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18 THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE JULY 2016 BRIEFS l GEODIS TRANSPORTS PASSENGER TRAINS TO AUSTRALIA SNCF LOGISTICS SUBSIDIARY Geodis has delivered the first 12 of 75 passenger trains being shipped from Savli, India, to Br isba ne, Austra lia , for Bomba r- dier Transportation under a 36-month contract. Geodis was chosen as single-service provider for the train deliveries. The 12 trains were transported in two shipments of six, each weighing up to 260 tons. The deliveries involved a sea voyage of 10,500 kilometers (6,525 miles). Bombardier selected Geodis from among 22 logistics ser vice providers. Geodis will coordinate inbound ship - ments to the Bombardier production site in Savli, and will oversee ocean trans- port for 450 rail coaches between India and Australia. The trains are part of the Queensland Government's New Generation Rolling- stock project. l DAKO MOVES OVERSIZE UNIT FROM TURKEY TO RUSSIA DAKO WORLDWIDE TRANSPORT has trans- ported an industrial crystallizer unit from Istanbul-Tuzla, Turkey, to St. Petersburg, Russia. The unit weighed 80 tons and mea- sured 16.54 meters long, 8.2 meters wide and 8.5 meters high. The cargo was col- lected from the client's factory in Turkey and transported via low loader to the Port of Istanbul. From there, it was unloaded using a 300-ton floating crane and moved to the loading pier. The unit was shipped via the Mediterranean and Atlantic to St Petersburg. Upon arrival in Russia, it was unloaded using a special heavy crane and loaded on special trailers for the road transport. Dako is a German member of global freight organization Global Project Logis- tics Network, or GPLN, a non-exclusive projects logistics network specializing in international projects movements and specialized lifts. l l NEW TEESPORT DOCK HANDLES FIRST VESSELS A WIND TURBINE installation vessel and a heavy-lift ship are among the first users of PD Ports' new quay at the U.K. Port of Teesport. The wind turbine installation vessel Pacific Orca and the heavy-lift ship Jumbo Javelin recently used the dock, which measures 550 meters long, has water depth of 14.5 meters and has been strengthened to handle 10 metric tons per square meter. The Jumbo Javelin, operated by heavy-lift carrier Jumbo Shipping, has two 900-ton capacity cranes. The 161-meter-long Pacific Orca will be berthed at Teesport for several weeks while it's fitted with a pile gripper for use in installing offshore windmills. Once the Pacific Orca is ready, it will sail down the east coast of the U.K. to assist with the positioning of wind turbine piles into the seabed for the Rampion offshore wind farm project south of Brighton.

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