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20 November 2017Strong H1 for Brazilian fruit

Brazilian exports of fresh fruit rose 8.5% in the first half of 2017, to around 44,600 TEU, led by a 60% surge in apple volumes and a 32% jump in mangoes.

20 November 2017APEM forecasts flat mango season

The Peruvian mango exporter association says that the growth in shipments to Asian markets will remain weak until shippers find an alternative to airfreight.

20 November 2017Asian banana surplus hurts Malaysia

The Malaysia Fruit Farmers Association is demanding some control over banana imports as it says the current market oversupply is badly affecting local producers.

20 November 2017Zespri Italy sees rise in SunGold

The kiwifruit marketer anticipates a crop of 18K MT in 2017 for its flagship Gold variety, which will partially offset a reduction in Green volumes.

20 November 2017Bravo apples to be shipped to the UK

The new apple variety first bred in Western Australia is touted as a 'game changer' for the Australian pipfruit industry.

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17 November 2017China agrees NZ avocado protocol

New Zealand is a significant step closer towards supplying fresh avocadoes to Chinese consumers.

17 November 2017Global box ship fleet to grow 7% in 2018

The impact of demolition will not be enough to cover the increase in newbuild container capacity on the size of the fleet, according to forecasts.

17 November 2017Fyffes fails in banana branding appeal

The Dutch Appeal Court upholds a District Court decision that ruled that there was no confusion between the Fyffes' brand 'HOYA' and Chiquita’s 'Hola banana'.

17 November 2017Government to intervene in Yilport dispute

The Ecuadorian Ministry of Transport and Public Works is to mediate between the terminal operator and the banana industry in the dispute over port fees.

17 November 2017Viet Nam posts remarkable rise in fresh exports

In the first ten months of 2017 the value of Vietnamese fruit and vegetable exports increased 41% year-on-year to US$2.84bn.

16 November 2017Camposol applies for NYSE listing

The Peruvian conglomerate has filed with the Securities Exchange Commission to raise up to US$345m in an initial public offering.

16 November 2017Maersk Line revises CTS

The carrier claims its Cold Treatment Surcharge effectively eliminates fruit flies and larvae and will cost US$900 per container from January.

16 November 2017Honduras forecasts record melon season

The Central American exporter predicts it will ship 17,000 reefer containers of melons as new markets in Asia open.

16 November 2017Hapag Lloyd benefits from UASC merger

The German shipping group has maintained its outlook for the current year after its nine-month operating profit rose more than tenfold.

16 November 2017Washington plants more apples

The largest apple producing State in the US has registered the first net increase in apple orchards in 16 years.