While the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a lower harvest and decreased stocks led to a 27% year-on-year fall in 2022, imported volumes rose 40%.
The MV Southampton Star is the first of 53 Zespri charters this season that will deliver around 145m trays of Green, SunGold and RubyRed kiwifruit to over 50 countries.
American nonprofit human rights and environmental organization EarthRights says the multinational is to stand trial in January 2024 for allegedly financing paramilitary death squads in Colombia.
According to the Bureau of Customs, the shipment of 18 containers of originated from China and was falsely declared to contain pizza dough and fish balls.
The 1.6 tonnes of cocaine were seized at the Zungo port facilities in Urabá and destined for the port of Antwerp in Belgium.
In 2022, banana exports fell to their lowest level since 2016, with the drop attributed to the spread of Panama Disease TR4 and high production costs.
CIRAD, Max Havelaar France and Banana Link are to work with Interprofessional Banana Association AIB to coordinate the work and ensure objectives are met.
Damage to Ecuadorian banana and Peruvian fruit production is being assessed after the unseasonal cyclone caused extensive flooding earlier this week.
National inspection volumes currently appear on track to reach the final estimate total of 66.3m cartons, which is 18% lower than last season.
The NYSE-listed cold storage company is investing $3.9bn for a 49% interest in Dubai-based RSA Cold Chain.
The 2023 Australian apple and pear crop estimate reflects the impact of flooding in the eastern states in late 2022 and two significant hail events in the Goulburn Valley.
Blueberries have been included in the list of nonorganic produce with the most pesticides, according to the nonprofit environmental health organization Environmental Working Group.
The Environmental Working Group said nearly 65% of the foods on the Clean list had no detectable levels of pesticide.
Until or unless a moratorium is introduced by the National Department of Transport, it remains illegal to transport high cube containers on South African roads.
Via its Agriculture and Food Authority, the Kenyan Government has listed four conditions for farmers seeking to export avocadoes.
The performance of the Italian multinational's shipping business unit was a principal factor behind the growth in revenue and profitability.
The impact of Cyclone Gabrielle on East Coast orchards has prompted New Zealand Apples and Pears to slash its pipfruit crop estimate by 20%.
Higher costs, domestic production difficulties and weaker market pricing led to a minor reduction in the export volume of the world's fifth largest banana shipper.
The Chilean exporter association and New Zealand kiwifruit marketer seek more harmonious relations to better develop the advancement of the sector.
Spain's largest fresh produce exporter posted sales revenue of €998m in what was historically 'one of the most difficult, complex, tough and demanding seasons'.
The terminal operator said that all reefer plugs will be fed with electricity from renewable sources, in line with the entire terminal.
The slight increase in value of its fruit exports in 2022 could not offset the sharp decline in the value of Kenya's vegetable shipments.
The kiwifruit industry in the world's largest kiwifruit market is facing an uncertain 2023 after one of the most severe heatwaves ever recorded wreaked havoc on production.
The relaxation of China's Zero-Covid policy restrictions and lower freight costs have resulted in a significant rise in export volumes.
A week after severe hailstorms hit fruit farms in Langkloof in South Africa's Eastern Cape, the full extent of damage to apple and pear orchards is beginning to emerge.
Of this total, approximately 4m MT was shipped from the southern hemisphere in 2022, 3% less than the volume shipped in 2021.
With its domestic dragon fruit growing areas increasing rapidly, Viet Nam's major export market China is on track to becoming self-sufficient in the fruit.
With some mandarin varieties estimates outstanding, initial forecasts suggest that export volumes may fall 13% year-on-year, equivalent to a drop of 20m cartons.
The trade is expected to boost the Australian economy by creating new jobs and generating revenue with a potential market value of approximately A$30m.
The shipping line says that its new facilities in Chile and Peru are part of its investment in the area to continue building warehousing and contract logistics operations.
Suppliers are scrambling to retrieve A$500m worth of frozen food from refrigerated warehouses belonging to the collapsed Australian logistics group.
Shippers from the East African nation, whose avocadoes were granted access last year, claim they will ship 20K of avocadoes to China in 2023.
Discount retailers Aldi and Lidl will soon become the latest major supermarkets to remove limits on shoppers buying fresh fruit and vegetables in the UK.
New Zealand's two largest post-harvest kiwifruit handlers are projecting big drops in volume throughput this season.
Following protests from wholesalers, the Tunisian Trade Ministry says it is to delay the imposition of fixed a maximum price for bananas.
The integrated avocado marketer said the 27% decrease in average per-unit sales prices was partially offset by a 14% increase in volume sold, both of which were driven by higher Mexican supply.
The consensus is that a lower crop, fewer apples from southern hemisphere competitors and lower freight costs will lead to stronger pricing and improved returns.
The latest ocean freight rates data from Xeneta reveal that spot rates on reefer containers from the Far East to Northern Europe are now back at pre-pandemic levels.
The French government has issued a nationwide recall for Tunisian Maltaise oranges, which have been found to contain traces of an unauthorised pesticide.
With winds blowing in excess of 85kph, 94 hours have been lost over the past fortnight at the Cape Town Container Terminal, resulting in vessel delays and turnaround times.
Unseasonal rainfall over the past two days has caused extensive crop damage in Nashik, with over 1,000 hectares affected.
Industry association ProCitrus estimates that despite a slow start, citrus exports will total 270K MT in 2023, 4% more than the 259K MT shipped in 2022.
The German carrier has equipped 100,000 of its reefer containers with monitoring devices, as part of its transition to a 'smart' reefer fleet.
Following criticism from tomato producers, the decision to ban exports in order to protect domestic market pricing has been revoked.
Commercial trials are scheduled to begin in 2024 as cherry trees need at least three years of growth before they are mature enough to bear fruit.
The combination of a lack of rainfall over the past eight months, rising input and energy costs and stagnant supermarket prices is forcing growers to cut back on crop production.
The California-based avocado marketer attributed the drop in sales revenue and net loss to challenging market conditions in both its Grown and Prepared units.
India's production of fruits and vegetables may fall up to 30% this season as high temperatures amid the ongoing flowering and fruiting process inflict damage to the crops.
The multinational says all of the employees on its Latin American sites will benefit from gender equality programmes by 2025 and 50% of its suppliers by 2030.
In the first full year of its results post-acquisition, the multinational said its EBITDA growth for Q4 and full year sales revenue were in line with guidance.
The deal, worth a reported A$80m for the 20-hectare operation, cements Centuria as Australia's biggest large-scale glasshouse landlord.
The discount retailer is on the verge of passing Tesco and retaking its mantle as the biggest supporter of UK-grown apples, new research from British Apples & Pears has revealed.
Unlike the overall downward shift in imports on the European market in 2022, Spanish banana imports increased significantly, setting a new record.
The ongoing dollar shortage has limited the number of letters of credit which fruit importers can open, reducing inbound shipments.
The combination of lower-cost logistics and the reopening of the Chinese market has led to a sharp rise in the value of Vietnamese fruit exports in the first 2 months of 2023.
A new analysis of the damage to apple orchards in Hawke's Bay shows nearly half of the crop was affected by Cyclone Gabrielle in one way or another.
South Africa's leading pipfruit exporter believes that the adverse climatic conditions that have affected crops in both hemispheres will provide opportunities this year.
The sixth official estimate released by exporter association ASOEX confirms anecdotal reports of a lower volume available in the central production region.
The joint venture is valued at RM429m (US$96m) and is the largest Japanese investment in durian plantation in Malaysia.
A reduction in exports from Costa Rica and a dip in imports from China last year more than offset a rise in exports from the Philippines, according to the FAO.
The Turkish government says the decision to extend the ban is to ensure food security and stabilize prices, which have continued to rise.
Chinese scientists have discovered a molecular mechanism for cold resistance in kiwifruit that provides potential for reducing cold-related crop damage.
As time runs out for the impasse over False Codling Moth to be resolved, power cuts will make it difficult for exporters to comply with the new precooling regulations.
Despite wind issues hindering exports, South African grape shippers are benefitting from competitive pricing in European markets and a favourable exchange rate.
With South Africa shipping less fruit and an early end anticipated to the Chilean table grape season, the prospects for firm and stable European markets are good this year.
The nine major British retailers are to follow the example set in the Belgian, Dutch and German markets to improve conditions at the head of their banana supply chains.
The leading multinational avocado supplier is growing its partnerships with smallholder farmers in some of the poorest and most remote regions of the world.
Growers have welcomed news that will see Scottish seed potato exporters once again able to get their product into their historic Northern Ireland market.
Currency, labour, input costs and weather issues threaten to significantly reduce the volume of Central American melons shipped to international markets this year.
The German carrier says that despite a decent start to the current financial year, a substantial decline in earnings is inevitable due to a cooling global economy.
The major Chinese container ports of Shenzhen and Shanghai are seeing a massive growth in the number of empties as the flow of goods has reversed, with more entering than leaving.
The French government is to provide the national fruit and vegetable industry with €200m per annum to revive the sector and reduce imports.
Australia's largest grower of Kensington Pride mangoes has signed the rights to three new avocado varieties that have come from New Zealand via its sister company.
Bondholders already out of pocket from the forced rescheduling of debt are unhappy that the authorities are charging withholding tax on undistributed coupons.
Spain's fruit and vegetable exports to the UK have suffered 'no fundamental disruption' despite salad shortages and added costs for exporters.
Despite a weak Q4, the Swiss logistics group said FY2022 closed with revenue, EBIT and net profit all posting double-digit percentage increases year-on-year.
Rising freight, fertiliser and labour costs added to the difficulties caused by worker shortages, constraints with shipping capacity and unfavourable growing conditions.
According to a National Potato Council report, the U.S. potato sector is a driving force of America's economic prosperity, with an estimated contribution of $100.9bn in 2021.
The Chinese investment holding company said the combination of the impact of Covid and a prolonged heatwave on kiwifruit yields resulted in a 58% drop in net income.
The combination of more Peruvian fruit and a high volume of Chilean shipments in a narrow timeframe has led to a 'significant bubble' in arrivals.