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DEL MONTE TURNS TO GT NEXUS FOR INVENTORY & CUSTOMS COMPLIANCE NEEDS

Source: American Shipper+     Date Posted: 5/4/2011 10:05:38 AM Del Monte expands deal with GT Nexus
   Del Monte Foods has extended its dealings with Oakland, Calif.-based trade software company GT Nexus to include automated inventory and document management processes between Del Monte and its international supplier community, GT Nexus said Tuesday.


   Del Monte already used GT Nexus’ cloud-based technology to serve as its central supply chain information hub for managing international shipments.

   “Our international supply chain is an important area of focus,” said Robert Lim, vice president, demand and supply planning, Del Monte Foods.  


  “GT Nexus has delivered strong results for our transportation services organization, so we turned to it to help enhance the company’s inventory tracking and customs compliance processes. GT Nexus is now helping drive efficiency with the way we work with suppliers.”

American Shipper dissected cloud computing and how it relates to the supply chain in M…

CBP CLARIFIES RECENT NEWS REPORTS OUT OF MIDDLE EAST

Source: American Shipper+     Date Posted: 5/5/2011 10:56:00 AM Clarification: CBP and Abu Dhabi   U.S. Customs and Border Protection has clarified its statement that Japanese, Mexican and European Union customs liaisons have participated alongside U.S. analysts at its National Targeting Center for cargo since 2007.

   A CBP spokesperson notes that foreign officers have been stationed at the NTC on temporary assignments, not on a permanent basis. 


The explanation refers to news, reported by Shippers’ Newswire on April 26, that CBP and Abu Dhabi Customs have agreed on an exchange program to assist each country in identifying high-risk cargo containers.

PERU & AUSTRALIA EXCHANGE PHYTO SANITARY PROTOCOLS FOR MANGO

Peru: Senasa establishes phytosanitary requirements for mango import from Australia

The National Service of Agrarian Health (SENASA) established phytosanitary requirements of mandatory compliance in the mango imports from Australian source and origin.

According to the SENASA directorial resolution published this week, the requirements were established at the request of the company Oasis Olives to import the product from Australia.


http://www.freshplaza.com/news_detail.asp?id=80037



NASA TECHNOLOGY USED IN FOOD SAFETY INDUSTRY

Courchesne Larose Ltd. utilizing NASA food safety air sanitation

KES Science & Technology, Inc. announces Courchesne Larose Ltd. will be utilizing the NASA-developed non-chemical (NO OZONE) AiroCide Food Safety Air Sanitation technology within their new building and expansion project opening later this year.

Because airborne cross-contamination poses a potential threat to food safety, AiroCide is the right solution for controlling airborne mold, fungi, bacteria, unpleasant odors, allergens and viruses as well as volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), like ethylene gas. AiroCide will compliment your; quality assurance program, HACCP while maximizing shelf-life. Visit www.kesair.com for more information.


http://www.freshplaza.com/news_detail.asp?id=80107



LEADERS STEP UP TO THE PLATE ON IMO TREE INVENTORY INITIATIVE

Hi Victor et al,
In Ghana,  the Tipcee program funded by USAID put in a lot of effort to put mango farms in the south on a GIS system during the period 2005 – 2009. 


They generated valuable maps from that. 


In the north of the country, similar efforts were underway during the same period to map farms involved with Integrated Tamale Fruit Company. 


I would guess that in total more than 2000ha (perhaps more) were mapped.
I am sure the people involved would be willing to provide more info.
Kind regards
Johan Botha Senior Agriculture Specialist Agro-Industries Industrial Development Corporation  Tel:  +27 (0) 11 2693680 Fax: 086 210 3036 johanb@idc.co.za www.idc.co.za

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION ON IMO INITIATIVES

Dear Victor Galan (ISHS MANGO WORKING GROUP)
Can I suggest that we arrange a formal meeting around the symposium in India to form a formal international working group under the banner of the IMO and Will’s efforts.
There is a great need within the South African industry for a better industry information of the international mango industry.
Similar efforts in the Avocado industry has had great benefit to the international industry as a whole.
Kind regards
Rudolf Badenhorst Industry affairs manager: SUBTROP Subtrop manages the affairs of the Litchi, Mango, Avocado and Macadamia growers associations of South Africa
T 015 306 6244 F 086 517 2955 C 083 287 9009 rudolf@subtrop.co.za Prosperitas Building 1A, Peace Str 27, Tzaneen, 0850 P.O.Box 866, Tzaneen, 0850 GPS: - S23 49 818             - E30 09 545 www.subtrop.co.zawww.avocado.co.zawww.samac.org.zawww.mango.co.za

INDIA SHIPPING ROUTE TO EUROPE ON THE MOVE

Source: American Shipper+     Date Posted: 5/5/2011 11:04:01 AM Rickmers upgrades India/Europe service   Rickmers-Linie, a German-based liner specialist for project and heavy-lift cargo, said it is upgrading its Indian service with the addition of new vessels
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   It will also provide a direct service eastbound and westbound between Europe and India, although calls in Pakistan and the Middle East will be possible on an inducement basis. The base ports served are Hamburg, Antwerp, Genoa, Mumbai and Chennai.

   Four new vessels are entering this service: the Linde and Martin have been long-term chartered by the line, while the Rickmers Yokohama and Rickmers Tianjin are due for delivery from the Xinshun Shipyard Group in China in May and July, respectively. Linde was the first to be phased in, starting her first eastbound voyage in mid March.

   Built in 2005, Linde and Martin are 12,800-deadweight-ton vessels each equipped with two 120-ton capacity cranes that can be twinned to lift 240 t…

DERIVATIVES TRADING ON SEA CONTAINERS: ( HIGH FINANCE ON THE OPEN SEAS )

Source: American Shipper+     Date Posted: 5/5/2011 11:07:05 AM Drewry, Cleartrade partner on container index
   Drewry Shipping Consultants has partnered with the Cleartrade Exchange to develop a weekly container index to be used by physical and derivative market participants to manage freight risk.

   “The index will report individual market prices on major east/west container shipping routes,” the companies said.


 “Initially prices for 11 individual routes and a composite index will be reported each week. These will cover trade in both directions between Asia, North America and Europe. 


The index data will be generated by Drewry’s team of industry analysts from multiple market sources, including carriers and intermediaries, and published by WCI Marketing Services Ltd., a 50-50 joint venture with Cleartrade Exchange, the leading electronic marketplace for OTC freight and commodity swaps.



   “Drewry and Cleartrade Exchange believe that the new market price indices fill an important gap i…

UNITED KINGDOM: 2 WEEKS TO CUT THE RED TAPE

Food trade warned: just two weeks to cut red tapeCharlie Wright, thegrocer.co.uk 06 May 2011 In: Industry news |More
Businesses of all sizes across the food trade have been urged to take on the government’s Red Tape Challenge.
The Food & Drink Federation has called on members to take part in the coalition’s drive to free industry from unnecessary or burdensome regulations.
 The scheme begins officially today and runs for the next two weeks.
“The food and drink industry is one of the most closely regulated industries in the UK and as its products are used daily by consumers we agree that reasonable controls are necessary,” said FDF Director of Communications Terry Jones.
http://www.thegrocer.co.uk//Articles.aspx?page=articles&ID=217853




HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW: WHERE THE NEXT WAR WILL BE FOUGHT ( THINK VIRTUAL )

Or maybe Tata will provoke a diplomatic crisis with Pakistan.


 Perhaps Nomura will find itself under siege from North 


Korea. 


These business-driven brinkmanship scenarios will seem 


farfetched only to executives who haven't been paying 


attention. 


The global rise of internet commerce invites innovative 


interventionism by governments. 


Politically correct conventional wisdom argues Google and 


Facebook as digitally logical flashpoints for confrontation 


between nation-states. 


Alas, that wisdom is blind to bigger pictures.


http://blogs.hbr.org/schrage/2011/05/how-amazon-or-apple-could-caus.html








CALIFORNIA: MAS DE 1.3 MILLIONES DE HECTARIAS HAN DEJADO DE SER UTILIZADAS PARA LA AGRICULTURA DESDE 1984

6 de Mayo de 2011 Varias hectáreas se perdieron entre 2006 y 2008 Un reporte elaborado por el Departamento de Conservación del Estado de California, EE.UU reveló que entre 2006  y 2008 la pérdida de tierras agrícolas en este Estado se produjo en un ritmo récord, reportó el sitio en internet de la entidad.
http://www.portalfruticola.com/2011/05/06/disminuye-el-numero-de-tierras-agricolas-en-california/




LATEST FROM REEFER TRENDS . COM

Chiquita posts strong Q106 May 2011The US multi-national attributed its improved performance to European market ‘stabilization’ and is bullish for the full year





Damco reveals RPC development06 May 2011The Maersk subsidiary forecasts that within five years more than 50% of the intercontinental fresh produce will be transported in reusable packaging.

Almeria port follows Huelva example06 May 2011The Spanish Port of Almeria has signed an agreement for a weekly containerised, ‘shortsea’ reefer service to the UK port of Felixstowe.





VIEWER COMMENTS: ELENA MARTIN JORGE (ARC EUROBAN) Madrid, Spain

Good morning ¡¡¡ 

CONGRATULATIONS, WILL ¡¡¡¡

A really good job ¡¡¡ 

Best regards 


Elena Martín Jorge 
Departamento Internacional y Marketing
Grupo ARC Eurobanan
Tfno: +34 91 779 66 31
Fax+34 91 779 67 04
emartinj@eurobanan.com
www.eurobanan.com

VIEWER COMMENTS: RUDOLF BADENHORST (SAMGA) South Africa

Hi Will
We are finalizing a GIS census of all our commercial production mango growers in South Africa.
We will have the finalised data available by the end of the year.
The census data has been linked to google earth information.
I will forward you the information as it become available.
Regards
Rudolf Badenhorst SUB TROP SAMGA South Africa