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Bunker costs hit Maersk Line Q1
11 May 2017
The carrier posted a first quarter loss of US$66m, which compares to a profit of US$37m in the year-ago period, as the carrier was hit by higher bunker fuel costs.

End nears for Uruguay Reefer
11 May 2017
The laden, crewless reefer vessel remains drifting in the same position and is continuing to ship water.

Orsero handed suspended sentence
11 May 2017
Ex CEO of the Italian multinational GF Group, Antonio Orsero, fails in his attempt to contest an accusation of indecent assault.

Vanguard adds Pride Packing to portfolio
11 May 2017
Pride Packing is a vertically integrated 1,200 ha farming operation and is one of Washington State’s leading producers of apples, pears and stonefruit.

MMD CCA reports record breaking year
11 May 2017
Portsmouth port based MMD Customs Clearance Agents has reported a 37% rise in its contributions to the City budget in the last 12 months.

France re-instates cherry import ban
10 May 2017
Fruit traders fear that France may implement a similar ban against other EU-approved pesticides, which would affect the free movement of third country produce.

ETI suspends Fyffes
10 May 2017
The Ethical Trading Initiative has agreed to suspend Fyffes’ membership with the Group following a recommendation to the Board.

Brazil re-opens to Argentinean citrus
10 May 2017
In 2016 Brazil imported a total of 29.4K MT of mandarins and lemons, predominantly from Spain and Uruguay.

Pipfruit NZ downgrades crop forecast
10 May 2017
The industry body is to review crop estimation methods as the latest forecast points to a significant reduction in the crop and a likely fall in export volume.

Viet Nam fruit shippers urged to target UAE
10 May 2017
The Trade Ministry has called on fresh exporters to improve their understanding of the UAE’s rules on food hygiene and safety in order to tap into the lucrative market.

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