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MEXICO MANGO MAFIA : Nogales CBP Officers Make Second Significant Seizure of Unreported Currency in Past Week

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August 26, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. – One week after seizing almost half a million dollars in unreported U.S. currency at a crossing in Nogales, Arizona, port officials apprehended a 25-year-old Mexican national Sunday for failing to declare more than $190,000 when he attempted to cross into Mexico through the Port of Nogales.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting outbound inspections at the Mariposa crossing selected a vehicle driven by Luis Yovanni De La Herran-Zamudio for further inspection and found the unreported money hidden beneath his vehicle’s rear hatch.

Officers processed the vehicle and currency for seizure, and referred De La Herran to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

On Aug. 16, officers at the DeConcini crossing seized $420,000 from a male resident of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.

CEVA continues Southern California expansion with new, larger facility to serve San Diego market

By: AJOT | Aug 26 2014 at 12:10 PM | Channel(s): Transport Intermediaries

CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain management companies, today announced plans to expand its presence in the San Diego market with a new Freight Management and Logistics facility totaling 125,000 sq. ft. (11,612 sqm.) and 23 dock doors.

The new facility will be the largest Freight Management and Logistics facility serving the San Diego market and represents the largest new warehouse agreement completed in central San Diego in the past five years.

 It will combine two current CEVA operations – a customer-dedicated facility presently based in Poway, CA, and the company’s current Freight Management operation, which is located in the same office park as the new facility in Mission Trails Industrial Park, 7411 Goen Place, Suite B&C, San Diego, CA 92120, near the San Diego International Airport and all major road arteries in the area.

This announcement follows CEVA’s recent expansion of its Los An…



August 26, 2014
Shanghai, China

A few days ago I had a conversation with the Chief Operating Officer for our agricultural fund in Chile.

We were discussing water, and he told me that roughly 60% of California right now is suffering “extreme drought” conditions. 30% of the state is in “severe drought”. And 10% of the state is only under “drought”.

In other words, roughly the entire state-- the 8th largest economy in the world-- is facing a severe shortage of water.

But if you think that’s bad, China is about to take over the spotlight yet again.

A study by China's Ministry of Water Resources found that approximately 55% of China's 50,000 rivers that existed in the 1990s have disappeared.

Moreover, China is over-exploiting its groundwater by 22 billion cubic meters per year; yet its per-capita water consumption is less than one third of the global average.

This is astounding data.

More than 400 major cities in China are short of water, with some 110 facing “serious scarcity”.


CH ROBINSON : Weather makes for a challenging year supplying tropical fruit

Adverse weather in Mexico made for a challenging year for tropical fruit providers who deal in tropical fruit. Limes and mango supplies were hit especially hard, but for large suppliers, who have a large logistics network, the problems with sourcing tropical fruit from Mexico were handled sufficiently.

“Weather is always an unpredictable factor, and in the case of tropicals, this year's crops were influenced by weather events that took place up to six months prior to harvest,” explained Jose Rossignoli of Robinson Fresh.

“A combination of tropical storms that occurred last September and a late cold front in December affected lime crop’s bloom and young fruit sets, resulting in one of the worst lime supply crises of the industry since Mexico became the primary supplier to the North American marketplace.” That meant that limes were hard to come by and often not in preferred sizes. 

Additionally, what was available often commanded some of the highest prices seen for limes. 

Though the si…



Are these America's worst supermarkets?

By Dan Myers
Published August 13, 2014


We all have a love-hate relationship with the supermarket. But anyone who’s shopped at more than one knows that some are much better than others.

Every year, Consumer Reports releases a list of the best and worst supermarkets, and these are the worst.

There are plenty of factors that can make a supermarket experience miserable. It can be crowded, with narrow isles, there could be a long line to check out, advertised specials can be out of stock, and they might simply not stock the particular item you’re looking for.

 Consumer Reports asked their more than 27,000 subscribers to weigh in on these factors for the country’s 55 largest grocery store chains, and the results might surprise you.

At the top of the list was east-coast chain Wegmans, which earned 88 out of 100 points. Trader Joe’s scored 87, and Publix and Costco scored 84. 

A third of respondents told the magazine that high prices, long w…

PERU : Exportación de mango creció 27,4% en primer semestre

Escrito por Redacción
Domingo, 24 Agosto 2014 18:38

Los principales destinos fueron Países Bajos, EE.UU., Reino Unido, España, Francia, Canadá y Alemania, entre otros.

( En el primer semestre del año, el Perú exportó mango por US$ 120 millones, lo que representó un crecimiento de 27,4% respecto al mismo periodo del año pasado, informó la Asociación de Exportadores (ADEX).

Los principales destinos fueron Países Bajos, EE.UU., Reino Unido, España, Francia, Canadá y Alemania, entre otros.

Interés de Corea del Sur

La compañía Foodya Food Co., Ltd. manifestó su necesidad de importar una mayor cantidad de congelados de mango peruano durante su participación en la feria Expoalimentaria, luego de haber negociado ya un volumen considerable de esta fruta hace unos meses, así lo confirmó su presidente ejecutivo, Joon Ho Jang, al boletín semanal Perú Exporta.

Es la primera vez que la empresa con base en Gyeonggi, Corea del Sur, visita la feria en busca de p…