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INDIA'S MANGO KING TRAVELS TO SAUDI ARABIA

Let us meet the “King of Mangoes” Sabir Patel


Apr 30, 2016



























During his recent visit to Jeddah, Sabir Patel, an 86-year-old philanthropist and entrepreneur from Andhra Pradesh, was honored and felicitated at various Indian community events for his awards and recognition as a social reformer. 





He has written many books and is well versed with poetry. A great personality with strong views on various matters, Patel represents many high-ranking officials from the 60s and 70s in India. For instance, he has met with VIPs like Rajendra Prasad, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Vijaylakshmi Pandit and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.





He was the President of Transport Association in Andhra Pradesh for more than 40 years and served in Congress for over 50 years. 




As the election officer in the late 70s, he supported Ms. Indira Gandhi to fight elections from the Medak district, which subsequently led her to victory with a big majority.



He started real estate business in Hyderabad where he established a colony called ‘S…

Teresa Carpresana, de Caster: “La producción mexicana de mangos está dentro de las expectativas”

La temporada mexicana de mango comenzó hace un mes para la compañía Caster, que produce mangos para la exportación, así como papayas y plátanos para el mercado mexicano.



Además de en México, la compañía tiene presencia en Estados Unidos, con una distribuidora en Nueva York. Sus mercados de exportación actuales son Estados Unidos y Canadá. Hace cinco años, también exportaba a Europa, concretamente al mercado alemán. Sin embargo, detuvieron las exportaciones al no tener un buen representante de ventas, aunque la compañía no descarta reanudarlas en el futuro.





Caster cultiva las variedades Ataulfo, Kent y Tommy Atkins.“La temporada de mango comenzó hace un mes. Normalmente el precio depende de la oferta y la demanda de EE. UU. No hay mucha producción ahora mismo en México, por lo que los precios son muy elevados”, explica Teresa Carpresana, de Caster. 



Por el momento, la producción se encuentra dentro de las expectativas que se tenían para esta temporada.




La productora añade que El Niño ha af…

AIR CARGO : Ivory Coast trade gets a lift as European consumers get a taste for mangoes

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By Sophia Murray

29/04/2016








Air France, KLM Martinair Cargo and Fermac Cargo have launched a new freighter route from the Ivory Coast capital of Abidjan to Madrid to target northbound mango exports.



Since launching in early April, an estimated 90,000kg of Kent variety mangoes have been transported on 777-300 freighters.



Fermac Cargo is acting as the service provider to Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, providing customs clearance, air transport management and agriculture health and trade checks.



Eight further flights are also scheduled and the service’s launch shows growing demand for mangoes from European consumers.







An Air France KLM Martinair Cargo spokesman said:“Fruits such as mangoes are very seasonal and this period lasts around two or three months throughout March, April and May, when large quantities are being exported by sea, thanks to reefer containers, and air. Exotic fruits are being appreciated more and more in European countries.”


In 2014, Africa is reported to have ex…

AUSTRALIA : Honey Gold mango presence grows as consumers demand more

Exclusive Honey Gold mango grower, Piñata Farms, is counting the 2015-2016 season among its best since commercial production of the specialty fruit began in 2009.


Managing director, Gavin Scurr, said this was despite seasonal factors including poor flowering and hail storms which affected the southern Queensland crop - a small percentage of the total crop. Honey Gold mangoes are produced in five states of Australia from November to March.


"As we projected, it was a solid season with a good volume of fruit produced in the main growing regions of the Northern Territory and Far North Queensland,"
he said.




Honey Gold mango grower liaison officer, Reannan Schultz







Mr Scurr, who is also the Australian Mango Industry Association (AMIA) chairman said the Honey Gold season was in line with the Australian mango season in general, which experienced an increase in marketable fruit, strong demand from consumers and consistent grower returns.


"The Honey Gold brand now has an established pre…

MANGOS CAFE: Miami developers investing half-billion in Orlando

Tourism Talk





Friday, April 29, 2016 at 4:27 by Gary White








David Wallack and Joshua Wallack, the Miami-based founders of Mango’s Tropical Cafe, plan to make a $500,000 million investment in Orlando’s International Drive Tourist District.




Here is a news release from the PR agency representing the Wallacks:



Established Miami developers David Wallack and Joshua Wallack have targeted Orlando with half a billion dollar investment in the International Drive Tourist District. The Wallacks are one of Florida’s most respected families, bringing urban renewal to Miami’s South Beach with their world famous Mango’s Tropical Cafe, which draws more than a million visitors a year and celebrated its 25th Anniversary last month.





David Wallack was part of the renaissance of South Beach in the 1970s and 1980s, eventually opening Mango’s Tropical Cafe South Beach in 1991. He was honored in 2014 by the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce with the prestigious Excellence in Tourism Award for his insight and leadershi…

CHINESE VESSEL WILL BE FIRST TO CROSS PANAMA CANAL 2.0

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COSCO has won the draw for the inaugural transit with the container ship Andronikos with a 9,400 TEU capacity.





















NEWS FLASH: China COSCO ship will be first to transit expanded Panama Canal




More than 100 neo Panamax ships have already made reservations to transit the waterway's new larger locks following the historic inauguration and first voyage, according to the Panama Canal Administration.





BY CHRIS DUPIN |FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016







A China COSCO Shipping vessel will make the first transit through the expanded Panama Canal on June 26 having won a lottery draw conducted Friday morning at the Panama Canal Administration building.



The shipping line’s container vessel Andronikos which has a maximum capacity of 9,400 TEUs.
If for any reason the Andronikos cannot be deployed, Wallenius Wilhemsen Lines's car carrier Thalatta will take its place.




In addition, more than 100 neo-panamax ships have already made reservations for commercial transit through t…

Venezuela: Receta para arruinar un país en ocho pasos

April 28, 2016



¿Cuál es la receta que hace que Venezuela, el país con las mayores reservas certificadas de petróleo, esté en la ruina? La respuesta es el modelo económico.







Tras 17 años de mandato chavista, el llamado socialismo del siglo XXI engendró al país con la inflación más alta del mundo: 275%, según el Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI). 



 Esto quiere decir que con lo que pagabas el alquiler en 2014, hoy sólo te alcanza para comprar una hamburguesa.


El gobierno instituyó un control de precios que forzó a las empresas a vender sus bienes y servicios al precio estipulado por este y al mismo tiempo tomó el control absoluto de los dólares que ingresaban al país, a través del control cambiario. El bolívar se depreció 80%.




Mira también: Maduro la vuelve a ’embarrar’ y las redes sociales se sacuden




Como resultado, miles de empresas no pudieron comprar sus insumos ni importar lo que necesitaban para trabajar. Tampoco pudieron mantener un margen de ganancias que les permitiera subsistir, ca…

Vietnamese mangoes HOPE to win over US consumers

During his two-day visit to Vietnam, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Tuesday 27 April that the country has the chance to penetrate the US market thanks to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.









 Vietnamese green produce and mangoes were highlighted as the fresh produce to win over American consumers, Vilsack told reporters in Ho Chi Minh City, after touring an outlet of Vietnam’s leading supermarket chain Co.op Mart.







Mango is grown in small commercial volume in the U.S. so Vietnamese businesses have an opportunity to sell this fruit to America, he explained. 






As previously reported here, Vietnamese Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Đức Phát asked the US to allow the import of Vietnamese mangoes, as well as starfruits soon.




Once the TPP takes effect, the U.S. is expected to drop up to 90 percent of the tax lines for Vietnamese goods, which Vilsack said will make Vietnam’s produce more competitive in the U.S. market.




On the other hand, Vietnam will als…