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The news service will continue but is likely to be intermittent this week. Normal service to be resumed on Monday 23 April.

20 April 2018Seeka acquires T&G kiwifruit business

The transaction, which will see the post harvest handler acquire all of T&G Global's shares in marketer Zespri, is valued at approximately NZ$40m.

20 April 2018Citrus Canker confirmed in Northern Territory

The contagious plant disease that destroyed more than half a million citrus trees in Queensland 14 years ago has been discovered in Darwin.

20 April 2018Zespri Group value tops NZ$1bn

Just over two years after first trading on the Unlisted platform, the value of the kiwifruit marketer’s shares has risen from NZ$1.75 to NZ$8.35.

20 April 2018Indonesia benefits from rising demand for tropical fruit

Exports of Indonesian fruit rose 6.13% year-on-year in Q1 as Pacific Rim markets demand more mangosteens, bananas and pineapples.

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19 April 2018Seatrade adapts Streamlines

The container service has concluded a strategic cooperation agreement with Hapag-Lloyd starting with a slot charter deal in the US East Coast-North Europe trade.

19 April 2018Packer Avenue to pilot blockchain

Holt Logistics Corp is to conduct a pilot system based on a blockchain-based global trade digitization solution developed by Maersk and IBM.

18 April 2018Indian grape exports fall

Despite projecting a year-on-year increase in shipments to the EU, the Indian table grape season ended early with a 40% reduction in exports.

18 April 2018MMD diversifies into wind turbines

Portsmouth based cargo operator and the UK's largest banana handler has secured a 10-year agreement with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.

18 April 2018Tasmania lifts fresh ban

The Australian state's biosecurity department has lifted a ban on fresh produce imports from a Melbourne fumigation facility linked to a fruit fly outbreak.

17 April 2018Meridian fails in claim against Fyffes

The owner-managers of the largest banana producing company in Belize claimed that Fyffes had unfairly terminated a sourcing contract.

17 April 2018FSA seeks moratorium extension

Fruit South Africa is pushing for an extension of the moratorium on barring high-cube containers from the roads.

17 April 2018Brazilian melon season ends on positive note

Despite shipping less fruit year-on-year, industry returns increased 10% to US$163m in the 2017/18 season.

16 April 2018Gulftainer proposal meets stiff opposition

Port of Wilmington Delaware has confirmed that a preliminary agreement to lease the port to Gulftainer Group is to undergo a federal review.

16 April 2018Gold rush for Zespri

The kiwifruit marketer said corporate revenue from the 2018 allocation of the Gold3 licence release will be between NZ$190m-$195m.