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MAERSK LAUNCHES NEW SERVICE TO EUROPE WITH EMPHASIS ON TURKEY & RUSSIA...THAT WILL BENEFIT ECUADOR MANGO SHIPPERS...

Maersk Line Launches Ecuador-Europe Service                                           


Created by HButler                                                                                                              on 8/29/2011 5:29:20 PM


Maersk Line is launching a direct service connecting Ecuador with Spain, Turkey and the Black Sea in late September, as it targets Latin America banana exports to European and Russian markets.

The weekly ECUMED service will deploy eight ships with capacities of 2,500 20-foot equivalent units with the following rotation: Guayaquil-Balboa-Manzanillo-Algeciras-Izmit Korfezi-Ambarlie-Novorossiysk-Odessa-Ambarli-Izmit Korfezi-Algeciras-Balboa-Guayaquil.

“Investment in the new ECUMED services has been motivated by customers demand for reliable, fast and high-quality transportation of fruits, especially bananas,” said Anders Koksbang, the company’s vice president.

Maersk said ECUMED will be an “attractive” alternative to conventional reefer ships, which have …

MAJOR PORTS BACK IN SERVICE AFTER SHUTDOWNS IN ANTICIPATION OF HURRICANE IRENE...

Ports Open After Irene

Created by HButler                                                                                                                      on 8/29/2011 5:31:47 PM

Major East Coast ports re-opened Monday and trucking and railroad companies slowly resumed services as they began making a full assessment of damage to transportation operations that took the impact of Hurricane Irene's march up the coast.

The ports of New York-New Jersey, Baltimore, Norfolk, Morehead City and Wilmington reopened after facing winds of up to 88 miles per hour during the weekend, according to Customs and Border Protection.

The Virginia Port Authority had four container ships at berth at Norfolk Monday morning and other shipping up the East Coast was returning to normal. "There was plenty of wind and rain but we did not suffer major damage," said VPA spokesman Joe Harris. "The cranes and berths all came through it fine."

The Port of New York-New Jersey expects cargo…

WORLD'S LARGEST FOOD COMPANY EXECUTIVE BELIEVES THE "ORGANIC" FAD HAS PLAYED ITSELF OUT...

Nestle Chairman Skeptical Of Growth In Organic Food Market


BY PAUL GLADER
                                                                                                                                  Sun Aug 21, 2011






SALZBURG, AUSTRIA--How does the chairman of the world's largest food company--Nestlé S.A.--view consumer trends toward organic foods, slow foods, and farmer's markets in parts of the U.S. And Europe?

"You have to be rational," says Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman of the Board of Nestlé S.A. "There's no way you can support life on earth if you go straight from farm to table."

Nestle, like many "big food" companies in recent years, has made acquisitions of several premium brands that organic-loving people tend to buy: San Pellegrino water, PowerBar energy bars, and Skinny Cow ice cream. The company has also tweaked its motto in recent years to de-emphasize candy bars and shift the focus to health and wellness: "Good food, g…

SPANISH GROWER / DISTRIBUTOR OF MANGOES SEEKS SALESPERSON TO HANDLE IMPORTS YEAR ROUND AS WELL AS DISTRIBUTION...

Frunet s.l. is a dynamic, fast growing privately owned company in the area of Malaga, Spain.

We have an international team of commercial people specialized in exporting our product throughout Spain and Europe.

One of the products in which we specialize is mango. We grow and pack Spanish mangos as well as import Mango from all over the world. We have a year round service and supply to our customers.

As we wish to expand our business we are looking for someone to enforce our sales team.

We require someone who will be able to open up new markets in France, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Portugal and other countries. Your responsibility will not only be to find these new customers, but also to give them our well known service for the longer term.

You must be able to move and live in Spain, and willing to travel to visit your customers.

Languages required: Spanish, English and French.

This is a great opportunity and challenge to work in a great country with a perfect climate in a very nice wo…

PERU PROMETE REBAJAR EXPORTACIONES EN UN 10 - 20% PARA LA PROXIMA SAFRA....VAMOS A VER SI CUMPLEN...LO MAS PROBALE ES QUE EL CLIMA INTERVENGA...

Perú: Producción de mangos ascendería a 180 mil toneladas en campaña 2011 – 2012


29 de Agosto de 2011


La producción de mangos en Perú ascendería a 180 mil toneladas en la campaña 2011 – 2012, informó la Asociación de Productores y Exportadores de Mango (APEM).

El presidente de la APEM, Mario Salazar, indicó que en las dos últimas campañas la producción nacional fluctuó entre 200 mil y 250 mil toneladas, lo que significó una sobreproducción.


Comentó que cuando hay sobreproducción automáticamente se caen los precios por exceso de oferta, lo cual afecta a la cadena total que va desde el exportador al agricultor.


“Por ejemplo, en las dos últimas campañas hemos enviado 300 contenedores semanales de mangos frescos a Estados Unidos, cuando ese mercado lo máximo que soporta son 180 contendedores”, declaró a la agencia Andina.

Indicó que debido a que los agricultores han tenido poco dinero para invertirlo en sus campos, se cree que estos campos están mal nutridos y con bajo rendimiento.

“Si las co…

P.M.A. EN LIMA ESTE MIERCOLES, 31 DE AGOSTO 2011....NO SE LO PIERDAN...EXCELENTE OPORTUNIDAD !!!...

CHILE'S PROFESSIONALS ARE LEAVING FOR PERU AG SECTOR...NOT CHILE'S CAPITAL...

Debunking the myths of Chile’s role in Peruvian horticulture



August 29th, 2011



Despite the common perception that Chilean investors are putting loads of money into Peruvian horticulture, industry insiders say there are simply more Chilean professionals working across the border. Capital on the other hand is a different matter, says Inform@cción president Fernando Cillóniz.


Cillóniz has told www.freshfruitportal.com that Chilean investment in Peruvian agriculture was still ‘incipient’, but the leading players are mainly driven by local capital.

“Capital in the Peruvian fruit industry is, almost totally, Peruvian, such as Camposol, Agroindustrial Beta, Agrokasa, El Pedregal, etcetera,” he says.

“I have understood that only in the last two years have some major Chilean companies been entering the Peruvian fruit industry.”

H2Olmos Odebrecht commercial manager Alfonso Pinillos Moncloa, says Peru’s leading horticultural companies exported 43.85% more year-on-year during the first three months o…

AIR FREIGHTED MANGOES FROM ISRAEL ON THE EUROPEAN MARKET...

The traditional mango varieties in Israel are Tommy Atkins, Kent and Keitt, which have their seasons from June until October, with an export peak in July in the case of TA, Kent in August, and the season for Keitt runs from mid August until October. 


Besides these mainstream crops, some small acreages with other varieties like Kasturi, Maya, Haden, Palmer and Shelly are planted for special product lines.










MAYA MANGO FROM ISRAEL
The Maya variety was naturally discovered in an Israeli orchard and started arriving in European markets by air with success around 10 to 11 years ago. Before, the variety was entirely consumed in the local market, as it is not fit for sea shipping, but the quality and taste of the variety are superior to traditional varieties. 

While the traditional varieties are picked at an early ripening stage to survive the container shipping and arrive in markets hard as stone, according to supermarkets requirements, the Maya is picked at an almost completely ripened stage a…

AGREXCO LIQUIDATOR OFFERS 18 CENTS ON THE DOLLAR TO CREDITORS...

Published 05:04 26.08.11
Latest update 05:04 26.08.11

Agrexco receiver will have to offer more than 18 agorot on the shekel

Bondholders and other creditors made it clear to Shlomo Nass the court-appointed receiver for Agrexco, and the state, that they stand firm in their demands to improve the settlement.

By Oren Freund




Dozens of creditors of Agrexco, the ailing agricultural export firm, came to Thursday evening’s meeting in Tel Aviv in an attempt to prevent what they consider to be a scandalous settlement proposed by the court-appointed receiver for Agrexco, Shlomo Nass.

On Tuesday, Nass proposed a settlement with creditors that was to be voted on Thursday, but the vote was put off to Sunday after a short meeting. Bondholders and other creditors made it clear to Nass, and the state, that they stand firm in their demands to improve the settlement.


The company has 57.8 million euros in assets at its disposal, in the face of 170 million euros in liabilities.

Secured and priority creditors w…

NO SOLUTION IN SIGHT FOR AGREXCO AS ACCUSATIONS OF FINANCIAL STATEMENT MANIPULATION & POSSIBLE CRIMINAL MISCONDUCT BOG DOWN LIQUIDATION PROCESS....

Auditor: Agrexco misled bondholders
Barlev Investigative Auditing: The company certainly manipulated its financials, to the extent of possible criminal misconduct.
28 August 11 16:07, Stella Korin-Lieber

Barlev Investigative Auditing states in its report on Agrexco that it certainly misled and manipulated its official financial reports and presentations, amounting to possible criminal misconduct.

"From the day it was founded, Agrexco served as the long arm of the government to carry out a clear and declared policy of subsidizing and promoting Israel's agriculture… at the expense of the company's profitability. In retrospect, this policy also came at the expense of the company's creditors," Barlev states in the 31-page preliminary audit report on the bankrupt agricultural produce exporter. 

The report, commissioned by Agrexco's bondholders, was submitted to Tel Aviv District Court Judge Varda Alshech, who is handling the case.

The manipulations affected the NIS 20…

GUIDELINES PROPOSED FOR GLOBAL MANGO MARKETING & PROMOTION WORKING GROUP (GMMWP) ALONG THE LINES OF AVOCADO INDUSTRY...

FORMAL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS of AMAPWG

(Avocado Marketing and Promotion Working Group)




Background

The Avocado Marketing and Promotion Working Group (AMAPWG) made its first steps at the 4th World Avocado Congress held in Uruapan, Mexico 1999, at an informal meeting of avocado exporters. 

At that meeting it was agreed that relationships between countries supplying avocados to Europe and the UK needed to be strengthened, and that sharing of certain marketing information would be to the benefit of the avocado industry as a whole. 
To this end it was agreed that the group should meet at least once per year to discuss matters of mutual interest. The first meeting was held in November 2001 in Spain.

AMAPWG has always functioned on voluntary basis. 

Member countries compete with each other, whilst sharing information on promotion programmes as well as weekly shipment information. It is important to note that commercial aspects are not discussed, and volumes shipped to a particular market …

SOUTH AFRICAN MANGO GROUP PROPOSES GLOBAL INFORMATION SHARING MECHANISM

Dear Will



Greetings from South Africa



It is early spring here in South Africa and the flowering on the Mango trees have put us in a very positive spirit for the coming season.



The reason for this mail is that I would like to try and set-up an International Mango Production, Marketing and Promotions Working Group, on a similar basis to the AMAP working group aimed at sharing marketing and production information on a Global platform within the Avocado industry. See the attached document.



This working group has been of great value to the Avocado industry and I think something similar for the international Mango industry could add value for all the participating countries.



I want to try and get like-minded industry representatives from Mango producing countries involved in such an initiative with the hope that we could set up our first official meeting at next year’s Fruit Logistica in BerIin 2012.



Please let me know if you or any other individuals would like to get involved and particip…

GOA, INDIA FAMILY REGISTERS RIGHTS TO NEW MANGO VARIETY...CLAIMS PULPIER FLESH...LONGER SHELF LIFE...AND A COLORFUL BLUSH...

Goa's Cardozo Mancurad to grow across country 

Paul Fernandes
                                                                                                                                        | Aug 29, 2011, 11.40AM IST



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PANAJI: Goa's Cardozo Mancurad has reason to blush some more. It has been picked by the country's agriculture scientists as a mouth-watering choice for Indian farmers to grow.

The delicious and pulpy Cardozo Mancurad, now growing on a single tree in the Cardozo family compound in Mapusa, is poised to break its boundaries. "This unique variety has been registered by national bureau of plant genetic resources, (NBPGR) New Delhi on the basis of its performance and approved for release in the public domain," Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) director N P Singh said.

The registration of the mango variety also logged a first of sorts for the state. "The recognition is the first instance of a pl…

USAID DIRECTOR IN PAKISTAN CLAIMS FUNDING IS HELPING TURN THE TIDE IN FLOOD RAVAGED REGIONS...

Islamabad—The US emergency and recovery assistance turned tide in the flood ravaged areas of Pakistan where food, agriculture, health care and educational programmes improved life of millions of distraught Pakistanis.

In an interaction with Pakistan Observer, Dr. Andrew B. Sisson, Mission Director of USAID said relief and recovery programmers launched by USAID, directly or through NGOs and government of Pakistan have impacted positively as its feed- back is encouraging. There is gratifying and emotional response from the people of Pakistan, he said.

USAID as a partner went massively spending more than $ 1200 million in emergency and recovery operations. The operation included provision of emergency shelter to 650,000 households, helped many more to repair shelter upon return to flood-affected areas, safe drinking water to 4.3 million people, flood vouchers for 521,000, food for 223,000 families for six months through the UN World Food Programme and healthcare to 9 million people.

R…

AUSTRALIAN MANGO FARMERS ARE PROJECTING BUMPER CROP...

Farm life is sweet as bumper mango harvest looms


Kristy O'Brien

Posted August 29, 2011 14:51:59
PHOTO: Top End mango growers are preparing for the best harvest in years. (Vanessa Mills)
MAP: Darwin 0800

Northern Territory mango growers are about to start picking what is being hailed as the largest crop in more than seven years.

The Territory Mango Growers Association says farmers are hoping to produce around 4.2 million trays this year, two million more than last year.

Barry Albrecht from Arnhem Mangos says it will be a slow take-off up until September, then madness come October when most of the harvesting takes place.

He says he hopes to put out 300,000 trays from his property in the rural area of Darwin.

"We rely on this crop," he said.

"This is our pay every year and we have eight weeks where we make our money and we have got to live the next 12 months off it."

A few growers in the Top End have already started picking.

But Mr Albrecht says some producers may st…