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26 August 2016Dover integrates Hammond for DWDR

The Port of Dover is to integrate the Port Services Division of reefer terminal handler George Hammond as part of the scheme to revive its western docks.

26 August 2016Seeka H1 profit soars

The New Zealand kiwifruit and avocado handler reported net profit after tax of NZ$7.1m for the six months to end June, up 92% on its 2015 figure.

26 August 2016Dispute threatens Honduran melon supply

Agricultural workers Union STAS claims that up to 2.3m boxes of melons will be lost unless multinational Fyffes allows temporary labour to unionise.

26 August 2016US reopens comments on Chilean lemons

APHIS is seeking comments on a proposed rule to amend the import requirements to allow for a change from methyl bromide fumigation to a systems approach.

26 August 2016Boxship losses accelerate

With combined interim losses for the top 20 container lines likely to reach US$4bn, full year losses could be much worse than initial forecasts.

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26 August 2016Peruvian avocadoes dominate UK

Peruvian avocado exports to the British market almost tripled in the period between 2011 and 2015, to take 22% of the total value.

25 August 2016EU stonefruit exports tumble

The volume and value of peaches, nectarines and cherries fell markedly in 2015/16 as a result of the Russian embargo on imports.

25 August 2016Scales Corp posts 3% rise in H1 profits

New Zealand's largest apple shipper raised guidance for annual earnings as its Mr Apple unit delivered a record crop and met its 2020 export target four years early.

25 August 2016Siem Shipping initiates delisting process

Operating as Star Reefers in the reefer segment, the company yesterday formally applied to the Oslo Stock Exchange to be delisted from Oslo Børs.

25 August 2016More is more for Honduran bananas

The Central American banana exporter shipped more fruit at a higher unit cost in the first six months of 2016, benefitting from shortfalls in rival supply.

25 August 2016Guri makes foray into Kenya

An agreement signed between the Kenya's Kiambu county and Israeli company Guri Avocados, will result in a rise in avocado production and exports.

24 August 2016Fruit smugglers upgrade backdoor Russia route

Smugglers have improved a country road near the Russia-Belarus border in order for EU fruit convoys to be able to bypass Russian customs officials.

24 August 2016Less is more for Spanish fresh exports

Despite a number of headwinds, the value of Spanish fruit and fresh vegetable exports grew 5.3% in the first half of the year, according to Customs data.

24 August 2016Idle boxship numbers rise

The current idle containership fleet is almost three times the 345,916 TEU unemployment figure of a year ago, with smaller tonnage worst affected.

24 August 2016French fresh produce reaches record price levels

The very mild winter, the warmest since 1900, and the equally wet spring were the main causes of the relative fruit and vegetable shortage.