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Mango Crop Report from the National Mango Board for week ending February 05, 2013 ...

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Mango Market News




Mango volume shipped on week ending 2/5/2013 was approximately 1,111,417 boxes representing 7% more than the previous week.






Peru

Peru shipped approximately 1,038,468 boxes on week ending 2/5/2013 representing .09% more than the previous week. 

Projections for the next two weeks are 468,244 and 242,378 boxes respectively. 


Kent weekly average price per box at the Philadelphia entry port on week ending 2/5/2013 increased by .2%.


Kent weekly average price per box at the Southern California entry port on week ending 2/5/2013 decreased by 7%.



Kent weekly average price per box at the South Florida entry port on week ending 2/5/2013 increased by 6%.





Mexico 

Mexico shipped approximately 72,949 boxes on week ending 2/5/2013. 


Mexico's projections will be …

2013: MEXICAN MANGO DEAL KICKS OFF ...

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Publisher
Mango World Magazine (MWM) (IMO BLOG)






February 07, 2013






Winter Park, Florida -






A very select few Mexican mango importers are beginning to offer Ataulfo mangoes in the $7.00 per (4kg.) carton range.




The deal is expected to kick off in earnest this weekend.






For the first time, there is a limited offering of redskin (Haden variety) from Mexico.





The Ataulfo variety will predominate the deal until the end of May 2013.





Shippers are looking forward to repeat of last season that saw stellar returns for the yellow skinned fruit that averaged $6.00 per carton.







Volume will be in full swing by the middle of March forcing Peruvian shippers to cease operations as cost structures and shipping times make their fruit uncompetitive.



The Mexican mango deal will run until September 2013.






TOP TEN GLOBAL PAGEVIEWS CHANGE BY THE MINUTE AT Mango World Magazine (IMO BLOG) ...

Now (1;10 pm on 2/7/2013):


Top Ten Current Pageviews by Countries




Entry
Pageviews


United States


214



Germany


11



India


11



France


9



Pakistan


9



Philippines


8



Guatemala


7



Nigeria


5



Poland


5



Benin


4








Today:




Pageviews by Countries



Entry
Pageviews


United States


3,615



India


120



Germany


83



Philippines


66



United Kingdom


58



Australia


57



Peru


53



Mexico


46



Canada


34



Tanzania


32










Week:






Top Ten Weekly Pageviews by Countries



Entry
Pageviews


United States


24,473



India


765



Philippines


419



United Kingdom


316



Australia


308



Germany


258



Canada


257



Singapore


212



France


208



Pakistan


134









Month:






Pageviews by Countries


EntryPageviews


United States


112,293



India


4,597



United Kingdom


2,628



Philippines


2,077



Germany


1,267



Australia


1,237



France


1,150



Canada


1,031



Netherlands


547



Mexico


496









ALLTIME:






Top Ten Alltime Pageviews by Countries



Entry
Pageviews


United States


1,122,640



India


48,628



Philippines


31,108



United Kingdom


29,595



Germany


17,202



Canada


16,368



Pakistan


13,098



Mexico


8,510



Australia


8,282



Venezuela


8,207




Total Pageviews since March 14, 2011 ....








Pageviews today
3,717


Mysterious Check Reignites Controversy over Iran-Venezuela Relationship ...

Controversial ties between two countries hostile to the United States reemerged on Saturday when a former Iranian official was caught in Germany with a sizable check from a Venezuelan bank. 


The German newspaper Bild am Sonntag first reported that German officials are investigating Tahmasb Mazaheri, Iran's former central bank chief and economy minister, for smuggling after he was caught with an undeclared check worth approximately $70 million. 





Upon his arrival from Turkey on January 21, Mazaheri was stopped and searched by German customs officials at the Dusseldorf airport. A check for 300 million Venezuelan Bolivars issued by the state-run Bank of Venezuela was found in his luggage.










According to customs authorities, visitors entering any of the European Union countries must declare incoming amounts above $13,580. Failure to disclose the funds is a civil offense punishable by a fine of up to $1 million. German authorities have not yet disclosed to whom the check was directed and are…

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WILL BE HOST TO Xth INTERNATIONAL MANGO SYMPOSIUM ...(June 3-7, 2013)

Join the Global Mango Community in the Dominican Republic this coming June ...


























Proposed Program





The symposium program is divided into the following sessions:





Session 1: World Production



Session 2: Genetics, breeding and biotechnology


Session 3: Physiology and reproductive biology


Session 4: Horticultural practices


Session 5: Diseases and Pest control


Session 6: Postharvest physiology and technology


Session 7: Postharvest pathology



Session 8: Fruit processing and commercialization






http://www.cedaf.org.do/eventos/xmango2013/en/index_en.html





FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY: ISO 50001 ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS ...

With energy one of the most critical challenges facing the international community, ISO International Standard ISO 50001 on energy management systems could have a positive impact on some 60 % of the world's energy use.



































Solomons quake shows might of 'Ring of Fire' ...

by Staff Writers
Sydney (AFP) Feb 6, 2013



Deadliest earthquakes and tsunamis of the past century





Hong Kong (AFP) 







Feb 6, 2013 - Three villages were reportedly flattened in the Solomon Islands Wednesday when a tsunami triggered by an 8.0-magnitude quake crashed ashore.





Below is a list of the world's deadliest earthquakes, including quake-induced tsunamis, over the past century:




- 2011: Japan: more than 19,000 were killed when a tsunami triggered by an undersea quake slammed into the northeast coast, triggering a nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi atomic plant. Magnitude 9.0.

- 2010: Haiti: between 250,000 and 300,000 killed when a quake hits what is already one of the world's poorest countries, devastating the capital Port-au-Prince. Magnitude 7.0.

- 2008: Sichuan province, China: 87,000 dead or missing. A large number of children are among the dead, with shoddily-built schools blamed. Magnitude 8.0.

- 2005: Indian and Pakistani Kashmir: at least 75,000 killed with poor constructio…

Crowley Fresh Cold Storage & Warehouse Facility Now Open In Miami ...

by Crowley Maritime Corp.
Posted: 2013-02-07 08:54:35 EST






Crowley Maritime Corp. and Customized Brokers, the company’s Miami-based Customs brokerage company, have announced the opening of a new cold storage warehouse facility, Crowley Fresh, located in Miami.




A joint offering from Crowley and Customized Brokers, Crowley Fresh features multiple humidity and temperature-controlled coolers and is open 24/7 to store and handle perishables arriving from Latin and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and the Far East in South Florida for import and export.






The state-of-the-art facility is ideal for perishable storage or may be used as an in-transit consolidation/deconsolidation point.




Crowley Fresh features high-tech cooling and monitoring equipment, including forced air precooling, which can be adjusted to meet and maintain varying temperature requirements.




With 400,000 total cubic feet of refrigerated space, the facility also offers additional storage space for cargo supplies and non-r…

OCEAN CARGO: Sneak peek at new Maersk Line giants ...

http://shippingwatch.dk/English_Version/article5194598.ece#ixzz2KE6yZSBu



Foto: Eric Jakobsson





ENGLISH VERSION: 



One of the first pictures of the new Maersk Line Triple-E, which will be deployed on Asia-Europe this summer.




BY OLE ANDERSEN
Offentliggjort 07.02.13 kl. 09:55






In a few months, Maersk Line will deploy the largest container ship in the world; the Triple-E class. 




Thus, the Danish container carrier will reclaim the position as the owner of the largest container ship in the global container fleet; a position the company held with Emma Maersk in 2006. 




Until this summer, French CMA CGM has the honour of owning the largest container ship in the shape of Marco Polo with a capacity of 16,000 containers.





On Twitter and Maersk Line's Facebook page the first picture of the Triple-E being built at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering ship yard in South Korea has been published. The ship will be approximately 400 meters long, 59 meters wide and have an overall capacity of 18,000…

FRUITLOGISTICA 2013: Perú está en el centro de la atención en feria de frutas y hortalizas de Berlín ...

Perú concitó hoy la mayor atención de la feria Fruit Logistica de Berlín (Alemania), durante el corte de cinta inaugural por parte de los ministros peruanos y alemanes, en medio de una ceremonia en la que empresarios y asistentes nacionales y extranjeros degustaron el pisco sour y tradicionales bocaditos.





En un espacio del pabellón peruano que tiene como fondo los colores rojo y blanco y el logo de la marca Perú, los ministros peruanos de Comercio Exterior y Turismo, José Luis Silva, y de Agricultura, Milton von Hesse, así como la ministra para Alimentación, Agricultura y Protección del Consumidor de Alemania, Ilse Aigner, cortaron la cinta que oficializa el inicio de la feria.





La ocasión, que convocó a la prensa alemana y extranjera, fue propicia para que los asistentes degusten el tradicional pisco sour y bocaditos como causa, cebiche y ají de gallina preparados por bartenders y chefs conducidos por Martha Leng, peruana que reside en la capital alemana desde hace varios años.






Silva ent…

National Mango Board seeks to focus on safety

Carl Collen |






 07 February 2013





All US mango industry members have been invited to join the Board for a free event discussing food safety









IMO NOTE:
Seven months after the worst food safety related incident in the industry's recent history, The National Mango Board (NMB) seeks to address food safety concerns. 




"Food Safety without traceability losses it's efficacy"


~Will Cavan Executive Director International Mango Organization (IMO)








The National Mango Board (NMB) will be hosting their inaugural Mango Food Safety Conference on Wednesday 6 March at the McAllen Convention Center at 700 Convention Center Blvd, McAllen, Texas.







According to the US organisation, the conference is a free information sharing event with industry members of all levels of the mango supply chain encouraged to join.





Keynote speakers will provide attendees with information about food safety guidelines and standards, high risk areas and suggested solutions for the mango industry, a broader view of the field, h…

Peru holds Colombia 'drug lord' Jacinto Nicolas Fuentes ...

Jacinto Nicolas Fuentes German is accused of being a key member of the Urabenos







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Peruvian police have arrested Jacinto Nicolas Fuentes German, who is suspected of being a leader of Colombia's Urabenos criminal gang.



Peruvian officers detained Mr Fuentes in Lima, after a joint intelligence operation with Colombia, Peru's police chief, Gen Raul Salazar said.






Mr Fuentes, known as Don Leo, entered Peru illegally last month, they added.




The Urabenos gang controls much of the drug trade in northern Colombia, with many ex-paramilitaries in its ranks.



According to the Colombian authorities, Mr Fuentes took over running part of the Urabenos after one of the most wanted drug dealers, Henry de Jesus Lopez, was arrested in December in Argentina.




Mr Fuentes had been in prison in 2008 after being arrested with a group of armed men, but was subsequently released, Colombian me…

CASH CROP: MANGO FARMERS SHOULD CONSIDER THIS ALTERNATIVE ...

Shale energy triggers bean "Guar-Cluster Bean" rush in India:




An extract of guar which is commonly referred to as guar gum is being used by the oil industry. This has sent its costs sky rocketing. The gum is being used as an adhesive in the oil pipelines. It is also being utilized for extraction of shale gas for the last one year with the help of a new technology called horizontal fracking. There is no alternate to guar for this technology. Shale gas is a natural gas trapped within shale formations. It has become an increasingly important source of natural gas in the United States over the past decade. Hence, the guar seeds are being exported.




"In Pakistan couple of guys started doing it...........last year selling price of dried guar seed was @ around 160 PKR/kg.......if 30 or 40 mds/acre dried seed is obtained.........then i think it'll become a very lucrative crop.....due to its low cost production technology....besides it'll improve the soil...."


~ Hadi L…

USA: Blizzard to Bury New England for Weeks' End ...

By Alex Sosnowski, Expert Senior Meteorologist
February 07, 2013; 4:21 AM













Two storms will merge quickly enough to bring colder air, heavy snow and increasing wind to New England. Some areas will be hit with an all-out blizzard and a couple of feet of snow.



The worst of the storm will hit late Friday and Friday night and will wind down Saturday morning. However, lingering effects from blowing and drifting snow, blocked roads and other travel delays are likely to linger into much of the weekend.






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Numerous flight delays and cancellations are possible centered on New England, but these problems will be felt elsewhere across the nation.



Strong winds will not only cause white-out conditions but can result in massive drifts.









At the height of the storm, snow can fall at the rate of 2 to 4 inches per hour and may be a…