Long term rates for reefer containers from the US West Coast to the Far East are at their highest ever level, according to the latest crowd-sourced data from Xeneta.
Of the record total 530K MT export volume this season, white seedless varieties accounted for 42%, according to the Association of Peruvian Table Grape Producers.
The Ministry of Agriculture is investigating four banana exporters for allegedly not paying the minimum reference price to producers.
While South Africa is set for a record apple and pear harvest, industry profitability is under pressure, and this could limit future investments.
A large Mexican family has crossed into the United States seeking asylum after threats from drug cartels forced them to flee their avocado farm.
The Belgian multinational has reached an agreement with a real estate investor on the lease-and-lease-back of its facility of its Prepared division in Bree, Belgium.
The Board of the Chilean Fruit Exporters Association thanks Chairman Ronald Bown for his 30-plus years of service and his administration's 'innumerable achievements'.
With the apple and pear crops mid-harvest, production and export volumes are projected lower year-on-year.
Costa Rica reverses its import ban following a World Trade Organisation ruling that found it was applying different phytosanitary standards for domestically produced fruit.
The UK retailer is ditching the plastic packaging in favour of a paper band on its five-pack Fairtrade bananas from next week.
Late, heavy rains, especially in parts of the eastern Cape, have helped lemons reach larger than expected sizes.
With many countries relaxing restrictions and showing signs of recovery from the pandemic, demand for U.S. potatoes is strong in many markets.
Taiwan hopes to obtain a permit to export sugar apples to Japan by the end of this year, said the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine.
There is anger at a decision by New Zealand's largest organic apple grower to keep selling fruit to Russia, flouting self-imposed industry boycotts.
The procedure relating to the export of Moroccan citrus to the Japanese market is in its final stages.
China's Ministry of Transport said ports must add at least 6,000 reefer plugs by end-2023, as by then mainline operators are expected to have added 180,000 TEU of reefer capacity.
The marine consultancy says that the continuous deterioration in the accuracy of transit and arrival times means the sector is in the worst state it has been in for 50 years.
The multinational avocado marketer has achieved the One Carbon World Carbon Neutral International Standard for 15 of its businesses.
Upon completion, a new site in Waikato will provide storage for 21,000 pallets of frozen and refrigerated products to serve the national and international markets.
The discounter says it will be the first retailer in Germany to use Fairtrade's living wage tools and pay an additional price premium to benefit banana workers.
The sector has seen a labour and energy-related increase in the cost of production of up to 25% over the past year, claims industry body British Apples & Pears.
The ransomware gang that infiltrated some Costa Rican government computer systems and paralysed trading platforms says its goal is now to overthrow the government.
The new fleet of 950 SG-5000 generator sets will serve in the German carrier's intermodal operations throughout North America.
The International Trade Committee has given the green light for a one-year suspension of all EU import duties on Ukrainian exports.
The value of asparagus shipped into the United States reached a record in 2021, with Mexico and Peru accounting for 99% of the volume.
Manufacturer Carrier Transicold claims that more than 2.5m MT of CO2 emissions have been avoided with NaturaLINE units and PrimeLINE energy-efficient units.
The French group is to invest €4m-€5m on a second banana ripening platform, increasing capacity from 110K MT to 150K MT p.a.
In Indonesia's apple-growing subtropical highland climate heartlands, erratic rainfall and rising temperatures are hitting harvests and hurting farmers' profits.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock and BanEcuador have made a proposal to ease the financial pressure faced by banana producers due to the conflict in Ukraine.
China's zero-Covid policy has slowed cross-border exports, while imports have surged causing prices to fall, with Australian table grapes worst affected.
Exports are forecast to fall sharply and prices are expected to almost double on the domestic market, following a 50% drop in production.
Despite the uptick in the May production forecast, the 2021-22 citrus season is predicted to have the lowest yield since before World War II.
Container imports continue to collapse as shipping lines wind down the last remnants of their services to Russia's ports.
The Italian multinational Orsero Group saw Q1 sales revenue rise 10%, Ebitda rise 28% and net profitability rise 74% year-on-year.
The dip in shipments from Latin America in 2021 was more than offset by the rise in production volumes in the EU and imports from Africa and Israel.
Mexico's produce industry has taken another hit from cartel violence, as tens of millions of dollars' worth of peaches are set to be lost after farmers abandoned their fields.
Agro Vision Corp. says it has successfully closed a funding round totalling US$210m that will fund the next phases of its ambitious global growth plan.
The triple digit percentage point increase in shipments of cherries and nectarines led to a 15% rise in total fruit throughput at Chile's Terminal Pacífico Sur Valparaíso.
Despite a much reduced volume in Spain, preliminary indications are for a more favourable year than 2021, in which crops were blighted by late, hard frosts.
The Botswana government is supporting the development of a national citrus industry, which includes a flagship project on a 1,200 hectare farm near Selibe-Phikwe.
Australian farmer and breeder John Cripps, best known as the brains behind the taste of Pink Lady apples, has died age 95.
The declaration follows the Conti ransomware attack, which crippled government institutions and paralysed operations at the country's main port.
Directly and indirectly, Greece is losing some €400m-€500m in revenues per year from exports of fresh and processed fruits and vegetables.
After the failure of domestically produced green kiwifruit in the 1980s, a new group of farmers is investing in gold varieties.
As a result of the increase in blanked sailings, the reefer cargo yard density has improved with carrier Maersk to re-start booking acceptance procedures for the Chinese port.
Citrus growers in the Eastern Cape say they have lost almost R300m following protests that resulted in damage to property, infrastructure and groves.
Following the success of its 'Hapag-Lloyd LIVE' programme with reefer containers, the German carrier is to equip its entire container fleet with real-time tracking devices.
The value of exports in January and February this year increased 15% following a 53% year-on-year rise in the value of mango exports for full year 2021.
The Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute said it has registered with Japan's agricultural ministry a new pineapple variety developed in 2019.
Fresh Del Monte's ocean logistics arm is to leverage the multinational's resources to offer tailored containerised shipping solutions to a broader audience.
The largest-ever single shipment of New Zealand kiwifruit bound for Japan and Korea has now departed the Port of Tauranga on a reefer vessel.
The Minister for Foreign Trade blames greater competition in European markets particularly from Ecuador, which needs to find alternatives to Russia and Ukraine.
Terminal operator PSA and shipping line Ocean Network Express have successfully completed trials of recycling refrigerant gas from reefer containers.
Shipments of Peruvian fruit to the United Kingdom totalled 173,671 tonnes for US$396m in 2021, an increase of 7% in volume and 14% in value year-on-year.
The development of the South Korean market will prevent fruit shippers becoming overly dependent on the Chinese market.
It is estimated that only 40% of the Chilean fresh berry supply in the 2021-2022 season had acceptable quality, which resulted in lower farm gate prices.
With the crop fully harvested, the apple export estimate has been revised to 375K MT, up 5% from 2020/21 but still down 7% from the record volume shipped in 2019/20.
Producers are obliged to defend dumping hundreds of tonnes of avocadoes despite the highest food price inflation in years.
The avocado has become the fastest growing agricultural product on Tenerife, doubling its cultivated area in 10 years.
Despite strict Covid-19 measures enforced by the Chinese government, Thailand exported 875K MT of durian to China in 2021 at a value of 109.2bn baht (US$3.2bn).
The world's largest blueberry exporter shipped 222K MT in 2021/22 and will next year export 275K MT, according to national industry association Proarándanos.
The US Federal Maritime Commission is demanding more information and pricing from the largest container shipping alliances accused of profiteering from the supply chain crunch.
If the current application is successful, China's largest chain of fruit shops will become the country's first publicly traded fruit specialist retailer.
According to the Honduran Central Bank, the value of banana exports totalled US$58.4m in the first two months of the year, a year-on-year increase of US$15.8m.
Despite shipping significantly less in April than in March, exports were 38% up against the corresponding month in 2021.
The Philippine Department of Agriculture allotted P3m for a marketing and public relations campaign to increase banana exports to Japan.
The carrier booked impairment losses and write-downs of US$718m in Q1, which included 20,000 containers stranded in Russia.
Following violent protests and million rand losses, the Sundays River Valley Citrus Producers Forum is to appoint an independent specialist to investigate grievances.
In order to be able to reach this year's 530K MT fresh fruit export target to China, Thailand will need to increase sea freight volumes by 30%.
Despite this, the customs clearance of reefer freight remains suspended and no specific timeframe has been offered for when operations are to resume.
Despite losing more than US$700m as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, revenue was up 55% to US$19.3bn and EBITDA more than doubled to US$9.1bn.
Despite posting higher sales revenue for the quarter, gross profit was negatively impacted by worsening inflationary and other cost pressures compared to the prior-year period.
The UK can expect an earlier and larger strawberry crop this year due to dry and sunny weather conditions according to British Summer Fruits.
Founder of the world's pre-eminent avocado concern Steve Barnard will continue to serve in his role as Chief Executive Officer.
The seafood company is to serve as the exclusive seafood partner for the multinational's 'Sunshine for All' Cities programme.
Vertical Cold Storage acquired the three stores from US Cold Storage, North America's third-largest provider of public refrigerated warehousing logistics services.
Industry body Procitrus is forecasting a year-on-year 8-10% rise in export shipments in 2022, with mandarins accounting for 77% of the volume.
Despite disruptions due to the KwaZulu-Natal riots and a crippling cyberattack, Durban Container Terminal's Pier 1 handled a record number of containers in the year to end-March.
Mandarins are on track to surpass oranges as the most-consumed fresh citrus in the Unites States over the next few years.
Argentina's National Agricultural Technology Institute says that recent warm temperatures and abundant rainfall will likely help spread the fungus.