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AUSTRALIA DESERVES ACCESS TO USA MARKET...

Greetings All,

We are proposing to amend the regulations concerning the importation of fruits and vegetables to allow the importation of fresh mangoes from Australia into the continental United States.

 As a condition of entry, the mangoes would have to be produced in accordance with a systems approach employing a combination of mitigation measures for the fungus Cytosphaera mangiferae and would have to be inspected prior to exportation from Australia and found free of this disease. 

 The mangoes would have to be imported in commercial consignments only and would have to be treated by irradiation to mitigate the risk of insect pests. 

 The mangoes would also have to be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration that the conditions for importation have been met. 

 This action would allow the importation of mangoes from Australia while continuing to protect against the introduction of plant pests into the United States.

We will consider all comments that we rece…

LABOR SHORTAGE IN AUSTRALIA MANGO REGION BLAMED ON AIRLINE STRIKE....

Qantas dispute affects NT mango harvest
By Steven Schubert

Friday, 28/10/2011



A mango grower near Katherine in the Northern Territory says the industrial dispute between Qantas and several unions has resulted in labour shortages during harvest time.



The conflict has caused flights to be delayed and cancelled, and seasonal workers travelling north for the picking season were affected.



Ballongilly Farms owner Peter Marks says he's had to look for staff elsewhere, and that's held up the harvest.

"There's been a lot of strange stuff this year in the labour market," he said.

"We had some people who were coming and all these strikes that are going on, they actually couldn't end up getting flights and they gave up and went and found a job elsewhere.

"So this beautiful industrial relations situation we've got in the country is actually reaching all the way up here."

Meanwhile, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship has confirmed nine people were caug…

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IMO SUPPORTS AUSTRALIA ACCESS TO USA MARKET....

APHIS seeks Australian mango response



October 28th, 2011

The United States Deparment of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing importing Australian fresh mangoes and is seeking responses to a detailed report analyzing pest risks.


The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) discovered 21 quarantine pests which could be imported via the fruit.  


The fruit flies bactrocera aquilones, cucumis, frauenfeldi, jarvisi, kraussi, neohumeralis, murrayi, opillae, tryoni and ceratis capitata and the soft scale hemiptera ceroplastes rubens received a high risk potential.

13 arthropods received a medium risk rating.

The fungus phomopsis mangiferae and the as-yet-unidentified fusarium spp. complex associated with mango malformation disease was rated low risk.

A high rating means specific phytosanitary measures, additional to port of arrival inspection, are normally required.

Australia expects to export around 1,000 metric tons (MT) to the U.S., which is a similar volume to its other large markets in Hong…

IMO INVITED TO SELECT GROUP OF tacler MEMBERS....

Dear Will Cavan of Mango World Magazine / IMO,



You are among the first 350 people to ever create a tacler account and use it during our alpha testing phase early in 2011. Tacler has since grown to 2300 members from more than 100 countries. We really set the first generation of tacler users apart from the rest as a group of ‘founding fathers’ that will continue to have a distinct place amongst the other community members.



For this reason, we have a dedicated group for you inside tacler, which is called “Alpha Team”. As a member of this group you will personally continue to receive certain perks and a distinct status the rest of your life. The lifetime group membership is visible on your profile, and will be noticeable to others. As such, you enjoy a special position of trust within the community.


My colleague Lisa Braat (TACLER) will send you an invitation to this group. The group is invitation-only. To accept the invite, click the red notification button in the top right corner of the sc…

SIGNIFICANT FRUIT DROP REPORTED IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Mangoes dropping off in Carnarvon


By Andrew Balding

Thursday, 27/10/2011




Major cases of fruit drop in the Western Australian town of Carnarvon looks set to reduce the yields of this year's mango harvest.

Grower Eddie Smith believes at least 40 per cent of his crop will be lost.

He's been growing in the area for the past seven years and says this year's shaping up to be his worst.

"I thought last year with the flooding was going to probably be the worst that we'd ever have to go through, but this year looks like it's going to out do that one."

HUNDREDS OF REFRIGERATED CONTAINERS QUARANTINED DUE TO DEFECTS...

Published: 26 October 2011

Alarm sounded over exploding reefers


Hundreds of refrigerated containers have been quarantined in various locations around the world following reports of compressor explosions and incidents of spontaneous combustion that have resulted in at least three fatalities.


The alarm was raised by Maersk Line on 18 October when it informed the World Shipping Council’s Safe Transport of Containers Working Group that it had recently experienced three cases in which refrigeration units had exploded for no apparent reason.

While the precise causes of the explosions are still under investigation, Maersk said it had ascertained that all three refrigeration units involved had received gas repairs in Vietnam between late March and late April and advised other lines that had had similar gas repairs or maintenance to refrigeration units in Vietnam to identify and investigate those units.

Observers say all the major reefer machinery brands - Carrier, Daikin, Thermo King and Sta…

1100 MANGO SEEDLINGS DONATED TO HELP RURAL SMALL FARMERS IN GHANA....

Wa, Oct.26, GNA – The Food and Agricultural Recovery Management Project (FARMPULS) has supported 1,800 farmers from 40 communities in the Nadowli District of the Upper West Region to assist in their food security efforts.


The European Commission funded food project is to ensure that vulnerable communities and households in the district who suffered from the 2007 floods become food sufficient.



Madam Nerissa Bankpiabu, Project Manager in charge of Livelihoods and Sustainability, said this at a media briefing in Wa.



She said farmers have been trained on modern farming practices and food security methods by agricultural extension officers while the project also provided them with dugouts and storage facilities.



She encouraged the beneficiaries of the program to undertake dry season farming to supplement their livelihoods.



Madam Bankpiabu said the project provided the beneficiaries of the project with 190 dry season gardens, 259 animal/pig sty, 45 sheep, 135 pigs, 100 goats, 1100 mango seedling…

ECUADORIAN MANGO ARRIVALS PICK UP ON WEST COAST....

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Vista, California




www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com




October 27, 2011










While still roughly 15% of the overall USA market, West Coast arrivals of Ecuadorian mangoes have tripled in the past week on week import data.


APL vessel APL JADE discharged 100,320 (4kg) cartons of mangoes at the port of Los Angeles, California on Monday the 24th of October 2011.


Almost 60% of the volume was imported by COAST TROPICAL that was discharged at the port of Los Angeles for west coast distribution.


SPLENDID PRODUCTS and FRESKA PRODUCE each had two containers with 5,280 cartons per container for a total of 10,560 cartons each.


CH ROBINSON (5280), DAVIS OPPENHEIMER (5280), AMAZON PRODUCE (5280), BORG PRODUCE (5280) and BANANA COMPANY (5280) made up the balance of the product discharged at the port of Los Angeles.


Seven Shippers exported product to Nine importers.


RICABERTO shipped 58,080 (4kg) cartons to COAST TROPICAL.


DUREXPORT shipped two cont…

COKE & PEPSI "DUKE IT OUT" IN INDIA's HIGH STAKES MANGO JUICE MARKET...

28 OCT, 2011, 05.16AM IST, 

SAGAR MALVIYA,ET BUREAU


Frooti Vs Maaza: Parle Agro to launch mango juice brand Frooti in returnable glass bottles






MUMBAI: Fruit drinks maker Parle Agro is launching its mango juice brand Frooti in glass bottles to challenge the dominance of Coca-Cola's Maaza. Half of beverage maker Coke's mango-based drink Maazais sold in returnable glass bottles (RGB). 

"By entering into the RGB segment, we are looking at increasing our footprint in virgin territories," said Nadia Chauhan, joint managing director at Parle Agro. "We expect to increase our market share with this move." 

Experts say Frooti's sale in reusable bottles could be a game-changer for Parle, which will now match Coca-Cola not just with similar product packs but also enter one of Coke's biggest sales channels. 

Maaza is the leader in the 2,000 crore fruit-based drinks segment, sold in tetra packs, PET and glass bottles.

"Of the three consumption occasions-on the g…

BARACK OBAMA ATTEMPTS TO SELL" HIS" PLAN FOR PROTECTING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY...

October 27, 2011 11:00 pm


A firewall to stop Europe’s crisis spreading

By Barack Obama



When leaders of the largest economies meet next week in France, our citizens will be watching for the same sense of common purpose that allowed us to rescue the global economy two years ago from a financial crisis that was sparked by years of irresponsibility.

Because of the co-ordinated action the G20 took then, the global economy began to grow again. Emerging economies rebounded. In the US, we’ve had 19 straight months of private sector job growth and added more than 2.5m private sector jobs.

Still, progress has not come fast enough and today the global recovery remains fragile. Around the world, hundreds of millions of people are unemployed. Disruptions in oil supplies, the tragic earthquake in Japan, and Europe’s financial crisishave contributed to the slowdown. Emerging economies have begun to slow. Global demand is weakening.

Our challenge is clear. We must stay focused on the strong, sustainable an…

WEEK 42 OVERVIEW FROM BRAZIL FOR USA MARKET...

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Vista, California




www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com






October 27, 2011












ALIANCA vessel CAP HARALD disharged 537,048 (4kg) cartons for the USA market with an additional 105,072 cartons for the Canadian market shipped in transit via the port of NY/NJ.


The USA bound fruit was delivered in it's majority through the port of Philadelphia on Saturday the 22nd of October.


The previous day (Friday) the 21st of October 19% of the USA bound product was delivered at the Port of NY/NJ. 


Five USA importers received 100,716 cartons via the port of NY/NJ.


81% of the USA bound product was delivered via the port of Philadelphia.


Nine receivers imported 436,332 cartons through the port of Philadelphia.


11 USA importers recieved product from Brazil on board the CAP HARALD.


AMAZON PRODUCE received 35% of the product on board the CAP HARALD.


PANORAMA recived 18% of the vessels product for the USA market.


CONTINENTAL FRESH had 14% of the vessel'…

BALANCE OF BRAZIL IMPORTS FOR PORT OF PHILADELPHIA (WEEK 42)

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Vista, California


www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com




October 27, 2011






A strange rotation saw Saturday delivery of Brazil mangoes at the port of Philadelphia on the 22nd of October 2011.


ALIANCA vessel CAP HARALD discharged 419,700 (4kg) cartons of mangoes for nine USA importers from seven Brazil exporters.


AMAZON PRODUCE had (159,126 cartons) a 38% share of the cargo discharged from six exporters.


PANORAMA had a 22% share of product discharged with 94,248 cartons received from two shippers in Brazil.


CONTINENTAL FRESH received 18% of the USA bound share from two shippers with 77,616 cartons.


DAYKA & HACKETT had a 7% share with 27,720 cartons from two shippers.


DAVID OPPENHEIMER had a 5% share with 22,176 cartons from one shipper in Brazil.


PACIFIC TRELLIS had a 4% share with 16,632 cartons.


CARB AMERICAS had a 3% share with two containers (11,088 cartons).


VISION IMPORTS and SOUTHERN SPECIALTIES each had one container for t…

INDIA'S MANGO FARMER ARE STUCK IN A VICIOUS CYCLE...

Why crop holiday in AP
UMA SHANKARI






Farming has been a loss-making proposition, be it paddy or horticulture.



Farmers' distress has been “official” for at least ten years now, with no sign of let-up. Low prices, shortage and high cost of inputs such as seeds, fertilisers and power continue, but they have become “old movies”; the new latest movie is called “crop holiday”.

When people usually go on a holiday it means they are a happy lot; but when paddy belt farmers in AP declared a crop holiday it was full of pathos: short of committing suicide, they went on strike; they downed their tools, blocked the irrigation channels and declared ‘enough is enough; we cannot afford any more losses; we will not cultivate this season'.

In other parts of AP, farmers are on undeclared crop holiday. Crop holiday in the paddy belt of AP has become news because paddy is a major cereal crop for all of India, and secondly, the farmers there are influential. In other parts of AP such as Chittoor district …

MAJOR INVESTMENT FOR PORT OF DANDONG, CHINA...

North China Port in $7 Billion Expansion

JOC Staff | Oct 27, 2011 2:51PM GMT

The Journal of Commerce Online - News Story



Dandong investment follows 84 percent first quarter gain in container volume

Dandong Port in Northern China will spend nearly $7.1 billion over the next five years to increase throughput some 67 percent at facilities with strong connections in North Asia.

The expansion will take throughput at China’s northernmost port, which borders North Korea on the Yellow Sea, from 60 million metric tons to 100 metric tons, according to the Xinhau China state news agency.

The port’s container throughput of 117,000 20-foot-equivalent units in the first quarter this year, the most recent period for which statistics were available, was up 84.4 percent over the same period a year ago.

Officials in China’s Liaoning Province said the investment would cement the port’s role as a transport hubconnecting the Korean peninsula with the Eurasia region, including Russia and Mongolia.

Connected to Nor…

FINANCIAL WOES CONTINUE FOR CSAV AFTER UP MONTH IN SEPTEMBER...

CSAV Volume Up in September, Revenue Slides

Peter T. Leach, Senior Editor 
| Oct 26, 2011 8:12PM GMT
The Journal of Commerce Online - News Story




Volume rose 2.2 percent from August, fell 18.8 percent year-over-year
The volume of containers transported by CSAV in September rose 2.2 percent from August, but dropped by 18.8 percent from a year earlier.

In the same month, the Chilean carrier’s index of revenues per 20-foot equivalent container units dropped by 12.6 percent from August and by 12.3 percent from September 2010.

CSAV transported 242,900 TEUs in September. During that month its index of average revenues rates per TEU dropped to $1,644.7 from $1,609 in August. Its index of average revenues was $2,025.1 in September 2010. CSAV’s revenue index hit a low for the year to date of $1,520.9 in May.

CSAV, which lost $525 million in the first half of 2011, has been is trying to raise capital while seeking a “strategic partner” for its container shipping business.

-- Contact Peter T. Leach at ple…

DRIED MANGOES AMONG TAIWAN VISITOR'S MOST POPULAR PURCHASES...

Sun cakes, dried mango among Taiwan's most popular souvenirs

2011/10/25 12:30:24









Taipei, Oct. 25 (CNA) Sun cakes, flat flaky pastries with sweet fillings, and colored glass art were among the Taiwanese souvenirs found most appealing by participants in a two-part survey conducted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).

Rice noodles, dried mango, functional ceramic art and Hakka blue dye handicrafts were the other top choices selected from among 25 food items and seven handicrafts.

The initiative was part of the government's One Town One Product (OTOP) program aimed at encouraging the exploration and development of products with local cultural features, according to the MOEA.

The government hopes that by identifying local specialties, the program will help attract both domestic and foreign buyers and encourage the upgrading of local industries.

The survey's results were derived from two separate sources. Eighty percent of the score was based on an event on Sept. 14 where 1…