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Crew abandons Uruguay Reefer
08 May 2017
The laden vessel suffered a serious intake of water while sailing in the south west Atlantic, possibly after hitting an unidentified floating ice formation.

SHAFFE forecasts rise in citrus exports
08 May 2017
The Southern Hemisphere Association of Fresh Fruit Exporters forecasts that South Africa will this year overtake Argentina to become the leading lemon shipper.

Cocaine seized in banana cargoes
08 May 2017
Over the weekend in separate operations, police in Ecuador and Colombia seized two tonnes of cocaine hidden in banana boxes in reefer containers bound for Europe.

Less is more for Tunisian fresh exports
08 May 2017
Although fresh vegetable exports fell 25% year-on-year, revenues increased by 13% to reach US$75m against US$66m last season.

Jordan fresh industry pleads for time
08 May 2017
Farmers and exporters have urged the Gulf countries that imposed a ban on the imports of Jordanian vegetables to delay the starting date of the decision.

PPECB hit by strike
05 May 2017
Employees at South Africa’s Perishable Products Export Control Board are picketing the organisation’s head office as part of a nationwide strike over wages.

New People’s Army targets Lapanday
05 May 2017
The fourth largest banana shipper in the Philippines has suffered an estimated P2bn (US$40m) in losses after communist rebels attacked three of its facilities in Davao City.

Later start to US cherry season
05 May 2017
The first of four forecasts issued by the Northwest Cherry Growers projects a larger crop than last year and a later start due to a long cool spring and winter.

Iran ups apple exports
05 May 2017
More than 334,300 tonnes of apples were exported from Iran during the 11 months to February 18, according to the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration.

Late harvest hurts Australian grape shippers
05 May 2017
The Australian Table Grape Association said later-maturing fruit has caused Australia’s grape export markets to look elsewhere for product.

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