The multinational's maritime transport division Network Shipping is partnering Inchcape Shipping Services as third party commercial liner agents.
The US$42m PhilaPort Distribution Center will add more than 200,000 square feet of flexible, food-grade storage within 1 mile of the Packer Ave Marine Terminal in Philadelphia.
Ongoing favourable harvest conditions and new plantings of higher yielding cultivars that are now coming into full production have contributed to the increased intake volumes.
The Australian agribusiness group has inked conditional agreements to buy the farming operations of KW Orchards citrus farm and the EJT citrus packing facility.
The Valencian Association of Farmers says the citrus oversupply is responsible for 'social dumping' as non-EU shippers do not have the same production costs.
The strategic alliance between the world's largest integrated melon producer and Europe's largest distributor of citrus and stonefruit is to be finalised this month.
Most predictions of reefer equipment availability issues see no improvement at least until mid-year.
The 2021 season is forecast to be a successive record-breaking year with the crop forecast to be larger than last year's 157m trays.
According to data supplied by industry association Assobacam, Cameroon shipped 2.3K MT more bananas in February 2021 than in the corresponding month last year.
The Swiss freight forwarding group reported a full-year 5% growth in Ebitda to Sfr1.9b for 2020, despite seeing revenues decline by 3.4% to Sfr20.4bn.
The kiwifruit marketer said that on a per hectare basis, all categories bar its Organic Green reached historical high returns in 2020.
In response to China's ban on imports of Taiwan-grown pineapples, local businesses and citizens have bought an entire year's worth of the tropical fruit in just four days.
After establishing a record in terms of volume and value in 2018, Peruvian banana shipments fell for the second successive year in 2020.
Following its exit from the EU, the UK has changed its phytosanitary legislation, exempting all countries from presenting a citrus phytosanitary certificate for imports.
The Australian Banana Growers' Council said it was too early to estimate losses caused by the cyclone, but it was clear the bill would be significant.
The Maersk Americas subsidiary is to implement a Peak Season Surcharge on all reefer cargo from South and Central America into Port Hueneme, California.
The innovative and environmentally friendly device is the life science company's latest pheromone-based crop protection product designed to control pests on citrus farms.
The consultancy is to partner the multinational as it works to overhaul its operating model to emphasise sustainability from top to bottom.
Experts are currently evaluating how best to mitigate the potential economic damage of the brown marmorated stink bug on British fruit and vegetable crops.
New Zealand businesses say they are being asked to pay hire fees on empty containers that they are unable to return because of congestion at the shipping companies' own depots.
According to National Banana Corporation Corbana figures, Costa Rica shipped 2.35m MT of bananas in 2020, despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
In a year of extraordinary Covid 19-related challenges, T&G Global's apple business was the driving forced behind the Group's 151% increase in net profit after tax.
The decision to sell its operating company in Sweden marks a 'logical step' in the port operator's strategy of focusing on the development of its assets in Western Europe.
Scrubber manufacturer Andritz claims to be the only company to offer, deliver, install and successfully commission a complete portfolio of scrubber systems for maritime vessels.
Container lines are once again opting to bypass the Port of Cape Town because of the impact of wind-related disruption to schedule integrity.
New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc says that ongoing travel restrictions mean that producers will be looking to offer jobs to even more New Zealanders.
The listed New Zealand produce handler saw its revenue rise, net profit soar and net debt plunge despite the Covid-related production and logistical challenges.
China has announced that it will suspend the import of Taiwan’s pineapples with immediate effect, citing 'harmful organisms' found in the fruit.
After posting an underwhelming set of results for 2020, the New Zealand agribusiness giant says its 2021 figures will be affected by inclement weather, increased costs and ongoing shipping delays.
The California Avocado Commission says autumn and winter weather events, including heavy winds have resulted in an 8% reduction in crop volume.
A trial consignment of Nendran bananas is scheduled to be sent to the London Gateway from the South India Port of Cochin on 5 March.
Some 70% of Spanish potato exports to the UK are grown in Majorca and the business generates around €6m euros a year.
Despite a fall in production, exports are forecast to rise as a result of strong demand driven by health reasons and minimal disruptions of COVID-19 to logistics and demand.
The specialised reefer newbuilding is the third vessel of the so-called E-class series, which has high cube pallet capacity below deck.
In the context of the continuing challenges posed by COVID-19, the Irish multinational saw sales revenue and profitability rise in 2020, while net debt decreased.
Based on current projections, the Belgian multinational expects its adjusted EBITDA for the full year to land in the upper end of its earlier guidance of €106m - €110m.
The World Apple and Pear Association says that apple exports will stabilise at 1.7m MT, while pear exports are likely to rise, driven by additional volumes from Argentina.
Saudi Arabia absorbed 28% of all French apples exported to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, according to Interfel.
By the end of the year, consumers should be able to enjoy New Zealand strawberries and squash in Vietnam and Vietnamese limes and pomelos in New Zealand.
The COVID-19 pandemic had a US$304m impact on net sales during the full year across the multinational's fresh, value-added and banana business segments.
After a 33% rise in production year-on-year, Government study estimates that 75% of domestic demand can be met by local producers.
The prolonged cold snap that did so much damage to the Texas citrus crop also affected 350K MT of citrus production over the border in Nuevo Leon.
At US$2.937bn, the value of avocado exports in 2020 was marginally above the preceding record established in 2019.
Bangladesh, the Philippines, Viet Nam, Thailand and Indonesia accounted for 73% and 75% of all Chinese fresh apple exports by volume and value, respectively.
The Chilean Research and Development Commission for Table Grapes estimates that the rainfall that affected the country's principal production region will cost the industry 'no less than US$600m'.
Australian researchers at the Queensland University of Technology say they have developed a line of Cavendish bananas resistant to Panama disease.
The Agriculture Ministry says it is seeking to reach self-sufficiency in the production of tropical fruits through the support of farmers and expansion of orchards.
Despite shipping 2.8% less in volume terms year-on-year, the value of Spanish fruit and vegetable exports increased 7.7% in 2020.
The US$2m annual fund will support global strategic partnerships and innovation in the crucial areas of sustainability, food access and waste.
On a pre-tax basis, the Australian agribusiness Group has returned to profitability, reporting a A$67.5m profit, up from a A$34.4m loss in 2019 despite the Covid pandemic.
The Governor of the third largest citrus producing state in the US estimates citrus producers face crop losses of at least $300m due to last week's unusual winter storm.
Covid-related logistical issues coupled with social unrest towards the end of the year caused a year-on-year fall in asparagus exports for the first time in 2020.
The 2.3 tonnes of cocaine hidden in a consignment of bananas from Colombia is equivalent to more than half the quantity of cocaine seized in an average year.
Stone fruit has been removed from major supermarkets in South Australia after fruit fly larvae was found in stonefruit shipped from neighbouring Victoria.
The CEO of the world's largest shipping firm Maersk says people would be willing to pay a little bit more for their goods if it were to help tackle climate change.
Through use of debt, the New Zealand equity fund says it has approximately NZ$135m available to invest in SunGold kiwifruit farms over the next three years.
Worst hit by the withdrawal of the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme will be table grape exporters, as the scheme subsidised the EU's 8% import duty.
The cost of booking a transit through the Panama Canal is to double for small reefer vessels and quadruple for large units from 15 April.
A German court has ruled that online retail giant Amazon has to tell consumers the specific country of origin of fresh fruit and vegetables that it sells.
Danish carrier Maersk Line is reporting the second significant container loss from one of its vessels in 2021.
An anecdotal report suggests that the heavy rains which swept across the central production region earlier this month have resulted in the loss of 24% of the export crop.
The multinational has partnered with Queensland University of Technology in Australia to lead innovation toward the development of disease-resistant bananas.
The New Zealand government says it continues to have confidence in the kiwifruit industry regulator and calls on both sides to 'get it right' in managing the counterfeit fruit threat.
The combination of increased demand and lower supply from rival exporters has seen the price for spot traded fruit rise sharply since the beginning of the year.
The export value of fruit products to China rose 40% year-on-year in 2020 despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Total Produce and Dole Food Company are to merge as Dole PLC and raise up to US$700m in an IPO to de-lever the combined balance sheet.
Double-digit percentage volume increases from South Africa, Turkey and Egypt offset the reductions from Morocco and Argentina in the first 10 months of 2020.
This week's historic cold snap struck just as producers were beginning to harvest late Valencia oranges.
Citrus exports from industry body Procitrus affiliated companies, which represent 81% of Peru's total citrus exports, are forecast to grow 6% in volume this year.
The carrier says it plans to put the world's first carbon-neutral container ship into operation in 2023, seven years ahead of its original plan.
Philippine banana exports declined by almost 20% in 2020 to a two-year low as shipments across all key markets contracted due to weak domestic production.
The major stakeholder and marketing arm of the Kenyan avocado shipper is to pay GBP£4.6m to settle claims of human rights abuses at the avocado farm which supplied British retailers.
In the 2020/2021 season, the volume of sweet onion exports reached 156K MT, a similar figure to the previous campaign.
The Argentinean multinational said the placement of its fifth series of simple notes was almost 100% oversubscribed.
According to still-provisional figures published by FruiTrop magazine, avocado consumption in Europe rose by 11% between 2019 and 2020.
The New Zealand Government has agreed a NZ$40m out-of-court settlement when plaintiffs had been seeking NZ$450m plus interest.
The Unifrutti Group has acquired the Spanish vegetable producer as part of a global strategy to diversify into well-established agricultural companies.
Cherry exporters have reported that there are still more than 2,000 containers of the product to sell, amid low demand compared to past seasons.
The poor export outlook means that this year's bumper national crop is destined for the domestic market.
Zimbabwe and China are set to sign a citrus fruits export deal that trade agency Zimtrade has described as 'farming industry transforming'.