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AUGUST SHAPING UP FOR ANOTHER BUSY MONTH FOR IMO BLOG (Mango World Magazine) ...

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GLOBAL VIEWERSHIP FOR THE PAST MONTH ...

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82,696



India


2,908



United Kingdom


2,009



Philippines


1,873



Germany


1,061



France


882



Australia


619



Canada


614



Pakistan


513



Mexico


429




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FROM SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE ...

Then Just Eat Mangoes!


Apples and mangoes share something else beside the garden of Eden. The most popular and widely available varieties are not the best tasting. In apples, that’s the ‘Red Delicious.’ 

In mangoes, that’s ‘Tommy Atkins.’ Their ubiquity in supermarkets is due to their pretty appearance and knack for shipping well. But their taste – bleh.


So when you’re in the market and have a choice, reject ‘Tommy Atkins’ for one of the mangoes mentioned above. (such as ‘Cogshall,’ ‘Fairchild,’ ‘Graham,’ and ‘Rosigold.’)


Also look for ‘Angie,’ ‘Graham,’ ‘Ice Cream,’ and ‘Mallika.’




http://thedailysouth.southernliving.com/2012/08/19/you-must-love-mango/


TD 9 Officially becomes Tropical Storm ISAAC ...

The USAF Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft flying throughTropical Depression Nine this afternoon found tropical-storm-force winds, and the system is now upgraded to Tropical Storm "Isaac".






It's centered this evening over the central Atlantic Ocean about 500 miles east of Guadeloupe, moving toward the west.



The forecast track moves the center of Isaac through the central Lesser Antilles Wednesday evening, emerging over the eastern Caribbean Sea on Thursday. 



Tropical Storm Warnings and Watches continue for many of the islands of the northeast Caribbean.



Maximum sustained winds are 40 mph. Additional strengthening is forecast, and Isaac could become a hurricane on Thursday.




Get the latest on this storm, including watches, warnings, graphics and expected impacts, on the NHC website at www.hurricanes.gov







MSC Flaminia May Be Towed to Germany ...

Joseph Bonney, Senior Editor 

| Aug 20, 2012 9:13PM GMT


The Journal of Commerce Online - News Story








Fire-damaged container ship to be inspected in U.K. waters






The fire-damaged MSC Flaminia was being towed toward the U.K. on Monday for an inspection that may clear the way for the container ship to enter German waters, the vessel’s owner said.




The ship, owned by Reederei NSB and chartered by Mediterranean Shipping Co., caught fire July 14 in the mid-Atlantic. Two crewmembers died and three were injured, one critically, and the crew was forced to abandon ship.




The vessel and accompanying salvage tugs were being towed to U.K. waters from about 450 nautical miles offshore, where they had been waiting while the ship’s owners sought to obtain permission to enter port.




Reederei NSB said the ship had been assigned to the German Central Command for Maritime Emergencies in Cuxhaven for further coordination, and that details would be issued Tuesday in Bremerhaven.









The ship’s owner has declared general av…

TIME FOR MANGO INDUSTRY TO DEVELOP A FLAVOR CHART !!! ...

2012 BRAZIL MANGO SEASON UNDERWAY ...

By Will Cavan
Executive Director & Publisher
www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com







Winter Park, Florida -








August 21, 2012 






With  Ecuador delayed by a few weeks and Brazil shippers starting up early this year, so far nearly 200 loads of mangoes have been shipped through the 19th of August.





The first fruit (2 loads)  was shipped back on the 16-18th of July.







Since then the weekly shipments have increased as follows:





Vessel 2: 23 loads

Vessel 3: 39 loads

Vessel 4:  48 loads

Vessel 5: 84/85 loads (Sailed Sunday 19 August 2012)




From here on out Brazil shippers expect to have 100 loads per week heading for the USA market.


Expect peak volume out of Brazil to ship during mid September 2012 during week 36, 37 & 38.



Exporters plan to cap volume for USA at 120 containers per week.



Total volume for USA market is expected to remain constant compared to last season with approximately 6,000,000 total (4kg) cartons.





As Mexico ships the tail end of their season, Brazil importers are commanding a two to three dol…

ECUADOR SET TO "KICK-OFF" 2012 SEASON WITH 4TH MANGO CONGRESS ...

Bernardo Malo, President of the Mango Ecuador Foundation




Ecuador: Similar mango campaign expected next year





According to Bernarno Malo, president of the Mango Ecuador Foundation, prospects for the 2012-2013 mango campaign in Ecuador are similar to the previous one in terms of export volumes. 


Moreover, the weather has had an impact on production, delaying the harvest period.



The main issue caused by the weather was, due to unfavourable temperatures, the flowering process was delayed. "Additionally, there is a very low likelihood of the arrival of the phenomenon known as 'El Niño', despite it being announced by various sources," Bernardo assures. 






Malo explains that he sees fresh mango consumption rising globally.

 "It is clear that, for example, supermarket chains are increasingly giving more importance to this fruit in their promotions. We can see a difference not only in the number of consumers, but also in the amounts of fruit purchased by those who were already co…

STRATFOR Commentary for August 21, 2012 ...

Mexico's Strategy

August 21, 2012 | 0900 GMT







Stratfor

By George Friedman






A few years ago, I wrote about Mexico possibly becoming a failed state because of the effect of the cartels on the country. Mexico may have come close to that, but it stabilized itself and took a different course instead -- one of impressive economic growth in the face of instability. 





Mexican Economics

Discussion of national strategy normally begins with the question of national security. But a discussion of Mexico's strategy must begin with economics. This is because Mexico's neighbor is the United States, whose military power in North America denies Mexico military options that other nations might have. But proximity to the United States does not deny Mexico economic options. Indeed, while the United States overwhelms Mexico from a national security standpoint, it offers possibilities for economic growth.




Mexico is now the world's 14th-largest economy, just above South Korea and just below Australia. …

Tropical Depression #9 Forms To The East Of The Lesser Antilles; Tropical Storm Watches & Warnings Issued For Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands & The Leeward Islands ...

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 5:26 am


by Rob Lightbown



Tropical Depression #9:


Invest 94L fired enough deep convection during the overnight hours to be considered a tropical depression, therefore, the National Hurricane Center has upgraded Invest 94L to Tropical Depression #9. 



TD 9 seems to be tracking a little south of due west at a forward speed of 18 to 19 mph. 


This system is currently located to the south of a west-southwest to east-northeast oriented high pressure system and this should keep TD 9 on a general westward track for the rest of this week. This track will bring TD 9 directly over the island of Dominica on Wednesday afternoon as a 50 to 60 mph tropical storm.





Once in the Caribbean, the track of TD 9/Isaac will be influenced by that high pressure ridge. 



Most of the forecast guidance show a track across the northern Caribbean, however, I think this may be too far of a north track, especially considering the depression’s current slightly south of due west track. 



Even the latest GFS…

Reefer Trends is reporting that MAERSK putting halt to Container operation in Chile ...

Maersk calls temporary halt to reefer box acquisition





21 August 2012



‘Inadequate returns’ are blamed for the container line’s decision, a year before production is due to start at the new Maersk Container Industry plant in Chile.~  

http://www.reefertrends.com/











NOTES OF THE MMPI MEETING HELD IN BERLIN ...

ON 9 FEBRUARY 2012



1.         Opening Present: See Attached list Apologies: Antonio Lavao Gonzales (Spain), David Ivanovic (Morocco), Fatma Al Saqri (Oman), Tarek Helmy (Egipt), Amrit Mohanani (Brasil), Katja Kehlenbeck (Kenya), Victor Galan Sauco (Spain), Tariq Khan (Pakistan), Will Cavan (USA)



2.         Brief country Introduction and reports
Mr Rudolf Badenhorst welcomed all the representatives that were present. A brief introduction was given by all the representatives regarding the respective industries that they represent.
Countries that were represented were as follows: USA, Brazil, Israel, Ecuador, South Africa, Spain, Australia, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.


3.         Purpose of MMPI
Mr Gabi Naamani gave a presentation pertaining to the establishment and operation of the Avocado Marketing and Promotions (AMAP) Working Group. Detailing the purpose that it serves and what information it provides to its members.
This was done so as to provide all the possible participant…