16 January 2018Argentina forecasts similar citrus season
The preliminary forecast is for a marginal increase in lemon exports but no rise for oranges or soft citrus due to pressure in international markets from South Africa.
16 January 2018Kloosterboer claims 'outstanding' BREEAM
Kloosterboer Velsen is the first cold store in Europe to be awarded the highest achievable certification for the expansion and adaptation of its existing facility.
16 January 2018Brexit threatens Jersey Royals
Around 1,000 foreign workers are needed to plant and harvest the potatoes on the Channel Island but farmers have reported that they are struggling to recruit staff.
16 January 2018Sunraysia industry warns of fruit fly threat
More than 80% of the citrus, table grape and stone fruit grown in the Australian region is exported to overseas markets with a value of more than A$1bn.
16 January 2018Philippines demands greater access for bananas
The country has initiated negotiations with Japan, South Korea and Australia for lower tariffs and a higher export volume.
15 January 2018Tru-Cape posts record year
The largest South African topfruit shipper saw a year-on-year volume increase of about 8%, breaking the 16m carton mark for the first time.
15 January 2018Citrus drives Egyptian fresh exports
Total fresh exports increased by almost 500K MT year-on-year to reach 4.8m MT, with citrus accounting for almost a quarter of the total.
15 January 2018San Antonio Este sees fall in throughput
The reduction in apple and pear exports through the Argentinean port reflects the crisis in the topfruit industry.
15 January 2018Sarawak cleared to grow MD2 pineapples
By 2020 the Malaysian province hopes to be able to ship 100 containers of the MD2 pineapple per month to China.
15 January 2018Uzbek fresh exports reach record
The main foreign trade partners in fruit and vegetables for Uzbekistan last year were Kazakhstan, Russia, Afghanistan, China, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan and Iraq.
12 January 2018Uruguay posts successful fruit year
Sales revenue increased 3% to US$92m, with citrus shipments accounting for 85% of export revenue.
12 January 2018Saudi confirms Egyptian strawberry ban
Saudi Arabia's decision to ban imports of Egyptian strawberries due to pesticide residues will go into force as of January 18.
12 January 2018MMD warns of staff losses
The UK reefer terminal handler attributes the likely redundancies to the 'unavoidable' loss of the Geest Line contract.
12 January 2018Bananalandia warns of banana crisis
Mozambique's major commercial banana producer says it has seen production levels fall by 50% due to lack of water for irrigation.
12 January 2018Box market to receive record ULC deliveries
Ten ultra-large containership newbuildings will be joining the global fleet of boxships this month, paving the way for record deliveries of ULCs in 2018.