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FIRST AIR SHIPMENTS OF AUSTRALIAN MANGOES ARRIVE IN USA

BY GABRIELLE EASTER



Wednesday 4th February 2015, 18:19 Central Time





First Aussie mangoes shipped to the US
The first shipment of Australian mangoes has been sent to the US after gaining market access last month











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The US will receive its first shipment of Australian mangoes tomorrow, with 700 trays leaving Australia’s shores on February.




Two growers have sent the first consignment of mangoes just as the Australian season is wrapping up, to be received by two US importers.

“We see a lot of potential in the US. It’s the biggest and one of the most affluent markets, and we’ll be operating at the top end. …

USDA IMPORT DATA REVEALS UPTICK IN WEEKLY VOLUME

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


www.internationalmango.org




February 04, 2015














USDA/AMS Mango Import data for the week ending January 31, 2015 reveals that volume has picked up out of Peru after running two weeks behind schedule.


Volume was 17% ahead of last season when 204 (40,000 lb.) units were imported for the week ending February 01, 2014 compared with 276 (40,000 lb.) units for the week ending on January 31, 2015.


Overall volume is still running behind last year's pace as the USDA/AMS Import data claims that 881 (40,000 lb.) units had been imported out of Peru compared with only 530 (40,000 lb.) units so far this season.  This represents 40% less volume imported this season out of Peru compared to last season.



The first Fruit out of Mexico entered the USA with 5 (40,000 lb.) units for the week ending January 31, 2015 according to USDA/AMS Import data.


Ecuador shipped the tail end of its volume with 36 (40,000 lb…

PERU MANGO SHIPMENTS BY AIR TO EUROPE SET NEW RECORD

This past December, LAN Cargo set a new record for the transportation of mangoes from Peru to Europe, shipping 525 tons of the tropical fruit using two 767 freighters. 


The mangoes were flown from Lima to São Paulo, where operations teams at Guarulhos ensure that the cold chain and the fruit’s optimal quality are maintained before being shipped to Europe. 


LAN is responsible for transporting approximately 35 percent of Peruvian mangoes to Europe. Peruvian mango exports have increased 28 percent from the 2012-2013 to the 2013-2014 season, reaching 10,159 tons. 



For 2014-2015 producers expect to maintain last season’s figures, and LAN anticipates transporting around 3,000 tons. 






- See more at: http://aircargoworld.com/Air-Cargo-World-News/2015/02/news-briefs-lan%E2%80%99s-mango-crop-abc-helsinki/6994#sthash.AYXDQYum.dpuf



News Flash: PMA to hold press conference on West Coast labor talks

Jim McKenna, chief negotiator for terminal operators will discuss contract talks, now in their ninth month.



BY CHRIS DUPIN


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 04, 2015






Pacific Maritime Association said that Jim McKenna, its chief executive officer, will hold a press conference to discuss ongoing labor negotiations at 2 p.m. Pacific Time.





It will be the first time McKenna has held a press conference since contract negotiations with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union began last May on a new contract for workers in 29 West Coast ports. 




The ILWU has been working without a contract since July 1.



"For the past three months, the ILWU has conducted slowdowns, walk-offs and other actions at key ports, aggravating congested conditions and disrupting cargo movement in a bid to influence the talks,"
the PMA said in a statement announcing the press conference.





Mango World Magazine (MWM) will report on the press conference later today.







http://www.americanshipper.com/Main/ASD/News_Flash_PM…