31 March 2015Adverse weather hits Costa Rican exotics
In the first two months of 2015 the value of Costa Rica’s banana and pineapple exports fell 24% and 17% respectively against the corresponding figures for 2014.
31 March 2015Steep fall forecast for Indian mango exports
After a decline of over 25% in 2013-14, mango exports are likely to once again fall at least 25-30% this year due to lower production.
31 March 2015TR4 battle commences
Up to 16,000 banana plants on the farm hit by Panama Disease are to be injected with lethal chemicals after Biosecurity Queensland quarantined the plantation.
31 March 2015CMA CGM posts sharp rise in profit
The world’s third largest container line saw net profit growth of 43% for 2014 and record cargo volumes.
31 March 2015Lifeline for Western Australia banana industry
Carnarvon banana growers knocked flat by Cyclone Olwyn are to receive a A$2.5m payout from an industry fund to help them recover.
30 March 2015Tilbury builds giant coldstore
The ‘unique’ GBP£20m distribution centre east of London will be one of the largest refrigerated quayside facilities in Europe.
30 March 2015Orsero Group recapitalises
A debt restructuring agreement with creditor banks guarantees the Group’s re-launch following the difficulties linked to diversification into non-core business.
30 March 2015South Africa to ship less citrus
Citrus Growers Association CEO Justin Chadwick says the decline in value of the Ruble is likely to result in less citrus shipped this season.
30 March 2015Dole extends Gulfport lease
The new lease provides the multinational with terminal space in the Mississippi port for up to 23 years, or through to 2038.
30 March 2015Zespri forecasts strong growth
The marketer is expecting a record volume of Gold kiwifruit less than four years after Psa-V decimated the Hort16A cultivar.
30 March 2015Record season for Californian table grapes
Despite an ongoing drought and a strong US$, the Californian table grape crop set a new record for value at $1.76bn.
30 March 2015Strong year for Anecoop
Despite the impact of the Russian ban on imports, sales revenue for Spain’s largest produce exporter exceeded €500m for the third time.
27 March 2015Flooding damages Chilean grapes
Up to 6.5m cartons of late season grapes, the majority of which are Red Globe have been affected by the worst flooding in northern Chile for 80 years.
27 March 2015Australia posts record fruit imports
Although Australia’s fruit imports grew by more than 30% year-on-year in 2014, they accounted for less than 10% of total consumption in value terms.
27 March 2015Argentina pleads for lifting of topfruit ban
Under threat is the trade that in 2014 saw Argentina ship 137K MT of pears and 49K MT of apples to Brazil.