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RedLine hosts Part 3 of Traceability For Dummies webinar series

March 11, 2015

RedLine Solutions, a leader in produce traceability and inventory solutions, will host the third in its Traceability For Dummies webinar series. 

Titled “Produce Traceability of Dummies Part 3: Getting Started with Traceability,” it will take place March 25 at 2 p.m. EDT.

This webinar will focus on what grower-shippers need to do to get started with produce traceability. The session will provide basic information from definitions of produce traceability terms and important information about PTI and FSMA to how to fit automated traceability into their existing processes. 

RedLine Solutions Chief Executive Officer Todd Baggett, author of "Produce Traceability For Dummies," will be leading the webinar.

“This webinar is really meant to help people get started with traceability,” Baggett said in a press release. 

“We will explore basic traceability terms, what businesses need to do to get started and how to meet PTI and government regulations.”

Webinar attendees will lear…

El Nino Officially Declared for 2015

The climate pattern is here but weak March 5, 2015 |By Andrea Thompson and Climate Central|Véalo en español

In part because of its weakness, as well as its unusual timing, the El Niño isn’t expected to have much impact on U.S. weather patterns. 
Credit: NOAA Just when everyone had pretty much written it off, the El Niño event that has been nearly a year in the offing finally emerged in February and could last through the spring and summer, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday. This isn’t the blockbuster, 1998 repeat El Niño many anticipated when the first hints of an impending event emerged about a year ago. This El Niño has just crept across the official threshold, so it won’t be a strong event. “We’re basically declaring El Niño,” NOAA forecaster Michelle L’Heureux said. “It’s unfortunate we can’t declare a weak El Niño.” In part because of its weakness, as well as its unusual timing, the El Niño isn’t expected to have much impact on U.S. weather pat…

MAERSK GROUP : Dismissal of Senior Shipping Executives at Container Terminal Group Leaves Questions Unanswered

10 March 2015

Lack of a Statement Leads to Speculation About Possible Corruption

DENMARK – INDIA – A veil has been drawn by APM Terminals, the port and container handling subsidiary of the Maersk Group, over the sudden departure last month of three of the companies leading executives. CFO Christian Møller Laursen, CCO and Business Director, Martin Gaard Christiansen, and Head of Global projects, Michael Lund Hansen were allegedly dismissed with immediate effect for ‘breaching company guidelines’.

The company’s refusal to give any sort of statement has led to speculation over the cause of the dismissals, with most opinion centring on two situations in India, both of which hint at corruption of one sort or another. APM is of course one of the leading companies in the world when it comes to port development but with the plethora of scandals which have engulfed the shipping trades* in the past few years, seeing billions levied in antitrust fines, any company is likely to be a little circums…