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BISON launches system for weighing containers on chassis
Portable container weighing solutions specialist BISON has announced the launch of a world first system for weighing containers on trailer chassis. 
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Mexican wave of wins for Kiwi technology
  There’s a little bit of New Zealand greeting visitors to Mexico, and the clever Kiwi technology will be seamlessly uniting airline passengers with their baggage as they head to popular holiday destinations. Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico, which operates 12 airports in the Pacific region of Mexico has chosen baggage handling technology from BCS Group for its showcase San Jose Del Cabo and El Bajio airports.
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Latest Issue of EXPORTER Magazine
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Latest Exporter
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What’s Mine is not Yours
A useful guide for exporters daunted by the intellectual property minefield. The business world is littered with tales of stolen ideas and brilliant designs dropped because they were too futuristic to attract support. If their uniqueness had been safeguarded these concepts might have benefited their creators.
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Safe Passage
The recent grounding of the container ship Rena has highlighted the importance of having a watertight marine cargo insurance policy. There are associated lessons for everyone involved in the seafreight insurance industry.
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September 2011 Exporter
September 2011 issue 20
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MSC picks Port of Tauranga for new oceania service
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the world's second largest container shipping line, has announced plans to start a new Oceania Express Service with the Port of Tauranga as it s only New Zealand port call.
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Turkey aims grow food exports to UAE, Gulf states
Turkey has set an ambitious plan to increase its food trade with the UAE to USD$250 million by 2015, up 20% from $103 million last year, according to TradeArabia News Service.
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UAE races ahead to build 100% broadband access
The UAE will probably be the first country in the world next year to have 100% broadband internet penetration through ‘fibre to home technology', according to GulfNews.com.
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NZ starts to crack the Japanese beef market
New Zealand beef is carving out a tasty market niche in Japan with a view to raising its small slice of the Japanese beef market.
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China's biomass energy target
China plans to expand its installed generation capacity of biomass power to 13 million kilowatts by the end of 2015, according to ChinaDaily.com.
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AirAsia to buy an extra 100 A320neo jets
Air-Asia will buy an extra 100 Airbus A320neo jets (a more fuel efficient jet), taking its record-breaking order to 300 planes, according to a report in GulfNews.
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Dubai plans US$7.8 bln expansion for airport
Dubai plans to invest USD$7.8 billion in expanding airspace and airport capacity at Dubai International Airport over a 10-year period, according to GulfNews.com.
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Asahi buys Aussie and Kiwi soft drinks companies
Asahi is to proceed with two Australian and New Zealand soft drinks deals, with the aim of becoming one of the world’s top food and beverage companies, according to BeverageDaily.com.
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Confidence in ocean shipping business at 2-yr low
London’s Moore Stephen accounting firm says confidence in the ocean shipping business prospects has hit its lowest level in two years after declining a fourth consecutive quarter (ending in May), according to the Shipping Gazette.
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Tru-Test Group buys into Brazil distributor
Tru-Test Group, New Zealand’s world leading manufacturer of electric fencing systems, milk metering and animal weighing systems is investing heavily in Brazil in the next step on its international growth path.
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China likely to reduce duty on imported luxury items
It is only a matter of time before China moves to reduce import duty on luxury goods, according to ChinaDaily, quoting Yao Jian, a Ministry of Commerce spokesman.
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Google's head-head challenge for Facebook market
Google is taking on Facebook with the unveiling of its latest attempt to build a social network modelled directly on its fast-growing rival, according to the Financial Times.
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Fonterra to face uphill climb in China - analyst
Fonterra may face an uphill struggle in its bid to expand in China despite the promise of significant market growth, according to DairyReporter.com.
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