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19 March 2018Successive record for Ecuadorian bananas

The world's largest banana exporter shipped 5.92m MT of bananas in 2017 according to exporter association AEBE statistics.

19 March 2018Mexico green lights Honduran melons

The Honduran melon industry expects to ship 18 containers per week once formal authorisation is granted by the Mexican government.

19 March 2018Maersk reveals new hacker attack

The attack on a subsidiary is reported to have started in May last year and was only discovered at the beginning of this month.

19 March 2018NZ kiwifruit industry must scale up

In order to meet expectations of NZ$4.5bn sales revenue per annum by 2025, the kiwifruit industry will need to invest an estimated NZ$1bn in infrastructure.

19 March 2018Less is more for Honduran bananas

Despite shipping fewer boxes, industry returns increased to US$523m, according to the market report published by the Honduran Central Bank.

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16 March 2018Seatrade duo found guilty

In the first court case of its kind, Seatrade and two of its executives have been fined and sentenced for illegally sending four vessels for demolition in Asia and Turkey.

16 March 2018Japan loses interest in Florida grapefruit

This season, Florida in on course to ship an historically low volume of grapefruit to the Japanese market.

16 March 2018Worldwide Fruit warns of Brexit impact

Despite posting an increase in revenue and profits, the UK company said that margins had been affected by the weakening GBP£ Sterling.

16 March 2018Russian banana market strengthens

At US$24 per box, the ex-quay CIF price for green fruit in St Petersburg is currently 80% above the 3-year rolling average.

16 March 2018Zespri confirms shareholder re-alignment

Shareholders have voted to strengthen grower ownership and control of the kiwifruit marketer.

16 March 2018More fruit flies found in Tasmania

Although more flies have been found, the detections are within the Northern Tasmania control area.

16 March 2018Anecoop results set new record

Spain's leading fruit marketer attributed the rise in throughput and revenue to the incorporation of new members and expansion of new products and markets.

15 March 2018Buckingham to build Dover reefer terminal

Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd has been awarded the contract to build the new GBP£15m Refrigerated Cargo Terminal at the UK Port of Dover.

15 March 2018StreamLines goes back to the future

Seatrade's Blue Stream container service has reverted to specialized reefers for its Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Honduras voyage to the UK and Europe.

15 March 2018Maori move into berries

Blueberries are to be the foundation crop of the new Miro Ltd JV between a Maori collective and New Zealand Government scientists.