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According to ALEXA.COM the website ranking company, The IMO Blog (Mango World Magazine) currently outranks all Mango related websites on the internet.

Mango World Magazine (MWM)

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The IMO Official website is two months old and has jumped over 5 million spots according to ALEXA.COM website. In the USA marketplace, the website has jumped 7 million spots and is closing in on the two more established sites.

International Mango Organization (IMO)

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ILWU and PMA trade charges amid West Coast slow down

Newsflash: Some carriers pull the trigger on container congestion surcharges

Carriers are set to charge $1,000 per FEU, also poised to start charging on intermodal door deliveries this week.

By Chris Dupin

|Thursday, November 13, 2014

Some ocean carriers are beginning to say they will implement a hefty port congestion surcharge on their customers next week. 

Hanjin and CMA CGM both sent notices to shippers saying they will implement a port congestion surcharge starting Nov. 17. 

 Hanjin said the charge will apply to all U.S. and Mexico destined shipments received by Hanjin or its agent and discharged at West Coast ports in the U.S. or Canada. 

 It said the charge“is to cover the massive increase in costs arising from significant increases in port congestion and serious disruption to our normal course of operation due to labor unrest or action” as provided in its tariff.

By: Stas Margaronis 

| Nov 13 2014 at 09:22 AM | Ports & Terminals

Craig Merilees, spokesman for the ILWU (International L…

National Mango Board appoints new director of marketing

November 13, 2014

The National Mango Board recently named Rachel Muñoz as its new director of marketing.

Muñoz contribution to the NMB will serve to strengthen the board’s mission to increase fresh mango consumption in the United States.

As director of marketing, Muñoz will oversee marketing and public relations for consumer, nutrition, retail and foodservice programs, as well as manage trade shows and website communications. 

In addition, she will collaborate with the management team in developing marketing concepts, tactics and campaigns — all designed to push forward the NMB’s mission.

Rachel MuñozMuñoz comes to the NMB with a wealth of consumer-focused retail merchandising and marketing experience. 

Her career has been fueled by her passion of connecting people to products they love. 

Most recently, she was part of the Home Shopping Network team where she selected a range of products and developed on-air presentations about them.

Muñoz also managed over 20 brand assortments and their mark…

AUSTRALIA : Export quarantine facility gears up for busy mango season

ABC Rural By Carmen Brown

Updated yesterday at 2:36pm

Wed 12 Nov 2014, 2:36pm PHOTO: The vapour heat treatment plant can process up to ten tonnes of mangoes per day (Carmen Brown) MAP: Townsville 4810 Australian mangoes are becoming increasingly popular in overseas markets, but some importing countries require the produce to be treated for fruit fly before it leaves the country. One of the few facilities capable of post-harvest heat treatment for fruit fly is housed at the Manbulloo Mangoes packing shed, near Townsville in Queensland. Technical manager Rowland Holmes says the mangoes go through a 'vapour heat treatment' to meet biosecurity standards in both China and Korea. "It's a hot air treatment that heats the fruit up to 47 degrees," he said. "It holds the fruit at that temperature for about 15 minutes, to kill fruit fly, which is a quarantine pest for the two countries we're going to. From the moment we put fruit into the plant, until we actually dispa…

PHILIPPINES : From dried mangoes to coco sugar, PH food products a hit in Paris

Vangie Baga-Reyes


Philippine Daily Inquirer

2:34 AM | Thursday, November 13th, 2014

From dried mangoes to coco sugar, PH food products a hit in Paris

EYE-CATCHING Philippine Pavilion at Sial Paris 2014

Banana, mango, pineapple, tuna, coconut, cocoa and coffee, or more known collectively as the Philippine Premium 7, grabbed the international spotlight at the recently concluded Salon International de l’Agroalimentaire or Sial Paris, one of the biggest food trade shows in the world, held at Parc des Expositions de Paris, Nord Villepinte, Paris, France.

Deliciously presented in various forms, flavors, colors and purposes, the country’s Premium 7 brought a steady stream of foreign buyers and potential long-term trade partners to the well-lit, elegantly designed 300-square-meter Philippine pavilion adorned with huge snapshots of local delicacies.

Traders and guests bunched up around the main reception area where a long wooden table showcased the country’s top tropical food products:…

Shipping lines, union blame each other for West Coast port backups

By: Reuters | Nov 12 2014 at 01:15 PM | Ports & Terminals

Tension over prolonged labor talks between maritime shippers and the union representing 20,000 West Coast dockworkers has erupted in public as the two sides blamed each other for escalating cargo congestion at the two busiest U.S. container ports.

14 freighters were anchored waiting for space to enter the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, where container cargo traffic has been backing up for about a month, delaying deliveries of last-minute holiday merchandise, port and retail officials said.

The number of cargo ships kept waiting outside the two ports ranged from about eight to 15 on any given day since the backups began around mid-October, said Phillip Sanfield, a spokesman for the Port of Los Angeles.

“On a normal day, we rarely have ships waiting at anchor unless they want to be there,”
he said.

Los Angeles and Long Beach rank as the nation’s No. 1 and 2 container ports by volume, together handling 43 percent of all …