23 October 2017South Africa suspends citrus exports
The Citrus Growers Association says the decision has been taken as a measure to ensure continued access in future to the EU market.
23 October 2017Pineapple planting to resume
Despite strong opposition, Costa Rica's National Animal Health Service Senasa is to allow pineapple cultivation to resume in several villages in the north of the country.
23 October 2017Iran posts sharp rise in banana imports
Figures released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration show a 40% rise in the volume and value of banana imports in the first half of this year.
23 October 2017China clears path for Australian blueberries
Australia and China have agreed to new horticulture market access priorities that will allow exports of blueberries to China.
23 October 2017Reefer seeks shelter in Biscay
En route to Senegal, the MV Baltic Performer heads for Brest after reporting a cargo shift and listing in rough weather.
23 October 2017Ban lifted on Egyptian fresh exports
Bahrain, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to lift a ban on imports of Egyptian agricultural products, the Egyptian Agriculture Ministry said yesterday.
23 October 2017Filipino banana industry warns of crisis
Philippine banana exports fell from 237m boxes in 2011 to 187m boxes in 2016, costing the country an estimated US$300m in revenue last year alone.
20 October 2017Antioquia Governor shames Colombian banana sector
Luis Perez urges shippers in Uraba to implement better security strategies to prevent large quantities of cocaine being hidden in banana consignments.
20 October 2017Hamburg Sud to decimate German workforce
The German carrier plans to cut 10% of its workforce in Germany as part of its pending takeover by Maersk Line.
20 October 2017Indonesia welcomes first Peruvian citrus
Agricola Las Marias is the first shipper to take advantage of the protocol allowing citrus into Indonesia, which was signed in March this year.
20 October 2017ASOEX and Freshuelva design joint blueberry campaign
The 10-month promotional campaign is to promote seasonal blueberries from Chile and Spain in the Spanish market.
20 October 2017DCT disaster for SA citrus shippers
Chronic congestion at Durban container port this season was caused by a combination of industrial action, equipment failure and poor planning.
19 October 2017FAO declares war on TR4
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization is seeking US$98m to combat the banana disease, which it says if unchecked, could affect 1.4m hectares by 2040.
19 October 2017Zespri ups expansion plans
The kiwifruit marketer has raised its forecast for tray returns across all varieties in the 2018 financial year and is accelerating the licensing of its SunGold variety.
19 October 2017Australia clears path for Korean strawberries
South Korean farmers will be able to export fresh strawberries to Australia starting this year, as the two nations have agreed on quarantine protocols.