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14 August 2018Reefer Trends takes a short break

The online publication is offline for a week for its annual bottom scrape and battery re-charge. Normal service to be resumed on Wednesday 22 August.

13 August 2018Scales re-balances portfolio

The Mr. Apple parent company is to sell its bulk liquid storage unit for NZ$20m as the agriculture group builds up a war chest to seek out new acquisitions.

13 August 2018Central America sees surge in pineapple exports

Pineapple shipments increased 24% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2018, according to figures published by Central America Data.

13 August 2018Fruit trade mourns Kriel's passing

Arguably the father of the modern day South African fruit industry, Louis Kriel snr was the leading force behind the creation of the single desk marketer Capespan Group.

13 August 2018Russia to ban Balkan fruit

Russia plans to impose a temporary import ban on some fruit from Serbia and Macedonia from 15 August over safety concerns.

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13 August 2018Hapag-Lloyd H1 hit by higher costs

Net earnings fell by $66.65m year-on-year despite higher revenue and volumes, as higher operational costs and geo-political uncertainties take their toll.

10 August 2018Siem swings back into the black

The reefer owner/operator is in a comfortable position until the end of the year with 98% of its capacity fixed.

10 August 2018Peru reports shift in soft citrus export profile

Industry body ProCitrus says that on a 4% year-on-year rise in total exports, significantly more has been shipped to the US and China at the expense of the EU.

10 August 2018ANC agrees to high cube talks

Headway is finally being made with the contentious high cube issue after Minister of Transport agrees to meet with industry representatives in Cape Town.

10 August 2018Potato shortage forces PEI company closure

Decreasing yields in Prince Edward Island have forced Cavendish Farms to look to other provinces for supply.

09 August 2018T&G Global lifts H1 profit

New Zealand's largest integrated fresh produce grower has posted a 40% jump in first-half operating profit due to improved performances from its two largest units.

09 August 2018Weather responsible for global orange crop losses

Global orange production for 2017/18 is forecast to tumble 6m MT as unfavorable weather leads to smaller crops in Brazil and the United States.

09 August 2018BPA strengthens Afruibana

The Ghana Banana Producers' Association says it is officially joining the Afruibana Association to help defend the interests of the African banana industry.

09 August 2018Cambodia green lights Longmate banana investment

The move follows the signing of a deal last week that allows the shipment of Cambodian bananas to the Chinese market.

09 August 2018SATI praises grape farm initiative

The newly-named Lumier table grape farm in Paarl has opened a purpose built R30m agri-worker housing development.