The Argentinean reefer port shipped 6% more pipfruit year-on-year, regaining some market share from the container port of Bahia Blanca.
The state-of-the-art, 60,000-pallet, fully automated high-rise cold-storage facility at City Terminal Rotterdam is scheduled for completion in January 2022.
The German multinational engineering and technology company is to help reduce the cost of raspberry picking robots and increase their speed.
During the first quarter of 2020, Russian vegetables were exported to 64 countries, with the major destinations being Ukraine, Pakistan, Azerbaijan and Turkey.
The company says that the acquisition will further enhance its capabilities as an integrated container logistics company, offering end-to-end supply chain solutions to its customers.
The reduction in international demand led to a year-on-year fall in shipments and contraction in price in the first 4 months of 2020, according to the Honduran Central Bank.
Ex CEO of T&G Global Alastair Hulbert is starting as the company's Chief Global Supply Officer while Giorgio Comino is to be Executive Officer Europe and North America.
The Washington Apple Commission says the ongoing reduction in exports is likely to lead to greater pressure on the domestic market.
Six years after Australia gained market access for its table grapes to Japan and South Korea, sales to Japan have grown to A$50.4m and to South Korea A$14.8m.
The Port of Pecém in the northern State of Ceará on the carrier's String I services for the duration of the melon season.
The Australian Fresh Produce Alliance says the Australian Government’s new A$240m commitment will allow the ongoing export of high-quality fruit and vegetables.
Shipments to the EU have been suspended for 15 days following a high number of Citrus Black Spot interceptions in various ports in Northern and Southern Europe.
The zero-waste goal is the most ambitious in a series of commitments that include a plan to eliminate fossil-based plastic packaging by 2025 and reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2030.
The government of Costa Rica has declared a state of phytosanitary emergency to prevent the entry of the disease that threatens production and jobs in the banana sector.
In a trading update, the Irish multinational said that sales have been resilient despite the Covid-19 outbreak and are now expected to be broadly in line with H1 2019.
While the blueberry industry is still small relative to other fruit sectors such as citrus, apples, pears and table grapes, it has grown exponentially in the past 5 years.
Approximately NZ$20m has been approved in principle for the development of a 12 hectare inland port, which will benefit New Zealand's pipfruit industry.
For the first time, certification will require buyers to reward producers for meeting sustainable agriculture standards by paying a mandatory 'sustainability differential'.
ZIM Integrated Shipping Services has commissioned an additional 500 Star Cool reefer boxes from Maersk Container Industry, this time upgraded with Controlled Atmosphere.
As a temporary measure, Japan has increased on-arrival inspections of fresh cherries, mangoes, papayas, nectarines, prunes and fresh potatoes.
Employees from Durban Container Terminal have volunteered to be redeployed in a bid to alleviate pressure at the Cape Town container and the multi-purpose terminals.
After a disappointing 2019, which saw revenues fall 10% year-on-year, independent producers say they need credit to invest in improving productivity.
Latest figures from Horticulture New Zealand reveal that the sector generated a record-breaking NZ$6.2bn of exports for the year ended June.
The Namibian Agronomic Board has announced a strict regulation on the importation of fresh fruits and vegetables to protect local producers from excessive competition.
Producers warn that the typical summer and autumn harvest is likely to be less robust, with two in three farmers saying they haven’t planted so much this year because of financial worries.
The kiwifruit marketer's production in the northern hemisphere saw revenues and profits increase despite a difficult growing season.
The multinational has been named official fruit sponsor of Shanghai Disney Resort as part of a multi-year alliance.
With the IMF revising its outlook for the global economy from a negative 3% recession to a deeper minus 4%, demand for global container shipping is anticipated to take a hit.
Fruit breeder International Fruit Genetics is to add 6 new varieties that it says will 'further disrupt the produce industry' with their unique shapes and flavours.
The California Pear Advisory Board says the absence of 1-MCP reflects the pear industry's commitment to not use anti-ripening products to expand the shelf life of pears.
Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. that, if passed, would prohibit imports of fresh citrus from China.
As peak production approaches, the South African Citrus Growers Association says it has a more optimistic outlook that market supply will continue unobstructed and with relative consistency.
After difficult seasons in 2018 and 2019, when the combination of supply and demand variables conspired against growers, conditions are better aligned in 2020.
Spain's third largest citrus exporting region saw sales jump 16% year-on-year in the first 4 months of 2020,
Individuals who consumed a higher intake of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes scored higher in tests of verbal fluency, an important characteristic of cognitive functions.
The Ministry of Agriculture is to invest €6.4m in health and social measures in agricultural production units to ensure the maintenance of regular production and export activities.
Researchers from the University of Catania in Italy say that apples are among the most contaminated fruits, while carrots are the most affected vegetables.
The British horticultural co-operative says it has installed the 'biggest solar energy system of its kind' at its headquarters in Kent after it received a GBP£780K 'green loan'.
Global apple production for 2019/20 is estimated to rise nearly 5m MT to 75.8m as China rebounds from last year's frost, more than offsetting plummeting production in the EU.
The 2019/20 Brazilian orange crop is forecast at 382.8m 40.8-kg boxes, or 15.6m MT, a decrease of 19% relative to the previous season.
Despite the difficult conditions following COVID-19, the Port of Antwerp achieved very strong growth in the volume of reefer containers for perishables during the first quarter.
Cape Town Container Terminal says it has increased its staff complement and leased generator packs to assist the citrus industry with additional operational capacity.
After a difficult April, the fresh fruit export sector experienced an even worse May, with shipments falling 77% to the lowest levels in 17 years.
The table grape industry is forecast to lose between US$1.5-$1.8bn as a result of disrupted markets and rising production costs related to Covid-19.
The Indian government is considering a range of measures, which include pricing support and opening apple procurement centres under its market arbitration scheme.
The volume and value of 12 of Costa Rica's principal 25 export products are down year-on-year with bananas and pineapples among the worst affected.
The world's largest container lessor has launched special edition reefer containers as intermodal billboards to support the work of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières.
The fruit crops that were not damaged by the heavy late frosts of March and April may now have been affected by the recent rainy weather.
The Port of Busan has been partially shut down following fear of a mass COVID-19 infection linked to frozen marine products shipped from Russia in reefer vessels.
The extension of the quarantine added to the logistical problems that began to emerge had a strongly negative impact on the volume of pomegranate exports.
Severe port congestion in Cape Town Container Terminal has forced the carriers serving South Africa to redesign sailing schedules and introduce port congestion surcharges.
Farms in Ecuador and Colombia associated with the WWF project and German retailer Edeka have reached the standard set by the global network of the Water Stewardship Alliance.
Besides the successful start in Chile three years ago, its cooperation in Ecuador with ZHM Asesores de Seguros, the marine insurer now has a direct market presence in Peru.
The Seatrade vessel is the first of 11 reefer charters that will transport the majority of the South African citrus programme to the USEC via the Holt Terminal in Gloucester City.
An overwhelming smell forced emergency evacuation and caused six workers to be taken ill, only for police to discover that durian fruit, and not a dangerous gas, was the cause.
The fallout from a no-deal Brexit is a bigger threat to UK food supplies than the coronavirus, academics have claimed.
The first ever Colombian export of Haas avocadoes to China is being transported by an MSC vessel, on the carrier's Aztec service arriving at Shanghai.
The multinational has moved its port operations from the Honduran port to Puerto Barrios in Guatemala, effective at the end of the month.
Despite stating that it had returned to a healthy financial position, auditors Deloitte & Touche have reportedly expressed doubts about its ability to continue as a going concern.
Orange, tangerine, and lemon production are down on last year, while grapefruit volumes will end 8% higher due to favourable weather conditions.
The Port of Portsmouth terminal handler says the mobile crane will secure its future as it offers existing and potential customers greater opportunity to handle large scale goods.
Cocaine and GPS tracking equipment has been found in banana boxes trucked from Rotterdam and inadvertently distributed by retailer Coop in Switzerland and northern Italy.
The major highlight in 2019 was that 20K hectares were conserved due to participation in landscape sustainability projects and forest area conservation programmes.
The supply of British apples and pears could be tight this year, following 'unprecedented' challenges posed by volatile weather, the coronavirus crisis and labour issues.
Getting a record citrus crop to market under current circumstances is a 'mammoth undertaking', according to Citrus Growers' Association CEO Justin Chadwick.
Although the scenario for exporters has improved in recent weeks, the current expectation is for a 15-20% fall in the total volume to be exported.
The UK is reported to have signed preferential agreements to apply 0% tariffs on citrus from Morocco, South Africa, Israel and Turkey.
In addition to opening its borders with Iran and Afghanistan, Pakistan International Airlines has announced concessional air freight charges for mango exporters.
Apple growers in Washington State have asked the USDA to reconsider its eligibility requirements for direct payments through the coronavirus food assistance programme.
Carrier DAL has announced that it will forseeably bypass the Port of Cape Town on its north and southbound legs because of continued throughput delays.
The world's largest carrier says that market demand has been more favourable than expected in Q2 and operating earnings will likely be higher than they were in the same quarter last year.
The State has pumped CFAF14bn (US$24m) into the banana business of its agro-industrial unit Cameroon Development Corporation since the start of the year.
According to the Washington Apple Commission, supply chain interruptions and a shift in consumer buying habits have inhibited export sales.
Free Trade agreements allow Thailand to maintain its position as the world's leading durian supplier, with exports to China up 78% year-on-year in the first 4 months of 2020.
Over 400 Walmart China stores nationwide, as well as the chain’s online platforms, are currently promoting kiwifruit belonging to the Sweeki brand of the Italo-Chilean produce consortium Origine Group.
Despite shipping 10% more bananas year-on-year in the first four months of 2020, the value of exports is under pressure, according to industry association Acorbanec.
The increase in volumes of lemons, grapefruit and mandarins this year offsets a sharp fall in the orange crop.
Citrus shippers take advantage of the shortage of fruit in Morocco to increase export volume by almost 50% in the January to May period.
Rain and warming temperatures have heightened the threat of potato blight with Hutton Criteria disease warnings declared across the UK's key growing regions.
The USDA-funded technology company is to provide its Hazel Trex solution to improve kiwifruit orchard performance and increasing orchard efficiency.