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ReeferTrends Online Daily News – 19 May 2017

India ships record grape volumes
19 May 2017

The 131K MT exported in 2016/17 was 21% higher than the 2015/16 seasonal total and more than double the volume shipped in 2014/15.

Viet Nam issues UAE warning
19 May 2017

The Vietnamese Trade Counsellor to the United Arab Emirates has warned fruit exporters not to conduct business with 13 importers.

Record cherry crop projected for British Columbia
19 May 2017

Less than 24 hours after Pacific North West producers forecast a heavy cherry crop, BC Tree Fruits projects a 50% rise in volumes year-on-year.

AusFarm Fresh takes stake in Batlow Apples
19 May 2017

AusFarm Fresh now owns a 63.3% holding in the growers’ co-operative, one of the largest apple storage and packing operations in Australia.

Citrus decline hits Florida economy
19 May 2017

A study finds the $8.6bn economic impact includes $6.2bn from juice production, $2.1bn from farm production and $308m related to fresh citrus packing and sales.

Vanguard staffs Pride Packing
19 May 2017

The Washington State-based fruit multinational has assigned new leadership roles of President and Vice President of Marketing & Sales to its latest acquisition.

Uruguay Reefer sinks
18 May 2017

The reefer vessel met her fate yesterday, 201 nautical miles away from the Falkland Island Conservation Zone, where she had been drifting since mid last week.

PNW cherry forecast revised upwards
18 May 2017

The estimate is the second of five season forecasts from the group of Pacific Northwest states, but the only one made directly by growers.

Zespri sales buck trend in Japan
18 May 2017

The marketer has grown sales by 30% in its longstanding number one market over the past two seasons at a time when overall fruit sales in the country are in decline.

Philippine sales surprise Citrus Australia
18 May 2017

The Philippines is one of two formerly ‘non-existent’ markets that have leapt to become among its top export destinations.

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