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WALMART FORECASTING A FLAT "PEAK" SEASON...COMPANY ID "GUARDEDLY OPTIMISTIC" ABOUT HOLIDAY SALES...

Wal-Mart Expects 'Flatter' Peak Season


Joseph Bonney 
| Sep 8, 2011 1:28AM GMT

The Journal of Commerce Online - News Story







Executive says inventory management, shipping patterns have changed



Wal-Mart is “guardedly optimistic” about the rest of 2011 but sees a trend toward a “flatter” peak season for holiday shipments, said Kelly Abney, the retailer’s vice president for corporate transportation.

The world’s largest retailer expects store sales to move closer to events like Christmas or the start of school, Abney told Dalhman Rose & Co.’s fourth annual Global Transportation Conference in New York.

Inventory buildup for the holiday doesn’t peak as early as it once did, and improved inventory management has enabled Wal-Mart to smooth out the traditional peak season, he said.

“The way we have been able to flow inventory closer to events is through improved technology … and by working much more closely with our suppliers,” Abney said.

“That has allowed us, through joint visibility of our…

CHINESE PORTS TOP THE WORLD'S BUSIEST...HONG KONG LOSING GROUND TO SISTER PORTS SINCE 2004...

Published: July 2011

Sun going down on Hong Kong?

According to Paul Tsui, chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics, Shenzhen could overtake Hong Kong this year as the world’s third largest container port.



Hong Kong lost its position as the world’s largest container port in 2004 and now ranks third behind Shanghai and Singapore. 

Shenzhen, located over the border in south China, is currently ranked fourth....

http://www.worldcargonews.com/htm/nf20110903.371686.htm

WORLD'S BUSIEST PORT EXPECTS TO GROW AT 10% ANNUAL CLIP FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS...

Published: July 2011      
Shanghai expects to remain top box portShanghai, the world’s busiest container port, expects its throughput to grow 10% annually for the next five years as manufacturers open plants in western and central China in search of cheaper labour.

Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) chairman Chen Xuyuan said rising production in these areas has benefited Shanghai as greater cargo volumes arrive from ports along the Yangtze River, which stretches 6,397 km across China before meeting the East China Sea in Shanghai....


http://www.worldcargonews.com/htm/nf20110903.391327.htm


BRIGHT SPOT ON THE HORIZON FOR USA - CHINA TRADE...FINALLY SOMETHING USA CAN SELL TO CHINA!!!...

China will need 5,000 new planes by 2030: Boeing

by Staff Writers



Beijing (AFP) Sept 7, 2011





US aviation giant Boeing said Wednesday it estimated China would need 5,000 new planes worth $600 billion by 2030, as growing wealth among the middle class triggers an air travel boom.

Randy Tinseth, vice president of marketing for Boeing's commercial airplane section, said the Seattle-based company had revised up its expectations from last year, when it predicted China would need 4,330 new planes by 2029.

Tinseth told reporters in Beijing the upgrade comes after the company enjoyed "a better year" than expected in China and also reflects greater demand for air travel among Chinese.

"Sustained strong economic growth, growing trade activities, increasing personal wealth and income, as well continued market liberalisation will be the driving forces in shaping China's air travel market," he said.

"But also, especially as we look at the international, we see an opportunit…

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September 2011 ~ A Note from the Mango Lady

(coupon code below)



Ok, I'll admit it to you... I'm hanging on
desperately to Summer.

Not that I had a bad one and need more time. In
fact, it was a really good one. But that's just
it... I want it to keep going!

So in accordance to the equinox of Autumn, we are
declaring Summer still on until September 23rd!
Don't put your patio chairs away. Leave the pool
open. Pour sand back into your shoes.

Make another sweet mango tea, sit back and relax.
It's still Summer.

And in defiant celebration, we are offering a
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Best Wishes from

Valerie
The Mango Lady


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MANGO EXPORTERS URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTION ON VOLUME AS ROUBINI WARNS OF "STALLING" ECONOMIES AROUND THE WORLD...

RGE Daily Top 5



Q4 2011 Global Scenario Analysis: High Risk of Recession in Advanced Economies


By Christian Menegatti, Rachel Ziemba and the RGE Economic Research Team: In the short term, macro and policy risks in the eurozone (EZ) and U.S. increase downside risks to global growth. With developed markets (DMs) at a standstill, the limited number of policy bullets raises the risk of recession. In the medium term, gradual rebalancing (narrowly) remains our base-case scenario, assuming policy responses are appropriate and the EZ avoids disorderly default. But demand will stay short of what is needed to close output gaps in DMs, normalization of policy will remain slow and growth will be below potential.





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China Outlook Update: Lean Into the Punch


By Adam Wolfe: We now expect a modest slowdown in Chinese growth in H2 2011; balanced by unexpected upside in Q2, our 2011 forecast remains unchanged. However, we lower our 2012 forecast from 8.8% to 8.3% on exports, which we expect to shav…