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Kea Trader runs aground
13 July 2017

One of the containerships on the weekly reefer-heavy New Zealand to Europe Meridian service has run aground in the South Pacific on its soutbound leg.

Weather disrupts Australian fruit exports
13 July 2017

Table grapes, cherries and apple and pear volumes all fell significantly year-on-year in Q1 due to poor seasonal conditions, according to a Euromonitor report.
Korea dumps huge volume of surplus melons
13 July 2017

The city of Seongju in North Gyeongsang Province dug a large hole to take more than 500 truckloads of melons from farmers who had queued for up to three hours.

New Zealand goes to war against BMSB
13 July 2017

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is one of the biggest threats facing New Zealand’s horticultural sector.

No surprises in Florida citrus final
13 July 2017

The final forecast of the 2016-2017 season for its struggling citrus industry shows orange and grapefruit crops falling 16% and 28% year-on-year respectively.

Italian stonefruit sector launches appeal
13 July 2017

To overcome what is fast becoming a crisis, the industry has invested in prime time slots on national radio to boost consumption in the domestic market.

Pakistan mango shippers point finger at airlines
13 July 2017

Mango exporters allege discrimination by foreign airlines on transport rates and service levels.

Costa family to divest fruit farm portfolio
12 July 2017

While privately owned by the Costa family, the farms valued at A$300m are currently leased to the ASX-listed Costa Group, an arrangement that will continue.

MMD upgrades heavy lift capability
12 July 2017

The new GBP£2.1m mobile harbour crane has been installed at Portsmouth International Port to manage the increase in reefer container throughput.

Panama Disease strikes again in Queensland
12 July 2017

Approximately 85% of Australia’s bananas are produced within a 100-kilometre radius of the Tully Valley, between Cairns and Townsville.

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