Apr 13 2020 at 10:38 AM | International Trade | Commodity
In a small hotel lounge in the Ecuadorian capital of Quito one bright morning a few weeks back, Mario Ramache poured small disks of chocolate into bowls and laid them out in front of two appreciative visitors.
Apr 13 2020 at 10:17 AM | International Trade | Commodity
Ecuador, the birthplace of cacao, produces some of the world’s very best cacao for producing premium chocolate. But with only a sliver of market share how the business expands in the future is a vexing question.
Nov 25 2019 at 08:00 AM | Energy News | Alternative | Ports & Terminals | Ports
Flevokust Haven, the Netherlands’ newest port, is a mere speck of land compared to its enormous counterparts in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. However, this inland port on the country’s largest lake is as aggressively pursuing renewable energy-related business as are the bigger ports.
Nov 25 2019 at 08:00 AM | Project / Heavy Lift News
Renewables, particularly offshore wind power are big business for the ports of the Netherlands. But so are the traditional energy businesses that are mainstays in ports like Amsterdam and Rotterdam, Europe’s largest. It is a tough balancing act not only for the ports but all the stakeholders.
As the cut flower industry has steadily migrated from local to regional to global, cold chains have had to adapt big time. FlowerWatch, a Dutch-Kenyan company, is at the forefront of setting industry standards for this supply chain.