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31 August 2016Chile posts best fruit season in five years

The fall in table grape and cherry export volumes was more than offset by a rise in blueberry, citrus and avocado shipments, according to exporter association ASOEX.

31 August 2016Seeka invests in food technology

The New Zealand kiwifruit and avocado handler has acquired the Kiwi Crush and Kiwi Crushies products from Vital Foods, with which it has had a long association.

31 August 2016HHLA builds tunnels for reefer box maintenance

The five tunnels, which are required to maintain reefer containers, have gone into operation at Hamburger Hafen und Logistic AG's Container Terminal Altenwerder.

31 August 2016Mixed picture for Taiwan stonefruit demand

Taiwan was the third largest export market for U.S. peaches and nectarines in 2015 and the fifth largest export market for its cherries.

31 August 2016More is less for Canary Island banana industry

The record production comes at a bad time, with falling consumer demand and higher volumes sent to food banks, cattle feed and composting.

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30 August 2016Total Produce posts stellar H1

The vertically integrated Irish multinational has grown total revenue and net profit, and has raised its interim dividend by 10%.

30 August 2016Japan greenlights Australian melons and pumpkins

Australia grows more than 260,000 tonnes of melons and more than 110,000 tonnes of pumpkins each year, according to government figures.

30 August 2016Samskip boosts Norway reefer presence

The completion of the deal for Euro Container Lines follows the earlier purchase of shares by Samskip Logistics in Silver Green.

30 August 2016Australia boosts Japan grape exports

Japan has become the fourth largest trade destination for Australian table grapes in just the second full year of trade.

30 August 2016More is more for US potato exports

Total U.S. potato exports for the July 2015 to June 2016 marketing year grew 4% in value to US$1.7bn, the second highest level on record.

30 August 2016Global trade slowdown hurts Singamas

The world's second largest container maker has posted a US$36.6m loss against last year's $10.1m profit as this year's first half revenues fall 42%.

26 August 2016Dover integrates Hammond for DWDR

The Port of Dover is to integrate the Port Services Division of reefer terminal handler George Hammond as part of the scheme to revive its western docks.

26 August 2016Seeka H1 profit soars

The New Zealand kiwifruit and avocado handler reported net profit after tax of NZ$7.1m for the six months to end June, up 92% on its 2015 figure.

26 August 2016Dispute threatens Honduran melon supply

Agricultural workers Union STAS claims that up to 2.3m boxes of melons will be lost unless multinational Fyffes allows temporary labour to unionise.

26 August 2016US reopens comments on Chilean lemons

APHIS is seeking comments on a proposed rule to amend the import requirements to allow for a change from methyl bromide fumigation to a systems approach.