The trials in Australia also found that the three CIRAD hybrid varieties cope well with leaf streak disease Black Sigatoka.
While production will remain strong, growers expect trees will need to recover for a season after a record production volume in 2020/21.
According to data published by exporter association ASOEX, Chile shipped 2.56m MT of fruit in 2020/21, up 1.2% on last season but down on the record 2.78m MT in 2017/18.
The three-year end-to-end global agreement entered into effect on 1 October 2021 and is Europe's largest on reefer logistics.
By 2025/26, global blueberry exports are forecast to reach 900K MT, with 70% of this total coming from Peru, Chile, Canada, Mexico, Spain and Morocco, according to Rabobank.
The volume and value of Peruvian avocado shipments increased 28% and 37%, respectively despite issues with logistics and the coronavirus pandemic.
The variety will be available in commercial volumes for the first time next year in New Zealand, Singapore, Japan and China, with exports expected to quadruple in 2022.
The Port of Los Angeles in California is to handle more goods at night after a similar move by nearby Long Beach port.
The trend of decreasing production appears to be coming to an end, according to the Chilean Avocado Committee, which estimates a 220K MT crop for 2021-2022.
While China remained Australia's largest destination for table grape and citrus shipments, the export value to the country declined by 40% in 2020/21.
Although there are incremental increases in grapefruit and lemon output, the reduction in orange and soft citrus volumes in California mirrors the position in Florida.
With 80,000 containers stacked up the Port of Savannah in Georgia, like other ports around the United States, is approaching crisis point.
Viet Nam exported US$107.25m worth of fruit and vegetables to South Korea in the first eight months of 2021, up 3.47% year-on-year.
The Florida citrus industry is forecast to have one of the lowest production years in decades as it continues to grapple with a devastating disease and other issues.
Following a decade-long breeding programme, the green variety is developing a following on the domestic market, with demand exceeding supply.
The Capespan Group holds 35% of the leading Indian importer/distributor, which it acquired in 2016 to gain a foothold in the lucrative Indian market.
The event is taking place alongside the United Nations Climate Change Conference and the Convention on Biological Diversity in the UK, mid-November.
In the first nine months of 2021, Peruvian onion exports grew 37% in volume and 28% in value year-on-year.
The Italian producer group acknowledges criminal proceedings have been brought, but says against members of cooperatives with which it no longer collaborates.
Approximately 12.5% of the global container shipping capacity is currently caught up in delays, equivalent of removing a fleet slightly larger than either CMA CGM or Cosco.
The carrier having to deviate some of its larger ships away from heavily-congested Felixstowe and relay some of its smaller vessels for UK-bound cargo.
A shortage of Israeli domestic production linked to a religious obligation is reportedly behind the resumption of trade between the neighbours.
A report estimates that the measure will prevent more than one billion 'useless plastic packaging' items per year.
With production set to increase dramatically in the next 2-3 years, the industry says oversupply is already its greatest challenge.
The injunction stops a U.S. Customs and Border Protection enforcement action against Kloosterboer International Forwarding and Alaska Reefer Management.
While the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano predominantly hurt the Aridane valley on the west of the island, the problem caused by volcanic ash has affected a much wider area.
The Milan Public Prosecutor's Office has seized €6m and placed the Italian fruit producer in judicial administration for 12 months.
The bottlenecks experienced on the US west coast have reached Europe, with vessels waiting at anchor for up to a week to enter major European hubs.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 is on course to being a 'golden year' thanks to efforts made by the Ministry of Commerce to organize trade promotion fairs.
While citrus production is estimated up 15% year-on-year, the sector is concerned by heavier competitive volumes from Spain and higher logistics costs.
Peru is expected to ship between 220K-240K MT of mangoes in the 2021/22 season, according to the Peruvian Association of Mango Exporters.
The group of leading banana exporting nations says that despite explaining the multiple difficulties faced by the industry, retail chains continue to exert downward pressure on pricing.
Previously the logistics arm for the Capespan Group’s fruit exports, The Logistics Group reported a 186% rise in headline earnings in the first half of 2021.
An increase in volumes from the Compagnie Fruitière subsidiary was behind the 61% increase in banana exports for September.
The combination of high demand and reduced supply in global markets has led to the best season for the Chilean kiwifruit industry in two decades.
With an estimated 12m MT of cargo waiting to be offloaded, there is no spare capacity inland as well as a shortage of containers and the chassis needed to haul them.
With a US$6m investment, Argentina's leading apple and pear producer is set to become the country's largest cherry exporter.
The acquisition strengthens Lineage Logistics' ability to serve customers worldwide and enhances its value-added services portfolio.
A lone Brown Marmorated Stink Bug was caught at Royal Horticultural Society Garden Wisley in the UK this summer within weeks of the setting up of a pheromone trap.
Llusar and Naranjas Torres have merged to create the largest Spanish premium citrus group, with a combined annual turnover of €130m.
However, the increase in the H1 loss was largely due to timing differences on farming operations and decisions taken during the initial stages of the Covid-19 pandemic during 2020.
Alaska Reefer Management and Kloosterboer International Forwarding have renewed their push for a restraining order against U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
British Apples and Pears is aiming to achieve 60-70% market share by 2030 by encouraging retailers and consumers to buy British home-grown produce.
With national production on track for a record 120K MT this year, Australian avocado production is set to rise to 170K MT by 2026.
The world's most recognized brand has taken a creative approach to shipping to manage supplies during the current shortage and backlogs in container shipping.
Due to the potential impact of the butterfly larvae on US agriculture, the shipment of Costa Rican pineapples, worth an estimated US$15K, was destroyed.
Work has been done in coordination with Chinese authorities to reduce the Covid-related risks shippers faced last season.
The shareholdings in BayWa Obst GmbH & Co, T&G Global Ltd, TFC Holland B.V. and Al Dahra BayWa Agriculture LLC are being transferred to BayWa Global Produce GmbH.
The Cambridge company that helps growers produce more fruit by using drone technology and Artificial Intelligence has successfully closed its first funding round.
The new seedless grape has joined Japan's club of premium produce this year, with shipments of the Shine Muscat cross kicking into full gear in late September.
The empty shipping container park at the UK Port of Southampton is designed to increase storage capacity and maintain service levels for customers.
Despite challenging production conditions, avocado, table grape and plum volumes are forecast to recover to levels reached in 2019/20.
The Joint Venture established by Plant & Food Research and Zespri is designed to take their 30-year relationship of successful kiwifruit breeding 'to the next level'.
Reduced labour availability caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and a shortage of reefer containers have been detrimental to export volumes.
Anecdotal reports suggest that the production of Californian hard and soft citrus in 2021 is down significantly on last year.
New Zealand's Environmental Protection Authority is considering phasing out the use of hydrogen cyanamide over the next five years.
The rise in shipments to the US and Eastern Europe cannot offset the big reduction in volumes to the Far East, Middle East, UK and Russia.
Central to the 500K MT volume target by 2030 is the rehabilitation of 3,200 hectares of Cameroon Development Corporation plantations destroyed in the Anglophone crisis between 2018-2020.
Damage is estimated at millions of dollars in the wake of hour-long winds that destroyed up to 1,000 hectares of banana plantations.
Sales revenue surged past the GBP£170m mark in 2020 at the Birmingham-based global importer and wholesaler of fresh fruit and vegetables, Minor, Weir and Willis.
Shipments have increased 70% in volume and by 44% in value year-to-date, with Libya absorbing the bulk of exports.
Taiwan is to take China's import ban on three types of Taiwanese fruit to the World Trade Organization for a ruling in mid-October.
The €7.3m investment will see the Italian multinational take a 50% share in the company that specializes in the wholesale distribution of Italian produce.
The Cold Summit Development plan comes after last year's US$14m increase in plug and storage capacity and there are plans for a US$19m investment in further expansion.
The kiwifruit handler will have a new NS$20m automated packline and high-efficiency coolstore near Te Puke operational for next year's kiwifruit season.
The Laredo distribution hub in Texas is positioned to funnel product into the rest of the distribution centres in the Mission Produce network.
The increase is attributed to a shortage of domestic production and either delays or reductions in competitive supplies.
The judge has denied a swift temporary restraining order against U.S. Customs and Border Protection that would have allowed operations to resume, but has invited the plaintiffs to renew their request.
Philippine Statistics Authority data shows that the volume and value recorded in the January-to-July period is the lowest in the past five years.
More than 1,200 hectares of bananas on La Palma have been hit by volcanic ash deposits, and lava flow is preventing access to plantations for maintenance and harvesting.
In the absence of an official forecast from the Ministry of Agriculture, the preliminary volume estimates remain approximate.
SeaIntel's August Global Liner Performance Report saw schedule reliability dropping to 33.6%, its lowest level in the 10 years the analyst has tracked container line reliability.
The increase in the average dwell time of containers in rail yards is adding pressure on ports that are struggling to clear cargo backlogs.
The carrier says that using the Star Cool Intelligent Trip Inspection tool enables it to reduce the time taken to prepare a reefer container by 50%.
Almost all grapes and oranges imported into the UK contain a 'cocktail of pesticides' according to research analysed by Pesticide Action Network.
Around 17,000 hectares of organic banana crops in the Piura region are at risk from the appearance of Panama Disease Tropical Race 4.
A.P. Moller-Maersk says it has divested its reefer container manufacturing subsidiary to China International Marine Containers in a deal valued at US$987.3m.
The South African Citrus Growers Association attributes the poor performance of the parastatal logistics provider to 'mass corruption as a result of state capture'.
Following a successful trial shipment to Italy, Kenya is to start exports to Europe after a self-imposed, decade-long ban due to fruit flies.
The Chinese carrier has acquired 150 units with next-generation EverFRESH active controlled-atmosphere systems from Carrier Transicold.