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Phorego is Launching a Global Social Transportation Network

In addition to public and private transportation, Phorego is building a new genre: Social Transportation. While public transportation is inflexible and private transportation is costly, social transportation will be fast, flexible and inexpensive or free.

The vision is big and the time is right: With slow economy and high gas prices, people wants to save money or generate new revenues. Ridesharing/Carpooling is supposed to be one solution. But current products/services in the market have not been able to address this, because many are inter-city oriented, or don’t have real-time active matching, or operate like a taxi/shuttle service, or mandate a fare and charge a fee. The end result is that the vision is still just a vision.

Convenience and ease of use is the key: Phorego delivers real-time matches to your e-mail or phone with continuous status updates; its street-level matching engine is primed for ad-hoc intra-city use. Safety is another: Phorego lets corporations, universities, governments and communities create and operate their own rideshare groups. Even the general public can do so to improve the safety factor.

Why not pick up your neighbors and get to work in 1 shared vehicle instead of 3 individually? On your way to pick up your uncle at the airport, may be you can give another arriving passenger a ride? How about those working late one night and need to get back home? The college students who want to go back home on holidays? The guys who have too much drinks in the bar at 3 o’clock in the morning? The use of social transportation is endless. Sharing vehicles let riders save time and money while drivers make some extra cash. Roads will be less congested and even the environment wins.

Currently the service is available in USA/Canada on PCs and MACs. Mobile versions are coming starting January 2013. Multi-language (French, German, Italian and Spanish, Chinese) version will be available when the service expands into Europe in 1st quarter of 2013.

As a promotion for this launch, Phorego is offering corporations, universities and communities to create their own rideshare groups for free. Start one now before it expires.

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Emirates SkyCargo Voted Cargo Airline of the Year

Emirates SkyCargo, the Dubai-based air freight division of Emirates, has been voted Cargo Airline of the Year and – for the 24th consecutive year – it was also named Best Middle East Cargo Airline.

The carrier, which was also named Best African Cargo Airline, received the accolades at the prestigious Cargo Airline of the Year 2012 awards held at London’s Lancaster Hotel.

Ram Menen, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President Cargo, attended the awards ceremony and later said: “These awards are voted for by our industry and their recognition of the continued success of Emirates SkyCargo is a great honour.”

Emirates SkyCargo received the awards at a time of continuing growth. A fourth Boeing 777F joined its fleet earlier in 2012, taking its dedicated fleet to eight aircraft, with a further nine Boeing 777Fs on order.

Since January 2012, Emirates has introduced services to eight new destinations: Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Dallas, Lusaka, Harare, Liege and Seattle. It will also launch flights to Ho Chi Minh City in June, Lisbon and Barcelona in July, and Washington DC in September.

Emirates SkyCargo currently serves a route network of over 120 destinations from its Dubai hub, spanning six continents across the globe.

The Cargo Airline of the Year 2012 awards are organised by trade magazine Air Cargo News and attract votes from freight forwarders around the world. The awards are the only event where the British International Freight Association audits and approves the votes cast.

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Emirates SkyCargo Transporting Record Levels Of Freight Between South America And Its Global Network

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, one of the fastest growing international airlines, has transported more than 25,000 tonnes over the past year on the burgeoning trade lanes between South America and points across its global network.

Operating to more than 120 destinations, Emirates SkyCargo has been connecting businesses to more and more international trade opportunities after strengthening its commitment to the region with the launch of a new linked passenger flights from Buenos Aires-Rio de Janeiro to Dubai – the only non-stop service from Rio to the Middle East and fastest route to Asia – and increasing the frequency of its Sao Paulo freighter service.

Companies from Brazil and Argentina – as well as a significant number from Chile and Colombia through connecting interline flights – benefited from the addition in September of a third weekly freighter service from Viracopos-Campinas International Airport, increasing the weekly capacity on the route by 33% to 620 tonnes.

Emirates SkyCargo carried more than 20,000 tonnes over the last 12 months on Boeing 777Fs, the most modern, technologically advanced large freighter in operation, which offer customers enhanced levels of flexibility and reliability.

“Our expanded services in the region have not only boosted trade levels with the UAE, but also with South America’s main Far East business partners, such as China, Hong Kong and Japan, and a multitude of European countries,” said Ram Menen, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President Cargo, in Sao Paulo at Intermodal, an event for trade, logistics, transport and international cargo handling businesses.

“Brazil is already recognised as an economic power and we hope to help it become even stronger by contributing to the growth of its import and exports industry. Currently, Emirates SkyCargo can connect South American businesses to 32 points in Europe, 19 in the Far East and Australasia and a further 22 in Africa, where there is also huge potential for economic growth.

“With five years’ experience of operating in South America we also have a strong understanding of the marketplace and the requirements of our customers, who benefit from our ever-expanding network and a reliable fleet, which becomes stronger almost every month as we take delivery of the 230-plus aircraft we have on order,” added Menen.

Since the daily Rio de Janeiro-Buenos Aires passenger service started on 3rd January, more than 1200 tonnes of cargo have been transported, with pharmaceuticals, machine parts and fresh fruits and fish being carried to Dubai and onward to European destinations such as France, Italy, Germany, Portugal and the UK, while in the Far East Hong Kong and China have been the key trading partners. Commodities going in the other direction include electronics, car parts and furniture.

In addition to the belly-hold capacity of the Rio de Janeiro-Buenos Aires flights operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, Emirates SkyCargo has been offering freight space since 2007 on a daily passenger service between São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport and Dubai, also operated by a Boeing 777-300ER. During the past 12 months more than 4000 tonnes have been transported.

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Emirates SkyCargo expands North American operation

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, one of the fastest growing international airlines, is expanding its North American operation, increasing trade opportunities between U.S. businesses and its global network.

After the launch of daily passenger service from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) International airports from 2nd February and 1st March respectively, Emirates SkyCargo will connect seven points in North America with trade prospects in more than 100 destinations worldwide.

“Our daily, non-stop flights from DFW and SEA will offer the fastest routes to the Middle East and beyond,” said Ram Menen, Emirates’ Senior Divisional Vice President Cargo. “We look forward to helping more American firms enhance their trade ties not only with the UAE, but also with markets in parts of South Asia, such as China, South Korea and Japan, and numerous points throughout Emirates’ extensive network in India and Africa.”

Air cargo being transported on Emirates’ flights departing the U.S will be handled at the airline’s Cargo Mega Terminal, housed at its state-of-the-art hub at Dubai International Airport (DXB), a location within eight hours of two-thirds of the world’s population.

“When combined with the efficiency of one of the youngest fleets in the skies, unrivalled ground-handling facilities, and the very latest information technology at our Cargo Mega Terminal, Emirates SkyCargo is the ideal partner for Dallas/Fort Worth and Seattle-based businesses as they look to boost trade,” added Menen.

The airline’s expansion will help facilitate the growth of trade in the Seattle metropolitan area that produced US$ 24.2 billion in total exports and US$2.7 billion in United Arab Emirates exports in 2008 and 2009 respectively. Texas exports to the UAE also expect significant growth, having reached over $1.7 billion in 2009 – an increase of more than 192 per cent since 2002.*

International cargo being exported from Dallas/Fort Worth will include oilfield equipment, electronic parts, computers, cell phones, medical equipment and pharmaceuticals; heading for markets across the Emirates network, from the UAE to Australia, India and Uganda. Leading import commodities such as communications equipment, automotive components, apparel and fabrics will come from a range of markets including Taiwan, Japan, Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia.

Exports on the Seattle route are expected to include fresh fruits and vegetables, electrical equipment and machinery, as well as medical equipment and aircraft parts, which will be transported to the UAE and surrounding destinations in the Middle East. China and South Korea will also be key trading partners, with leading imported commodities set to consist of electronic equipment, footwear and apparel.

Emirates’ DFW and SEA services join existing operations from New York (JFK), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO), as well as Toronto (YYZ) in Canada, further strengthening trade ties between North America, the UAE and points throughout Emirates’ network of 121 destinations, which will be bolstered in coming months with a further three routes – Seattle (1st March), Ho Chi Minh City (4th June), Barcelona (3rd July) and Lisbon (9th July).

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Fretbay Online Transport Marketplace – Making UK Routes Green And More Environment-Friendly

FretBay (https://fretbay.com) the first FREE European Online transport marketplace, providing reliable cheap transport and logistic solution to individual users and companies declared 2012 as a year that will make United Kingdom routes more environment friendly and clean.

While talking to media FretBay elaborates it’s expansion plans of offering UK transporters with a new online system that will provide real time enhanced route planning facilities helping in optimizing truck capacities.

The system will help transport service providers and couriers in optimizing the partial filled vehicles on a given route. Over 25% of lorries run completely empty of cargo and over 50% run only part-full.

Answering how this will happen, FretBay spokesperson explained that the site offers it’s users to post FREE transport demands as listings.

The transport demand can be for anything to anywhere at anytime .The most common listings are the requests for transport for motorbikes, cars, boats, furniture and house hold stuff, pianos, electrical and machinery equipments, agricultural and industrial machinery, horses and full home or office removals . These transport listings are immediately visible to member transporters and they can offer their transport quotes in real time.

The users are free to accept any transport offer at any time. Users can consult profiles of transporters before accepting thier offers. The profile contains rating and feed back of transporters left my users who did business with them in the past thus helping users to identify reliable transporters. FretBay encourages professional and declared transport service providers on site.

This helps not only in finding cheap shipping solution but helps in reducing deadly gases that are major cause of pollution.

A recent survey conducted by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders showed 31% of the UK ‘s 3.5 million lorries failed to meet Euro-3 emission standards. Road freight especially is under pressure, in the UK new emission regulations and taxations could see an average transport service company’s operating costs increase dramatically.
The recent environment talks in Durban have underlined the increasing importance placed on reducing climate change. This build up further pressure on road haulage companies to meet environment friendly commitments.

Though it is difficult in the time of crisis for a shift to environment friendly vehicles for most of the transport firms, however, it is still possible to make full use of trucks capacities to avoid unnecessary trips on roads.

FretBay system will play key role in optimising these vehicles by providing real-time grouping opportunities and by providing loads for empty returns. Transport and haulage companies can consult transport demands and loads in real time and can optimize their trips in last minutes.

FretBay is inviting all UK and European transport service providers to take part in this environmental program and. No subscription fee or long term engagement is demanded.

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Excess Baggage Company Launches New Airport Services

Excess Baggage, one of the world’s leading baggage shipping companies, has announced the launch of a number of new services at airports across the country.

The specialist shipping firm currently provides services at many of the UK’s major airports such as Heathrow and Gatwick, along with large shopping centres such as Westfield Shopping Centre and major train stations owned by Network Rail and Southern Rail.

In a bid to make better use of the company’s highly trained staff, Excess Baggage has begun offering a range of concierge services at airport arrival and departure locations. In arrivals, customers can now come to Excess Baggage to organise hotel reservations, flower deliveries and tour and taxi bookings. Mobile telephones and SIM cards are now available for purchase from Excess Baggage shops, and staff also offer a duty free shop and ship service

A range of new services have also been made available in departures, including lounge access and information desk services. A range of duty-free options have also been designed, such as online purchasing and duty free fulfilment.

The company currently offers a wide variety of concierge services including luggage storage, domestic and international luggage delivery, lost and found stations and more. Excess Baggage also has its own line of retail outlets selling travel accessories and goods in airport arrival and departure lounges all over the country.

David Elliott, chairman of Excess Baggage, said: “We are very excited about the additional services that we have recently rolled out and are certain that current and prospective clients will find them incredibly useful.

“We are also confident that all of these services will help airports to boost revenue from duty free sales.”

All of the services that Excess Baggage has developed will be available to customers either online or direct from the airport. Any products that are bought through Excess Baggage’s shop and collect service can either be picked up from a convenient location within the airport, or delivered to the airport lounge or any other location in the EU. By offering these services they plan to make shipping to Australia or luggage shipping to any worldwide destination becomes a more convenient task.

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Emirates SkyCargo Transports Its Heaviest Ever Item

Emirates SkyCargo came to the rescue of a ship undergoing repairs when it transported a 36-tonne rudder part – the heaviest single item ever carried by the freight division of Emirates Airline.

The rudder stock, which measured 9.16 metres long and 1.05 metres wide, was required for urgent repairs to a vessel at Dubai Dry Docks.

The part – tailor-made by Korean steel manufacturer Taewoong – would normally be transported by sea, but a quick solution, namely use of an air courier, was required to reduce the cost of the ship being out of service.

In conjunction with Dubai-based charter broker Air Charter International, it was transported on a Boeing 747-400F Emirates freighter from Seoul to Dubai and tested ground-handling operations at both airports to the fullest.

“Transporting a piece of air cargo this heavy requires the highest degree of care and special handling,” said Hiran Perera, Emirates’ Senior Vice President Cargo Planning & Freighters. “Two cranes capable of lifting 50 tonnes each, along with two high loaders were required, while more than 30 workers in both Seoul and Dubai made sure the intricate loading operation went smoothly.

“Precision planning and the combined expertise of everyone involved at Emirates SkyCargo, dnata, Air Charter International and Atlas Air was crucial to this success of this project,” added Perera. “This is testament to our commitment to meeting even the most challenging customer requirements. We are also committed to facilitating international trade, so it is particularly satisfying that we will have contributed to the vessel’s quick return to service.”

“With our client’s needs at the forefront of our efforts, it is crucial to be able to rely on a good partner,” said Ms Claire Brugirard, Commercial Manager at Air Charter International. “We were very pleased with the performance of Emirates SkyCargo in completing this project successfully.”

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Emirates SkyCargo Celebrates Start Of New Freighter Service

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates Airline, yesterday celebrated the inaugural service on its new Far East and Australasia freighter route.

The weekly air cargo service, operated by its new Boeing 777 freighter, will fly Dubai-Singapore-Sydney-Hong Kong-Dubai, providing the key trading points with additional connectivity to Emirates’ Dubai hub, which can link businesses to the 114 destinations on the carrier’s network.

The Boeing 777F – which touched down for the first time in Sydney on 12th September – has the capability to carry up to 103 tonnes of freight.

“This new route not only bolsters capacity, it provides our customers with more options and increased trade opportunities,” said Hiran Perera, Emirates’ SVP Cargo Planning & Freighters.

“We currently transport cargo in the belly-hold of 126 passenger flights a week between Dubai and Australia, as well 28 Hong Kong flights and 42 Singapore flights, and the freighter – with a wide main deck door – will increase our ability to carry oversized shipments,” added Perera.

“This takes our import capacity to Australia to 1370 tonnes per week and, in these uncertain economic conditions, is further testament of our commitment to facilitating international trade for businesses in the region.”

The inaugural fligh – which carried 100 tonnes of cargo, including medical equipment, diagnostics, spare parts, textiles and clothing – was met by Greg Johnson, Emirates’ Cargo Manager Australia, and Alex Barkway, Emirates’ Cargo Manager New South Wales.

“The addition of a dedicated freighter service is a major milestone in Emirates SkyCargo’s growth in Australia, and offers new possibilities for expansion into other areas of air cargo transport,” said Johnson. “With the high Australian dollar driving up imports, this new flight will also provide us with much needed additional capacity into the market.”

EK9920 will depart Dubai every Sunday at 20:35 and touch down in Singapore at 07:55 the following day. The B777F will then depart at 09:00 and complete its outbound journey at 18:30 when it touches down at Sydney International Airport.

The return service, EK 9921, will depart Sydney every Monday at 21:30 and land in Hong Kong at 04:35 on Tuesday. Departing Hong Kong at 07:35 as EK 9865, the service will then terminate in Dubai at 10:35.

With a long-range flying capacity and technologically advanced General Electric (GE) engines, the Boeing 777F provides greater flexibility than any other freighter aircraft currently in operation. It maintains the lowest fuel burn of any comparable sized aircraft, consuming nearly 18 per cent less fuel than today’s freighters.

Emirates SkyCargo introduced its first Boeing 777F in March 2009. In December 2010, it operated its longest ever non-stop flight on the Boeing 777F; 17.5 hours from Sydney to New York. Emirates is the largest operator of Boeing 777 aircraft in the world, with 91 in its fleet currently.

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New Internationalremovals.co.uk Set to Help International Movers Make Their Journey Much Easier and Care-Free

With the launch of the InternationalRemovals.co.uk, the Excess International Movers Ltd. Website looks set to make international moves and emigrations to popular locations such as Australia, New Zealand and the USA a much less daunting prospect.

Many UK residents have upped sticks and moved overseas either for work, to live near family or for other reasons and the process has often been described as laborious, time consuming and difficult. With the launch of this site though, wherever in the world that customers are looking to move to, they can easily cover every aspect of their move by contacting International Removals in advance to arrange procedures.

As a division of the respected Excess International Movers Ltd, Visitors to the internationalremovals.co.uk website are faced with not only a secure and affordable luggage and possessions shipping service but many other complimentary services that some people may not have considered such as money transfers and even car shipping.

David Elliott, Chairman of Excess International Movers praised the new site launch saying, “With Internationalremovals.co.uk we have aimed to cover absolutely every element of a big move overseas.

“The issue many of the people we’ve spoken to about moving abroad is the amount of additional work and number of companies they need to contact as a part of their move. This is why we have sought to bring it all under one service on the new website”

International removals no longer purely involves shipping suitcases, more people are looking for additional shipping services that can handle furniture, vehicles and even family pets. International Removals has each of these as well as other points to consider such as claiming any tax back from the UK government if you are owed any when you leave.

With over 30 years of experience the Excess International Movers Company is a leading brand when it comes to helping people move abroad, and with the new overseas removals service customers can make their move much more convenient and affordable. Free quotes can be gained by visiting www.internationalremovals.co.uk with attractive rates on many popular services including shipping to USA, overseas removals to Australia and many other destinations.

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Budget conscious motorists could be missing one of the biggest savings available on daily travel – Motorcycles!

Budget conscious motorists could be missing one of the biggest savings available on daily travel – Motorcycles! Did you know that small motorbikes and scooters can achieve well over 100 miles per gallon? How does that compare with your car?

Look around during your commute and you will notice that most cars have one occupant. That is a lot of spare space and metal to drag around and means they are simply burning money as fuel.

Learning to ride is not as difficult as you might think either; a one-day CBT test is all that is required for smaller motorcycles and scooters. Even if you can’t see yourself as a motorcyclist, then you will still gain vital road knowledge from the perspective of people on two wheels.

Switching from a medium sized car to a 125cc motorbike will net you savings on fuel, tax and insurance and in many cases will cover the cost of a brand new motorbike in the first year.

Combine all of the monetary advantages with the fact that motorcycles are great fun and can cut right through the traffic and they offer a solution to modern traffic problems that cannot be ignored.

cbt-test-training.info gives people looking to take their first steps in to the world of motorcycling all the information required from the moment they learn to ride a motorbike right through to taking the CBT or bike test.

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Popular Shopping Service Cloakroom Co. Enters Online Arena

London ‘shop and drop’ sensation Cloakroom Co. has launched a new website to help its growing customer base learn more about its baggage storage and cloakroom services.

The ingenious company, based at Westfield shopping centre in White City, has experienced incredible demand for its secure shopping storage options since launching in January.

New website Cloakroom.co has already proved to be a hit, with shoppers flocking to find out how to enjoy a lighter, hassle-free trip to their favourite stores.

Instead of carting around your previous purchases all day – resulting in sore arms and short tempers – for a small fee you can leave your excess baggage with the experienced professionals at Cloakroom Co. while you enjoy your day.

It also avoids the risk of unaccompanied baggage, as it is easy to put down bags and forget about them while you examine electronic products or try on new outfits.

As part of leading luggage shipping business Excess Baggage Company, which was established in 1983 and delivers a wide range of services at major airports such as London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Manchester, the team behind Cloakroom Co. has reassuringly strong experience in handling and storing people’s treasured possessions.

David Elliot Chairman of Excess Baggage, said: “In tune with our stress-relieving practical services, our online presence is very accessible and gives you all the information you need quickly and clearly.

“It features full details of our luggage storage options and also further explains our delivery service, which arranges for shopping or general luggage to be shipped directly to a shopper’s home or hotel, to avoid an inconvenient struggle on the Tube or bus.”

Excess Baggage Company’s lost property and lost and found services are provided to a number of operators including Gatwick Airport Ltd, Manchester Airport Group, Network Rail and Southern Rail. Additional options include luggage shipping, left baggage and retail travel baggage.

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MojoCar Client Launches in NYC: Book a Ride Online, from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

MojoCar LLC recently released its flagship product, MojoCar Client, a transportation app that allows users to book cars throughout the New York City metro area from an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, or on MojoCar.com – giving commuters a new option that gets them from point A to point B safely, quickly and easily when they’re on the go. The app is currently available for download from the Apple App Store free of charge.

Once users set up a MojoCar Client account, they can choose to book rides “now” or later.” When a client needs a ride now, the app uses GPS technology to instantly send the request to all MojoCar drivers within a two-mile radius of the client’s pickup location. The booking is awarded to the first driver who responds, and the app provides the client with an ETA – guaranteed to be within 15 minutes.

When a client books a ride in advance, the request goes out to all drivers within the MojoCar citywide network. Drivers then compete for the job by submitting bids in real time, auction-style, with prices and vehicle details. In this scenario, the client takes his pick based on price, car and/or user reviews, benefitting from competitive pricing and a selection of cars ranging from economy through premium, including Lincoln Town Cars, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

When clients are dropped off at their destination, they can pay their fare directly through the app – using their own device, or the driver’s. A receipt is automatically sent via email. For rides booked “now,” clients pay a flat fee of $30.95 to go anywhere within Manhattan.

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China Eastern Airlines Forges New Uniforms

Recently, China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited (CEA) launched an initiative to change uniforms of its first-line service personnel, replacing the existing ones with a history of nearly 10 years. What is more significant is the cooperation CEA joins hands with Hachette China—the parent company of ELLE magazine, relying on the latter’s grand influence in the fashion field to hunt world’s top designer in order to better display its core brand value of “world-class hospitality with eastern charm”.

CEA owns 370 odd airplanes of different kinds, mainly composed of wide and narrow-body carriers. With Shanghai as its core hub of the airline network covering over 170 cities throughout the world, it provides service to more than 70 million travellers each year with passenger capacity ranking World Top 10. Launching the transnational and crossover design program before its imminent entrance to SkyTeam Alliance, CEA has fully demonstrated its determination to create world-class grade and excellent service experience for global passengers. After the entrance to SkyTeam Alliance, its airline will reach six continents, covering over 900 navigation point cities, and it will notably become more and more integrated with the international society. Aided by Hachette China ‘s fashion impacts, this program will globally hunt a top designer, aiming to well demonstrate a unique international image of oriental glamour and delicate elegance. Which fashion designer will command this design, how CEA service team will be presented to the public in a completely new way, and etc.. All of these noticeable answers will probably be revealed in the near future.

To facilitate this initiative and to evoke more wisdom and inspiration, CEA has also invited global Chinese and fashion design fans to jointly participate in this Uniform Designing Competition. Participants could register at www.style.ceair.com and submit their designs on line. At last, the first three winners will be selected to gain the fashion industry venture capital fund, amounting to over 10,000 RMB, and the champion will have a chance to visit designer studio.

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Riviera Jet And Helicopter Charter Service

HeliRiviera, the helicopter and jet charter company based at Cannes Airport on the French Riviera, has expanded to provide local helicopter and international private jet charter. The company also offers a range of flight support services, including air management for private villas and super yachts.

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Cannes airport offers landing facilities for medium-sized private jets. Larger aircraft land at Nice airport, which is only 10 minutes away by helicopter. HeliRiviera provide an integrated jet and helicopter service for clients who want to mix jet and helicopter operations between Cannes, Nice, Saint Tropez, Monaco, Monte Carlo and other destinations on the French Riviera.

Catherine Pardini, managing director at HeliRiviera says: “Our heli adventure and jet charter service is very flexible. Our team can organize anything from a heli-ski or heli-dining trip from Monaco to Courcheval or Isola 2000 for a day’s skiing and lunch, right through to hiring CJ2, Learjet 45, Citation Mustang, Global Express or other executive jets for European and international travel.”

Pardini continues: “HeliRiviera was founded in 2000 to give the owners of super yachts and private villa estates on the Cote d’Azur a helicopter management program. HeliRiviera provides expert consulting services on creating helipads for yachts and villas. We also have private hangar space at Cannes airport. Now we are working with executive jet charter partners world wide to provide a total flight management service.”

More information is available at www.heliriviera.com, or by email to ops@heliriviera.com, or by phone on France +33 (0)493 90 53 00.

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Excess International Movers Launch New Service For Hassle Free Moves

There are thousands of UK expats who shut up shop overseas and head homewards annually. They usually engage a foreign removal company to do the move, sometimes at significant cost. The problem is that once they have left their foreign domicile they have little or no control of the move, or leverage on the foreign moving company that they have chosen.

That’s where Excess International Movers come in. As one of the largest importers of household goods in the UK, Excess have tried and tested networks of agents worldwide, and through their agent network they are able to arrange the best quality move, at the most competitive price.

Excess International Movers, www.excess-international.com, have just launched a new service where they take all the hassle out of the move, and deal direct with the overseas removal company, on the client’s behalf. The client is quoted one final, ‘all in price’ for the move into the UK (or anywhere else on the planet), and Excess International Movers take care of all the paperwork and organisation. Excess International’s ‘Move Home’ service has been hailed as one of the most innovative developments in International Moving. Excess International Movers are one of the UK’s top ten International removals organisations with over 30 offices nationally, and they are able to organise any move back to the UK for expats whether they are heading home from LA, Tokyo or Dubai. As members of the International Movers Federation (FIDI), and the International Association of Movers (IAM), they are always able to source the best and most reliable agent depending on clients’ requirements and budget whether you require Removals to Australia or USA Removals services.

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Excess Baggage Company Introduce Express Overnight Luggage Services

Excess Baggage Company has developed a new overnight luggage service for shipments within the UK and Europe. The service is designed to allow airline passengers to travel light and send their baggage overnight, perfect for destinations such as luggage shipping to France.

It is particularly suited to airline passengers and those who would normally be charged a premium to take their excess baggage with them on board by airlines like Ryanair and Easyjet, as well as British Airways, Air France, KLM and Lufthansa. The charges made by airlines for luggage beyond the 20kg allowance ranges from £20/kg and up, depending on the airline carrier and route. An average suitcase from London to Dublin, above the allowance, would cost around €400 with the airline. Excess Baggage Company’s easy to use service allows the passenger to dispatch his luggage in advance for 24/48 hour door to door delivery on many routes for a fraction of this price.

Excess Baggage Company, www.Excess-Baggage.com have traditionally specialised in Intercontinental Baggage Moving to destinations like shipping to Australia, NZ, South Africa and SE Asia with shipping Freight to China as well, and it is hoped that this new product will help travellers who need to move their baggage at short notice door to door.

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Excess International Movers Makes Shipping Possessions Easier For Migrants

With the current economic recession still holding down house prices, and making it difficult to sell, Excess International Movers have come up with a new service to assist migrants. Normally migrants heading for Australia, New Zealand, or Canada; the traditional migration destinations, have their furniture and household goods packed in 20 foot or 40 foot shipping containers for transit via container vessel to their new home.

Excess International Movers Makes Shipping Possessions Easier For Migrants

Excess International Movers are now offering shippers the opportunity to store their goods in the UK for up to twelve months at half price, providing that the goods are all then eventually shipped. On top of this, Excess are offering a discount ‘large baggage/small shipment’ service for immediate necessities, for those who put their households into store. Excess will ship up to two cubic metres door to door to any major city in Australia, New Zealand or Canada for a flat rate of £500* f r o m the London area (small surcharge outside London). That’s a whopping sixteen tea chests equivalent!

The price includes supply of cartons, plus delivery, and collection once the boxes have been packed. Excess have worked with their major agents overseas to provide this special discount service for shippers. Companies like Grace Removals and Kent Moving in Australia and the Moving Company and Transworld Removals in New Zealand were happy to assist to give migrants that extra fillip to assist them in setting up their new homes down under.

To use this service, would be migrants should contact Excess International Movers (www.excess-international.com) 0800 524 4388 at the first available opportunity, to allow a viewing and estimation to be arranged for their household goods. Excess will send out a specially trained estimator, who will assess the volume of the international removals shipment, and provide advice on what to take and what not to take. The estimator will help the migrant decide what are necessities, and what can be put into temporary storage, and take them through all the customs, quarantine and shipping regulations, that they are likely to come up against. After this, it a simple matter of accepting the quotation, and arranging for Excess International Movers’ well trained and experienced removalists to come and pack the shipment for export; crating goods as required, and loading them into an air ride truck for delivery into storage. Goods that are urgently needed can also be collected at this point (or later), and then shipped by air or by sea to coincide with the owner’s arrival in their new country.

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Ebikes Offer Low-Cost, Green Option For Commuting

Urban commuters seeking to save money on gasoline, avoid traffic jams and lower their carbon footprint can now turn to electric bicycles. Electric Bicycles or e-bikes are standard bicycles fitted with a small electric motor and batteries. Riders can either use their own muscles to pedal, use electric power for propulsion, or both.

The U.S. Department of Energy reports that average gasoline prices across the United States have climbed almost a dollar per gallon from a year ago. With West Coast gas prices averaging near $3 a gallon, commuters are looking for cheaper, greener alternatives.

Many regional transit authorities are facing severe budget shortfalls and have either cut services or are considering service cuts and rate hikes. With driving becoming more expensive and without an appropriate public transit alternative, electric bicycles are becoming the vehicle of choice for urban commuters.

E-bikes are easy to operate and require minimal maintenance. Most offer a riding range that can exceed 15 miles per charge. Riding range can be greatly increased if riders pedal along with the motor, especially during acceleration, and charging is simple. Just plug the bike into a standard wall socket!

The cost of fully charging an average e-bike’s battery is less than 4 cents. When you compare that to the $40 or $50 it takes to fill the tank of a car, the savings are tremendous – a fuel economy exceeding 1200 miles per gallon.

Larry Van Wilgen, co-founder of Empowered Ebikes (http://www.empoweredebikes.com) and an avid e-bike user explains the attraction: “Electric bicycles are fun and easy to ride. I can cruise at 20 mph and not break a sweat, even on a hot and humid day. I can focus my attention on my surrounding, rather than on pedaling and keep up with urban traffic better. That makes me feel safer on the road.” Empowered Ebikes offers electric bicycles and tricycles, including some models that can fit in the trunk of a car or carried onto a train.

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Europcar, Mannequins, False Legs And The Back End Of A Horse

Europcar hires out thousands of vehicles daily, so it is not surprising that a survey of its branches revealed some strange excuses for damage and late return as well as some rather unusual items of lost property.

While the Europcar survey revealed some surprising results, perhaps one of the most amusing was supplied by a car hire customer who got more than he bargained for while he waited for a horse to pass on a country lane, after the horse decided to take a rest on the bonnet. The driver watched in horror as a horse, complete with rider in tow, slowly backed onto the car as a vehicle on the opposite side passed in a narrow country lane.

Another unusual animal encounter was reported when Europcar staff at the Newport car hire branch noticed a large chunk was missing from the bumper of one of their cars. The customer explained they had visited Longleat Safari Park and driven through the lion’s enclosure where a lion had taken off a part of the bumper with his claws.

The survey also showed that while sunglasses, CDs, mobile phones and keys are among the most common items left in Europcar’s vehicles, sometimes stranger items can also turn up – ranging from items like a mannequin, to 50 fluorescent light bulbs, and a Scottish Piper’s black ostrich hat. As well as these strange items, Europcar’s customers have also been known to leave more valuable goods. One customer left £1000 worth of designer clothes in the boot of a car.

Derby car hire customer nearly lost their cool when they were hit by a van driver from behind. When Europcar’s staff asked why he had driven into her, she explained that he’d been distracted by the ice cream he was eating flying onto his seat.

Catriona Lougher, Marketing Director for Europcar commented, “There’s never a dull day in the life of a hire car as some of these stories and items of lost property reveal. Our staff are always professional and understanding no matter what the reason for late return or damage and often go to great pains to reunite lost and forgotten property with their rightful owners.”

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Established Miami Limousine Operator Expands Fleet

Having established its rapport through years, A2Z Limousine, a Miami based ground transportation limousine rental service announces a grand expansion its limo fleet. A2Z Limo’s Miami limo, Fort Lauderdale Limo and West Palm Beach Limousine services in Dade, Broward and South Florida are most trusted ground transportation services.

The Ford Excursion Stretch Limo - just one of our fine limos in our Miami Limo, Fort Lauderdale Limo and West Palm Beach Limo Service.“Time is money. So why should executives waste productive time waiting in line for rental cars, taxi cabs, or airport shuttles, then trying to find their way to meetings and searching for parking?” says A2Z Limousine spokesman, “With our Miami LimousineFort Lauderdale Limousine and West Palm Beach Limousine Service, you can conduct business and relax while your personal chauffeur takes you safely and comfortably to your destination in our fine quality limos. Using our limousine service, will help you turn non-productive time into productive time.”

Top quality limo service is exactly what customer will receive when choosing A2Z’s limousines and service for his or her transportation needs. A 2 Z Limousine has long been making travel comfortable and convenient for their clients. Businesses, locals and travelers all can take advantage of A2Z Limo’s Miami Limo and Fort Lauderdales Limo services. Their professional chauffeurs have impeccable timing, ensuring their clients will arrive at their destination relaxed and on time.

A2Z Limousine’s fleet included Sedan Town Car, Executive SUV, Stretch Limousine, SUV Excursion Limousine, H2 Hummer Limousine, Vans, Mini Buses or Motor Coach Buses for airport transportation in Miami, Fort Lauderdale or West Palm Beach. They also offer all-day limo rentals, weekly limousine rentals and more. Regular daily limo service can also be scheduled.

A 2 Z Limousine has the perfect vehicles to satisfy needs of their clients; for those who simply want a “Night on the Town,” a “Romantic Evening,” or to ride in style to a concert or sporting event at one of South Florida’s stadiums/arenas. Arriving in A2Z limos means arriving in Miami style.

A 2 Z Limousine service is available 24 hours, 7 days a week, for all limo transportation service needs. A2Z encourages the customers to call their direct line: (954) 792-2005, or call Toll-Free 1-877-Ride-A2Z (1-877-743-3229) to speak with a live agent. Their agents are determined to help customers with any questions, and can take reservations. A 2 Z Limousine Believes in Starting with Perfection and Ending in Satisfaction.

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