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WEATHER PUTS A DAMPER ON MANGO FORECAST IN INDIA

Officials are revising downwards their Indian mango crop forecast as lingering cool weather puts a damper on volumes India has revised downwards its official mango crop forecast due to lingering cool weather, Yahoo news reports. National mango volumes are estimated to rise by only 7 per cent this season above last year's level, and not increase by 25 per cent as previously predicted, Bijay Kumar, managing director of India's National Horticulture Board (NHB), said.

CROWLEY MARITIME TO INCREASE FREQUENCY ON HAITI ROUTE FOR MANGO SEASON

Crowley Maritime Corp. said it will renew second-day sailings to Haiti after it reduced its twice-weekly service to Haiti to a single port call due to earthquake-caused damage to Port-au-Prince’s docks. The Jacksonville-based shipping company’s restoration of its second fixed-day sailing to Port-au-Prince from Rio Haina, Dominican Republic, and Port Everglades is timed to coincide with Haiti’s mango season. Crowley shipped nearly 400 loads of mangoes during the island’s peak season, it said in a news release.

INDIA : MANGO CONSUMERS REJOICE AS PRICES COME DOWN

PANAJI: As Goa gets ready for the mango season, the popular Alphonso mango is easily accessible to the 'aam aadmi' at sweetened rates.


 However the Mankurad mango continues to be a luxury item this season. While vendors from Panaji and Margao get their mangoes from the same wholesale vendor at the same rate the selling rates differ marginally at these markets.


 The Alphonso mango was selling for 60 in the Margao market, whereas the starting price for a Mankurad mango was 150. 

INDIA : MANGO GROWERS PROTEST PROPOSED NUCLEAR POWER PLANT

IMO NOTE : This story mentions mangos from India and the construction of a Nuclear Power plant, yet it has nothing to do with irradiated mangos from India.
The temple for the Hindu monkey god Hanuman, near Jaitapur on the western coast of India, seems a long way from Japan’s Fukushima Dai-Ichi, where the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl continues to unfold. For the crowd gathering amid the scent of incense and prayer lamps, the crisis is looming on their doorstep. Less than three miles away, the Indian government plans to build what would be the world’s largest nuclear-power plant and the villagers, fearing a repeat of the Japanese catastrophe, are here to protest.

IMPORTERS & HANDLERS OF LESS THAN 9 LOADS OF MANGO CAN GET THEIR IMPOUND BACK FROM THE NMB

IMO NOTE:
The NMB maybe holding on to money due small importers. Importers who import less than approximately nine loads / containers of mangos per year (and who consequently have no representation on the National Mango Board (NMB)) are due their money back.


The 500,00 pound threshold is the equivalent of 56,818 (4kg) Cartons per year.
The little known clause is "buried" in the NMB website.
QUESTION:
§ 1206.9   Importer.  Importer means any person importing 500,000 or more pounds of mangos into the United States in a  calendar year as a principal or as an agent, broker, or consignee of any person who produces or  handles mangos outside of the United States for sale in the United States, and who is listed as the  importer of record for such mangos.
Question:
Is there a procedure for refunding impounds when the 500,000 pound threshold is not met?
Thank you.

NMB : HWT MANGOS A HARD SELL

The mango industry has worked to educate retailers on the merits of offering soft, ripe fruit to consumers, but the industry still encounters resistance on that front, marketing agents say.


“Most retailers want it for shelf life,” said Greg Golden, partner in Mullica Hill, N.J.-based Amazon Produce Network. “There are a few enlightened customers out there that are catching on to a little bit of preconditioning. We’re providing that for a few of our retailers and processors, but the vast majority want the fruit hard because it gives them more time to sell it.”




The problem with hard fruit, marketers note, is that consumers often are unfamiliar with mangoes, and a bad experience with a less-than-ripe mango can discourage repeat purchases.



VIEWER COMMENTS: COMPANIA INTERNACIONAL FRUTIFERA (CIF), BARCELONA, SPAIN

MANGO EXPORTADO DE AFRICA: (HISTORICO)
Hola Will
Esta es la información sobre los volúmenes exportados (en toneladas) de Mali, Burkina y Costa de Marfil:



2006 2007 2008 2009 MALI 1,850 3,500 5,170 6,857

MAERSK TO INAUGURATE OWN PIER AT PORT OF CALLAO

Maersk build and operate pier in Peru’s port

The world’s largest container shipping line, Moeller-Maersk A/S, won a contract to build and operate a 1.1 billion US dollars pier at Peru’s largest port, the government announced in Lima.

Copenhagen-based Maersk’s APM Terminals unit beat out Hong Kong-based Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. by offering a bigger discount for services at the Muelle Norte pier at the Callao port, state investment promotion agency Proinversion said at a ceremony in Lima.