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12 December 2017Cool Carriers cancels Coolman

The last sailing of the longstanding weekly banana service between South and Central America to the UK and Antwerp loads in week 52.

12 December 2017Ecuador on course for banana record

In the first nine months of 2017, Ecuador shipped 247m boxes of bananas, up 8m boxes on the corresponding period in 2016.

12 December 2017USDA upgrades Argentinean topfruit forecast

The total crop size for 2017/18 is now projected at 1.15m MT, up 20K MT on the previous forecast but down 9% on last year.

12 December 2017ETI maintains Fyffes' suspension

The Ethical Trading Initiative acknowledges that positive engagement has taken place with the Fyffes' workforce in Honduras and says it will review the issue in January.

12 December 2017CPTTP to benefit New Zealand fruit

The New Zealand kiwifruit industry could stand to gain NZ$26m on the first day of a revised Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement as early as the end of next year.

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12 December 2017Rogue fungicide costs NZ pipfruit producers

Up to 185 hectares of Royal Gala orchards around Nelson and Hawke's Bay have been affected by an adulterated version of a common fungicide.

12 December 2017Vanguard appoints McDonald

The ex-Hansen Fruit Company general manager has been appointed to the newly created role of Director of Facilities at Vanguard’s Wapato operation.

11 December 2017South African table grapes delayed

The combination of congestion at the Port of Durban and the Cape Doctor blowing hard in Cape Town has hit container line schedules.

11 December 2017Strong start to Moroccan citrus season

Exports covering the period from 1 September to 30 November 2017 grew to 177,200 tonnes, up 7% from the same quarter of the previous season.

11 December 2017Wildfire hits Californian avocado crop

A combination of the wildfire, strong winds and a blanket of ash is reported to have destroyed much of the Ventura County region's avocado crop.

11 December 2017South African lemons on steep upward curve

After 2 years of 15m-carton export volumes, 2017 saw a record 19m cartons shipped and with more production coming on stream, exports are set to continue rising.

11 December 2017APMT integrates backwards in Nigeria

APM Terminals Inland Services has launched a refrigerated truck transport service to get more perishables to market with less spoilage.

08 December 2017Banks advise Washington topfruit consolidation

Greater rationalization is anticipated in the US Pacific North West apple industry because new, expensive packing lines are running too far below capacity.

08 December 2017La Nina now declared likely

The Australian government has followed the United States in declaring what is expected to be a weak La Nina event.

08 December 2017Weather holds mixed fortunes for Australian stonefruit

While rainfall has caused extensive damage to cherry crops in the south east, plum and nectarine producers further north report ideal growing conditions.