The Dutch Fairtrade group is to pay $0.05c per box of bananas as a voluntary contribution to its producers for unexpected costs incurred in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Costa Rica's National Chamber of Pineapple Producers and Exporters has requested that 100% of the reefer containers transporting pineapples should be scanned prior to shipment.
Some 21 years after the first formal request and 13 years after a revised submission, the Australian Federal Department of Agriculture says clearance should now be given.
The Port of Philadelphia continues to sustain its eight-month surge and remains the only U.S. East Coast port to grow cargo volumes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The opening of the Vietnamese market will allow Chilean cherry shippers to expand and diversify shipments into Asia, which already absorbs more than 90% of exports.
The virus that attacks melons, cucumbers and courgettes has been identified in the south of France for the first time.
Small and medium-sized banana growers blocked the Banamart headquarters in Martinique earlier this week to trigger negotiations over their financial situation.
The Icelandic vertically integrated seafood company now intends to make an offer to other shareholders in the Icelandic carrier for their shares as required by law.
German logistics company DB Schenker has reportedly moved 90% of its cargo away from the carrier in response to the Danish line's freight forwarding ambitions.
An expansion of the UK's largest fruit-growing firm in Kent is set to provide the biggest local jobs boost in recent times, the company claims.
A weak currency and rising demand from Asian markets are behind the rapid expansion of the Egyptian citrus industry, which has become the world’s largest orange exporter.
After a disappointing season in 2019, South Africa's largest apple and pear exporter is anticipating a bumper cherry crop this year.
Despite the year-on-year fall in volume, the value of fruit and vegetable exports increased 8% driven by double digit percentage returns for peaches and nectarines.
The carrier is to launch the East Med - Black Sea Express, a reefer service linking southern Turkey to ports in the Black Sea for the citrus season.
New Zealand's largest privately owned, independent analytical laboratory has signed a contract with the kiwifruit marketer to provide fruit collection and maturity testing services.
The new facilities will boost horticulture exports by an estimated A$20m a year and benefit fruit-growers across the region by allowing them to treat fresh produce prior to export.
The Swiss freight-forwarding group reported reduced turnover and profits for the first nine months of the year, as it managed the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
The carrier estimated that the NotPetya attack wiped out between US$200m-$300m from its revenues in 2017.
The preliminary crop estimate for 2020/21 is 2m cartons above last season and 1.5m cartons above the 3-year average.
The consultancy says there is a significant shortage of reefer containers on the east coast of South America due to a strong imbalance between imports and exports.
Despite the year-on-year reduction of grapes in storage, the California Table Grape Commission says that there will be promotable volumes in November and December.
Compagnie Fruitière UK has moved from its operation in Dartford into the new facility at the DP World London Gateway Logistics Park, north of the Thames.
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd is to announce a strategic, multi-year rail agreement with the carrier to move dry and reefer freight through the ports of Vancouver and Montreal.
With the Banana Advisory Council failing to reach a consensus next year's Minimum Reference Price, the Ecuadorian government has until Friday to make the decision.
After a disappointing 2019, which saw export volumes fall 19% year-on-year, Peruvian volumes in 2021 are expected to rise 10% on the 365K MT shipped this year.
Fresh exports are up 79% from July, narrowing the gap from last year's export figures and taking pressure off a depressed domestic market.
The Kenyan government hopes its pioneering Integrated Marketing Communication Strategy will lift exports of horticulture products by 10% in 2021.
Over the last ten years, Australian table grape production has grown by 142% and in 2020/21 will continue to break production and export records.
The projected growth is based on the increase in cultivated areas and the greater presence and productivity of patented seedless varieties, according to industry body Provid.
The multinational's first ever corporate-wide human rights assessment conducted in January highlighted three priority areas where the multinational says it has taken immediate action.
The German carrier follows Maersk in upgrading its full-year earnings guidance by 28% after unaudited Q3 results came in 17% higher.
The Ministry for Primary Industries said Pacific fruit fly larvae were detected in a consignment of watermelons during an inspection at the Ports of Auckland.
Producers fear that the ongoing lack of water will affect fruit quality and therefore export volumes, which are currently forecast to be similar to last year.
Despite the global impact of the health crisis, Costa Rica's banana exports increased 4.2% in value and 6% in volume year-on-year in the first eight months of 2020.
Increased volumes from World Direct Shipping and Fresh Del Monte are behind the port's 55% year-on-year rise in container throughput.
Environmentalists blame the avocado production boom in recent years for absorbing already scarce water, as a drought linked to climate change blights the Algarve.
Consolidation in the global cold storage industry continues with US temperature-controlled warehouse giant Americold acquiring the Agro Merchants group for US$1.74bn.
Apple exports to Brazil totalled 22.8K MT at the end of the second four-month period of the year, a year-on-year increase of around 120% and the highest for the past 5 years.
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has granted registration approval for the fungicide from Summit Agro USA.
Members of its team are involved in an industry-wide response through a recently-formed kiwifruit vine decline syndrome.
After fifteen years in development, the exclusive Pinkglow Pineapples are available to buy through two online retailers found via PinkglowPineapple.com.
The Trump administration has asked the US International Trade Commission to open a Section 201 probe into whether the increase in blueberry imports is harming US growers.
Full year EBITDA is now expected to be in the range of US$7.5-$8.0bn before restructuring and integration costs, which includes 2,000 redundancies worldwide.
Almost three tonnes of cocaine had been hidden in a reefer container transporting bananas to Antwerp as smugglers take advantage of the civil unrest.
The carrier has fully restored its e-commerce systems two weeks after it fell victim to a cyber attack.
The Centro Servizi Ortofrutticolo Italy project focus in 2020/21 is on kiwifruit, with Jingold joining Conserve Italia, Origine Group, Joinfruit, King Fruit, Mazzoni, RK Growers and Oranfrizer.
The South African Citrus Growers Association says that the mode proved to be a strategic part of the logistics chain and 'must remain a key instrument to service important markets'.
With the majority of Washington State's apple crop picked, growers have significantly downgraded their forecast for the harvest.
The Costa Rican Presidency says it continues to dialogue with various sectors in an effort to end the blockades and protests that have paralysed parts of the country for nearly two weeks.
UK retailer Tesco has dropped one of its avocado suppliers pending an investigation into allegations of human rights abuses at a plantation in Kenya.
The Indian government has allowed the export of 10K MT Bangalore Rose and Krishnapuram onions on the condition they are shipped through the Port of Chennai.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting year-on-year declines of 15% and 7% in the Florida orange and grapefruit crop, respectively.
The self-proclaimed leader in transport temperature control solutions is to supply 5,000 Magnum Plus reefer units to be fitted on CMA CGM reefer containers.
Steve Williams, operations director of Portsmouth terminal handler Portico has been appointed an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a game-changer for Egyptian growers of not only table grapes but also potatoes, citrus and onions.
Last month, the Italian government announced a taskforce to study a mysterious sickness that is devastating kiwifruit orchards in the country.
The United States, at 156m cubic meters, was the single largest country market at the start of 2020, followed by India at 150m cubic meters and China at 131m cubic meters.
The global cold chain visibility specialist is in the process of equipping 100,000 of Hapag-Lloyd's reefer containers with tracking units.
Costa Rica's national banana corporation unites with Chamber of banana growers Canaba and Aproban to call for an end to the protests that have paralysed the country.
Increased volumes from Compagnie Fruitière subsidiary Plantations du Haut Penja and state-owned CDC saw volumes in September rise 28% on the August figure.
Ideal growing conditions in the Pacific North West means that the increase in volumes from Washington and Oregon will offset the reduction in the Californian crop.
The California Air Resources Board says the US multinational is to pay a record US$2m settlement for violating California's clean air law.
The specialist in the importation of counter-seasonal fruits is to partner with Kinobé, making it one of the leading importers of tropical fruit in the French market.
With roadblocks preventing the delivery of reefer equipment to farms, some banana operations have suspended harvesting and packing.
China is poised to take advantage of India's decision to restrict onion exports, with Bangladesh alone reported to need 600K MT of imports by the end of the year.
A reefer container with Daikin Controlled Atmosphere technology successfully delivered a cargo of sugar snap peas from Peru to Japan, obviating the need for an airfreight logistics solution.
In the first nine months of 2020 the value of Vietnamese fruit and vegetable exports reached US$2.5bn, an 11% fall year-on-year.
Although the container and reefer terminals in Moin are working, vessels are short loading as roadblocks continue to prevent the inland movement of bananas and pineapples.
The UK's largest port continues to struggle with delays and staff shortages amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition to the US$18m provided by the government, port operator Contecon says it is planning to invest US$12m to improve the port's competitiveness.
The volume of Hass avocadoes shipped between January and July this year is higher than the annual total shipped in 2019.
Costa Rica's National Chamber of Pineapple Producers and Exporters Canapep warns that the loss of exports may lead to employment contracts being suspended.
The Spanish association of lemon and grapefruit producers confirms an 8% rise in lemon production year-on-year.
The Argentinean citrus producing region is home to 1,900 producers, covers 36,387 hectares and generates 740K MT of citrus annually.
The world's largest carrier Maersk has issued a customer advisory warning its customers that goods exported from Turkey to Saudi Arabia may be barred from entry.
Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, and China were the top export destinations of Iranian agricultural products in the six-month period ending mid September.
After a strong first half of the year, Orsero Group Co CEO Matteo Colombini says the multinational will return an EBITDA of between €44.5-€46.5m in 2020.
Cambodia exported more than 235K MT of fresh yellow bananas to international markets in the first nine months of this year, up more than 226% year-on-year.
Almost 100m sterile fruit flies are to be released in the southern city of Adelaide this weekend in a battle to contain eight fruit fly outbreaks.
The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry says the banana industry is struggling to compete with Ecuador and the rise of production in Viet Nam, Cambodia and Laos.