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NARCO AVION : Air France se declara demandante en caso de narcomaletas

La compañía de aviación francesa indicó que los equipajes fueron introducidos de manera delictiva al avión.

jueves 26 de septiembre de 2013 11:12 AM

PARIS. - La compañía Air France anunció el jueves que va a declararse demandante en el caso del cargamento récord de 1,3 tonelada de cocaína decomisada en París en un vuelo procedente de Caracas.

La compañía de aviación francesa indicó asimismo que, según los elementos recabados en su investigación interna, "los equipajes no identificados fueron introducidos de marera delictiva en la cadena de cargamento de los contenedores destinados a ser embarcados en el avión".

Air France precisó que el vuelo AF385 del 10 de septiembre entre Caracas y París-Roissy trasportaba 254 pasajeros.

"Los equipajes registrados en ese vuelo por la escala Air France de Caracas corresponden todos a pasajeros embarcados y, para 13 de ellos, a equipajes encaminados correspondientes a pasajeros que viajaron anteriormente",
indicó la compañ…

INTEGRITY : Climber finds treasure trove off Mont Blanc


Three climbers walk at an altitude of 3400 metres on September 11, 2013 near the Dent du Géant (Giant's tooth), in the Mont Blanc massif in France and Italy (AFP Photo/Jean-Pierre Clatot)

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Albertville (France) (AFP) - A French climber scaling a glacier off Mont Blanc got more than satisfaction for his efforts when he stumbled across a treasure trove of emeralds, rubies and sapphires that had been buried for decades.

The jewels, estimated to be worth up to 246,000 euros ($332,000), lay hidden in a metal box that was on board an Indian plane that crashed in the desolate landscape some 50 years ago.

The climber turned the haul in to local police.

"This was an honest young man who very quickly realised that they belonged to someone who died on the glacier," local gendarmerie chief Sylvain Merly told AFP.

"He could have kept them but he preferred to give them to the police," Merly said, adding that the climber stumbled upon the box earlier this month and that …

New reefership design presented at Cool Logistics Rotterdam

With the average age of conventional reefer ships at around 20 years and the problems they inherently have, it is time for something new in world of reefer shipping.

At this week's Cool Logistics conference in Rotterdam, an innovative new reefer ship design was unveiled by Per Westling, Managing Director at Stena Ro Ro and Birger Lindberg Skov, Managing Director at Reefer Intel.

"If we don't do anything," commented Lindberg Skov, "The reefer will fade away. We need to do this in order for banana shippers to remain in control."

Per Westling explained that the design is similar to a deep sea Ro Ro vessel, with a ramp at the stern allowing it to berth at any port. 

The weather deck and lower deck can loaded/unloaded independently from each other.

The lowers decks are loaded via a door, using a cartridge system. The cartridges can then be stacked, saving space on the return voyage. There are four lower decks which can loaded via fixed ramps enabling fast loading and…