanker owner, has revealed it is moving for a New York listing to go alongside its existing position on the Oslo Bors, a move other owners have pursued recently. While announcing a $146.9m net profit for Q3 today, Mikael Skov, the CEO of the BW Group subsidiary, said Hafnia is ...
  • Petrobras sets sights on e-methanol with Maersk's future fuel supplier
    Brazilian state-controlled energy giant Petrobras has signed an agreement with Maersk's future fuel supplier, European Energy, to evaluate e-methanol business opportunities. A non-binding memorandum of understanding signed in Denmark will see the two companies work towards developing an e-methanol plant in Brazil. Petrobras said the deal fits with its 2024-28 strategic plan to ensure the ...
  • Tokyo Gas invests in $3.8bn Octopus Energy offshore wind fund
    Natural gas provider Tokyo Gas has invested in the offshore wind fund established in October 2022 by UK-based Octopus Energy. The fund specialises in offshore wind investments and comprises a diversified portfolio of investments in offshore wind and development platforms. Tokyo Gas will make an investment commitment of €220m ($238.5m) as a cornerstone investor, with ...
  • Terna given exploration and survey license for Greek offshore wind project
    Greek renewable energy company Terna Energy has been granted one out of the two first Exploration and Survey Licenses by the Hellenic Hydrocarbons and Energy Resources Management Company (HEREMA) issued for pilot offshore wind projects in Greece. The two licenses refer to the area South of the coastline of Evros regional unit and North-Northeast of ...
  • JSW Infrastructure to develop $495m port in Karnataka
    JSW Infrastructure, the listed ports unit of Indian steel tycoon Sajjan Jindal-led conglomerate JSW Group, has won a bid to develop a commercial port for 4,119 crore ($495m) at Keni in Karnataka. Keni port is located between the large ports of Mormugao in the north and New Mangalore in the south. The hinterland transports coal ...
  • World's first newbuild hydrogen-powered inland shipping vessel now in operation
    Images and details of the world's first newbuild hydrogen-powered inland shipping vessel have been revealed. The Antoine, ordered at Concordia Damen by Dutch owner Lenten Scheepvaart, has been put into operation following successful sea trials. The ship now awaits the installation of a distribution panel to work in conjunction with the already installed hydrogen fuel ...
  • Europe to clamp down on ship discharges
    Ships in European Union seas could face significant fines not only for oil spills, but also for sewage and garbage discharge, transport and tourism committee MEPs said yesterday. On Thursday, the committee voted to update EU rules on preventing pollution from ships in European seas and ensuring perpetrators face fines. It would ensure all international ...
  • US slaps sanctions on three more Dubai-based tanker owners
    The US has slapped sanctions on three Dubai-based shipping companies and three tankers for shipping oil sold above the G7's $60 a barrel price cap. The UAE-based firms targeted are Kazan Shipping , Progress Shipping and Gallion Navigation, all thought to be linked to Sovcomflot, Russia's largest shipping line. The Liberian-flagged aframaxes hit with sanctions are the Kazan, Ligovsky ...

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Lloyd's List web site
NOVEMBER 17, 2023
  • How a south London restaurateur became a nexus for sanctioned Iranian gas trades
    Analysis of the ownership links behind an LPG tanker that exploded off the coast of Iran in August provides a...
  • United Maritime eager to ramp up buybacks
    Chief executive Stamatis Tsantanis says owner of eight bulkers also keen to repeat recent bareboat deals to grow fleet
  • How to make the 12th package of restrictions on Russian crude actually work
    Upping the scrutiny of attestation documents is a no-brainer, and Danish plans to inspect Russian tankers need to be part...
  • Globus eyes leaseback deal for one of its ultramax newbuilds
    Company stays in the black for third quarter thanks to a gain on vessel sale
  • The Lloyd's List Podcast: Why three P&I clubs are dishing out $80m
    Three of the five International Group affiliates that have announced strategies for the 2024 renewal have included sweeteners totalling more...
  • Containership values drop by over 20% in two months, with buyers expecting further falls
    Recent sale-and-purchase deals include a pair of 4,400 teu vessels bought by Italy's Linea Messina and a 2,500 teu ship...
  • South Korea unveils plan to dominate 'next-gen' shipbuilding market
    South Korea is launching an ambitious five-year plan to capture more than 80% of the 'next-generation shipbuilding market'. It has...
  • NYK, Stolt Tankers and Eneos Ocean launch chemical tanker pool
    The new tanker pool consists of an initial 13 vessels. Two will be provided by Eneos Ocean and the remainder...
  • Box freight rates suffer mid-month slump
    Carriers are approaching the contract negotiation period for 2024. Low spot rates mean a low base from which to lock...
  • Daily Briefing
    Shipping companies failing to set science-based climate targets | Shipping must switch to renewable hydrogen fuels by 2040 to hit...

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The Journal of Commerce web site
NOVEMBER 17, 2023
  • LTL carriers aim high in pricing as market continues to settle post-Yellow
    Large LTL trucking providers are raising tariff rates 5% to 8% on average, but the LTL PPI slowed its growth to under 1% in October.
  • CMA CGM commits €100 million to new Paris-based AI research lab
    CMA CGM is moving beyond funding and supporting startups with a hefty investment into a non-profit lab designed to improve data models that feed into artificial intelligence products.
  • November rate plunge negates carrier pricing activity on India-Europe trade
    Still, the latest Indian trade data presents some hopeful signs for supply chain stakeholders, as the country's merchandise exports grew 6.3% by value year over year in October, the fastest rate of expansion in a year.
  • No easy fix on horizon for Panama Canal woes as shipping sector scrambles
    Carriers, shippers and logistics executives may have to get accustomed to drought-related restrictions along the critically important waterway, with costly water-saving infrastructure improvements years away.

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TradeWinds web site
NOVEMBER 17, 2023
  • Panamax bulker market soars to one-year high during 'dramatic week' in Atlantic basin
    Rate hikes are 'less spectacular' in the Pacific basin, analysts say
  • Cargill-chartered bulker damaged by mine explosion in the Black Sea
    Crew members unhurt as ship heads to Romania under its own power
  • Cargill bulker damaged by explosion in the Black Sea
    Crew members unhurt as ship heads to Romania under its own power
  • 'Who's bidding these capes?' Braemar Securities fined $140,000 for telling
    Review by regulator found that derivatives desk has been operating without any compliance supervision since 2019
  • Excelerate Energy waves off one name and promotes another in C-suite shuffle
    The company is splitting its chief commercial officer role into two
  • Globus Maritime betting on bulker upswing with spot market exposure
    Greek owner expects gradual improvement in rates
  • Panache Cruises uses shipbuilding material for £1m office refurbishment
    UK company believes this is a first for a commercial office project
  • MEPs seek ban on all scrubber discharges in EU waters
    Revision of the Maritime Safety Package includes proposals for a total ban on scrubber discharges, garbage and sewage
  • Flag states in the spotlight as the US moves on tanker sanctions
    Tracking data shows three vessels have been involved in similar trades between South Korea and India since June
  • Leasebacks 'much more attractive' in high interest environment, DFDS boss Carlsen says
    Danish executive is not ruling out further sales of vessels with charters back
  • Oldendorff's M&M Bank upbeat on tankers as credit quality improves
    Bulker and container ship portfolios 'satisfactory' despite some volatility, niche lender says
  • Shipowner Galtung Dosvig backs cash-strapped singer Melanneyn with grant
    The award is made every year in conjunction with Norway's Wild Wild West festival
  • Procopiou newbuild spree hits $2.5bn with ice-class product tankers
    Greek shipowner has ordered 46 newbuildings in a span of six months
  • Purus Marine named as buyer behind hot-priced VLEC newbuildings
    HD Hyundai Heavy Industries nets latest ethane carrier order for big-name charterer
  • 'No more newbuildings': Himalaya Shipping fixes leaseback deals for newest bulkers
    Newcastlemaxes bought by China's CCB as Norwegian owner turns in a loss
  • Market links Marinakis to move for Spetalen's Standard Supply trio
    PSVs sold for a firm price earlier this week
  • Panama clash as CSL bulk carrier tries to dock amid anti-mining protests
    A police escort of the CSL Tarantau into Punta Rincon has been called off
  • In pictures: TradeWinds forum in Tokyo tackles pathway to net zero
    Participants hear collaboration is pivotal for advancing Japan's nationwide initiatives for maritime decarbonisation
  • This week's Editor's selection: Marinakis hits the gas
    A look back at some of the important stories of the week
  • Carbon emissions trading has arrived but at what cost?
    Price dynamics have been bumpy in the first years of the European Union's carbon border tax
  • Greek bailout fund raises over $1bn from National Bank stake sale
    Ownership of one of Greece's biggest shipping lenders is expected to remain widely dispersed
  • EU backs global shipping levy as it seeks to deflect carbon trading criticism
    As the 'cap and trade' system approaches, no legal challenge has been proposed yet for the controversial scheme
  • BRS floats alternative EU carbon clause amid uncertainty
    Emissions markets head says BRS is the first broker and carbon player to roll out time-charter provision
  • Want to start trading EU carbon credits now? Watch out for the bureaucratic logjam
    Some shipping companies will struggle to open registry accounts to store carbon allowances
  • Carbon markets in focus: Unpacking the future cost of carbon trading
    With speculation significantly impacting pricing, reporters Holly Birkett, Eric Priante Martin and Adam Corbett look at the challenges and concerns facing the sector.
  • ADS Maritime reaps rewards from Georgiopoulos tankers
    But Norwegian investment company sees profit fall due to higher financial costs
  • Lepta Shipping linked to product tanker newbuildings at Yamic
    The deal marks the Japanese company's third contract with Yangzijiang Shipbuilding this year
  • Strategic collaboration: If you want to engage in shipping M&As, find the big shareholder
    Evercore expert tells forum how his life mostly is made more difficult by shipping's unique structures
  • Hafnia latest shipowner to target secondary listing in New York
    News of the listing comes as the company suffers a hefty decline in third-quarter profit on weaker markets
  • Hydrogen ferry owner scores cash for fleet expansion
    Switch Maritime raises $10m from investors led by Nexus Development Capital

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Hoekstra confirms the strategy to mitigate the impact of the ETS on EU ports, but specifies that monitoring will happen on an ongoing basis
MSC in talks to acquire French logistics company Clasquin
After obtaining 42% percent of the capital, an offer will be made for the remaining share
MCL Feeder Services will go under the ownership of Unifeeder
Both companies operate feeder services in the Mediterranean
Seaspan Corporation enters the Naval segment of the Pure Car and Truck Carrier
Will acquire garage ships that will be chartered to Hyundai Glovis
Project for the creation of an autonomous vehicle for combined road-rail transport
It is developed by the Glid Technologies that has signed an agreement with the Port of Woodland
Koper confirms the first container port of the Adriatic
Already exceeded the share of one million uneventful teu since the beginning of the year
Three ships attacked in the Red Sea
Tampa / London
Missiles and drones launched from the Houthi-controlled area. Intervention by the American destroyer "USS Carney"
In the third quarter, the transits of ocean vessels in the Panama Canal decreased by -4.4%
In the first nine months of 2023, shipping traffic fell by -3.3% percent.
The IMO Assembly elected the members of its Council for the biennium 2024-2025
On Thursday, the election of the president and vice president
BLS Cargo hopes for measures to support rail freight transport on the Rhine-Alps corridor
To penalize this mode are mainly the construction sites, the prices of rail tracks and energy.
On Tuesday in Livorno, the experimental phase of the Single Customs and Controls will be launched.
The system favours the coordinated and concurrent control of controls
Record shipping traffic for November in Suez Canal
2,264 ships transited (+ 4.3%)
Fincantieri will acquire Remazel Engineering
The Company specializes in the design and supply of highly customized and high complexity equipment topside equipment
FEPORT, ETA, EMPA and ECASBA are urging the EU Commission to assess without delay the negative impact on European ports of the extension of the ETS to shipping
In the third quarter, the turnover index of the transport services marked a negative trend.
The conjunctural variation is nothing
In the third quarter the port of Tanger Med has handled more than 2.2 million containers (+ 13%)
GPH has detected shares of Royal Caribbean in cruise terminals at ports in Barcelona, Malaga, Singapore and Lisbon
The American group has sold 38% percent of the capital of Barcelona Port Investments to Global Ports Holding.
PSA Italy is set to close 2023 with a traffic of more than two million containers
The volumes in Venice are growing. In Genoa, there is an increase in activity at Sech and a decline in Pra.
Nicolò Iguera is the new president of YoungShip Italy
Renewed the Governing Council for the biennium 2023-25
TX Logistik finalized the acquisition of Exploris Deutschland Holding
Established the second operator of iron freight transport in Germany
SIOT-TAL will invest 44.4 million euros in upgrading of Trieste's Terminale Marino
Work entrusted to the Fincantieri Infrastructure Works Maritime Works
Agostinelli, well the search for Salvini of broader convergences on the proposal for the ETS moratorium
Joy Tauro
The President of the AdSP reiterated the risks to the port of Gioia Tauro
European Council of Transport, not addressing the theme of the risk of loss of competitiveness of transhipment ports caused by EU ETS
No response to the concerns expressed by Cyprus, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Malta and Portugal
ACGM confirms no to the constitution of an agency for the provision of temporary port work in Taranto
Following the march back of the AdSP, antitrust will not propose an appeal to the TAR
Maersk will enhance its facilities and logistical activities in Southeast Asia
Planned investment of more than 500 million
In the port of Valletta the first supply to an electric power ship of the ground network
To equip the five quays of the cold ironing terminal, 49.9 million euros have been invested.
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Agreement of the Italian Academy of Mercantile-De Wave in the field of shipbuilding
Collaboration for the training of technicians for the supervision and installation of facilities on ships
Anthony Veder-Accelleron agreement for assistance to turbochargers of 13 ships
Agreement based on a fixed fee applied to effective hours of operation
Ellerman seals a slot agreement with MSC related to transatlantic shipping routes
It will enter into force on the first January
AdSP of the Northern Adriatic, the Management Committee approves the third change in budget
Confirmed the adjustment of 25.15% of maritime demanial canons for 2024
Revamped the North East Confectural Steering
Paolo Salvaro confirmed to the presidency, while Manuel Scortegagna was appointed vice president.
GNV starts a new recruiting campaign
The first date on Monday and Tuesday in Naples
Logistics group Public Spinelli publishes its first Sustainability Budget
Ok the transfer of the concession of Terminal Ferry Barcelona to the Grimaldi Group
Barcelona / Naples
Deliberation by the Catalan Port Authority after the green light of the antitrust authority
The IMO assembly unanimously confirms the appointment of Velasco as secretary general
The term, lasting four years, will begin next January.
Launched in Ancona the cruise ship Viking Vela
It will be delivered at the end of 2024
Italian Ports:
Ancona Genoa Ravenna
Augusta Gioia Tauro Salerno
Bari La Spezia Savona
Brindisi Leghorn Taranto
Cagliari Naples Trapani
Carrara Palermo Trieste
Civitavecchia Piombino Venice
Italian Interports: list World Ports: map
ShipownersShipbuilding and Shiprepairing Yards
ForwardersShip Suppliers
Shipping AgentsTruckers
Conference on changes in port logistics
It will be held in the first December in Ravenna
Conference of Uniport on the future of Italian portuality
It will be held on December 5 in Rome
››› Meetings File
Ports cyber hack reveals Australia's 'vulnerability' to attack
(The New Daily)
Economy Minister: Anaklia port project developing “according to plan”, “no delays” in deadlines
››› Press Review File
FORUM of Shipping
and Logistics
Relazione del presidente Mario Mattioli
Roma, 27 ottobre 2023
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Port of the Spezia, signed the contract for the realization of the new pier cruises
The Spezia
Expected two benches of the length of 393 and 339 meters
d' Amico International Shipping will become part of the FTSE Italia Mid Cap Index
Includes the 60 companies with the largest market capitalization listed on the MTA and MIV markets of Borsa Italiana
Santi Casciano appointed CEO of the Going Gateway and Reefer Terminal
Go Ligure
Will take office on December 15
Rexi : signed the conventions with 12 interports for more than 11 million intended for completion of the network
The notice for an additional eight million euros will be published shortly.
Saipem has awarded two offshore contracts worth about 1.9 billion
Are related to activities in Guyana and in Brazil
At the port of Spezia it has been facilitated access to LNG-powered merchant ships
The Spezia
The soak of these units is governed by an Ordinance of the Capitanery in Porto
Maersk Group comes out of the capital of Norway's Höegh Autoliners
Sold the last 20 million shares
End the ferry disincite operations Lider Prestij
You will now proceed to check the safety standards of navigation
Liberated the tanker Central Park
The intervention of the Combined Maritime Force TF 151 made the attackers desisting, forced into surrender
A ship seized in the Gulf of Aden and one hit by a drone in the Indian Ocean
Attacks on the "Central Park" oil tanker and the "CMA CGM Symi" container ship
Gruber Logistics has opened a new branch in France
It is headquartered in Lyon and will focus on providing comprehensive logistics services
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