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26 September 2016India set for record grape season

After recording an all time high in table grape exports last season, India's leading grape production region is anticipating a 20% growth in volumes in 2016-17.

26 September 2016Skou sets out stall for new Maersk

The Danish conglomerate is planning to further expand into transport and logistics as it seeks to boost revenues after its historic break-up.

26 September 2016Cameroon banana exports dip

The fall in shipments year to date is partly attributed to the decision by state agro industrial CDC to exit the non-premium market segment.

26 September 2016India clears path for Brazilian apples

The bilateral trade agreement comes less than a month after India approved market access for Peruvian avocadoes.

23 September 2016EC launches Portsmouth port probe

Acting on a complaint from a rival port, European Commission investigators are looking at the financial support offered by Portsmouth City Council to MMD Shipping.

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23 September 2016Mexico ships record avocado volume

Exports to the United States this season have reached 800K MT, up from the previous record of 640K MT established last year.

23 September 2016EC to raise fruit industry subsidy

The Commission has initiated a procedure to increase prices for the withdrawal of fruit and vegetables by 10% from next year, to alleviate the effects of the Russian embargo.

23 September 2016Water restrictions to hit South African citrus

Some of South Africa's largest fresh export products, including citrus and avocadoes, are likely to suffer under new water regulations.

23 September 2016Winds blow down Panama bananas

Strong winds have destroyed a large number of plants on farms along Panama's Atlantic coastline.

22 September 2016Maersk divides

The Danish conglomerate is to split into two separate units to generate growth, as it battles with the worst shipping downturn in years and a historic oil-price rout.

22 September 2016McCanns rebuild stake in Fyffes

The McCann family's Balkan Investments has spent almost €2.6m to minimise dilution of their stake after the company sold stock to add to its firepower for acquisitions.

22 September 2016Egypt reverses ergot ruling

Egypt has reversed its controversial zero-tolerance policy on the common grains fungus, which caused Russia to suspend all fresh produce imports.

22 September 2016Florida citrus industry given tax relief

Emergency legislation allows minority citrus grove investors to deduct the costs of replanting crops damaged by disease in the same year that the costs are incurred.

22 September 2016Sudan halts imports of Egyptian produce

Sudan has suspended imports of fruit, vegetables and fish from neighboring Egypt on safety grounds, according to the State news agency.

21 September 2016Banana trade shows marginal growth

As banana shipments to the United States plateau after several years of incremental increases, the European Union continues to import more fruit.