06 December 2013Russian fruit imports plateau
Imports of apples are expected to grow slightly in 2013 while imports of pears and grapes are forecast to remain flat.
06 December 2013CSAV and Hapag-Lloyd in merger talks
The container lines confirm that they are negotiating but have yet to reach an agreement.
06 December 2013CMA CGM downgrades Panama Direct
Only three months after launching a weekly direct service between New Zealand and Europe, the frequency reverts to fortnightly.
06 December 2013Californian citrus hit by cold snap
Freezing temperatures ruined an undetermined amount of citrus in Delano early on Thursday as a near-record cold settled over California’s southern Central Valley.
06 December 2013Peru boasts of blueberry boom
The value of blueberry exports in 2013 is forecast to reach US$10m, an increase of 280% compared to the US$400K generated in 2012.
05 December 2013Profit drives growth in China’s topfruit industry
The land dedicated to apple and pear production is likely to grow 1% and 3% respectively in 2013/14.
05 December 2013IRS rebuffs Noboa offer
A last-ditch offer to stage payments of the US$95m allegedly owed to Ecuador’s Internal Revenue Service over a period of two years was yesterday rejected.
05 December 2013Chilean avocado industry settles
Despite an ongoing reduction in the land dedicated to avocado growing, production volumes are rising and exports are forecast to recover in 2013/14.
05 December 2013Australia inks FTA with Korea
The free trade agreement is a big win for Australia's 2,000 potato growers, who will now be able to access a developing market without the restrictions of tariffs.
05 December 2013Honduran banana exports to hit US$400m
Bananas represent almost two thirds of the country’s agricultural exports according to Honduran Central Bank statistics.
04 December 2013CMA CGM upgrades FWI banana service
The container line has invested €30m in the acquisition of 1,500 reefer containers for its weekly service between Martinique and Guadeloupe and the EU.
04 December 2013D-Day for La Clementina
The largest privately-owned banana farm in Ecuador goes under the hammer for the second time today in the State’s bid to recover US$95m in alleged back taxes.
04 December 2013Peru table grape exports to rise 15%
According to the country’s Grape Producer Association Provid, Peru expects to ship 177K MT of grapes in 2013/14.
04 December 2013Taiwan eases trade with New Zealand
Pipfruit New Zealand sees the potential for apple exports to Taiwan to double as a result of tariffs being removed this week.
04 December 2013BMT Surveys expands into Switzerland
The office will focus on P&I, Hull and Machinery, Cargo Insurance and maritime law through BMT’s global survey network, based in more than 250 ports worldwide.