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15 December 2017Meridian to sue Fyffes

The Belize banana producer is to take the Irish multinational for 'substantial damages' resulting from the abrupt termination of their commercial arrangement.

15 December 2017SATI downgrades table grape crop estimate

The South African Table Grape Industry says the minor reduction is due to delayed ripening, lower bunch weight and the effects of extreme heat.

15 December 2017Global apple volume hit by EU losses

Production for 2017/18 is projected down 2.6m MT to 76.2m MT as unseasonable freezes affected orchards in the EU, more than offsetting gains in China.

15 December 2017Sol extends in Port Everglades

Fyffes subsidiary Sol Shipping Services has approved a five-year lease on a 6.54-acre marine terminal and a guarantee to move to a 7-acre site in June 2018.

15 December 2017APH builds cool centre at LHR

Airport Perishables Handling is to open a new chilled airside perishables centre at London Heathrow Airport in the second quarter of 2018.

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14 December 2017South Africa prepares for high cube battle

The head of transport association Fesarta warns the country is heading for an "international disaster of massive proportions".

14 December 2017EU braces for banana shortfall

In the first quarter of 2018, banana volumes from Latin America and the Caribbean are forecast to be short.

14 December 2017Little change in global grape crop forecast

World production of table grapes is projected nearly flat at 22.7m MT as gains in China and India offset weather-related losses in the EU and Turkey.

14 December 2017Fruit fly find threatens South Australia status

Fruit producers in the only mainland state to be declared fruit-fly free face a nervous wait following the discovery of larvae on a mango imported from Queensland.

14 December 2017DMS tops quality chart

This is the seventh consecutive year the Western Bay of Plenty kiwifruit operator has topped the fruit-loss charts.

13 December 2017Israel maintains citrus momentum

Citrus exports in 2017/18 are forecast to reach 213K MT, up 12.6% from 2016/17, which was up 19.6% from the previous season.

13 December 2017S├Ęte welcomes first litchis

The 8,000 pallets of Madagascan litchis delivered by the Seatrade operated MV Baltic Klipper began discharging on Sunday.

13 December 2017SAD baffles US apple industry

Apple producers in many US states are seeing an alarming increase in the numbers of orchards, mostly young orchards, where trees are declining or dying.

13 December 2017Poland anticipates poor topfruit season

Fresh apple and pear exports in 2017/18 are expected to decline from the previous year due to lower production and fruit quality.

13 December 2017Longer harvest increases apple volume

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association has upgraded its seasonal estimate to 142.3m boxes, second only in size to the 143.6m boxes in 2014.