Panama: Maritime Chamber Calls for Measures to Address Water Crisis in the Canal

2023-10-20

The water crisis affecting the operations of the Panama Canal is creating a reduction in the number of daily transits, as well as a decrease in the draft of the vessels that can transit, so the Maritime Chamber of Panama has called for strengthening the rest of the actors in the Sector to provide a more efficient service to the maritime and logistics chain and seek alternatives for the service.

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Guatemala Reaches 18 Days of Protests and Blockades

2023-10-20

On October 20, Guatemala reached 18 days of protests and road blockades that began on October 2 to demand the resignation of its attorney general, Consuelo Porras, without any agreements between the demonstrators and the questioned authorities, all in the aftermath of last June and August elections.

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Maersk to Roll-Out Starlink Satellite Internet Across ontainership Fleet

2023-10-20

A.P. Moller–Maersk has announced plans to install SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet on its fleet of more than 330 owned containerships. The agreement comes after a successful pilot phase where crew members on more than 30 Maersk vessels successfully tested the Starlink technology with "very positive" feedback. Roll-out is expected to be complete in Q1 2024.

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Mexico: More Than 1,000 Hectares of Bananas Damaged in Colima

2023-10-20

The Rural Development Sector of the Labor Party (P.T.) has been touring the various municipalities to learn about the damage left by the heavy rains of Hurricane Lidia. In an interview, Mauricio Barreto Peralta, head of the Sector, said that "there is an important gravity" in banana and papaya crops, subject to the data being made official by the corresponding authorities.

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Ghana: Banana Plantations Damaged by Floods

2023-10-20

The ongoing spillage of excess water from the Akosombo and Kpong Dams in the Eastern Region of Ghana, which has lasted for weeks, has not only destroyed infrastructure and displayed large numbers of people, but the activity has also destroyed several hectares of farmlands, including banana plantations.

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Banana Plantations Damaged in India by Rains and Wind

2023-10-20

According to a survey carried out by the Domestic Export and Marketing Intelligence Cell (DEMIC) of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), the average farmgate price of the tropical fruit will be around Rs. 26-28 per kg for Poovan, Rs. 28-30 for Karpooravalli and Rs. 38-40 per kg for Nendhran, respectively, in Coimbatore market during December 2023, subject to favourable weather conditions.

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Brazil’s $28 Billion Investment into Green Hydrogen Future

2023-10-18

Brazil is setting its sights on becoming a major player in the low-emission hydrogen sector, with Thymos Energia estimating that the country needs to invest a substantial $28 billion in hydrogen projects by 2030. This ambitious endeavor aims to produce 20 million tons of hydrogen per year, a goal that could potentially increase to 38 million tons per year, considering projects in various stages of development.

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Dole Organics and new 'DOLE® GO Organic! Launched

2023-10-13

Dole Organics, a new specialist division and its new 'GO Organic!' consumer brand, were officially introduced at Fruit Attraction 2023 in Madrid on October 3rd-5th. Dole Organics will bring renewed impetus to the organic fresh produce category by promoting cross-sector collaboration, consolidating supply, assuring continuity and consistency of product, and applying best-in-class category management practices in-store.

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El Niño Continuing to Build Up

2023-10-13

As informed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NOAA's National Weather Service of the USA, El Niño is expected to continue through the Northern Hemisphere spring -with an 80% chance during March-May 2024-.

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Ecuador and the EU to Expand Cooperation in Security and Fight Organized Crime

2023-10-13

The European Union (EU) and Ecuador agreed to broaden and deepen their bilateral cooperation in security matters. This resulted from the III Technical Roundtable on Security Cooperation between Ecuador and the European Union on September 26 and 27, 2023. This time, it occurred in a different context than last year: much more complex, but "the European Union is responding.

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EL NIÑO CONTINUING TO BUILD UP

2023-10-13

As informed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NOAA's National Weather Service of the USA, El Niño is expected to continue through the Northern Hemisphere spring -with an 80% chance during March-May 2024-.

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On the occasion of its participation in Fruit Attraction, Afruibana reaffirms its positions on fair price, shared responsibility and living wage

2023-10-06

Madrid (Spain), 6 October 2023: A delegation from Afruibana participated in Fruit Attraction, the leading international event for the fruit and vegetable industry, which took place from 1 to 5 October 2023. As part of this event, the World Banana Forum organized two panels dedicated to the issues of shared responsibility and the living wage, giving Afruibana the opportunity to express its views on these two concepts that will shape the future of the sector.

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Paolo Cornetto Leaves His Vado Gateway and Reefer Terminal Post

2023-09-29

The CEO and managing director of APM Terminals Italia, Paolo Cornetto, has resigned and will leave his position from November 16th. The manager was appointed by Maersk in January 2017 to continue the Vado platform project, already started by his predecessor Carlo Merli. In 2019 he managed to cross the finish line by inaugurating the new terminal, which would later become a real system with the acquisition of the nearby Reefer Terminal.

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CMA CGM and Maersk join forces to accelerate the Decarbonization of the Shipping Industry

2023-09-19

Copenhagen, Denmark – A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S and CMA CGM have decided to join forces on several areas relating to decarbonization, in full compliance with all laws and regulations. As frontrunners of the energy transition in shipping, both companies are convinced that joint action will help accelerating the green transition in shipping, learning from each other to go further and faster. CMA CGM and Maersk have set a net-zero target for their shipping business, have identified scalable solutions that can create impact in this decade, and have already individually taken ambitious paths on promoting decarbonization for shipping.

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EU Commission President Names Landmark Methanol Vessel “Laura Mærsk”

2023-09-14

Copenhagen, Denmark – The world’s first methanol-enabled container vessel will carry the name “Laura Mærsk”, the EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen revealed at a ceremony in Copenhagen on Thursday. The name was revealed in the Port of Copenhagen on Thursday during a ceremony, when the ship’s godmother, President von der Leyen, christened the vessel by breaking a champagne bottle over the bow. Besides the godmother, Maersk Chair Robert Uggla and Maersk Chief Executive Officer Vincent Clerc also spoke at the ceremony.

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