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7TH COOL LOGISTICS GLOBAL : HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS YEAR'S CONFERENCE

7th Cool Logistics Global
29 September - 1 October 2015
Crowne Plaza Bruges, Belgium
www.coollogisticsglobal.com







CONFERENCE REPORT






Cool Logistics Global 2015 reveals the paradox of the missing link




Alex von Stempel, MD of Cool Logistics Resources, reflects on key themes and debates at the 7th Cool Logistics Global conference










LONDON, 08.10.2015 - Increasing demand for smaller food consignments seems strangely at odds with the deployment of ever-larger container vessels across the globe. 



But who is benefitting from the widening logistics gap between container / truck loads and individually wrapped pizza packs delivered straight to your doorstep?







This was one of the key questions participants were left with at the 7th annual Cool Logistics Global Conference in Bruges, hosted by the Port of Zeebrugge on 29 September - 1 October 2015.





Three days of action-packed information - covering everything from global food and demand forecasts and consumer / retail trends, to the world reefer shipping outlook…

CALYPSO : AUSTRALIA'S MOST POPULAR MANGO BRAND HAS NEW OWNERSHIP

IS YOUR MONEY SAFE ??? : USA BANKING LAW HAS CROSSED THE LINE ...

October 8, 2015 

Caracas, Venezuela







In 49 BC, a defiant Julius Caesar stood in front of his army at the River Rubicon and made the biggest decision of his life.



It was strictly forbidden by Roman law for a general to lead his army out of its province and into Rome. And the Rubicon marked the boundary.




“Alea iacta est!”(The die is cast!) he said, and led his army across the river into civil war.
The phrase “crossing the Rubicon” has stuck for more than 2,000 years, signifying a risky and dangerous point of no return.


This week, the United States government crossed the Rubicon.



In a fit of complete arrogance, a federal judge ruled that he has ‘jurisdiction’ over one of the biggest banks in mainland China, Bank of China (BOC), and demands that the bank turn over financial records to his court.



The judge is hearing a case brought by the luxury brand Gucci against an alleged Chinese counterfeiting ring for selling fake handbags in the United States.



The claim is that the Chinese defendants are send…

GAME CHANGER : FRUIT FLY FREE MANGOES FROM AUSTRALIA THIS WINTER IN USA

East Kimberley mango growers able to export fruit after Kununurra declared free of Mediterranean fruit fly





WA Country Hour By Tom Edwards



Updated about 9 hours ago






PHOTO: The East Kimberley town of Kununurra has been officially declared free of Mediterranean fruit fly. (DAFWA)












MAP: Kununurra 6743







Mango growers in the East Kimberley can once again export fruit interstate after the area was officially declared free of Mediterranean fruit fly (medfly) this week.











00:00 AUDIO: Restrictions lifted after Kununurra declared officially free of medfly. (ABC Rural)







The pest was detected at three Kununurra caravan parks in late June, costing the region its highly prized fruit fly free status.



The outbreak, which was the first since 2003, triggered a baiting and trapping program in the lead up to the Ord Valley mango season.








Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) Kununurra manager Noel Wilson said the eradication was a joint effort with the community and the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley.



&…

AUSTRALIA 2015 : Brisbane Produce Markets hosts annual mango charity auction for season’s first mangoes

October 7, 2015 6:07pm
Caitlin DrysdaleQuest Newspapers






Mango Queen Brooke Hodgkins with her $30,000 mango tray at Brisbane Markets. 
Picture: SUPPLIED





















QUEENSLAND has a new mango queen, and she just parted ways with a serious wad of cash to claim her title.







Brooke Hodgkins this morning paid $30,000 for the season’s symbolic first tray of mangoes, at Brisbane Produce Market’s annual Mango Charity Auction at Rocklea.



The Smart Berries employee was one of several spirited bidders on October 8 who each did their best to take home the tray.




The proceeds from the auction will be shared between Diabetes Queensland and Life Education Queensland, with the cash taking the total funds raised for charity to $522,000 over the past 13 years of the auction’s history.



















Australian Mango Industry Association CEO Robert Gray said Queenslanders should prepare for a bumper mango season.





“We can’t wait for peak season when consumers will get to taste the best mangoes in Australia, reliving old mango memories of summ…

HEALTH BENEFITS OF PUMPKIN SEEDS