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LIMPING TO PORT: Stricken MSC Flaminia Nears UK Coast ...

Joseph Bonney, Senior Editor 

| Jul 26, 2012 2:01PM GMT

The Journal of Commerce Online - News Story

Firefighters to reboard vessel for container-by-container inspection

Firefighters planned to reboard the MSC Flaminia to attack remaining fires as the stricken container ship moved within 170 nautical miles of the U.K. coast, owner Reederei NSB said.

The ship and three accompanying tugs were moving at a four-knot speed, the company said. The vessel was reported listing by 11 degrees because of damaged cargo and water poured on the fire.

After the prevailing fog of the last days lifted, firefighters Wednesday reboarded the ship, but intense heat prevented a close inspection of cargo holds. The ship’s firefighting system, reactivated earlier this week, was switched off.

“Overall, the situation onboard MSC Flaminia has improved,” the company said on its Web site. “The emission of smoke from cargo holds 4 and 5 has declined significantly. Nevertheless, hot spots inside of individual containers sho…

Japan: peaches grow in small paper bags ...

"It is peach time in Japan and with peaches one thinks of Okayama, a prefecture in the west of the country, known as "The Land of Sunshine." 

Little rain and many hours of sunshine make a very favourable climate for the cultivation of peaches and
56.1% of the Japanese peach production takes place in Okayama. 

The most popular variety is Shimizu Hakuto - a white peach - and white does not only refer to the colour of the pulp, but even more to the colour of the peel, which is obtained in a very special way, as the peaches are grown in small paper bags" Henk de Bruine of Apex says.

"Originally the delicate peaches were everywhere in Japan supplied in paper wrapping to protect against damaging insects and unfavourable weather influences.

 However, with the arrival of plant protection the little bags became superfluous and were no longer used.

 Except in Okayama, where up until
today the peach cultivation takes place mainly by using small paper bags. The opening at the b…


Mango's Dockside Bistro at the Esplanade made good on its saying, "We rock the rock," at its grand opening on Tuesday.

Dockside Bistro was jammed inside and out, for a more than hors d'oeuvres event.

Largely a family affair, the Dockside Bistro also paid attention to families, with games for the young ones.

Taking part in the grand opening photo were Annie and Rick Feinman, daughter Lauren, son John and grandson Frankie, along with Mike Waldren, managing partner.

Annie's family have been part of Marco since the 70s, with Annie in the first Lely High School graduating class of 1975. Her dad, Harold, ran Marco Small Engine Repairs for years.

The journey to the Esplanade began when the family opened Chef's Express in Olde Marco, a catering and takeout business that grew to a breakfast and lunch business. The family was pleased when it was offered the opportunity to relocate to the Esplanade.

With the move came a name change, mores suited to the Esplanade, Annie said.


PHILIPPINES: Department of Agriculture to invest P8.7M to rehab mango trees in Ilocos Norte ...

THURSDAY, 26 JULY 2012 19:29


LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte—The provincial government of Ilocos Norte and the Department of Agriculture (DA) poured in more than P8 million for the immediate rehabilitation of at least 25,000 mango fruit-bearing trees in the province.

This came in the wake of a recent finding that mango production in Ilocos Norte significantly declined by 30 percent over the last three years, said Provincial Agriculturist Norma Lagmay.

The decline of mango production here has been attributed mainly to unpredictable weather conditions caused by climate change, Lagmay said, citing a research study identifying the issues and concerns of mango growers here.

“Rain showers are more dangerous than rain to mango trees in bloom because of their salt content. Worse, if acid rain falls on them, the blooms become black or corroded. Its fruits become small also,” she said in Ilocano.

As a remedy, farmers are advised not to apply insecticide …


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PHILIPPINES: Mangoes as Smooth as a Baby’s Butt …

12 MAR 2008

by Marketman

My family is definitely biased about our mangoes, and I have written a post on Cebu mangoes before. 

Though I now admit that approximately 40% of the mangoes we currently consume come from the island of Guimaras, due to convenience (I have a suki at my regular Saturday market run), and they are very good, I am a Cebu mango lover, tried and true. 

I have often wondered how the Cebuano mangoes manage to not only possess a wonderful, smooth, flavorful, juicy and almost fiber-less mouthfeel, but also an incredibly thin, smooth and apparently, blemish free skin or peel. 

Well, now I know the answer to the blemish free skin… The last time I was in Cebu, I decided to take a drive out to Busay, an agricultural area in the center or heart of the island, and on the way, we passed by several mango plantations and I was stunned to see all of these fruiting trees with each of the fruit individually wrapped or sheathed in paper “jackets.”

Thousands upon thousands of these paper j…

Peru: Frozen mango exports grow 15% ...

US top destination with 67% of exports

Lambayeque's exports of frozen mango recorded an increase of 15% in the first four months of the year compared to the same period of 2011, totaling 2,700 tons (USD 4.83 million), reports the Regional Association of Exporters (Arex).

The data pointed out that from January to April 2,700 tons of frozen mango were exported for an amount of USD 4.82 million.

The representative of AREX, Carlos Ypanaqué Estrada, said that the main destinations for this product were: the United States (67%), the United Kingdom (9.28%), Canada (8.06%), Belgium (6.65%), and together, countries such as Netherlands, Germany, Chile and Puerto Rico accounted for 8.93% of exports of this northern region.

He said that the leading exporter of frozen mango is Processing Peru SAC, which in the last 5 years has been leading exports of this product.

Source: AREX

Publication date: 7/26/2012

STARTING TOMORROW: Food trucks to visit Mango Festival at Colorfield Farms ...


Visit Colorfield Farms for mango tastings, calypso music and food trucks.


Mangos and food trucks

The Mango Festival and Food Truck Rally is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Colorfield Farms, 8221 State Road 674, Wimauma. 

Enjoy mango tastings, calypso steel drums music, educational seminars and guest speakers both days. Food trucks will be on site for an array of mouth-watering treats. 

Admission is $5. 

For more information, go to

or call (813) 833-2545.

2012 MEXICO MANGO SEASON: TOP USA IMPORTERS (Through July 23, 2012) ...

Acumulado General Temporada 2012CajasTotal Cajas.....Total %DistribuidorARIZONACALIFORNIA.........TEXASGM PRODUCE SALES LLC571,020*6,083,2726,654,29214.14%FRESKA PRODUCE INTERNATIONAL LLC.2,831,675*426,5613,258,2366.92%CIRULI BROTHERS1,117,5375,2402,129,8833,252,6606.91%PAULMEX INT'L. LTD**2,822,2242,822,2246.00%COAST TROPICAL1,233,35521,5011,475,2142,730,0705.80%FOODSOURCE4,488*2,687,9452,692,4335.72%LONDON FRUIT, INC.209,856*2,049,4612,259,3174.80%SPLENDID PRODUCTS1,553,095*425,7621,978,8574.20%EB INTERNATIONAL568,303*1,241,3341,809,6373.85%