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Mango Crop Report Alert from the National Mango Board

Information is compiled from USDA Import data that was published on September 22, 2015 ...

The Mango Crop Report from the National Mango Board has been updated.

Mango Market News

Mango volume shipped on week ending 9/19/15 was approximately 681,261 boxes. 

During the same week last year, volume shipped was approximately 717,492 boxes.

Mexico Mango Crop Information

The Mexican season began at the end of January and will run until mid-September.
Oaxaca, Chiapas, Michoacán, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Guerrero, Jalisco and Nuevo Leon main varieties until 9/12/15 are Ataulfo (35%), Tommy Atkins (40%), Haden (9%), Kent (11%), Keitt (4%) and Other (1%).

Volume shipped on week ending 9/19/15

Volume shipped from was approximately 65,877 boxes for a total of 65,951,277 boxes for the season.

During the same week last year, volume shipped was approximately 185,268 boxes for a total of 56,667,199 boxes in 2014.

Mexico's projections for week ending 9/26/15 is approximately 50,000 boxes.

Brazil Mango Crop Informat…


Hamburg Süd revised sailing schedule for Pacific Coast to West Coast of South America

By: AJOT | Sep 25 2015 at 01:31 PM | Liner Shipping

Starting with the arrival of the “Cap Palliser” voyage 540 on October 15th, Hamburg Süd will add fortnightly calls at the port of Corinto, Nicaragua to our Pacific Coast - West Coast of South America Service.

Additionally, port calls in Mexico will move from the port of Manzanillo to the port of Lazaro Cardenas commencing with the “Cap Patton” voyage 541 on October 17th.

The 50 most innovative universities in the world

Kevin Loria and Skye Gould

Sep. 18, 2015, 6:30 AM

Universities are hotbeds of innovation, the places where research is conducted and ideas tested until they can be put out into the world.

But ranking the "most innovative" academic institutions is difficult — how do you measure a school's impact on science, technology, and the global economy?

To answer that question, researchers at Thompson Reuters counted the academic papers published and patents filed by institutions around the globe in order to come up with the 100 most innovative universities.

We've selected the top 50 for our graphic below, but you can check out the full list at Reuters.

The patents filed and papers published methodology was meant to find the places that "most reliably produce original research, create useful technology, and have the greatest economic impact," Reuters explains. 

That's why Stanford, a center for research and invention, with 594 patents filed between 2008 and 2013 (of whic…

HOPE FOR THE FUTURE : Tiny carbon-capturing motors may help tackle rising carbon dioxide levels


UCSD is the alma mater of IMO & IPO Executive Director Will Cavan.

UCSD is a world class leader in many fields including Science, Medicine, Engineering and Bio technology.
Mr. Cavan received his B.A. from UCSD in 1982 with a major in Latin American History and a double minor in Political Science and Economics.
In addition, Mr. Cavan attended Menlo College from 1977-79 and in 1994 attended the Universidad de los Andes (Bogota, Colombia) where he was part of a post graduate course for future leaders.

by Staff Writers
San Diego CA (SPX) Sep 25, 2015

Nanoengineers have invented tiny tube-shaped micromotors that zoom around in water and efficiently remove carbon dioxide. The surfaces of the micromotors are functionalized with the enzyme carbonic anhydrase, which enables the motors to help rapidly convert carbon dioxide to calcium carbonate. Image courtesy Laboratory for Nanobioelectronics, UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. For a larger version of this image please go here.