A more profitable way to ship lobster to overseas customers?

By Tom Peters

French container line CMA CGM is one of the latest companies to introduce specialized marine shipping containers to transport live lobster. The shipping line has developed AQUAVIVA, a new line of containers that employs the technology called INNOPURE, developed by the French firm EMYG Environment & Aquaculture. The containers were launched at Halifax Port Days in September.

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Report on Halifax Port Days

By Tom Peters

Enrique Brum had an idea. He supported it with technology and now has a thriving business. Datamyne, based in Miami, Florida, is the world’s largest searchable trade database with business intelligence gathering offices across the U.S. and key Latin American countries. Brum, Vice-President, Global Sales, told delegates attending the business session of the annual Halifax Port Days, how he began gathering import and export trade data, available to the public through customs and border personnel, and offering his compiled efforts to various companies. He said the data could show his customers what their competition was doing with their imports and exports.

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Empire Stevedoring a proud family business whose roots go back to 1931

By Tom Peters

When Sam Chodos emigated from a small village in Lithuania to Canada, becoming a respected fixture in the marine industry wasn’t foremost on his mind. The driving force behind his move to this country, much like thousands of others who came to Canadian shores, was to build a better life for himself and his family. “He wanted to get away from the East Block and anti-semitism. We are a Jewish family and it wasn’t exactly all rosy there,’ said Sam’s grandson, Andrew Chodos (pictured).

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