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MAERSK : SeaLand says new Americas service offers transshipment opportunity

Joseph Bonney, Senior Editor | Jun 24, 2015 3:16PM EDT

SeaLand sees its new service linking Central America with the U.S. East Coast as an opportunity to increase its interchange of cargo from ships of its larger corporate sibling Maersk Line.

“We’ve designed this service to connect well with the rest of our inter-American network,”Timothy DiPietropolo, SeaLand’s line manager for the trade lane, told

This hub-spoke connectivity is central to the strategy of SeaLand, the Americas regional carrier that Maersk Group launched earlier this year. A large percentage of SeaLand’s cargo is relayed to and from services of Maersk and other carriers at Manzanillo, Panama.

SeaLand was launched earlier this year, resurrecting the name of the pioneering container ship line that Maersk acquired in 1999.

 The company uses ships with capacities of 900 to 2,500 twenty-foot-equivalent units.

The new Central America-East Coast service’s first sailing departed Manzanillo last Sunday and is scheduled to …

An Incredibly Detailed Map of Europe's Population Shifts

The map provides a level of detail previously unavailable. It is the first-ever to collect data published by all of Europe’s municipalities.

Jun 22, 2015

Since the turn of the millennium, Europe has been undergoing some pretty intense demographic change. Just how intense—and intricate—this change has been revealed in a new map created by Germany’s BBSR, the country’s Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development.

The BBSR collected data between 2001 and 2011. While that might sound slightly outdated, these are actually the most up-to-date figures Europe has to offer, as 2011 is the most recent year for which comprehensive population data is available for the whole of Europe. According to its makers, the map provides a level of detail previously unavailable, as it is the first ever to collect data published by all of Europe’s municipalities. 

The results are impressively comprehensive and reveal a few surprises.

The ma…


Pakistani Exporter (SMGE) with Australian experts prepare & dispatch mangoes by sea to European Union in Controlled Atmosphere container. 

The journey begins...& fingers crossed !

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA : Mango Queen offers blessing for MangoMania

June 23, 2015
By ED FRANKS ( , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

MangoMania officially began last Thursday when 2015 Mango Queen Jonna Bouchard officially offered the "blessing" for the event.

"We bless this year's MangoMania event and pray for good weather,"Bouchard said as she tossed a fresh mango into Charlotte Harbor from the Bokeelia Fishing Pier.

The MangoMania kick-off was part of the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce's monthly card exchange at Cap'n Con's restaurant. 

The event was sponsored by Captain Cons Restaurant, Modern Woodmen and Bokeelia Fishing Pier. Captain Cons provided the dinner for the event.

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Ed Franks

2015 Mango Queen Jonna Bouchard at the Mango-Mania blessing last week on Pine Island.

"Mark your calendars for the MangoMania Tropical Fruit Fair on July 18th & 19th at the German American Social Club," Chamber Executive Director Jennifer Jennings said.

"This year attendees will be able t…