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JUST IN TIME FOR INAUGURATION : Container Vessel COSCO Shipping Panama Departs Greece to Make History in Panama

Container Vessel COSCO Shipping Panama Departs Greece to Make History in Panama




By: AJOT | Jun 13 2016 at 07:30 AM | Ports & Terminals






Departing Greek Port of Piraeus today, COSCO Shipping Panama will make the inaugural transit of Expanded Panama Canal on Sunday, June 26





Panama City, Panama - The container vessel COSCO Shipping Panama set sail from the Greek Port of Piraeus today on its way to Panama to make history. The Neopanamax vessel will make the inaugural transit of the Expanded Panama Canal on Sunday, June 26, after a 14-day journey.




Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano met with COSCO Shipping Panama’s Captain Jude Rodrigues and crew members prior to the ship’s departure.







“I am very excited to be here today to witness the sailing of the ship from Greece, but also meet the Captain and his crew,”said Administrator Quijano. “We are very pleased to be here watching it leave from Port of Piraeus. He is very thrilled to be part of this inaugural transit.”




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Air Canada begins first dedicated freighter service

The cargo airline has chartered a Boeing 767-300 to connect Hamilton, Ontario with Latin America.









BY ERIC KULISCH |FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016





Air Canada Cargo launched its first freighter service Friday with partner Cargojet operating the flight from Hamilton, Ontario to Bogota, Colombia, and Lima, Peru, with service to Mexico City starting this weekend.






Cargojet is a Canadian all-cargo airline with a fleet of 22 jets.



Air Canada Cargo is wet leasing a Cargojet Boeing 767-300 with 52 tons of capacity. 



The service, which stops in Atlanta, runs five days a week. 



The airline said it plans to introduce dedicated freighter service to Europe from Toronto in the second half of the year.


Air Canada’s cargo is primarily carried in the bellies of passenger jets.







http://www.americanshipper.com/Main/ASD/Air_Canada_begins_first_dedicated_freighter_servic_64312.aspx

Plantations International to Import Australian Mangoes Into Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia, June 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 

Subject to local regulatory approvals, Hong Kong based Plantations International plans to start importing Australian "Kensington Pride" Mangoes into Indonesia says Mr. Marvin Lee, the director of communications for Plantations International for the Asia Pacific Region.

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160612/378253




Plantations International Kensington Pride Mangoes






According to Mr. Lee, Plantations International has incorporated a local Indonesian subsidiary who will be handling the mango transaction and due to a strong consumer demand that outstrips current supply levels, Indonesia is shaping up as a huge export market for Australian mangoes this year.



Read the entire story here:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/plantations-international-to-import-australian-mangoes-into-indonesia-300283456.html



Seattle non-profit sues Del Monte over banana farming

SEATTLE -- A Seattle non-profit is suing one of the world's largest banana producers over what they call deceptive marketing.

Banana trees cover landscapes in Guatemala, many growing fruit for California based Del Monte Foods and Fresh Del Monte. Their website tells consumers Del Monte"demands the highest level of ethical conduct"and believes it has a "responsibility to operate in a sustainable manner."
But videos filmed by Water and Sanitation Health, Inc. (WASH) tell a different story.



Read the entire story here: http://www.king5.com/news/local/seattle-non-profit-sues-del-monte-over-banana-farming/239244607