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PERUVIAN MANGO EXPORTERS LOOK TO PLACE 25 MILLION (4kg) CARTONS THIS SEASON ...

IMO NOTE:


The last time Peru had similar volume, International markets collapsed ...










During the 2012-2013 campaign




Peruvian mango exports to the US steadily growing






According to the latest report from the National Mango Board (NMB), mango exports to the US are steadily increasing by more than 150% per week.





In this respect, Juan Carlos Rivera, general manager of the Mango Producers and Exporters Association (Apem), confirmed that this growth would continue until week 16 of 2013 and that total exports should surpass 100,000 tonnes by the end of the campaign.




It is worth noting that the NMB expects 9 million boxes of Peruvian mangoes to be exported to the US until March next year, especially of the Kent variety with 90% of the total, followed by the Haden (5%), Tommy Atkins (4%) and Ataulfo (1%).







In this context, Apem's executive pointed out that the growth of exports is a consequence of the good relationship between Peru's National Agricultural Health Service and the US Department of …

MAERSK CONTAINER DIVISION SHOWS OFF WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME ONE OF THEIR REEFERS ...

There's a Container Behind it All














18-Dec-2012










With the holiday season approaching, chances are your presents or goodies arrived in one of the sturdy gift wraps from Maersk Container Industry.





Containers make a difference to billions of people around the world, but how can these building blocks of global trade be improved? And how can they help offset future energy cost increases? 





Find one answer in Maersk Container Industry's movie now available to employees and the general public. 




Containers must endure harsh environments from arctic cold to tropical heat, and the film depicts crash tests where MCI seeks to ensure its containers stand up to the harshest of handling.





The film is made by Copenhagen Film Company, which has so far won 14 international awards for its "We are Maersk" series, including a gold medal at Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards.








MCI's documentary-style movie goes to the crux of world trade. 




"It was a fun movie to make because a container …

FAVORITE HANGOUT OF MANGO IMPORTERS TO OPEN SECOND LOCATION ...

Mango’s opening in Orlando





One of South Beach’s liveliest clubs is heading to Orlando.






Mango’s Tropical Cafe, where bartop dancers routinely draw a crowd on Ocean Drive, plans to open the new location on Orando’s International Drive at the end of 2014.






“Mango’s is a natural fit for this market, and we have an incredible location,’’ Mango’s owner David Wallack said in a press release. “We look forward to serving millions of happy guests.”












Mango’s paid $10.4 million for the three-acre site at 8102 International Drive, a two-story complex that currently houses a T.G.I.Friday’s and a retail outlet, said a spokeswoman for CBRE, which brokered the deal.






DOUGLAS HANKS









Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/12/18/3147776/mangos-opening-in-orlando.html#storylink=cpy

NEWSFLASH: ILA, USMX break off talks ...

Negotiations between the International Longshoremen's Association and waterfront employers represented by United States Maritime Alliance have been tense from the start last spring. 



A peak-season strike was averted in September when the two sides agreed to extend their Maine-to-Texas master contract for 90 days.




 With the breakoff of talks aimed at a second extension, the ILA is threatening a strike on Dec. 29.







Negotiations on a new contract between the International Longshoremen's Association and employers represented by the U.S. Maritime Alliance (USMX) broke off abruptly Tuesday afternoon. 






The union and management said they were going to discuss container royalties, payments that are made to longshoremen based on the weight of containerized cargo. USMX has wanted to cap those payments. 




Bennie Holland, executive vice president of the ILA, said the union told management it was "willing to extend the contract to Feb. 1 and keep talking if management would be willin…

Content Is King: Can Researchers Design an Information-Centric Internet? ...

Changing the Internet's focus from data location to the nature of the information itself should improve network efficiency and security


By Larry Greenemeier








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HAPAG LLOYD & HAMBURG SUD DISCUSS MERGER ...

UPDATE 2-Hapag-Lloyd, Hamburg-Sud in merger talks






Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:16am EST



* Tie-up would create world's fourth-largest shipping player


* Companies are Germany's largest shipping groups


* Deal may be signed as early as end of first quarter-source (Recasts lead, adds details, background)





FRANKFURT, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Germany's largest container shipping companies, loss makers Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg-Sued, are exploring a merger to create a global player better able to survive the sector's four-year slump.





A combined operator would rank as the world's fourth-largest after Maersk, Mediterranean Shipping Company and CMA CGM with annual revenue over 10 billion euros ($13 billion), a fleet of about 250 vessels and 11,500 staff.








"This is a business where size matters. Hamburg-Sued would, in the long-term, run into difficulties in keeping up with the big industry players," said Westend Brokers Research analyst Klaus Kraenzle.





"It's a good step, potentially g…

PERFECT STORM LOOMING FOR USA MANGO MARKET AS PERU SEASON KICKS IN ....

IMO NOTE:


Prepare for $4.00 per carton FOBs.


Abundance of small count fruit out of Peru as shippers "jump the gun"...




After a break for Christmas holiday fruit will "size up" on the trees.




Back logs in clearing product due to West Coast USA Port strike, High Risk FDA designation for mangoes and resistance after Daniella recall taking a toll on mango sales.



1,000,000 carton per week is to much for USA market at this time of year.



Looming ILA Ports strikes on East Coast could potentially doom 2012-2013 season for Peru.












Heavy mango volumes expected in January

12/17/2012 4:26:30 PM
Andy Nelson






Courtesy Central American ProduceMango prices will likely come down 50 cents to $1 per box once big Peruvian volumes start hitting, said Sabine Henry, saleswoman for Pompano Beach, Fla.-based Central American Produce.





A large new crop of Peruvian mangoes, combined with continuing supplies from Ecuador, promise big volumes heading into the new year, importers said.




“There will be heavy, heavy…

U.S. mango importers feeling impact of regulations ...

December 18th, 2012








August’s voluntary recall of Daniella brand mangoes has meant a crackdown for imports into the U.S. and an industry under serious self evaluation.                                                                    















Produce Marketing Association (PMA) chief science and technology officer Bob Whitaker, spoke with the National Mango Board (NMB) in a webinar on Thursday about the new challenges facing importers and the importance of food safety.





“We don’t have any kill steps in produce that are 100% foolproof. So we have to build a number of steps or hurdles along the way. And that’s what these risk management practices are,” Whitaker told the group.






“But the only way to do [minimize risk] is to become engaged, if you take responsibility for the food. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. Audits and standards and guidance and things of that nature are not food safety programs. They only become food safety programs when you use them.”





Risk management and safety have become…