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New Zealand amends kiwifruit export regulations
11 July 2017

The updated regulations will enable marketer Zespri to recommend changes to its constitution to align shareholding of the company more closely with production.

WSC says fewer containers lost overboard
11 July 2017

Based on the most recent World Shipping Council survey results, an average of 568 containers are lost at sea each year, not including catastrophic events.

Berries boost AG Thames
11 July 2017

The UK’s Chingford Fruit parent company saw its soft fruit sales rise by GBP£18m in 2016, a 26% increase year-on-year.

AEBE laments EFTA duty disadvantage
11 July 2017

The Ecuadorian banana exporter association claims weekly banana volumes imported by Switzerland, Norway, Lichtenstein and Iceland has fallen 90%.

NZ avovado industry gears for growth
11 July 2017

Dairy farms are being converted into avocado orchards in the Auckland region and Northland as the industry gears up for a major expansionary phase.

Cosco captures OOCL
10 July 2017

China State-owned Cosco is to pay shareholders of Hong Kong’s leading carrier HK$78.67 a share in cash, a 31% premium over the stock’s last closing price.

Saudi bans Egyptian strawberries
10 July 2017

Saudi Arabia blames the high level of pesticide residues for banning imports, the kingdom’s Ministry of Environment said on its Twitter account.

Numbers illustrate Argentinean topfruit decline
10 July 2017

The 185K MT of apples and pears shipped to deepsea markets in the first six months of 2017 compares to 600K MT-plus shipped in 2005.

Zespri readies red kiwifruit
10 July 2017

The breeding programme jointly run by Plant & Food and Zespri responsible for the SunGold variety has developed a red, raspberry flavoured kiwifruit variety.

Queensland faces pineapple glut
10 July 2017

A combination of a prolonged summer heatwave and a mild winter has left the Australian state with its largest ever pineapple glut.

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