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INDIA 2016 : Karnataka Eyes US, Malaysia for Mango Export

Sat,23 Apr 2016

BENGALURU: At a time when the state government is looking at the United States of America (USA) and Malaysia as potential markets to export mangoes, exporters have advised it to go slow with the plans saying it is not the right time.

 According to them, there is no demand for Karnataka mangoes in the international market now as it is flooded with mangoes from North Indian states and also other countries. “The state is planning export 10,000 tonnes of mangoes to the USA and Malaysia. Earlier, the state was exporting mangoes to the Middle East, Singapore and European countries. This year, along with these countries, it will also be exported to the US and Malaysia,” said Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation Limited (KSMDMCL) chairperson Kamalakshi Rajanna. 

S V Vijay, a partner of Sai Diaries, which exports mangoes to Dubai, Singapore and European countries, said, “In Europe, mangoes (Alphonso and Kesar) which was 11 pounds (`1,012) per kg…

L.A./Long Beach port terminals ‘incapable’ of weighing boxes for SOLAS compliance

Meanwhile, a global survey from the London-based Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers and Agents finds many countries have failed to take action at national level to ensure the IMO container weight requirement can be met.

By Chris Dupin |Monday, April 04, 2016

Southern California marine terminals say they are unable to help shippers obtain the container weights they need to comply with the new requirement to do so under the International Maritime Organization's Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention when it goes into effect this summer. 

 The West Coast Marine Terminal Operators Agreement (WCMTOA) announced Friday night that all 13 of its members "are incapable of providing verified gross mass (VGM) weighing services that adhere to the SOLAS guidelines scheduled to go into effect on July 1." 

 The SOLAS "verified gross mass" (VGM) rule will require shippers to notify ocean carriers of the weight of containers before they are loaded onto a ship.


Burying Pollution Tested With $1.5 Billion Project in Australia

James Paton
April 19, 2016 — 2:00 PM PDT

Gorgon project on Barrow Island.
Source: Chevron Australia Pty Ltd.

Chevron's Gorgon carbon capture and storage plant due to start

Project spurred by government support, deal on liability

The idea that significant amounts of greenhouse gases can be buried underground will be tested soon at a remote island off northwest Australia, where oil companies led by Chevron Corp. are poised to inject pollutants 2 kilometers (1.25 miles) into the Earth’s crust.

The A$2 billion ($1.5 billion) carbon capture and storage project at Barrow Island about 37 miles off the coast will be the biggest of its kind when it starts by next year. It’s part of the gigantic Gorgon liquefied natural gas development, which began production last month after $54 billion of investment and will run for four decades.

So-called CCS plants are crucial to holding back climate change, accounting for a seventh of the emissions reductions the International Energy Agency says are needed to…