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Varela signs Banapiña deal
26 May 2017

Work starts next week on the Del Monte Panama project, which is forecast to result in the production and export of more than 13m boxes of bananas per year.

Coliman expands organic banana production
26 May 2017

On its 54-year anniversary the Mexican group has inaugurated what it claims to be Latin America’s largest organic banana packing plant.

Tadeco eyes new plantations to spread risk
26 May 2017

The major supplier of Del Monte bananas in the Philippines is preparing for a battle to continue operations at the Davao Penal Colony.

Iraq halts Turkish tomato imports
26 May 2017

Iraq has announced a ban on tomato imports from Turkey to protect its own producers, according to an official statement from the Turkish Economy Ministry.

Zespri calls wrap on ‘remarkable’ season
25 May 2017

The kiwifruit marketer increased its average per-tray return for the Gold pool to NZ$8.64 despite supply increasing to 48.5m trays from 32.6m trays in 2015/16.

Total Produce raises earnings forecast
25 May 2017

The Irish multinational says that trading in 2017 has been satisfactory and that the Group is raising its full year adjusted earnings per share target.

Texas citrus returns hurt by fruit fly presence
25 May 2017

Texas Citrus Mutual estimates that the Mexican fruit fly cost the industry about US$1m in profits this season.

Eimskip posts healthy Q1 result
25 May 2017

Of its 29.7% increase in quarterly revenue year-on-year, 18.2% came from new acquisitions and 11.5% from organic growth.

Hapag Lloyd ends free genset use
25 May 2017

The German carrier follows OOCL and APL in telling its US customers that they will have to hire their own gensets.

Drought declared in Western Cape
25 May 2017

South Africa’s Western Cape province has declared a drought disaster as it faces its worst water shortage in 113 years.

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