Lotus Containers, a new shipping company from Germany, is launching a new route that will go from China to the US. In a recent article published on Maritime Executive, it was stated that “the service is starting with sailings between Humen and Taicang in China sailing to Portland, Oregon. The company’s route map also shows routes between Qingdao, China and U.S. terminus either in Portland or Los Angeles from the three Chinese ports. A special voyage from Hamburg to Mexico in September and October is also shown on the website.”
Source: Maritime Executive. Read the full article here.
- Black plastic take-out containers are having a moment in the spotlight this week. In several articles published this week, publications are covering the importance of how to dispose of these take-out containers. In a quote from NBC Connecticut, it was stated that “Black plastic is a form of contamination in the Connecticut recycling program. And the reason being is that black plastic is not picked up by optical scanners at the materials recovery facilities, often referred to as Merce Merce sort and process our materials. And if they can’t identify what is black plastic, it ends up getting in bales of paper, or bands, bales of aluminum or other materials and will contaminate those loads,” said Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection State Environmental Analyst Sherill Baldwin.” To learn more, read the full article which is linked below.
Source: NBC Connecticut. Read the full article here.
- In recent quick service restaurant news, a Taco Bell franchisee is launching a bank for QSRs. How does that work, you ask? Just take someone in the QSR business, (in this case it’s Farzin Ferdowsi, CEO of Management Resources Company) and a banking industry executive (such as Dan Dellinger) and you get the new Sonata Bank! Sonata Bank will cater to quick-service restaurants and fast casuals through digital strategies, according to QSR Web.
Source: QSR WEB. Read the full article here.