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GLOBAL COMMERCE: Alibaba's new boss ...

The rise of Genghis Khan

Mar 11th 2013, 11:15 by V.V.V. | SHANGHAI

WHO could possibly replace Jack Ma? That is the challenge confronting the senior leadership of Alibaba, China’s biggest internet firm. The flamboyant Mr Ma has led the firm since its founding in 1999, and he has overseen its spectacular transformation from online-listings service to e-commerce powerhouse.

He shocked many by declaring in January that he would step aside at the tender age of 48 from the day-to-day operations of Alibaba. He insisted that he was getting too old to do the job properly. He is to give up the chief executive post on May 10th, but plans to remain heavily involved in the firm as its executive chairman.

Taking a job as chief executive that comes with China’s most celebrated entrepreneur hanging around the office may seem like a poisoned chalice to most, but at least one hard-charging insider is keen on the job. On March 11th the firm announced that Jonathan Lu, a thirteen-year veteran of Alibaba (pic…



Especial N24: las imágenes más emotivas de la pasada campaña presidencial de Henrique Capriles Radonski

Capriles recorrió Venezuela de punta a punta rumbo al 7-O

Publicado el 10 de mar de 2013 7:02 pm 

Foto: Ana Vanessa Herrero / Noticias24

(Caracas, 10 de marzo. Noticias24) El reelecto gobernador del estado Miranda, Henrique Capriles Radonski, protagonizó durante cuatro meses una ardua campaña electoral presidencial, en la cual demostró fortaleza, seguridad y gallardía.

Por: Ingrid Támara Arteaga/Departamento de investigación/Noticias24

Foto: Ana Vanessa Herrero / Noticias24

Foto: Ana Vanessa Herrero / Noticias24

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Foto: Daniel Lara / Comando Venezuela

Foto: Mariely Márquez /Noticias24

Foto: Ana Vanessa Herrero / Noticias24

Foto: Ana Vanessa Herrero / Noticias24

Foto: Ambar Rengel / Noticias24

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Foto: Comando venezuela/Guillermo Suárez

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Panama Canal Completes Culebra Cut Dredging ...

By Breakbulk Staff on March 8, 2013

3.2 million cubic meters of material were removed during the deepening

Panama Canal Authority has completed the dredging to deepen and widen the navigational channels along Culebra Cut as part of the US$5.25 billion expansion program.

A total of 3.2 million cubic meters were removed during the deepening of Culebra Cut.

The dredging works started in March 2008. 

Culebra Cut is the narrowest part of the navigational channel. 

Authority-owned dredges Mindi, Rialto M. Christensen and Quibian I, along with its drill barges Thor and Baru were used for the work, the Panama Canal Authority said in a statement. 

Jan de Nul’s dredge II Principe and Royal Boskalis Westminster’s dredge Cornelius also participated.

Progress continues in other parts of the project. Last week, the first million cubic meters of concrete were poured in the locks construction site on the Atlantic side.

The expansion is due to be completed in 2015, about six months later than earlier estimates…

Dole Shakes Up The Frozen Food Aisle With New DOLE Peach Mango Fruit Smoothie Shakers ...

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Dole is pleased to introduce the newest flavor addition to its award-winning line of DOLE Fruit Smoothie Shakers®…Peach Mango! 

Made with real, low-fat yogurt and actual pieces of finely cut peach and mango, this new variety will transport you and your taste buds straight to the tropics!

Beyond being a tasty addition to the DOLE Fruit Smoothie Shakers line, the Peach Mango Smoothie delivers 100% of your daily value of vitamins B3, B5, B6, B9, & B12. What’s better than that?

Through Dole’s unique product development, you can enjoy this satisfying smoothie by simply removing from the freezer, adding your favorite juice, and shake-shake-shaking it for 30-45 seconds to create an instant peach mango and yogurt smoothie. Say “bye, bye blender,” for good!

“We are excited to introduce new DOLE Peach Mango Fruit Smoothie Shakers, as we have infused two of our signature fruits into one easy and convenient smoothie,” said Vanessa Beltran, S…


IMO Friend Ricardo Hernandez Bezares (Logistics Expert) reports from this year's (2013) FOODEX in Tokyo, Japan...

Ricardo Hernández Bezares
Head of Perishables Mexico

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Ricardo Hernández Bezares
Head of Perishables Mexico

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This is the quality some Mexican exporters are pursuing....

They will push for only air mango and avoid ocean freight issues on quality.

As ocean mango gets collected from the trees earlier. Lowering its quality. Lowering the brix or sugar.

Transit time per boat.... 17 days ocean plus 4 more from packing house.

Air freight mango...via Mexico City... 4 days
Via Los Angeles... 4 days...better rate here.

Either with USDA packing certification...or without it. Using inbound trucks straight to my warehouses at LAX. Only mine....

New mode. In order to help increase Mexican mango quality …