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26 July 2017Argentinean lemon export value soars

The Tucumán Institute of Production and Development says the value of fresh lemon exports reached US$212m in 2016, a 75% rise year-on-year.

26 July 2017TR4 confirmed on Queensland banana farm

Biosecurity Queensland has confirmed the presence of the devastating Panama disease on a commercial banana farm run by Australia's largest producer.

26 July 2017CMA CGM to build Cameroon box terminal

The carrier has co-signed a concession agreement with Chinese group CHEC for the new Kribi Containers Terminal, a reference port terminal in West Africa.

26 July 2017Australia forecasts record citrus crop

For the first time China looks set to become the top destination for Australian citrus exports this year, due largely the free trade agreement between the two countries.

26 July 2017Belarus buys up Ukrainian potatoes

Between January and June 2017, Ukraine exported 8,400 tonnes of potatoes, worth $300,000, 95% of which were purchased by Belarus.

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25 July 2017Chile ships more table grapes

With 365K MT and a 50% share of the total volume, North America was once again the main destination for Chilean grape exports in 2016/17.

25 July 2017USNW on course for record cherry volume

Producers have shipped an average of 536,392 20-pound boxes daily from July 1-20 this season, compared to 478,338 boxes in 2014 when the record was set.

25 July 2017Cambodia exports first bananas

Cambodia has reached a transit agreement with Vietnam to allow the shipment through to final destination China.

25 July 2017Sharp rise in Barcelona box throughput

The Port of Barcelona benefitted from dockworker strike action in hub ports such as Algeciras to post a 27% year-on-year rise in container throughput.

25 July 2017Zespri moves in to US HQ

The New Zealand kiwifruit marketer is to inaugurate its North American headquarters in Newport Beach on Thursday.

24 July 2017D-Date for Del Monte Panama project

The first commercial volume of bananas from subsidiary Banapiña is due in early 2019, according to the Presidency Of Panama Banana Commission.

24 July 2017Marginal dip forecast for Spanish lemon crop

In 2017/18 Spain will harvest its third highest lemon crop in a decade, double the volume of the 2007/08 seasonal total.

24 July 2017California avocado industry shrinks

Despite strong demand and high pricing, a combination of factors has led to a 21% reduction in the land dedicated to avocado production in less than a decade.

24 July 2017TCP fined US$1m for target miss

The Terminal Cuenca del Plata container terminal in the Port of Montevideo failed to handle an agreed minimum number of containers for the second successive year.

24 July 2017Relief on horizon for Ghana vegetable industry

The European Union is expected to lift the ban on some vegetable exports from Ghana by the end of this year.