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HOW MANY CUSTOMS BROKERS / FREIGHT FORWARDERS DO MANGO IMPORTERS NEED ??? ...

November 2011 | Commentary | Viewpoint

Shipper’s Choice: One Freight Forwarder or Many?


By Julian Keeling
Julian Keeling is CEO at Consolidators International Inc.,                                           310-649-6160



Many shippers rely on forwarders as key building blocks in creating and implementing a logistics program. 

Some use a single forwarder or third-party logistics provider to forge and maintain supply chain links. Others choose a multi-forwarder approach. 


Which is best for your team?

GOING SOLO

Advantages of using a single forwarder include:
Accountability
Mistakes can be more easily pinpointed when they emanate from a single source. More importantly, errors can be corrected with far greater speed and with a minimum of finger pointing.


Concentrated freight booking. 
With one forwarder handling all the shipper's cargo, contract goals can be met more easily. Cost savings are maximized when using the forwarder's preferred air and ocean carriers.

Integrated technology tools.
Coo…

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: EASY ACCESS FROM ONE CARBBEAN ISLAND TO ANOTHER .....

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO WILL BE THE SITE OF THE 2012 IMO GLOBAL MANGO CONFERENCE.


WE WILL BE FEATURING MANGOES OF THE CARIBBEAN AND POTENTIAL VARIETIES FOR EXPORT TO THE WORLD MARKET .....















IS THERE ANY HOPE FOR PROGRESS ON REDUCING EMISSIONS ???

Are the Durban Climate Talks—or Climate Talks in General—Doomed?

By David Biello | November 29, 2011 









After more than 15 years of international climate negotiations, it has become ever more clear that all the carbon dioxide emitted to shuttle diplomats from city to city to hash out a regime to curb climate change has been largely wasted. 

The success of harried diplomacy in Kyoto in 1997 has given way to Japan buying its way out of emissions reductions in 2011—and refusing to sign up for more. 

The European Union will trade its way into greenhouse gas cuts, whereas Canada—among the globe’s worst emitters on a per capita basis—has decided to break its pledge to reduce. 

The U.S., the world’s largest emitter during the bulk of such negotiations, has never officially accepted any legally binding targets under international climate treaties. 


Nor has China, which has gone from being a developing nation to the planet’s biggest source of human-made greenhouse gases in that same span.



If the goal h…

IMO GLOBAL MANGO CONFERENCE IN TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (JUNE 2012) BEGINNING TO TAKE SHAPE....

Thanks to the effort of The Network of Rural Women Producers....




Shortly, the IMO will begin promotion of one of our GLOBAL MANGO CONFERENCE that is scheduled for July 2012 in Trinidad & Tobago.









Several Caribbean countries have expressed an interest as well as Agricultural entities such as IICA among others.









The UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES has agreed to serve as the host facility.







Dr. Victor Galan, Chair of the ISHS MANGO Working Group is involved in the planning.







The IMO will have suggested lodgings and accomodations shortly...






The focus will be on potential export markets from the Caribbean in addition to a focus on cultivars with potential from the Caribbean to USA, EUROPE and CANADA.












During our press briefing for the mango festival I spoke of plans to host two days before the festival an Mango Conference.

The media asked many questions, but my reason for writing now is the fact that the Ministry of Food Production, (formerly Agriculture) expressed an interest.
The UNDP where I was in…

RONNIE COHEN TO REPEAT AS CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL MANGO BOARD (NMB)

Meet your new Board:
Jim Alvarez, Vice Chair, Ronnie Cohen, Chairman, George Mendez, Treasure, Bernardo Malo, Secretary









The National mango Board has announced the Board of directors for 2012:







On November 16, the board elected officers to lead the group throughout 2012. 


Ronnie Cohen (VISION IMPORTS) of River Edge, N.J., will serve a second term as chairman. 

Jim Alvarez (COAST TROPICAL) of Los Angeles, Calif., is vice-chairman. 


Serving as treasurer is George Mendez (CUSTOMS BROKER) of Nogales, Ariz. 

Bernardo Malo (MANGO EXPORTER) of Samborondon, Ecuador, is the secretary.

Joining the board are newly appointed Bill Vogel of Tavilla Sales (Part of VISION GROUP).

 Greg Golden (AMAZON PRODUCE) of Mullica Hill, N.J., 




 And Wade Shiba (GM PRODUCE SALES) of Missouri City, Texas, will serve on the board as importers. 


Enrique Sanchez of Nayarit, Mexico, and Bernardo Malo of Samborondon, Ecuador, will serve as foreign producers. 


Veny L. Marti of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, will represent domestic producers.

GERMANY HAS NO DESIRE TO BAIL OUT EUROPE (PIIGS) ....

SchnittsKrieg in Europa!
Author: Michael Moran · 
 December 2nd, 2011 



Daily, at least, someone in the blogosphere or media points out the irony: having attempted twice in the last century to force its writ on its European neighbors at gunpoint, in the twenty-first century Germany has a new weapon: sovereign default.




Call it Schnittskrieg: a war of cuts, deep, damaging austerity that amputates and excises and rearranges the targeted economies until – at least in theory – they can safely be allowed to maintain their links to the Reich … I mean, euro zone.




An unfair characterization? Perhaps a bit overdone, I’ll allow. But from the point of view of many in Europe – and not just “those old enough to remember” – a bit of hyperbole right now seems warranted.


The need for Europe’s PIIGS (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain) to produce viable, medium-term blueprints for major reform and fiscal deleveraging cannot be debated. But Germany actions (and German inaction in some cases) have made…

SAVE THE PLANET: PLANT & EAT MORE MANGOES !!!!!

10 Solutions for Climate Change

Ten possibilities for staving off catastrophic climate change

By David Biello

 November 26, 2007 


The Future of Climate Change 
As the world negotiates in Durban, climate change continues unabated--and greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise »December 1, 2011


EARTHWIDE EXPERIMENT: Climate change could turn catastrophic if efforts are not made to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause it.Image: NASA





The enormity of global warming can be daunting and dispiriting. 

What can one person, or even one nation, do on their own to slow and reverse climate change
But just as ecologist Stephen Pacala and physicist Robert Socolow, both at Princeton University, came up with 15 so-called "wedges" for nations to utilize toward this goal—each of which is challenging but feasible and, in some combination, couldreduce greenhouse gas emissions to safer levels—there are personal lifestyle changes that you can make too that, in some combination, can help reduce …