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Cold snap concerns kiwifruit industry
23 May 2017

New Zealand kiwifruit producers warn that two recent consecutive frosts may have ‘shut down’ vines, raising brix levels that will accelerate the maturity process.

MOL builds reefer fleet
23 May 2017

Japanese carrier Mitsui O.SK. Lines says it has agreed to purchase 2,000 40-foot (FEU) and 200 20-foot (TEU) refrigerated containers.

PHP troubled by weak EU banana market
23 May 2017

In the latest edition of its ‘Au Coeur de la PHP’ quarterly report, the Compagnie Fruitiere Cameroon subsidiary warns of a disastrous year unless pricing improves.

Russia lifts ban on Turkish fruit & veg
23 May 2017

With the exception of tomatoes, the ban imposed on fruit and vegetable imports at the end of 2015 has been lifted, with immediate effect.

Nordfrost ups coldstorage capacity
23 May 2017

The German freezer specialist is to invest approximately €200m in its various locations by 2019, increasing annual potential pallet throughput by by 200,000.

SA citrus industry faces SAR1bn losses
22 May 2017

Damage done to the Navel crop in the eastern Cape is worse than feared and the impact of the losses will be felt along the supply chain.

Costa Rica suspends Del Monte pineapple project
22 May 2017

The Government bows to pressure from protesters who had criticized the issuing of permits for the project in the country’s southern Pacific region.

CMA CGM profit rises as sales soar
22 May 2017

Boosted by APL operations, the carrier enjoyed a 91.1% nominal Q1 net profit increase to US$86m, drawn on revenues US$4.6bn, up 35.9% year-on-year.

Lapanday sues Department of Agrarian Reform
22 May 2017

The banana shipper maintains that it still owns the land that was claimed by Department of Agrarian Reform beneficiaries who occupied the area late last week.

Asprocan starts banana exports to Morocco
22 May 2017

Canary Island bananas are to be shipped to Morocco in the first phase of agreements established with importers after a commercial visit to Casablanca in March.

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