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Israeli pear growers sue government
12 May 2017
Some 26 Israeli pear producers are suing the Government of Israel for US$1.3m in losses caused by the opening the market to duty free quotas.

Zespri extends China trials
12 May 2017
The kiwifruit marketer has launched its second season of growing trials in Shaanxi Province, in the hope that it will one day supply the market with domestic fruit.

Turkey-Russian fruit trade ties normalise
12 May 2017
The process of normalization of bilateral relations has resulted in a significant increase in Turkish fruit exports to Russia.

FIG takes view on Uruguay Reefer
12 May 2017
The Falkland Islands Government is reported to be insisting on a solution that avoids the vessel sinking in the Falkland Island Conservation Zones.

Washington apple industry struggles
12 May 2017
The second-largest crop in history has seen wholesale prices of Red Delicious and Galas, which make up more than 50% of the crop, fall to sub-economic levels.

APMT profits tumble
12 May 2017
The global terminal operating arm of the Maersk Group blamed overcapacity and a loss of services for the 16% year-on-year reduction in Q1 profit.

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.

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