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24 October 2014Chiquita shareholders vote down merger plans

The US multinational says it now expects to enter into discussions with the Cutrale/Safra Group regarding its $14.50 per share offer.

24 October 2014Star slips into the red

The specialized reefer owner/operator’s Q3 performance was negatively affected by the writedown of US$1.1m on the sale of the Ecuador Star.

24 October 2014Chiquita shareholders brace for banana drama

With the Chiquita Board yet to endorse the latest definitive updated bid from Cutrale/Safra, shareholders will today determine the multinational’s future.

24 October 2014Environmentalists delay TCM

Costa Rica’s National Environmental Technical Secretariat has until March to answer the 110 objections to the megaport filed by the National Conservation Federation.

24 October 2014Spain achieves record mango production

Approximately 20K MT of mangoes, the country’s second largest sub tropical fruit crop after avocadoes, were harvested this year in Málaga.

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24 October 2014E-Mart withdraws ‘pesticide-tainted’ bananas

South Korea's largest discount store chain revealed it had sold bananas imported from the Philippines tainted with high levels of pesticide.

24 October 2014Chiquita Board maintains merger stance

Ahead of the shareholder vote, CEO Ed Lonergan says the Board does not believe that the $14.50 offer from Cutrale/Safra is superior to the potential combination with Fyffes.

23 October 2014Further delay to The Kiwifruit Claim

Approximately 30% of gold kiwifruit growers by volume are now pledged to participate in The Kiwifruit Claim according to its Chairman, John Cameron.

23 October 2014Police intervene in Costa Rican port protest

Less than 12 hours after a strike called by Sintrajap paralysed operations in Moín, police re-opened the ports and detained a number of protesters.

23 October 2014MFC admits China struggle

Australia's largest packer and exporter of citrus fruit will keep sending fruit to China, despite a difficult season for navel oranges.

23 October 2014Philadelphia Port welcomes more reefer capacity

Hamburg Süd’s 5,500 TEU Monte Rosa with 1,356 reefer slots is first in a new series to begin service between the east coasts of North and South America.

23 October 2014Hail hits Brazilian apples

Virtually all the orchards in the production region of Palmas, south of Paraná have been hit, with some being totally destroyed.

23 October 2014Cutrale-Safra ups bid for Chiquita

The Brazilian coalition has increased its offer by US$0.50c per share as Chiquita’s shareholders prepare to vote on its proposed tie-up with Irish multinational Fyffes.

22 October 2014Russia suspends fresh imports from Ukraine

Russia has placed a ban on the import and transit of all fruit and vegetables from Ukraine with immediate effect, for fear they may originate from the EU.

22 October 2014Seeka bullish over prospects

New Zealand's largest kiwifruit grower is forecasting annual profit growth of up to 11% and plans to expand its capacity in coming years.