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Early start to Californian Valencias
05 June 2017

Producers are already shipping the last of the Navels, closing a season that came in even shorter than forecast, ahead of what is expected to be a light Valencia crop.

Costa Rica gets tough on labour rights
05 June 2017

A total of 12 banana and pineapple companies are to face judicial process for a breach of labour guarantees.

Banano LÃ-der ups banana investment
05 June 2017

The US$23m investment will allow Nicaragua’s leading banana producer to increase throughput to 9,000 boxes of bananas and plantains per day.

Jamaica seizes cocaine in reefers
05 June 2017

The Jamaica Customs Agency is reporting a seizure of more than 75kgs of cocaine in reefer containers from Guyana and Suriname.

Social media activists claim victory in fruit boycott
05 June 2017

Local estimates suggest the retail prices and sales volume of fruit in Pakistan declined by 40-50% during the three-day boycott.

Fall forecast in PNW pear production
02 June 2017

Producers in the US Pacific Northwest are anticipating a third straight year of a shorter crop, with volumes below the 20m box mark.

Costa Rica ships first pineapples to China
02 June 2017

Four companies have shipped a total of 15,120 boxes in nine reefer containers on a voyage that will take between 25-28 days.

ConHexa commits volume to Sète
02 June 2017

The logistics group is forecasting a total throughput of 200K MT for the 5-year duration of the terminal operating contract for the reefer port in southern France.

Pakistan begins nationwide fruit boycott
02 June 2017

A campaign led via social media is calling for consumers to withhold their purchases for three days in order to force prices back down to a normal level.

Sudan extends ban on Egyptian produce
02 June 2017

The decision was originally taken last year by the Sudanese Ministry of Commerce but has been extended following the results of tests on Egyptian oranges.

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