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    Chinese construction firm, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), on Thursday launched the construction of a 110 million U.S. dollars Modjo dry port expansion project in central Ethiopia.


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    Shipowning organizations from the Group of Seven (G7) nations have vowed to spearhead the establishment of a $5 billion research and development (R&D) decarbonization fund, and have called for contributions from governments.



Bouchard Transportation’s Tugs and Barges Auctioned Off

The auction of the assets of Bouchard Transportation Company proceeded on July 18 under the process approved by the bankruptcy court. Before the auction, the reorganization officer for the oil barge transport company had selected an initial bid of $110 million for assets, which included 12 barges and 17 tugboats. Reports indicate, however, that the initial bidder selected by the company was outbid during the auction.