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22 February 2019Californian avocado crop lowest in a decade

The heatwave last summer has resulted in California's second lowest avocado crop in the past 40 years, according to the California Avocado Commission.

22 February 2019Peru posts stellar year for fresh exports

The export value of Peruvian grapes, avocadoes, blueberries and mangoes increased US$576m year-on-year.

22 February 2019NZ reports fourth fruit fly find

The facialis fruit fly is a different species to the Queensland fruit fly and is unrelated to a separate biosecurity incident, where two separate fruit flies have been found.

22 February 2019Taiwan assists in St Lucia banana recovery

In collaboration with the Banana Productivity Improvement Project, the Taiwan Technical Mission has distributed seedlings of short-term fruit and vegetable crops.

21 February 2019Maersk sanguine on prospects

After posting a disappointing set of Q4 2018 results, the Danish shipping conglomerate is forecasting higher profits this year.

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21 February 2019More is less for Mexican avocado exports

While the volume of avocadoes exported increased 21% year-on-year in 2018, the value fell 12% according to Bank Of Mexico figures.

21 February 2019Pressures mount on possibility of no-deal Brexit

Retail organisations in the UK and Ireland have issued a joint warning that a no-deal outcome could lead to delays at borders and shortages of fresh meat, fish and produce.

21 February 2019Puerto Caldera celebrates milestone

The Chilean port has loaded the first containers of table grapes from the Copiapó Valley on a Hapag Lloyd vessel direct to Hong Kong.

21 February 2019India forecasts bumper apple yield

Higher domestic production this year may cut imports of apples from Chile, the US and New Zealand in the next year.

20 February 2019India approves protocol for Argentinean lemons

Since their return to the United States, lemons have become one of the stars of the Argentinean agro-export market.

20 February 2019Bumper season forecast for Mexican citrus

Orange producers indicate a strong demand from US processors due to attractive orange juice future prices, as Florida is unable to cover domestic demand.

20 February 2019Hong Kong lifts ban on US lettuce

Effective yesterday, Hong Kong lifted its ban on the import and sale of romaine lettuce harvested in California.

20 February 2019Slow start to year for Cameroon bananas

The increase in bananas shipped by Compagnie Fruitière subsidiary PHP could not offset the absence of fruit shipped by the Cameroon Development Corporation.

20 February 2019Seaco accelerates growth with Houston office

The second largest reefer lessor worldwide continues to expand its local reach to meet the increased demands of an expanding market.

20 February 2019Carriers face warning on sulphur cap

Bimco analyst Peter Sand warns that a failure to pass increased fuel costs from the IMO 2020 sulphur cap could result in bankruptcies.