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DHL:" CHINA LAND BRIDGE" TO REDUCE TIME & CARBON FOOT PRINT

Source: American Shipper+     Date Posted: 5/5/2011 10:59:12 AM
DHL launches China/Russia rail service
   DHL Global Forwarding said it has launched daily continental rail service from China to Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States with shorter transit times and lower cost than ocean and air transport.

   The service will consolidate shipments and provide pickup and delivery in 14 Chinese cities, including the ports of Lianyungang, Tianjin and Qingdao, with export trains departing from Beijing and Shanghai. National rail operators on the route will stop in the following CIS states:

   • Armenia.
   • Azerbaijan.
   • Belarus.
   • Georgia.
   • Kazakhstan.
   • Kyrgyzstan.
   • Moldova.
   • Tajikistan.
   • Turkmenistan.
   • Ukraine.
   • Uzbekistan.
   Trains will serve the following cities in Russia:
   • Moscow.
   • St. Petersburg.
   • Irkutsk.
   • Krasnoyask.
   • Novosibirsk.
   • Eekaterinburg.

   The so-called “China land bridge” reduces transit time by ocean to …

OVER CAPACITY CHOKES CHINA COASTAL SHIPPING

Source: American Shipper+     Date Posted: 5/9/2011 9:50:24 AM Report: Overcapacity chokes China coastal shipping   China's state media reports its coastal and inland shipping companies are suffering losses due to overcapacity and high fuel prices.

   A report on the People's Daily Web site from the wire service Xinhua quoted Xu Zuyuan as saying 30 percent of China's coastal shipping companies are losing money and 40 percent of the country's inland shipping firms are also suffering losses.

   "Data from the ministry shows China's cargo handling capacity from major ports was 2.08 billion tons in the first quarter, up 14.3 percent year-on-year,” The report said. 


“However, as oil and human labor are getting more expensive, shipping companies, especially those which are smaller in size, have suffered from shortened demand."

   The report quotes Zhang Zuohai, general manager of China Container Line (Shanghai) Ltd., as saying "we are at the edge of loss sin…

NMB KICKS OFF NATIONWIDE RECIPE CONTEST

The National Mango Board, Orlando, Fla., is celebrating mangoes in regional cuisine through the Mango Hometown Tour, a program that challenges local chefs to incorporate mangoes into their cooking.


Two chefs from six cities will compete to create recipes that reflect the best of their region along with a featured mango variety.


 A panel of judges from members of the local food media will evaluate the dishes. The board is also working with a retailer in each market to showcase mangoes for consumers during the event.




http://thepacker.com/Mango-board-sponsors-recipe-competition/Article.aspx?oid=1321510&fid=PACKER-TOP-STORIES&aid=2223












PHILIPPINES: MANGO SEASON IN FULL SWING

SAN CARLOS CITY - What’s summer without sweet, luscious mangoes? This agricultural city in central Pangasinan, known for its mango industry, unveiled a giant mango pie during its Mango-Bamboo Festival on Tuesday to showcase its top product. All 86 villages of San Carlos have mango trees, but the western part harvests the most number of mangoes. During the festival, the residents baked 400 small pies with ripe mangoes, which they set side by side to form the giant pie measuring 100 square meters.
http://www.asianjournal.com/dateline-philippines/across-the-islands/10234-pangasinan-city-showcases-its-mangoes-.html


HWT MANGOES FEATURED IN WHOLE FOODS, BERKELEY..... A HARD SELL

IMO "WALK ABOUT" PRODUCES INTERESTING RETAILER DATA

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Vista, California


Monday, May 9th 2011


A recent whirlwind tour of supermarkets in Berkeley, California and Santa Barbara, California by IMO Executive Director provided some interesting in sight.


As pictures posted earlier today prove, the mango name game of the Ataulfo mango by several importers is a total waste of time and the Produce Department team leaders ignore attempts at re branding the fruit and simply advertise as "Manila' mangoes even though the mango industry knows that this is not the case.


Santa Barbara land mark Gelsen's did not even know that Ataulfo mangoes were in season.


Gelsen's was founded in 1954 in Burbank, California and has 18 high end grocery stores in Southern California.


Whole Foods an industry leader in promoting fresh fruits explained that HWT mangoes were a very hard sell and the Berkeley, California customer base lines up every year in anticipation of the California Keitt man…

MEXICO ABRIENDO NUEVOS MERCADOS

Aunque los precios del mango se han mantenido por debajo de lo esperado, la producción colimense ha aumentado al grado que actualmente, además de colocarse a nivel nacional, se exportan alrededor de 50 millones de cajas al mercado de Estados Unidos, Canadá, Europa y Japón, señaló el empresario empacador José Anguiano Negrete.


http://www.freshplaza.es/news_detail.asp?id=51602







WHOLE FOODS DOES NOT BUY INTO ATAULFO MANGO NAME GAME

LIVING PROOF THAT THE "CHAMPAGNE" &" VAN GHOH" NAME GAMES DO NOT MATTER TO PRODUCE DEPARTMENT HEADS.
THESE PICTURES WERE TAKEN SUNDAY, MAY 8TH 2001 AT THE BERKELY, CALIFORNIA WHOLE FOODS SUPERMARKET.





MANGOMANIA IN INDIA: LONG WAIT FOR TREASURED FRUIT

BANGALORE: Rain might have delayed the arrival of the `king of fruits', but mangoes are now here to rule the market. The fleshy fruit with unique flavour, fragrance and taste is back to woo all mango maniacs. And tonnes of it have already started arriving at the Mango Mandi, a wholesale market near Jakkur in Bangalore. 


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bangalore/Man-go-grab-em/articleshow/8200617.cms