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Neptune Pacific Line Inc. (NPL) announced today that it has reached agreement with the Government of Samoa to purchase a 50% controlling interest in Pacific Forum Line (PFL). This brings together two Pacific island specialists, with highly complementary service routes, six chartered and owned vessels, owned agencies in Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Australia and New Zealand, and an extensive third party agency network in American Samoa, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island and Nauru.