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26 May 2015Reverse for Costa Rican exotics

Banana and pineapple exports fell 13% and 15% respectively year-on-year in the first quarter of 2015, according to trade agency Procomer.

26 May 2015Kloosterboer builds presence in Scandinavia

The Dutch logistics service provider has acquired Mosseporten Frysehotell, one of the largest and most modern cold stores in Norway.

26 May 2015JD takes stake in FruitDay

China’s e-commerce specialist JD.com says it has taken a stake in FruitDay, the country’s largest online produce distributor.

26 May 2015Univeg merger clears regulatory hurdle

The European Commission has cleared a path for the integration of Greenyard Foods, Univeg and Peatinvest.

26 May 2015PNW apple dump reaches historic high

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association estimates US$95m in lost sales due to apples that could not be shipped.

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22 May 2015Savannah invests in reefer capacity

Over the past five years, the compound annual growth rate for reefer throughput was 5.6% at the port in Georgia.

22 May 2015Confidence returns to New Zealand pipfruit industry

The increase in planted area over the last two years reverses the trend since the early 2000’s with reports suggest more increases at least for the next 2-3 years.

22 May 2015PNW cherry crop to fall 15%

In their Round 2 report, cherry producers in the Pacific Northwest say they expect the 2015 crop to fall below last year’s record harvest.

22 May 2015Russian ban to cost Spanish stonefruit industry

In 2014 the Russian market absorbed approximately 14% of summer fruit exported by the Comunidad Valenciana.

22 May 2015Rich reward for DomRep mango exporters

Although the Dominican Republic shipped 2.5m cartons of mangoes in 2014, there is a potential to increase that volume to 25m cartons.

21 May 2015SeaLand launches North Atlantic Express Service

The reefer-focused Vessel Sharing Agreement between the Maersk Group subsidiary and APL behind the Colombia/USEC service is subject to regulatory approval.

21 May 2015Zespri hails 'extraordinary season'

The kiwifruit marketer’s published final result revealed total sales revenue of NZ$1.568bn and export earnings of NZ$1.09bn.

21 May 2015South African pipfruit expansion slows

The rising cost of orchard establishment has been cited as one of the reasons for low orchard replanting and expansion.

21 May 2015Cuba ships first pineapples

The first 550 tonnes of the MD-2 variety have been shipped to Europe year-to-date with the first full annual total estimated at 900 tonnes.

21 May 2015Dominica banana crop recovery on course

The initiative’s success so far is largely credited to the European Union and the Chinese Government.