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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on two produce businesses — Vegwest Farms LLC and Countryland Farms LLC — for failure to pay reparation awards issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act. The following businesses and individuals are currently restricted from operating in the produce industry: Vegwest Farms LLC, operating out of Vernon, CA, for failing to pay a $72,627 award... Read more

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The need for a direct ocean freight service from Mexico’s east coast to Philadelphia has been discussed for many years. After a great deal of study and marketing effort, SeaLand early in 2016 put such a service on the water between the ports of Veracruz and Altamira, Veracruz, and Philly’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal. The Philadelphia and New Jersey... Read more

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Delaware River getting triple-digit growth of imports from some countries
Pennsylvania has announced a commitment of $300 million dedicated to upgrading Philadelphia’s seaport facilities. A massive $200 million will be invested in the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal. This terminal (PAMT) is on a 55-year lease concession to Greenwich Terminals LLC. Greenwich Terminals is a separately managed affiliate of Holt Logistics Corp. The... Read more

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Tanimura & Antle brings on organic expert
With a focus on assuring organic integrity in its growing organic program, Tanimura & Antle has hired John McKeon as senior manager of organic compliance and sustainability. In this new role, McKeon will direct all compliance activities for the company’s organic program, quality assurance for... Read more