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Sabotage alleged in NZ kiwifruit losses
26 June 2017

A Northland kiwifruit orchard has had to dump about NZ$240,000 worth of produce following what police suspect was a deliberate poisoning.

Nicaragua posts rise in banana exports
26 June 2017

In the first four months of 2017 banana exports increased 14% year-on-year despite no rise in production volume.

Costa Rican pineapple industry feels the heat
26 June 2017

A report published by National University UNA claims the pineapple sector uses products considered to be Highly Hazardous Pesticides (PAPs).

Yilport under pressure to revoke rate rise
26 June 2017

The Ecuadorian Government has asked the Puerto Bolìvar Port Authority to urgently review the increase by the new terminal concessionaire.

Uzbekistan deregulates fruit industry
26 June 2017

Monopoly foreign trade company Uzagroexport has been abolished, allowing all business entities the freedom to export fruit under certain conditions.

Ecuador banana exports maintain momentum
23 June 2017

In the first quarter of 2017, the world’s largest banana exporter shipped an average of 345K boxes more per week than for the corresponding period in 2016.

Belgian fruit crops suffer
23 June 2017

Apples, pears and cherries in the major Wallonia production region have been damaged by the weather for the second successive year.

GSF highlights danger of carrier rationalization on reefer
23 June 2017

The Global Shippers’ Forum warns that the increasing concentration of carriers could ‘drastically weaken competition on international services’.

Tecbaco eyes banana expansion
23 June 2017

Colombia’s third largest banana producer is attracted by Government assistance in the development of virgin land in the Province of Cesar.

Kenya struggles to overcome phyto hurdles
23 June 2017

Since January, fresh exports have been intercepted 29 times in a crackdown that makes it difficult for Kenya to be removed from the EU’s quality watch list.

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