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25 September 2013
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INDEX to The Cargo Letter:
OUR "A" Section: Trade, Financial & Inland News***
1. Freight Forwarder Trade Briefs ______________
3. Freight Forwarder World Air Briefs ____________
4. FF World Ocean Briefs _____________________
**Back By Popular Demand**
OUR "D" Section: FF in Cyberspace***
6. The Cargo Letter "Cyber Ports of Call" _________
OUR "E" Section: The Forwarder/Broker World***
7. New U.S. Transport Related Legal Measures ________
MAP-21 Enforcement Grace Period Announced -- details of the mandatory new
OUR "A" Section: Trade, Financial & Inland News***
1. Freight Forwarder Trade Briefs _____________
***2013 East Coast Trade Symposium ....... as U.S. Customs and Border Protection has scheduled the event for Oct. 24 – 25, 2013 at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC. The theme for the Trade Symposium is "Increasing Economic Competitiveness Through Global Partnerships and Innovation." CBP will convene only one Symposium this year.
***WTO Sees Gradual Recovery Despite Cut In Trade Forecast ....... as World trade growth in 2013 and 2014 is likely to be slower than previously forecast. WTO economists now predict 2013 growth of 2.5% (down from the 3.3% forecast in April), and 4.5% in 2014 (down from 5.0%), but they say conditions for improved trade are gradually falling into place. The demand for imports in developing economies is reviving, but at a slower rate than expected. This hindered the growth of exports from both developed and developing countries in the first half of 2013 and was the reason for the lower forecasts, they said. The European sovereign debt crisis has eased significantly since last year, unemployment in the
Learn More About The World Trade Organization
***Merrier Christmas? ...... as the holiday import months of July & August were 1.5% higher in volume compared with the same two months in 2012,"says Zepol's CEO Paul Rasmussen, "This is one of the only significant differences in TEU volume from 2012 to 2013, which hints at a more active holiday shopping season.
Learn More About Zepol
***Selling The Post Office ..... as the
Learn More About The Royal Mail
***Losening Chinese Controls? ....... as a planned free-trade zone in Shanghai is raising hopes that China's new leaders will revive long-stalled economic reforms as they seek to make their mark.China has become the world's second-largest economy and a driver of global growth thanks to a boom unleashed three decades ago when the Communist Party loosened state control of business and began to embrace the market. But deep reforms slowed over the past decade under the conservative President Hu Jintao, despite pleas from its trade partners, analysts said. Some Chinese academics say the free-trade zone (FTZ) is on par with the special economic zones
***Peru Trade Slide ...... as Reuters reported its central bank slashed its official view of this year's trade balance to a US$666M deficit from its previous forecast of a US$675 M surplus, according to a quarterly report. The bank also changed its forecast for this year's fiscal surplus to 0.4% of gross domestic product (GDP) from its June estimate of 0.7%. It also now sees a wider current account deficit - 4.9% of GDP instead of 4.4%.
***China Reopens Log Flume ...... as the ban on the export of hardwood logs from the
***Confederation of Int'l Freight Forwarding Networks Annual Meeting ....... as the CIFFN, an international non-profit group founded in 2011 by 19 freight forwarding network owners representing 4,126 independent freight forwarders globally, is to hold its next annual meeting on Oct. 13 in
Learn More About The CIFFN
***Buyers Line Up For The Greek National Railway System ..... as the companies which handed in their expressions of interest were French train operator SNCF,
Learn More About TrainOSE
***New Medical Labeling Rules ...... as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing a final rule to establish a system to adequately identify medical devices through distribution and use. This rule requires the label of medical devices to include a unique device identifier (UDI), except where the rule provides for an exception or alternative placement. The labeler must submit product information concerning devices to FDA's Global Unique Device Identification Database (GUDID), unless subject to an exception or alternative. The system established by this rule requires the label and device package of each medical device to include an UDI and requires each UDI be provided in a plain-text version and in a form that uses automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) technology.
Review The FDA Final Rule
***Ivory Busting ...... as recent seizures of illegal animal body parts have put the spotlight on improved container security at African ports and the need for further action. Working in conjunction with the Kenya Revenue Authority, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has stepped up its operations at the
What is CITES?
***Tell Norfolk Southern When You Want It ...... as NS Intermodal will add a "deliver-by" data requirement to the list of required information on electronic shipping instructions. Deliver-by data are now required for all intermodal containers, truckload containers in
***Demanding A More Deliberate Approach To Sleep Apnea ...... as the American Trucking Assn. applauded the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for its swift approval of a bill that would prevent the Obama administration from using informal guidance to address sleep apnea. "ATA believes that testing alone for obstructive sleep apnea of truck drivers could cost the industry nearly US$1Bn," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. "If our industry is to be burdened with such a cost, then the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration owes it to trucking to conduct a full and thorough rulemaking, including collection of scientific data and a cost-benefit analysis." The bill, which was introduced by Reps. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) and Dan Lipinski (D – Ill.), just last week, has broad bipartisan support, already garnering nearly 50 cosponsors. The bill is being credited for the sudden receptiveness by FMCSA to a rulemaking. Nevertheless, many members agree there is still a need for the legislation.
Learn More About Sleep Apnea of Truck Drivers
***C.R. England Contracts ...... as the refrigerated truckload carrier laid off 81 workers. The cuts followed the trucking industry's struggles to grow this year "due to a stagnant economy, increasing federal regulations and a tightening market for drivers," CEO Chad England said in a memo.
***Roadrunner Transportation Systems Said Yes ...... as it has acquired refrigerated truckload carrier Yes Trans Inc., based in
***The Bliss of Vehicle Death ...... as when Henry Bliss stepped off a streetcar at Central Park West and
**FedEx. UP with a 6.5% year-on-year increase in 1st quarter profit to US$489M, on revenues of US$11.02Bn, up 2.1%.
3. Freight Forwarder World Air Briefs __________
***The Delta Airlines Honor Guard........ be very proud.
***40 Years After First B747 Uplift ...... as Lufthansa Cargo has announced that beginning Nov. 2013 it will launch international flights operated by the new Boeing 777 Freighter that is less noisy and more efficient than its predecessors. The first 3 destinations scheduled for the "Triple Seven" freighter will be
Learn More About The B-777 Freighter
***Positive IATA Report ...... as the International Air Transport Assn. announced that air freight volume in July reached its highest level since mid-2011, showing a continuation of the modest improvement trend experienced in June. Global freight ton kilometers (FTKs) were up 1.2% in July year on year, slightly better than the 0.9% year-on-year increase recorded in June, as growth in Europe and the Middle East offset weakens in
***Boeing Backs Up ...... as the world's biggest air freighter manufacturer, is headed towards its fewest cargo jet orders since the 2009 recession as demand wanes for the overnight shipments that once drove purchases. With 13 sales through July, Boeing's tally was just one-5th the total of six years earlier. Airbus SAS, which didn't begin shipping freighters until 2010, has no orders this year, and the market for secondhand passenger aircraft being converted to fly cargo has dried up, according to Bloomberg. Airbus, based in
***American Airlines Cargo Goes e ...... as it has become a signatory of the IATA Multilateral Electronic Air Waybill (e-AWB) Agreement, moving the airline one step closer to paperless air freight operations. "We have been working behind the scenes on this important issue for some time, and we're excited to see our name added to the agreement," said company president Kenji Hashimoto. The IATA agreement provides a single standard agreement for airlines and freight forwarders to carry out cargo contracts electronically. As of Sept. 2, 41 airlines and 187 freight forwarders have joined the multilateral agreement. The company said the move will ultimately help to increase the efficiency, accuracy and speed of processing freight, while reducing errors and costs. The move is one way the airline is looking to minimise its impact on the environment. At the same time, American is undergoing trials with key customers on select lanes with goals of expanding e-AWBs throughout its network.
Learn About The IATA - e-Air Waybill (e-AWB)
***U.S. Transportation Command Renews ...... as USTRANSCOM has awarded 3 separate contracts worth US$171M each to FedEx, UPS and Atlas Air Worldwide's subsidiary Polar Air Cargo. The companies are being hired to perform a 2nd option year (out of a possible four) on their respective indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, fixed-price contracts to provide Worldwide Express 5 (WWX-5) small package delivery services for the military. All three contracts will run until Sept. 30, 2014.
Learn About The
***United Airlines Refills The Cockpit ...... as it has announced that it will recall the "nearly 600 pilots" currently on furlough. The company says it's making the move "to address the airline's future staffing needs," adding that "no United pilots will remain on furlough following the recall." However, The Wall Street Journal notes that United "isn't calling back the pilots because it plans a growth spree."Instead, the airline says the recall is meant to fill positions that will come open as current pilots retire and because of new pilot rest rules United expects will require it to increase its number of pilots.
***China Postal Airlines Expands ...... as CPA, based in
Learn More About CPA
***Passing of A Pioneer ..... as the founder of what was to become one of
***Volumes >>> Air Seychelles 2nd quarter volume almost tripled to 1.6 million tons, up 283%, boosting cargo revenue to US$3.68M, up 279%. >>> All Nippon Airways (ANA) posted a 9.7% July int'l cargo volume increase to 47,758 tons, its 5th month of year-on-year growth. >>> Cathay Pacific Airways, together with sister airline Dragonair, posted a 0.3 % August year-on-year volume increase to 122,724 mail and cargo tons while year-to-date volume fell 1.5%, the company announced. >>>UAE flag carrier Etihad Airways posted a 37% year-on-year increase in cargo volume to 45,000 tons during Ramadan-induced spike in demand for food items in the
***Next Time, Pay The Bag Charge ...... as here was something odd about the 30 suitcases that showed up on a flight from Venezuela. The colorful bags weren't registered to any of the passengers on the plane. When French officials opened them up, they discovered why -- 1.3 tons of pure cocaine were stuffed inside the anonymous bags. The street value of the stash? About $270M. The catch was made on Sept. 11, but French authorities didn't publicize the find until Sept. 21. The suitcases came from
***Shame ..... as a Customs and Border Protection officer at
***Flying The Coop ..... as a unique shipment of 1,150 retired egg-laying hens landed recently at
Learn About Air Partner
***Ooops! ......as there was a shocking sight for some folks at
***More Snakes On A Plane ...... as an Asian snake was found on a Qantas Boeing 747 airliner in
***Go To Hel! ..... as would you board flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th? It's a question that many passengers were faced with when making their travel plans to
***Goodbye To The Goodyear Blimp
4. FF World Ocean Briefs
***Taming A Weighty Danger ...... as on Sept. 20 the Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargo and Containers (DSC) Sub-committee of the Int'l Maritime Organization (IMO) approved proposed changes to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention that will require verification of container weights before loaded containers are placed aboard ships. Misdeclared container weights have been a long-standing problem for the transportation industry and for governments as they present safety hazards for ships, their crews and other cargo on board, workers in the port facilities handling containers, and on roads. "We have worked with the IMO to address the problem of incorrect container weights for over 6 years and now with the input of many governments and industry organizations, including responsible shipper associations, we are pleased that the SOLAS amendments and related implementation guidelines have been approved by the DSC. We appreciate the efforts of all involved," said World Shipping Council (WSC) President & CEO, Chris Koch. He added, "We look forward to approval by the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) in May 2014 and the final adoption in Nov. 2014. The container shipping industry will continue to work with all supply chain stakeholders on the processes necessary to ensure smooth implementation, which could occur in July 2016."
Learn About The Int'l Maritime Organization
***Expensive Loss ..... as insurers face estimated claims of US$300M to US$400M after the 8,110-TEU M/V MOL Comfort split in two with the stern section sinking in June in the Indian ocean while the forward section under tow caught fire and sank in July off
***Rates Up ...... as in a message to customers Maersk Line announced new rate increases to take effect from 1 November. The increase is of a minimum of US$600 per 20 foot container and US$1200 per 40 foot container. The rate increases will apply to the route from the Far East, excluding
***Service Down ...... as Drewry reports container service reliability decreased in 2nd quarter of 2013 with an on-time average of 70.5% down from 72.8% across all the trades covered by the latest Drewry's Carrier Performance Insight report. It was the second consecutive quarter to decline despite improvements on east-west trade reliability and even in the face of the 40-day dock strike in
***So Cal Throughput Returns To Pre-Crash Levels ....... as Inbound imported containers at the Southern California ports of
***New Japan Advance Manifest Requirements ...... as effective March 1, 2014, they will require an advance manifest filing from both the ocean carrier and the NVOCC for all containerized ocean shipments entering
Visit Japan Customs For Complete Details
***New Anti-Piracy Security Handbook ...... as London's Nautical Institute has launched the handbook to help seafarers, shore-based staff and those working in the maritime security industry cope with piracy. It gives practical guidance on preparation and training before entering a high-risk area, self-protection measures while within it and survival strategies if taken hostage. This includes effective implementation of the industry's Best Management Practices (BMP), the onboard implications of taking on armed guards, building a disciplined and supportive onboard team and ensuring immediate action ashore should the worst happen.
Get Your Copy
***Safe Haven...... as the Port of Sudan is to provide an alternative maritime hub for maritime security contractors at the Port of Sudan in case of Port Suez closure should further unrest erupt in Egypt. The Sudan-based Maritime Security Services Company (MSCC) hopes to provide a bonded armory service at the
***Pirate Radio ...... as the Togolese government has set up a vessel identification station called "TOGO NAVY" at the military naval base in
***A Good Question ...... as bunker surcharges should be falling faster than fuel prices because of more efficient ships, but this is not happening and shippers are asking, says
***Lloyd's List of World's Top Container Ports: >>> 1) Shanghai 2) Singapore 3) Hong Kong 4) Shenzhen 5) Busan 6) Ningbo 7) Guangzhou 8) Qingdao 9) Dubai 10) Tianjin;11) Rotterdam 12) Port Klang 13) Kaohsiung 14) Hamburg 15) Antwerp 16) Los Angeles 17) Dalian, 18) Tanjung Pelepas 19) Xiamen and 20) Tanjung Priok
***Throughput >>> Hong Kong Marine Dept. shows the port handled 1.86 million TEU in August, representing a year-on-year decline of 5.9% from two million TEU in August last year, while 1st half container volume fell to 10.7 million TEU with laden boxes, down 6% to 9.3 million TEU and empties dropping off 16% to 1.5 million TEU. >>> Jeddah Islamic Port (JIP) posted a 17.9% year-on-year increase in container volume in the 1st half to 2.3 million TEU, >>> Port of Savannah annual container throughput slipped from 2.98 million TEU in fiscal year 2012 to 2.94 million TEU in 2013. >>>
***This Month In
1899 - Gunboat Concord and monitor
1915 - Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels organizes the Naval Consulting Board to mobilize the scientific resources of the
1936 - Squadron 40-T, based in the Mediterranean, established to protect
1941 - U.S. Navy ships escort eastbound British trans-Atlantic convoy for first time (Convoy HX-150). Although the U.S. Navy ships joined HX-150, which left port escorted by British ships on 16th, the official escort duty began on the 18th.
1944 - Fifth Fleet carrier aircraft begin three-day attack on Japanese shipping and facilities in
1957 - Bathyscaph
1976 - USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) and destroyer USS Bordelon (DD 881) collide during night operations 100 miles north of
1992 - Joint Task Force Marianas stands down after providing assistance to
***Growing Arctic Ice ....... as about a million more square miles of ocean are covered in ice in 2013 than in 2012, a whopping 60% increase -- and a dramatic deviation from predictions of an "ice-free
Read More And See The Satellite Photos
***Modern Marvel ...... as after 18 months lying on her starboard side, salvage workers pulled the capsized M/V Costa Concordia cruise ship upright on 17 Sept., off Tuscany, completing the complicated parbuckling in about 19 hours. Fifty-six giant pulleys slowly lifted the ship, revealing a section of hull darkened by rust and algae during 20 months underwater. After stabilizing the wreck, workers will empty its hull of water and prepare it to be towed to port, where she will be scrapped. The trial of Capt. Francesco Schettino for manslaughter continues.
Watch It Now
***Treasure Bonanza ..... as aFlorida based treasure hunting firm has discovered a 450-year-old ship that wrecked off the Dominican coast. Among its valuable cargo -- the single largest cache of 16th century pewter tableware ever discovered. The ship was also carrying extremely rare Spanish silver coins from the late 1400's through the mid 1500's and several gold artifacts. This unprecedented find of 16th century pewter will re-write history books, as many of the maker's marks stamped into the fine pewter have never been seen before. While the value of the gold & silver recovered is easily determined, surprisingly, experts place the value of this four and a half century old pewter collection into the millions. The collection includes plates, platters, porringers, salts and flagons in an array of sizes and styles. Divers from Anchor Research and Salvage (a Global Marine Exploration, Inc. company) working with the Punta Cana Foundation painstakingly excavated the wreck site under contract with the Underwater Cultural Heritage division of the Dominican Minister of Culture. CEO Robert Pritchett said, "Sample artifacts from these newly discovered wreck sites indicate that we may have found an entire fleet of early Galleons that wrecked on their way back to Spain carrying the riches of the new world."
***Sticky Situation ....... as port officials responding to the Sept. 9 spill of 1,400 tons of molasses in Hawaii waters plan to let nature clean things up, with boat crews collecting thousands of dead fish to determine the extent of environmental damage. Some 233,000 gallons of molasses spilled from the leaky pipe as the sugary substance was moved from storage tanks to ships sailing to
***Drug Rescue ..... as the French Navy managed to save 10 tons of cannabis from the flames after the Syrian crew of the Tanzanian-flagged 1,530 dwt M/V Luna-S set fire to 20 tons of the contraband drug in the Mediterranean south of
**Back By Popular Demand**
We're sorry, but there were so many sinkings, explosions, pirate attacks, fires, cargo mishaps, battles on the water & other disasters at sea that we do not have room to print even the highlights this month. Many people lost their lives at sea this month!!
But you can read all this month's disaster news at our special Internet web feature which provides full details of each event -- our Vessel Casualties & Pirate Activity Database. Bookmark the site and visit every day! Updated twice daily.
SPECIAL NOTE: Please view the dramatic new pictures at our special "Gallery of Cargo Loss" website feature.
See our feature for Nov. 2003: "Stepping In It" to honor the 2013 passing of the Goodyear Blimps.
See our newest photo feature "Singles Only" - Transportation Disasters Told In A Single Photo!
Daily Vessel Casualties ...... as we don't want you to miss the excitement of our 24 hour reports of the dramatic events at sea each day -- stories of casualties & pirates --- almost none of which are carried on your local news. Edited daily by Christoph Wahner, Esq. of Countryman & McDaniel.
NOTE: The historic dangers of carriage by sea continue to be quite real. Shippers must be encouraged to purchase high quality marine cargo insurance from their freight forwarder or customs broker. It's dangerous out there.
OUR "D" Section: FF in Cyberspace***
6. The Cargo Letter "Cyber Ports Of Call"
Here are our suggested world wide web sites of the week for your business, your information and your amusement..............
Cargo & Trade>>>>>>
American Airlines ....... how it could bail out of the US Airways merger -- and why it might want to
Cargo Drone Boom: Why Drones Aren't Just for Dropping Bombs Anymore
Megabus ......... over 30 million passengers & carries packages -- who knew?
Supply Chain 247 -- 7 Best Practices That Transform Samsung Supply Chain
Terrorist Attack On M/V Cosco Asia in The Suez Canal, 31 Aug. 2013 ......... the 10,062-TEU vessel was attacked while exiting the north end of the canal.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Announces Upcoming Enhancements in Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)
C3 Reservations .........web-based dock scheduling
Purdue University -- Lean Six-Sigma Certification Online
Trade Shows, Exhibitions, Conferences & Business Events Worldwide
World Trade Organization Events
6th Optimising Port Development Conference .......... 4-5 Dec. 2013, London
9th IATA Cargo Claims & Loss Prevention ......... 19 - 21 Nov., 2013, Limerick, Ireland
11th Annual European 3PL
Asia Pacific Rail 2014 .....18-20 March 2014, Hong Kong
Air Cargo & Logistics Asia Conference and Exhibition ......... 16-18 Oct. 2013, Singapore
Battleship USS Iowa Veteran's Day ............ 9 Nov. 2013, Port of Los Angeles
Cargo Logistics Canada Expo + Conference .......... 29-30 Jan. 2014, Vanouver, Canada
European International Freight Conference 2013 ........ 21-23 Nov. 2013,
FIATA World Congress 2013 in
IATA Legal Symposium 2014....... 23 - 25, Feb. 2014, San Francisco
Intermodal Europe 2013 ......8-10 Oct. 2013, Hamburg Messe, Hamburg Germany
Intermodal Asia 2014 ........1-3 April 2014, Shanghai World Expo Center, Shanghai
Marine Insurance Association of Seattle 2013 Golf & Bowling Tournament and Banquet ........ Oct. 7 2013
SNAME 2013 Annual Meeting & Expo ........ Nov. 6-8, 2013, Hyatt Regency Bellevue - Bellevue, WA
Transport Security Expo 2013 ........13-14 Nov. 2013, Olympia, London UK
U.S. Customs and Border Protection 2013 East Coast Trade Symposium 24-25 Oct. Washington, D.C.
Western Cargo Conference (WESCCON) ......... 17-20 Oct. 2013, Racho Las Palmas Resort, Rancho Mirage, CA
Apps For That - iPhones & Droids>>>>>>>>>
BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer App ........ your own mobile test facility for the fleet
Actor Jimmy Steward ........ amazing WWII training film by the entertainer would became an Air Force Major General
Aeros: First Flight Soon For New Airship Design
Captain Kirk watches Miley Cyrus Performance
Cruise Ship or ?
First Full-Size Helicopter That Takes Off & Lands All By Itself
The Humor of Ronald Reagan
JAL 787 Inaugural Water Cannon Salute At SFO
Maintaining the Ship of Mercy
Mars on Earth – The Haughton-Mars Project
NASA Crashes Heleicopter
Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument
They Almost Look Real
Tour The Boeing 737 Flight Simulator Built In A Garage
Why Are Cell Phones Banned During Flight?
Why I Want To Win The Lottery
OUR "E" Section: The Forwarder/Broker World***
7. New U.S. Transport Related Legal Measures _______
***MAP-21 Enforcement Grace Period Announced.......as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be providing a 60-day phase-in period beginning 1 October 2013 for the new operating authority and minimum financial responsibility requirements to allow the industry to complete all necessary filings. Under § 32915 of the "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act" (MAP-21), anyone acting as a broker or freight forwarder and subject to FMCSA jurisdiction, including motor carriers, must register and obtain broker or freight forwarder authority from the FMCSA. Under § 32918, financial security requirements are amended and increased so that all FMCSA regulated brokers and freight forwarders must obtain and file with the FMCSA a surety bond or trust fund agreement in the amount of US$75,000.
MAP-21 is intended to establish a clear definition of the three types of operating authorities for domestic interstate logistics companies: freight forwarder, broker, and carrier. As will now be enforced, a freight forwarder is one who assumes carriage liability under a bill of lading but subcontracts the load to a carrier and does not physically perform carriage or operate equipment. A broker is one who does not assume liability for carriage, does not issue a bill of lading and merely appoints an identified carrier on its customer's behalf as agent. A carrier assumes carriage liability under a bill of lading and performs physical carriage / operates equipment. Under the new changes, there will ultimately be separate operating authority numbers for each authority type and the provider is to make clear under which authority it is acting. Without additional broker or freight forwarder authority, motor carriers will no longer be permitted to fully subcontract or "convenience interline" a load.
Proper compliance by your operation will not only avoid regulatory penalties but will facilitate a more accurate risk forecast as to legal liabilities. We encourage you to contact the attorneys at Countryman & McDaniel for a consultation <info@CargoLaw.com >
Written from wire stories, the Associated Press, Reuters, Hong Kong Shipping News Lloyds & other world sources.
Michael S. McDaniel, Esq. Editor (Countryman & McDaniel)
Christoph M. Wahner, Esq. (Countryman & McDaniel) Daily Vessel Casualties
Bruce Lindsay, Esq. (Countryman & McDaniel)
Maria Jackson (Countryman & McDaniel)
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