19 December 2014Seatrade plans reefer fleet renewal
The reefer operator may commission up to 40 vessels in an extensive fleet renewal programme.
19 December 2014Eskesen to leave Maersk
In a surprise announcement, the Head of Maersk Line’s reefer business Thomas Eskesen says that he is to retire in July next year.
19 December 2014Argentina citrus crops to rebound
Production and exports are forecast to recover due to favourable weather conditions and the recuperation of plants that had been damaged by frosts.
19 December 2014Setena green lights TCM
Costa Rica’s Environmental Technical Secretariat has approved the environmental impact study on the mega container port presented by APM Terminals.
19 December 2014Ruble devaluation hits Turkish citrus expectations
The rapid and steep decline in the value of the Russian currency has dented expectations of citrus shippers, who now forecast a fall in total exports.
18 December 2014Stars align for Israeli citrus industry
Favourable weather conditions during blossom and a record easy peeler crop will take the total citrus export volume over the 200K MT mark this season.
18 December 2014EC clears path for Moldovan fruit
The European Commission proposed the fruit import concession in response to an urgent appeal from Moldova for EU support.
18 December 2014Viet Nam suspends imports of Australian fruit
Imports will resume once no fruit fly outbreak is reported in Australia and if the country's fruits meet quarantine requirements, said Viet Nam’s Agriculture Ministry.
18 December 2014Korean citrus imports poised for rebound
The increase is mainly due to a supply recovery of U.S. oranges from California and a favorable duty rate of 15% for 2015 under the KORUS FTA.
18 December 2014AgriNurture sells stake in banana farm
The 471-hectare banana plantation in Tagum has a potential of harvesting over 2.3m boxes of Cavendish bananas annually.
17 December 2014Philippine banana industry on course for full recovery
By the first or second quarter of 2015 the PGBEA expects approximately 80% of the area devastated by Typhoon Pablo will have been rehabilitated.
17 December 2014USWC port slowdown continues to hurt apple exports
Washington State's apple industry is losing approximately US$19m a week, equivalent to 300 container loads, claims the Washington State Apple Commission.
17 December 2014Slight decline for Honduran banana shipments
In the year to September banana exports were down 1.5m boxes, according to Honduran Central Bank statistics.
17 December 2014MSC set to overtake 2M partner Maersk in the US
Throughput projections indicate that Mediterranean Shipping Co will become the largest carrier of containerized imports into the U.S. in 2014.
17 December 2014Retail price wars halt UK fruit investment
British Growers says there is intense pressure to pare off surplus costs, leading to industry consolidation and the shortening of supply chains.