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MAJOR SOUTHEAST USA PORTS OF PORT EVERGLADES, JACKSONVILLE, SAVANNAH & CHARLESTON ON TRACK OF HURRICANE IRENE...

Hurricane Irene to Slam Into the Carolinas


By Alex Sosnowski, Expert Senior Meteorologist
Aug 22, 2011; 8:57 PM ET


As Irene continues north late in the week, more of a curve to the north with time will open up the window for landfall in the Carolinas. A larger version of this map can be viewed in the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center.



It appears Irene will take a more typical path into the Carolinas, perhaps as a major hurricane this weekend, rather than plow into Florida as a minimal system late this week.



Given the setup in the atmosphere as well as where hurricanes have traveled from similar starting points, negotiating the Antilles, Irene may take a path similar to Hurricane Bertha in 1996.

People in the eastern part of the Carolinas, especially the coastal areas and barrier islands from the Myrtle Beach area on northeast, should begin making preparations for a possible hurricane landfall that brings 100-mph winds or greater, storm surge flooding, torrential rainfall and possible tornado…

PAKISTANI MANGOES CAN NOT MATCH INDIA PRICING SCHEME ON THE INTERNATIONAL PULP MARKET...

Lower Indian mango prices hit Pakistan


Published: August 23, 2011


USMAN CHEEMA

ISLAMABAD - Political and social unrest in the Middle East and drastic reduction in prices by India have sidelined Pakistan from the international mango pulp market. Weaker policies of Pakistan government are another factor of decreasing export of fruits.

Pakistan is the fourth largest mango producer country in the world after India, China and Mexico. 

Its average annual production of the fruit is 1.7-1.8 million tons, cultivated on an area of 166,000 hectares. 

Punjab occupies a dominant position in producing mangoes with a share of more than 70 per cent followed by Sindh with 20 per cent. 

Chaunsa is the main variety along with Sindhri, Dasehri, Langra, Anwer Ratole and Fajri but what about the international markets? 

“While there is a great international demand for Pakistani mango, there are complaints about quality of the fruit supplied to the export markets.

http://nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-dail…

HURRICANE IRENE PASSES OVER/THROUGH DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ON HER WAY TO EAST COAST USA...

JUST FOODS EDITORIAL: NEWS FROM AROUND THE FOOD WORLD...(August 22, 2011)...

Editorial


August it may be - and even our over-worked editor is off on his holidays this week - but the M&A rumour mill has continued to turn in the food industry.

On Friday it was reported that private-equity firms Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Bain Capital may be preparing a bid for premium food retailer Whole Foods Market.

The two private-equity firms remained quiet on rumours that they are looking at a cash offer that would value the company at a substantial premium to the current stock price of around US$90 a share. 

According to the reports, a figure of close to US$6bn is being mentioned.

Elsewhere, Bright Foods announced the acquisition of Australian manufacturer Massanen Foods.

 If reports over the last 12 months are to be believed, China's state-backed food group, keen to expand overseas, has held talks or lodged an interest in some of the best-known food makers in the West.

This deal begins to confirm the scale of Bright's ambitions. 

In this week's Spotlight, De…

5 SEASON COMPARISON SHOWS THAT WHILE ECUADOR AND BRAZIL WERE CONSCIOUS OF VOLUME SHIPPED TO USA...MEXICO CONTINUED TO EXCEED DEMAND...AND PERU FLOODED THE MARKET...WHILE THE 2012 SEASON BE ANY BETTER ???...

U.S. Import Volume
Per Year

BRAZIL:


Yearly report for range: 2007 through 2011Export to Excel
Commodity NameOrigin NameDatePoundsBoxes of 8.8 lbsMANGOSBRAZIL200752,256,4845,938,237MANGOSBRAZIL200851,425,3315,843,788MANGOSBRAZIL200959,292,4366,737,777MANGOSBRAZIL201062,466,3967,098,454MANGOSBRAZIL20111,637,902186,125Grand Total

227,078,54925,804,381
Source: USDA Market News - marketnews.usda.gov




ECUADOR:U.S. Import Volume
Per Year
Yearly report for range: 2007 through 2011Export to Excel
Commodity NameOrigin NameDatePoundsBoxes of 8.8 lbsMANGOSECUADOR200774,869,9158,507,945MANGOSECUADOR200852,946,7856,016,680MANGOSECUADOR200969,902,3557,943,449MANGOSECUADOR201055,963,2826,359,464MANGOSECUADOR201115,367,4861,746,305Grand Total

269,049,82330,573,843
Source: USDA Market News - marketnews.usda.gov


PERU:U.S. Import Volume
Per Year
Yearly report for range: 2007 through 2011Export to Excel
Commodity NameOrigin NameDatePoundsBoxes of 8.8 lbsMANGOSPERU200773,411

2010 TOTAL EXPORTS TO USA BY COUNTRY...WE ARE RUNNING ABOUT 20% AHEAD OF LAST SEASON THIS YEAR (2011)...

U.S. Import Volume
Per Year
Yearly report for: 2010


Commodity NameOrigin NameDatePoundsBoxes of 8.8 lbsMANGOSBRAZIL201062,466,3967,098,454Total

62,466,3967,098,454MANGOSCOLOMBIA20102,673304Total

2,673304MANGOSCOSTA RICA20102,987,442339,482Total

2,987,442339,482MANGOSDOMINICAN REPUBLIC2010526,29159,806Total

526,29159,806MANGOSECUADOR201055,963,2826,359,464Total

55,963,2826,359,464MANGOSGUATEMALA201030,083,6973,418,602Total

30,083,6973,418,602MANGOSHAITI201014,208,2571,614,575Total

14,208,2571,614,575MANGOSHONDURAS201085,9349,765Total

2011 IMPORTS BY COUNTRY AS OF AUGUST 22, 2011....

U.S. Import Volume
Per Year
Yearly report for: 2011Export to Excel


Commodity NameOrigin NameDatePoundsBoxes of 8.8 lbsMANGOSBRAZIL20111,637,902186,125Total

1,637,902186,125MANGOSCOSTA RICA20112,238,726254,401Total

2,238,726254,401MANGOSDOMINICAN REPUBLIC2011718,18581,612Total

718,18581,612MANGOSECUADOR201115,367,4861,746,305Total

15,367,4861,746,305MANGOSGUATEMALA201132,692,3373,715,038Total

32,692,3373,715,038MANGOSHAITI201121,223,9982,411,818Total

21,223,9982,411,818MANGOSINDIA2011123,14113,993Total

123,14113,993MANGOSMEXICO2011454,910,94851,694,426Total

LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE TWO WORST OIL SPILLS IN USA HISTORY: MICROBES MATTER !!!...

Lessons Learned from the Two Worst Oils Spills in U.S. History

by Lynn Yarris for Berkeley Lab
Berkeley CA (SPX) Aug 22, 2011


Petroleum hydrocarbons in crude oils, such as those released into marine ecosystems by the Exxon Valdez and BP Deepwater Horizon spills, are natural products derived from aquatic algae laid down between 180 and 85 million years ago, the authors note. Because these hydrocarbons regularly seep into the environment from underground reservoirs, especially in marine environments, a large and diverse number of microorganisms, including bacteria, archaea and fungi, have evolved the ability to utilize these petroleum hydrocarbons as sources of food and energy for growth.



One year after the notorious BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and two decades after the Exxon Valdez spill in Prince William Sound off the coast of Alaska the scientific lesson is clear - microbes matter!


Despite vast differences in the impacted marine ecosystems and the circumstances o…

PRODUCTORES DE MANGO MEXICANO BUSCAN ALTERNATIVAS PARA SU COSECHA...

México: Industrializarán cultivos de mango

Industrializar el mango es una alternativa viable para reactivar el campo en la costa michoacana, pues parte de la problemática es la sobrepoblación del producto al no haber una planeación de acuerdo con las necesidades del mercado, de tal manera que llegue a ser negocio, ya que la producción rebasa el consumo, declaró Ignacio Águila Chacón, presidente de la Junta Local de Sanidad Vegetal en Lázaro Cárdenas.

Destacó que muchos países están produciendo mangos, "antes era una fruta exótica que se producía hasta tres veces al año y ya no había mango, hoy Estados Unidos tiene mango todo el año eso ha originado poca exportación", expresó.

Subrayó que la única salida para los productores del mango sería la industria, toda vez que los compradores se llevan algo de la producción que sale pero a precio muy bajo, por lo que sería importante la elaboración de un proyecto en base a un estudio de mercado.

"Estamos convencidos de que debe ser un…

EXPORTADORES BRASILEROS PRONOSTICAN MEJOR MERCADO EN USA QUE EUROPA...ESO ESTA POR VERSE...

Importadores de mango:
"Los precios de mango en Europa son más bajos que en EE.UU."




Aún hay algunos mangos restantes de varios países, pero Brasil junto con Israel estarán en el mercado durante bastante tiempo. Por el momento se envía más a EE.UU. que a Europa y las grandes diferencias de precio son sorprendentes. Opinan dos importadores, uno de ellos prefiere permanecer en el anonimato.



Fotografías: Fruitmarket de visita en Brasil

Menos para Europa


Según Eryvan Pires de Fruitmarket Brasil, por el momento hay menos interés en Europa debido a los precios. "El fin de semana del 14 de agosto 80 contenedores se enviaron a EE.UU. y 25 a Europa." De acuerdo con el otro importador fueron enviados 40 a 50 a Europa y esto incrementará drásticamente para finales del mes. "En un mes Europa recibirá 100 contenedores cada semana."



Precios altos en EE.UU.



El precio de venta de Tommy Atkins es de US$7,50 en EE.UU. y son altos, ya que es el inicio de temporada, según el Sr. P…

BIG PLANS FOR VIETNAM'S TAN CANG CAI MEP INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL (TCIT)...

Tan Cang Cai Mep Terminal





18 Mart 2011 Cuma 11:17
Vietnam's Tan Cang Cai Mep International Terminal (TCIT), a joint-venture by Hanjin Shipping, Saigon New Port, MOL and Wanhai Lines, joined together at a gala ceremony near Ho Chi Minh City in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai.




The new terminal, with a handling capacity of one million TEU annually, has a total quay area of 40 hectares of two berths, a terminal length of 590 metres and 14 metres of depth to accommodate 110,000 tonnage, equivalent to 10,000 TEU.

Said Hanjin terminal chief Se-Hwa Jung: "We are expecting a lot from this new terminal, as it will soon become a major logistics hub in the region. Many major carriers like ourselves are investing in intra-Asia trade and we believe having a dedicated terminal will give us a stronger presence in the market."

www.turkishmaritime.com.tr

NEW TERMINAL IN VIETNAM RECEIVES FIRST MAERSK VESSEL...

New Vietnam Terminal Receives First Maersk Ship

Peter T. Leach | Aug 16, 2011 3:45PM GMT  
                                                                                                                                                                                             The Journal of Commerce Online - News Story



A 9,038-TEU ship called on Cai Mep International Terminal on Tuesday

Maersk Line kicked off its service at the recently opened Cai Mep International Terminal in Vietnam when the Grete Maersk called there Tuesday as part of its trans-Pacific service.

The new terminal, which was built by a joint venture between the Vietnam-based Saigon Port, Vietnam National Shipping Lines and APM Terminals, opened last March, serving Ho Chi Minh City, 50 miles upriver.

The Grete Maersk is one of the ships on Maersk Line’s TP6 service from China to Los Angeles. Ships on the TP6 service began calling Vietnam last year at the nearby SP-PSA International Terminal in Vung Tau before the Cai M…

PORT OF NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY SEES FIRST DECLINE IN VOLUME IN 20 MONTHS...

NY-NJ Container Imports Fall 0.5 Percent

Mark Szakonyi | Aug 15, 2011 2:51PM GMT     

                                                                                                                                                         The Journal of Commerce Online - News Story



June decline in import traffic marks first decrease in 20 months.

Import container volume at the Port of New York and New Jersey slipped 0.5 percent in June from the same month a year ago, the port's first monthly decline in 20 months.

The port handled 221,461 20-foot equivalent units in June, down 1,210 TEUs from the same period a year ago. Import container traffic in June also fell 3.7 percent sequentially from May.

Overall volume at the port was up 1 percent in June from last year thanks to a 3.8 percent gain export volume. But export volume also fell 11.3 percent from May and the 131,265 TEUs marked the slowest month for exports at the port since February.

Overall volume at the port in the first six…

HONG KONG BASED CONTAINER MANUFACTURER SEES DEMAND INCREASE NINE FOLD...

Container Builder Singamas' Profit Grows Ninefold

Mark Szakonyi | Aug 19, 2011 7:23PM GMT                                                                The Journal of Commerce Online - News Story



Higher pricing and increased orders drove first half profit to $111.8 million from $13 million

Higher pricing and a ramp-up in container sales drove box manufacturer Singamas’ profit ninefold to $111.8 million from the same period a year ago.

Singamas’ revenue doubled to $1 billion within the same period, as sales of 20-foot equivalent container units jumped 72 percent to 397,334 TEUs. The average TEU price in the first half rose 11.5 percent to $2,403 from the same period a year ago.

“Far more orders were placed in what has traditionally been the low season for the group. This has occurred because the group’s customers have recognized that, as container supply is limited and new containers cannot be obtained during the traditional peak season as easily as in the past, they must alter the…

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