10 December 2013California Citrus Mutual downplays frost impact
Damage is expected but not nearly at the levels seen during cold spells in 1998 and 1990 due to improved frost protection and weather forecasting.
10 December 2013Workforce secures Clementina hacienda
The only bidders for the Grupo Noboa flagship banana farm will pay two thirds of the official valuation with a National Finance Corporation soft loan.
10 December 2013Singamas warns on profits
The container manufacturer said its performance has been affected by the lower growth in global trade and the continuous underperformance of the shipping market.
10 December 2013Fedefruta hopes less means more
The Chilean Fruit Producer Federation believes the crop damage done by the September frosts will be offset by higher prices and a slight currency benefit.
10 December 2013Crisis hurts UK fresh consumption
Food prices are predicted to rise faster than incomes every year until 2018 in the UK, with fresh fruit and vegetables becoming only an 'occasional treat'.
09 December 2013Kloosterboer expands into Poland
The new premises are located in Gdansk’s "Duty Free" zone at the entrance of the seaport and will service fishing trawlers and reefer ships via its own private dock.
09 December 2013Poland to ship fewer apples
Due to the smaller harvest, 2013/14 total exports are projected at 970K MT, or approximately 20% less than last year.
09 December 2013India to expand banana exports
‘Massive’ plans are on to export 10,000 MT of bananas to the Gulf countries from Tamil Nadu, according to the State’s Agricultural Production Commissioner.
09 December 2013Weak demand slows EU citrus campaign
Despite good quality, low-priced fruit Spanish shippers claim that citrus throughput in northern European retailers is down 25% on average.
09 December 2013Washington State welcomes China apple bid
With US farmers already harvesting more apples here than they can sell, opening the US market to Chinese competition may lead to greater reciprocal benefits.
06 December 2013Russian fruit imports plateau
Imports of apples are expected to grow slightly in 2013 while imports of pears and grapes are forecast to remain flat.
06 December 2013CSAV and Hapag-Lloyd in merger talks
The container lines confirm that they are negotiating but have yet to reach an agreement.
06 December 2013CMA CGM downgrades Panama Direct
Only three months after launching a weekly direct service between New Zealand and Europe, the frequency reverts to fortnightly.
06 December 2013Californian citrus hit by cold snap
Freezing temperatures ruined an undetermined amount of citrus in Delano early on Thursday as a near-record cold settled over California’s southern Central Valley.
06 December 2013Peru boasts of blueberry boom
The value of blueberry exports in 2013 is forecast to reach US$10m, an increase of 280% compared to the US$400K generated in 2012.