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THIS SHOULD SETTLE THE DEBATE ON 2012 ....

BIOCEANIC CORRIDOR WILL UNITE CHILEAN AND ARGENTINE PORTS ...

Construction Date Set for Bi-Oceanic Corridor
Breakbulk Staff | Tue, 12/20/2011 - 03:18

Breakbulk Online - News Story




Chile and Argentina next year will start building the Aconcagua Bi-Oceanic Corridor, a 52-kilometer tunnel linking Los Andes, Chile, and Mendoza, Argentina.

The US$4 billion project is a system of high-tech railroad integration with a high cargo capacity, linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and connecting main cities and the major industrial and trade centers of both South American countries. It is an international development headed by Argentine company Corporation America. Construction is expected to start by December 2012.

“The facility will foster port activity and multiply trans-border communication four-fold, easing traffic at the Los Libertadores passage,” Raul Celis, governor of the region whose capital is 120 kilometers northwest of Santiago, told La Nacion Daily. 
The Bioceánico Aconcagua Corridor project arises as an alternative and improved solution to the Cr…

MAERSK NEW CEO BRINGS PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE ...

Maersk's New Man At the Top


Bruce Barnard | Dec 26, 2011 5:00AM GMT
The Journal of Commerce Magazine - News Story










Soren Skou, a 30-year veteran of the company, is well-placed to take over after Eivind Kolding’s sudden departure

Maersk Line is closing 2011 much as it started the year, lobbing another bombshell onto a container shipping business engulfed by tumbling freight rates and soaring losses over the past 12 months.
Søren Skou has been appointed new CEO of Maersk Line with effect from 16 January 2012.
 Søren Skou was previously CEO of Maersk Tankers and replaces Eivind Kolding who is leaving Maersk Line to become Chairman of the Executive Board of Danske Bank. 

”Under Eivind Kolding’s skilled leadership, Maersk Line has undergone an impressive turnaround. Its competitiveness has improved significantly and at the same time, Maersk Line has set new standards for the industry with regards to environment and reliability. 

Furthermore, Maersk Line has gotten a much stronger focus on the c…

INDIA PORT HANDLES LARGEST VESSEL TO DATE ....

Nehru Port Handles Record-Size Container Ship

JOC Staff | Dec 28, 2011 1:56PM GMT

The Journal of Commerce Online - News Story

Container Shipping

Singapore-flag ship handles 6,428 TEUs

The 1,046-foot Seletar called on the Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal, a DP World facility, this week.

Built in 2007, the Singapore-flag ship weighs 85,250 tons and has a nominal capacity of 6,478 20-foot equivalent units.

“Maersk Line's decision to bring the Maersk Seletar to DP World Nhava Sheva reflects the confidence of the global shipping lines in the capabilities and performance we have demonstrated at the JN Port," NSICT said.



Nhava Sheva has three terminals, including the state-owned Jawaharlal Nehru Container Terminal and the Gateway Terminals operated by APM Terminals. 

The port authority in September awarded PSA International a $1.5 billion contract to build a fourth container terminal at the West Coast hub.










http://www.joc.com/container-shipping/nehru-port-handles-record-size-contai…

MANGO IN THE NEWS IN 2011 ...A YEAR IN PICTURES...

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






www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com












December 28, 2011







Today is the Latin American equivalent of April fools day. December 28th is known as "El dia de los inocentes" or "day of the innocents (unsuspecting)".




In a year where the word mango made more press as a telephone, Diet fad or a language course, there were actually a few stories about the fresh fruit associated with the word mango!






The IMO BLOG was able to follow the age old debate about the sweetest mango. The biggest winner will ultimately be the consumer, who has never tasted a true mango....




Viewers of the IMO BLOG (Over 190,000 in 2011) learned of a bold and perhaps fiscally over reaching project to get Pakistan mangoes to the USA.








The USA Government has spent tens of millions of dollars via USAID to make this possible.




http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010%5C06%5C02%5Cstory_2-6-2010_pg5_12


http://mangoworldmagazine.…