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05 February 2016New Zealand avocado crop halves

The combination of a cold spring and a heavy crop in 2014 has caused some orchards to have a smaller crop this season.

05 February 2016Peru fresh exports rise 13%

The value of fruit and vegetable exports reached US$2.2bn, a 13% rise year-on-year with 2014 according to producer association AGAP.

05 February 2016British pipfruit producers welcome cold snap

Growers feared that the warmest December on record would lead to insufficient chilling and a poorer crop as a consequence.

05 February 2016JFC assets to be auctioned

At a meeting on 27 January, creditors of the bankrupt banana distributor voted 70% to 30% in favour of the auction.

05 February 2016Colombian police intercept cocaine shipment

The total of 279kgs of the Class A narcotic was packed in reefer containers loaded with bananas en route from Santa Marta to Algeciras and Livorno.

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04 February 2016Zespri and T&G sign historic MOU

The Memorandum of Understanding confirms the intention to work together to create value for their respective growers and shareholders.

03 February 2016India anticipates record table grape exports

Shipments are off an early start this year, thanks to the absence of unseasonal rainfall and hailstorms, and have already more than doubled from a year ago.

03 February 2016CCM raises soft citrus estimates

California Citrus Mutual said that the fruit benefitted from the cold temperatures recorded in December and that crop volume will rise between 40-50%.

03 February 2016Hapag-Lloyd enhances fleet of reefers

Of the 3,000 reefer containers added by the German container line, 1,000 are Carrier Transicold’s innovative XtendFRESH controlled-atmosphere system.

03 February 2016Tau fly ‘no threat to NZ kiwifruit’

New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries statement says it is extremely unlikely that the fly will be able to establish in New Zealand, due to the climate.

02 February 2016Jakarta bonus for Egyptian citrus

Indonesia has reversed the restrictions on importing Egyptian citrus through the country’s busiest port.

02 February 2016BayWa takes majority stake in TFC Holland

The German multinational has agreed to acquire 68.4% of shares in TFC Holland for a purchase price of €28.7m.

02 February 2016Moroccan citrus back on track

Season-to-date volumes are close to the record set in 2014/14 and shippers are set to benefit from the Russian import ban on chief competitor Turkey in 2016.

02 February 2016Total Produce takes stake in Progressive Produce

Progressive Produce is one of California’s premier produce companies with 2015 sales in excess of US$200m, and employing 214 people.

02 February 2016Rosbank files US$3m suit against Kekhman

In the event that the claim is successful, the Russian bank will be included in the register of the ex JFC CEO’s creditors under the debt restructuring process.