The total of 17 reefer charters operated by Seatrade have underpinned a 15%-20% increase in citrus shipments year-on-year.
The Moroccan government is to exclude the most water-intensive crops from aid for localized irrigation, which include avocadoes, citrus and watermelons.
According to information provided by exporter association ASOEX, during the 2021-2022 season, exports of Chilean fresh fruit to Latin American markets increased 26% year-on-year.
The carrier says it is to begin to slow the pace of its container ships to lower fuel costs after sailing at full speed to meet demand during the pandemic.
This sale will enable the group to grow its other high-growth core categories across New Zealand and Australia, including cherries, berries, avocadoes and citrus.
Zimbabwe is finalizing preparations to begin fresh citrus exports to China, following last month's virtual inspections conducted by the General Administration of Customs of China.
A total of 10 vessels transported more than the 33K MT of citrus and kiwifruit moved through Terminal Pacífico Sur Valparaíso between June and mid-September.
Four of nine banana farms reactivated after storms Eta and Iota have been flooded by the tail of Hurricane Ian, causing a million-box loss to independent producers.
Although China was Australia's largest overseas market for fruit in 2021/22, the value of exports slumped 20% year-on-year.
According to grower body British Apples & Pears, this year's crop has the potential of giving a full 12-month supply of British apples.
The UK retailer is increasing the availability of mini apples in a bid to support domestic producers that have reported weather-affected yields this year.
Argentina's third largest lemon shipper is to uproot 15% of its lemon groves due to the lack of a market for the fruit and is encouraging other producers to do the same.
Although the projected increase in production this year will be matched by a rise in exports, shipments will remain constrained due to the ongoing shortage of containers and service reliability issues.
As demand stalls and supply chains recover, the greater the number of additional containers commissioned during the past 2 years will be released onto the market.
Industry leaders have welcomed reports that prime minister Liz Truss plans to let more foreign workers enter the UK to work on farms picking and packing.
The container lines are responding to waning demand for Chinese goods as consumers from the US to Europe cut back on spending.
The Port of New York and New Jersey displaced the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach in August as America's the top container port by volume.
The preliminary seasonal estimate issued by exporter association ASOEX is for a 5% year-on-year reduction in export volumes.
Preliminary estimates suggest the combination of harsh late frosts and an intense drought have cut this season’s crop by 50%.
The US fruit marketer, which correctly forecast the difficult 2021/22 season for southern hemisphere shippers, says there will be 'strong demand for Peruvian grapes out of the gate'.
US fruit breeder International Fruit Genetics joins kiwifruit marketer Zespri in struggling to protect Plant Variety Rights against rogue production in China.
Workers at the UK's largest container port are walking out between 27 September and 5 October after union Unite rejected an imposed pay deal.
In addition to a 15-year lease for a newly built warehouse in the North of England, Maersk has signed a lease for two new distribution centres in the Irish capital Dublin.
The carrier said its Air Cargo solution has been developed in response to customer demand and will act as a complementary service to its container shipping solutions.
South African apple shipments to China have hit a new record this season, surpassing 1m cartons for the first time.
Year-to-date exports of South African lemons and oranges to Russia are on a par with the past two years, while mandarin exports are ahead.
Lawyers from the EU and South Africa are meeting over the EU's False Codling Moth regulations in efforts to avoid escalation to a World Trade Organisation ruling.
The blaze, which broke out at Rungis International Market in Paris yesterday is now under control, but the damage is reported to be extensive.
Shares in the ASX-listed company plunged after it revealed it was back in the hunt for a new chief executive just 18 months after the biggest leadership change in its history.
The industry, which is expanding 25% year-on-year is well positioned to increase its annual export revenues to $1bn.
South Africa's largest apple and pear exporter has exceeded its previous record to produce 1m bins of fruit in a single season for the first time.
Frustration with container port congestion and delays in discharge last season coupled with an early Chinese New Year in 2023 has led to a threefold increase in reefer charters.
With the existing reefer fleet becoming obsolete, Russia may need as many as 70 reefer newbuilds by 2030 to maintain the supply of large volumes of fish.
The €420m agreement gives funding stability for the next 5 years and room for further growth for the Belgian multinational.
The dual-fuel 1,385-reefer plug containerships will be part of an effort by the carrier to increase capacity on its banana service to and from the French West Indies.
The volume of table grapes held in cold storage in mid-September is more than 1m boxes greater than the 3-year average.
Three courts have affirmed the Egyptian plant variety rights of the black seedless Midnight Beauty variety, which has been produced by several Egyptian growers without a license.
A way to make Cavendish banana plants temporarily resistant to Fusarium fungus could lead to new ways of protection from Panama disease.
The caves in Trentino currently store around 30,000 tonnes of apples for the Italian Group, a figure expected to increase to 40,000 tonnes in the near future.
Across northern and western Europe, vegetable producers are contemplating halting their activities because of the financial hit from Europe's energy crisis.
While recent rainfall has aided harvesting conditions, reports from growers across northern Europe suggest that yields are much lower than last year.
The US avocado specialist's owned or partnered production from South Africa, Peru, Colombia and Guatemala is to be distributed through the facility across Europe.
The EU wastes more food than it imports and could limit food price inflation by simply curbing on-farm waste, according to a report by Feedback EU.
Imports of fresh fruits dropped 50% in the four months to August as the government increased tariffs sixfold on 'non-essential' items to ease pressure on depleting forex reserves.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock stated that it had been registered in Ecuador's Unibanano Banana Control System with production of 20,000 hectares!
The Kenyan avocado producer says that it will ship several container loads of Hass variety avocadoes to China before the end of this week.
The minimum per box price payable to banana producers in 2023 is to increase US$0.25c, according to government decree.
Banana association Adobanano reported that as of Monday morning there were no reports of damage to plantations caused by the hurricane, which struck the east coast of Hispaniola.
The announcement by the General Administration of Customs of China opens the door for a significant increase in kiwifruit exports.
The drought affecting Costa Rica at the start of 2022 curbed exports to the European Union and United States.
Despite the severe drought, shipments of citrus, tomatoes and berries reported double digit percentage increases in 2021/22.
The sharp drop in loaded imports at the Port of Los Angeles comes at a time when traditional volumes ramp up ahead of the peak holiday season.
The Italian company behind the kiwifruit brand expects a record increase in the production of yellow and red-fleshed kiwifruit this year.
The multinational is the first producer to join the Pacific Coast Food Waste Commitment, which is designed to help cut regional food waste in half by 2030.
Peru has shipped over 100K MT of avocadoes per month for the last 4 months and expects a record seasonal total close to 600K MT.
The Irish government's Horticultural Exceptional Payment Scheme is to pay out a total of €2.8m to those producers adversely affected by the Ukraine war.
Apple volumes in the EU and US have been adjusted downwards and may go much lower as producers struggle with high energy prices and a shortage of seasonal labour.
The Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines said that an inspection team had successfully completed the necessary risk assessments.
The prospect of an imminent strike by workers at the largest US railroads has prompted the proactive measure.
The Tropical Storm is on course to score a direct hit on the Dominican Republic, passing over its principal banana producing region.
With the transfer of share ownership in GPI, APM Terminals will no longer operate in Russia nor own any assets in the country.
Despite posting increased sales revenues and net profit in H1, New Zealand's largest kiwifruit handler is forecasting a 50% fall in full year net profit.
The consumer stampede to discount chains has helped the discount retailer overtake Morrisons as the UK's fourth-largest supermarket chain for the first time.
According to a preliminary projection from the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, crop volume is up 19% year-on-year.
Workers at the Port of Felixstowe have scheduled their second strike to overlap with a planned strike at the Port of Liverpool.
The Belgian multinational says that Agri Investment Fund now holds 4.7% of the voting rights, which exceeds the 3% statutory notification threshold.
The Italian multinational saw all major metrics improve in the first six months and revised upwards its full year guidance.
The US Pacific Northwest cherry crop is 80,000 tonnes short this year after the region was hit by a severe winter storm during the cherry bloom.
After a heavy crop in 2021/22, initial estimates are for lower production this season as a result of frosts and drought.
The Government of St Lucia has approved a 30% subsidy for banana farmers in light of rising production costs and productivity challenges.
A frost during blossom, high rainfall in Spring followed by an intense period of drought in summer have combined to lower crop volume in 2022/23.
Total shipments from the world's three largest avocado exporters increased 29% year-on-year, according to a report publish by IQonsulting.
A Dutch coaster is salvaged in the North Sea off western Denmark after colliding with the reefer vessel early Friday last week.
Indian fresh fruit distributor IG International is planning three more joint ventures for growing cherries, melons and pineapples in the country.
Agriculture and Land Reclamation Minister al-Sayed el Quseir said Saturday that Egypt has exported the first onion shipment to Pakistan.
At US$5.10 per share on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, China's first publicly traded fruit distributor has a market value of US$2.4bn.
Argentina's largest fruit exporter Patagonian Fruits Trade has placed Negotiable Obligations in the market in search of 'genuine financing'.
Moroccan citrus exports reached a record volume of 766,500 tonnes during the 2021-2022 agricultural season, an overall year-on-year increase of 40%.
While year-on-year sales revenue soared 27% in the quarter, net income for the world's leading avocado marketer remained static.
For perspective, in just three years, the container shipping industry will have made as much money as the entire previous six decades.