Chilean borders are open for business

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Chilean health authorities inform that from November the first all international travelers arriving to Chile must present and valid their vaccine program. Additional to this certification travelers must quarantining only for the time it takes to obtain the result of the PCR test carried at the arrival at Santiago airport. This announcement has a positive impact in our trade show industry and we look forward to see you at Transport 2021 and in all our upcoming events. For further information follow is link

Fisa is back on business

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Between September 24 and 26 Expo Vivienda was held under strict covid protocols in order to ensure the health and safety of all our visitor. during the 3 trade days the show received more then 7.225 visitor !!

TPS Valparaíso anticipates Trans-Port 2021 “Digitization and sustainability are aspects that inspire our day-to-day operations.”

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Andrés Repetto, TPS Operations Manager, together with Trans-Port 2021, reviews the main challenges of the port terminal over more than 20 years of operation in support of Chilean international trade. In a context where companies have made progress in deepening their internal gender equality policies, how is this type of initiative assessed within TPSV and if it is part of its corporate sustainability strategy? At TPS, sustainability has been the foundation of growth throughout our more than 20 years of concession. We know that we are a fundamental part of the logistics chain of foreign trade and we are aware of the responsibility that falls to us in the development of this sector so relevant to the country’s economy. When we talk about sustainable development, a diverse company is a key factor; therefore, addressing gender equity issues is within our focus. In the case of TPS, around 15% of our staff are women, a proportion that stands out compared to the 2% of women who work in the maritime port sector worldwide, according to figures from the International Maritime Organization (IMO); and our commitment is to continue in that way, always ensuring that our selection processes allow diversity in the application from its origin. TPS currently has a balanced executive team in terms of gender, with women in management and leadership roles. Another relevant aspect from the general perspective of equality is that in TPS there is no salary gap between men and women, since salaries are established according to the position that each person holds. What types of labor practices has TPSV identified as part of its modernization process, and what role do they play in aspects such as continuous improvement of operations, security and digital transformation? TPS is a terminal limited in terms of space and inserted in the heart of Valparaíso, therefore, both characteristics constantly challenge us to keep searching for solutions in innovation and technology to improve its efficiency. In this context we are always in a process of continuous improvement, modernizing both our processes and equipment, resulting in increased safety, quality, efficiency and productivity. All changes present challenges, and since the procedures are carried out by people, a critical step is to bring them closer and familiar with them through testing and white runs before launching production systems. A large part of the new technologies that we have implemented address opportunities for improvement associated with manual processes. When a technology solves a problem that was common to a person, the reception of that technology is positive. On the other hand, the pandemic meant adapting practically all the processes of our activity, which we successfully achieved thanks to the commitment of our collaborators, who assumed from the first moment the mission of continuing to work so that the country could continue its operation. Our greatest satisfaction, in this sense, is having been able to provide our workers with everything in our power to protect their health. Without a doubt, the safety of people and the operation was the great axis around which all our activities revolved throughout the pandemic. As it is one of the pillars of our culture, this meant reinforcing the programs that we had been working on for some time with our collaborators, companies that are part of the operation and contractors; as well as implementing new projects, with a comprehensive vision that encompasses the health care of all people, the care of the environment and the prevention of accidents. The pandemic has also accelerated the digitization of executive work, as it has led us to interact in digital meetings and have conversations on whiteboards or digital applications, which has worked very well. Likewise, at TPS we like to digitize and develop software and applications to solve our problems and there are still many opportunities to deepen digitization in those processes that require typing, understanding by this, the manual processes that become more complex with the increase in volumes of cargo. TPS COMPANY INFORMATION Terminal Pacífico Sur Valparaíso, TPS, is a relatively young company but with a lot of experience, thanks to the trajectory of Ultramar and above all to the skills and professionalism of all the people who work at the Terminal. In 2020 we celebrate 20 years as concessionaires of Terminal 1 of the port of Valparaíso, which in turn is managed by the Port Autorithy of Valparaíso (EPV), which belongs to the Public Companies System (SEP). In these 20 years, we have moved more cargo than in the entire history of Valparaíso, which for centuries has been the main port of the country. Our concession contract, which runs until December 31, 2029, considers the operation and administration of Terminal 1, designed to receive container and multipurpose ships, as well as passenger ships. Contribute to people’s quality of life through international trade, in a sustainable way and with operational excellence. The TPS facility is approximately 15 hectares, which compared to other port terminals in the world is a small area; but we are great in efficiency, since we move a lot of cargo in relation to the area we have. The Terminal has operational areas such as the Berth Front, the yard where the cargo is stored, the Gates or accesses, etc .; and administrative areas, where the offices are located. TPS has several accesses for the different functions. In addition, there is a TPS office in the Logistics Support Extension Zone (ZEAL) in the upper part of the city. The services provided by TPS are mainly divided into services to ships and services to cargo.

Official launch of the Trans-Port and U de los Andes Study “Competitiveness and Management of the port logistics chain” together with the main Chilean port communities.

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Tuesday June 22, 2021 and with the presence of representatives of the port communities of Mejillones, Antofagasta, Caldera, Coquimbo, Valparaíso and San Antonio, the Kick-off or start of the planned activities of the joint study between Trans-Port 2021 and the Universidad de los Andes of Chile, called “Competitiveness and Management of the Port Logistics Chain”, which will take place between the months of July and August of this year, and whose main results will be presented at the Trans-Port event of the next November. The objectives of the Study include sharing in an academic and practical way the components of the Comprehensive Model of Competitiveness and Management of Port Logistics Chains; develop a strategic application to the reality of each participating port; and analyze the challenges of operational continuity in the face of disruptive events such as COVID and other variables facing the maritime-port industry in Chile today. Mr. Rodrigo Lobo, Manager of the fairs group (Trans-Port) of GL events Chile Group, was in charge of opening the meeting with words of welcome to the representatives of the six port communities that will participate in the Study. “This initiative is part of the actions prior to the Trans-Port 2021 Event in November, and which connect us in a practical way with the Chilean maritime-port industry. We hope to disseminate the main results of this study, which will undoubtedly be a step forward in identifying opportunities and gaps for improvement in the local and national port logistics chain”, said the executive. On the other hand, Dr. Rosa Gonzalez, professor of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences from the Universidad de Los Andes Chile, commented the scope of the study in each port community. The program consists of two stages: The first includes a four-week training workshop with weekly sessions where aspects such as: the competitive context of the global maritime-port industry will be addressed; the logistics management components applied to the maritime-port value chain; Case studies and best practices; Analysis of disruptions and their impact on the operational continuity of foreign trade and port business; and Evaluation of the degree of implementation of best practices in a specific port reality. The second part of the study, lasting two weeks, will allow participants from each port community to evaluate elements of competitiveness and management of their own port reality. The study expects to have a participation per port community of between 40 to 100 people, reaching a total of about 300 professionals and officials from the various organizations and companies that make up the port logistics chain of the ports under study. Registration for the training workshop will be open until Wednesday, July 7 in each port community. The start of the sessions is scheduled for the week of July 12, 2021 and for those participants who comply with the attendance and surveys, they will be given their corresponding certificate of participation.

Under secretary of Transport, José Luis Dominguez analyzes the sector an says: “Digitization in logistics generates higher productivity efficiency and competitiveness”

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The Undersecretary of Transport of the Government of Chile, José Luis Domínguez shares with the Trans-Port 2021 community his vision on the advances promoted by MTT in matters of sustainability and digital transformation, whose fundamental pillar has been the promotion of logistics communities port facilities as State policy. 1. What lessons learned can be highlighted in the actions taken by public ports in this period of pandemic and economic recovery? The MTT has focused mainly on ensuring the continuity of supply chains and maintaining the supply of the population as, as far as possible, the operation of key economic activities in the country, without neglecting and requiring employers and port authorities permanent health care and control and care measures for port and logistics workers. The pandemic has made us face a scenario of permanent change and global challenges for the operation of the logistics system. For this, actions have been permanently coordinated with the Ministry of Health. We have established mechanisms for the movement of workers associated with port activity, crew of ships and aircraft, and ground transportation personnel, with the aim of not interrupting supply chains. Likewise, different projects have been promoted in logistics digital transformation, such as the Maritime Single Window or the Port Community Systems, which allow us to advance towards the objective of minimizing face-to-face procedures and reducing the time involved. 2. How are sustainability strategies viewed by the MTT and how are they deployed by public ports in their businesses, workers and territories? Sustainability, from a comprehensive perspective, has been a permanent issue of occupation in our ministerial management. We must ensure that the deployment of actions is sustainable both in economic, social and environmental terms. In the case of ports, in the first place, this is manifested daily in current operations, with examples such as the signing and compliance with Clean Production Agreements (APL) in numerous ports and that, through the shared construction of specific goals by the Private actors linked to each port have allowed investment in improvements that have led to significant improvements in the environmental component of port activities. This is the case, for example, of the port of Antofagasta (with the modification of the process of shipment of mineral concentrates to dump containers) or the measures implemented in the logistics-port system of San Antonio, which have scope throughout the logistics chain . Likewise, an improvement is also produced through the incorporation of the environmental component in the development of the plans and projects of each port in particular, carrying out the required environmental analyzes and complying with the requirements and measures established in the processes of environmental assessment, maintaining a constructive dialogue with the communities. In the area of cultivating sustainable relationships with workers, we have developed a permanent work together with the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare and representatives of the organizations of dock workers and related companies, to progressively improve regulations in this regard. Additionally, we have promoted the creation of the Port Logistics Communities (CLP), and last year it supported instances to discuss and share issues relevant to their communities such as “Governance and Sustainability”; “The role of the Logistics Communities in the resolution of contingencies”; “Improvement of port system processes through collaborative work” and “Technological solutions for the logistics chain”. The Logistics Communities are internationally recognized as instances of collaboration and management in the implementation of improvements in the port logistics chain, whose adoption of good practices enhances their efficiency and coordination. The shared experiences have made it possible to highlight the contribution in the improvement of logistics processes and the benefits that a CLP can provide to the people who live in the cities in which they operate. 3. What is the degree of progress in the digital transformation initiatives that the ministry is undertaking together with the maritime authority, public ports and the road transport sector? Digitization in logistics generates greater productivity, efficiency and competitiveness in the sector, therefore, the MTT, through the Logistics Development Program, works to promote the gradual introduction of technology in different areas of logistics. Thus, for example, we provide guidelines and tools for the adoption of technology in the port logistics chain, in addition to starting to raise the needs and requirements for airport logistics. An example is the Maritime Single Window (VUMAR), a digital platform that will manage the information on the reception and dispatch operations of ships, making all the required information available to users and allowing interoperability with the rest of the national and international systems. This platform began its work since 2018 and it is expected that all the modules will be developed in December 2021. When the project is completed, this system can be used -with the consequent benefits- by the Ship Agencies, Shipping Companies, SAG, Sernapesca, PDI, Customs, Health Service and port terminals, Sicex, Maritime Authority, international ports and users who require information associated with these operations. Starting in 2022, integrations with these organizations will be carried out gradually to complete the massification. Regarding land transport, the Foreign Trade Transport Identification System (SITCOMEX), which we are currently developing, will facilitate the entry of trucks to port and logistics areas without the need to present papers and documents for identification. We also work with ports to design a Port Community System Base Module, PCS, interoperable with national-level platforms (such as SICEX and VUMAR). This design provides national ports with a set of technical integration standards so that they can implement the functionalities of each port system on it. This work continues during this year, in order to have a definition of transversal basic services to include in the systems of each port; business model alternatives for its administration; definitions of the technical and management team profile to develop the functions of the case; as well as with guidelines to involve the logistics communities in these developments. 4. Trans-Port 2021 is committed to bringing together the main protagonists of the economic recovery of the global maritime-port industry, in addition to its main suppliers. How should Chilean ports and authorities take advantage of this event? We value all the opportunities that allow us to bring together logistics actors, which is so fundamental for the country and which silently involves a lot of work, coordination, projects and engineering developed at the service of the country, the productive sectors, and which ultimately lead to a greater development and quality of life for people.

Indra joins trans-port with technologies for logistic-port efficiency and sustainability

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Indra is a global technology and consulting company and technology partner for the key operations of its clients’ businesses around the world. It is a leading provider of proprietary solutions in specific segments of the Transport and Defense markets, and a leading company in digital transformation and Information Technology consulting in Latin America and Spain, through its subsidiary Minsait. Its business model is based on a comprehensive offer of its own products, with an end-to-end approach, of high value and with a high component of innovation. At the end of the 2020 financial year, Indra had revenues of 3,043 million euros, close to 48,000 employees, a local presence in 46 countries and commercial operations in more than 140 countries. The company has a unique experience in Transportation: it has more than 2,500 projects developed in more than 100 cities in more than 50 countries and its technology is present in more than 70 ports around the world. Its line of Mova Traffic solutions and, specifically, its systems for the exploitation and management of logistics-port operations facilitate a comprehensive and optimal management of ports. They make it possible to improve operational processes and quality of service, in a more efficient and sustainable way, as well as offer greater efficiency in the use of public and private resources and boost the competitiveness of port infrastructures. All this contributes to the economic and social development of the port and its community. In Latin America, Indra has port references in Uruguay, Panama, Brazil, Peru and Chile. In the latter, Indra has carried out the digital transformation of the Port of Valparaíso, achieving significant efficiency improvements and cost reduction. More recently, Indra has completed the development of the reception module for the Maritime Single Window (VUMAR), the electronic platform promoted by the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications of Chile, which allows the processes associated with the attention of ships to be made more efficient for make calls at Chilean ports. In other countries of the region such as Uruguay, its developments control the customs access of goods to the port of Montevideo. Indra has also been one of the main technology providers in the expansion of the Panama Canal and has modernized the information management systems of the Panama Maritime Authority. The company has also implemented its One-Stop Shop or Port Community System solutions in countries such as Spain, Cyprus, Portugal, Morocco, Angola or Cape Verde. For Marcelo Peñailillo, Indra’s commercial director of Transport in Chile, the company’s presence at the Trans-Port 2021 event “is a great opportunity to highlight the importance of digitization in the new logistics-port models. Technologies such as Big data, sensors, IoT, smart devices or smart grids are today key to optimizing operations, increasing sustainability and reducing the impact of port activity on the environment and on nearby cities ”. At Indra, Marcelo Peñailillo underlines, “we are developing numerous projects to contribute to the digitization of ports and maritime single windows, incorporating the latest digital solutions, the most innovative developments and expanding the digital transformation to the entire logistics chain”. During the Trans-Port 2021 event, Indra will present cases, lessons learned and technological trends in digital transformation projects in transport and port environments at a global and Latin American level.

Editorial Newsletter. July 2021 - Francisco Sotomayor, General Manager GL events Chile

Trans-Port 2021: Building a community of interest for the Latin American maritime-port industry

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From Chile and for Latin America, Trans-Port 2021 VII Congress and Exhibition is consolidated as the main event organized and promoted by Fisa of the GL events group for the Maritime-Port Industry of our region. To date, a wide range of multilateral and multinational organizations, governments, public services, public and private companies in the sector, providers of industrial solutions, academia, and a large number of specialists who will make up our thematic panels in the fields of digitization and sustainability. In June, the three main ports in northern Europe have been confirmed, and representatives of the port authorities of Antwerp, Hamburg and Rotterdam will be present at the event. Trans Port 2021 has rescheduled its dates to adapt to these times, which will take place between November 9 to 11, 2021 in Casa Piedra, Santiago de Chile. The event that will bring together the maritime-port industry will have for the first time a hybrid format, that is, face-to-face and virtual. This will make it possible for everyone to participate in the exhibition from any device and in any place, if there are still international travel restrictions on that date. In this new edition we will have a space for networking, both in the building and through our virtual platform Trans Port Connect, which will allow exhibitors and visitors to interact in both formats. In addition, we will have greater national and international coverage, there will be access to the exhibition at any place and time, we will have customizable stands in the face-to-face version through QR code and permanent update in the virtual stand. Continuing with our activities prior to the event, which allow us to maintain close contact with the Trans-Port Community, last May we held the first Trans-Port 2021 Webinar together with our collaborators from Panama (Webb Fontaine), Chile (Ministry of Transport and Empresa Portuaria San Antonio) and Peru (National Port Authority of Peru), and where there was an interesting debate on recommendations and lessons learned for change management derived from port digital transformation projects. In this new Trans-Port 2021 July Newsletter, we share the opinions of two of our sponsoring organizations. On the one hand, on behalf of the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications (MTT), Mr. Undersecretary José Luis Domínguez shares his vision of the digital transformation and change management initiatives that the ministry undertakes with various port and maritime authorities in the country . We are also accompanied by the Spanish technology company INDRA, whose strength and capacity for innovation has led it to develop a series of cutting-edge projects with the maritime-port industry in Europe, Latin America and Chile. Trans-Port, in a strategic alliance with the University of the Andes, began in June the Study of “Competitiveness and Management of the port logistics chain” together with six port logistics communities in Chile, which will enable the training of more than 200 executives and officials of the companies and organizations that make up the value chain in each of these ports. The results of this study are expected to be delivered during the November event, which will allow us to measure the main existing gaps and opportunities for initiatives in the areas of sustainability and digital transformation. We continue to build the great Trans-Port Community, a meeting place for all public organizations, private companies, suppliers, professionals and academia related to the Latin American maritime-port industry. We want to invite you to be part of this event, as a sponsor or attendee, and to visit our website www.trans-port.cl to find out news and upcoming activities. We are waiting for you at Trans-Port Santiago 2021!

Trans Port Santiago 2021 announces exhibition in hybrid format and reschedules its realization for November

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• The new edition, to be held between November 9 and 11, will be on-site and virtual so that everyone can participate from anywhere in the world if there are still travel restrictions at the international level. • During the days of the event, the International Congress will be held in parallel, where strategic issues for the sector will be discussed. Trans Port, the most important maritime-port exhibition of the sector in Chile, rescheduled its international congress and exhibition would performed between August 31 and September 2 for November 9 to 11, 2021 at CasaPiedra. The organization pointed out that the measure was taken so that the exhibition could be held in the best possible conditions, safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our collaborators, exhibitors, visitors and strategic partners. And they emphasized that it is better to postpone to November in order to wait for the situation as a result of Covid 19 to be more stable and hope that the vaccination program is as far as possible both in Chile and the world. Trans Port’s Manager, Katherine Becker, took the opportunity to announce that the exhibition that brings together the maritime-port industry will have for the first time a hybrid format, that is, face-to-face and virtual. This will make it possible for everyone to participate in the exhibition from any device and in any place, if there were still travel restrictions at the international level by that date”. And she explained that in this “new edition there will be space for networking, both on-site and through our virtual platform Trans Port Connect, which will allow exhibitors and visitors to interact in both formats. In addition, we will have greater national and international coverage, there will be access to the exhibition at any place and time, we will have customizable booths in the on-site version through QR code and permanent updating in the virtual booth”. Katherine Becker also noted that “those attending the maritime port meeting will also be able to schedule previous meetings to be held on the virtual platform or at the fair”. And she indicated that “the International Congress will be held live at the exhibition, by streaming and on demand post-event through Transport Connect, which will also feature an open Marketplace where companies can display products and services with quick and advanced search filters for easy navigation, which can also be appreciated during their visit to the venue”. Also from the organization emphasized that the purpose of the exhibition will be to reconnect the maritime-port community, covering the various issues that today concern the industry from a Latin American perspective. At Trans Port is convening global players to share knowledge, trends, technologies and the possibility of bringing markets closer and generating new business opportunities. Finally, the development of the exhibition also seeks to contribute to the reactivation of the economy and the development of the country through the generation of business opportunities and the creation of direct and indirect jobs that are produced around the fair.

Experts discuss challenges of digital transformation in the port industry in Trans Port webinar

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The Transport Undersecretary José Luis Domínguez inaugurated the webinar: “Change management in port digital transformation”, organized by Trans-Port, the most important exhibition and congress of the sector in Chile, to be held in Santiago from November 9 to 11. On the occasion, Undersecretary Dominguez stressed that instances such as the exhibition to be held later this year “is a very important event for the development of the port logistics community and we believe that initiatives like these are the ones that will bring us closer and optimize the development of our ports”. Likewise, the government authority said that our country “has to develop a logistics digital transformation policy. This poses a very important challenge to develop technological platforms that must have a national scope”. And he added “the challenge is not only technological, it also requires involving the users, the actors of the logistics chain associated with the Port, because it is key in the coordination of the entire chain”. From the Ministry of Transport, Romina Morales, in charge of Digital Logistics Transformation, stressed that “our Undersecretariat has a role to play as an articulator and promoter of port efficiency and this in a comprehensive manner, in the field of digitization, as one of the axes of digital transformation and in conjunction with the various actors in the logistics chain, we are moving forward in an environment of strategic integration”. And she noted that “we must be clear that the platforms do not work on their own, which is why we are working closely with the port logistics communities, promoting and supporting them in their coordination and sustainability. We also support them in their development plans regarding digital transformation projects”. Panel On the occasion, there was a panel discussion that addressed the challenges of digital transformation in the industry, with the participation of Mariela Gutarra, Digital Government Leader, Chief of Information Technology, Autoridad Portuaria Nacional – Perú; Eduardo Montecino, Deputy Manager of Logistics Development, Puerto San Antonio; and Jean-Edouard Nicolet, Business Development Manager, Webb Fontaine. From Peru, Mariela Gutarra noted that “change management is very important to be able to carry out these types of digital projects, towards digital transformation. And one of the pillars is precisely the people management”. In this context, she indicated that “we are working towards the Smart Port and the impact is wide in each of the stakeholders of the entire port community. In this line she said “we have many challenges to integrate the entire port community (…) It’s not only the implementation of digital technologies, also to have that sustainability, that productivity and work beside the cybersecurity”. Eduardo Montecino from Puerto San Antonio said that “the strategy must add value. Technology alone does not make sense”. And he explained that it “has to cover a space where are improvement opportunities, where adds value to our actors in the logistics chain, where injects competitiveness and where the conditions of the people who work in the logistics community must improve. That is why the human factor is very important, change management to be close and be very accurate in enabling technology to change people’s lives and help them”. Finally, Jean Edouard Nicolet from Webb Fontaine said that “the biggest and most complicated change is a conceptual change in how the community will work. Today almost all public and private actors have a vision of competitiveness with other local actors. And the implementation of community systems is where we are really going to create a community, and there is a change of mentality from competitor to collaborator. Is like to say in a small country economy like Jamaica, or just one port, you can’t only work at your local level and compete among the different companies and understandings, you must collaborate to create efficient environment and demonstrate globally that your value chain is working efficiently. This is one of the biggest impacts and challenges in implementing digital transformation.”

Cool Carriers presents in Trans-Port 2021 its portfolio of maritime transport services for the export chain of perishable products in Latin America.

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Cool Carriers is one of the world’s largest reefer ship operators and has more than 100 years of experience in shipping services with global coverage. From its headquarters in Stockholm Sweden, Cool Carriers coordinates agencies and representatives in the main countries with fruit exports such as Ecuador, Argentina, the United States, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Peru and Russia. Its comprehensive service is characterized by offering fast, dedicated and direct transportation for a wide group of perishable products, with the greatest flexibility and capacity to respond to customer needs. In Chile, the beginnings of Cool Carriers coincide with the birth of the national fruit industry as an exporter, accompanying it in its evolution and competitive positioning in the most demanding consumer markets. At Trans-Port 2021, Cool Carriers will share with the audience the value and importance of the reefer vessel as a transport solution for the export of the main Chilean fruits in a limited period of time (December-April) and large volumes. Cool Carriers’ logistics capacity efficiently connects the valleys where the product is harvested, the regional economies and local ports such as Caldera, Coquimbo and Valparaíso, with the main global markets.

Valparaíso, Chile

VIII International Exhibition and Congress of the Maritime and Port Industry for Latin American

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