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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.

22 October 2014CDC seeks partners for Tiko bananas

The Cameroon Development Corporation is seeking offers for 20K MT of lower-grade bananas unsuitable for sale in Europe.

22 October 2014MSC launches ‘Central America Express’

The container line says the service will provide a broader range of faster services between the major fruit-loading ports of Central America and the United States.

22 October 2014IGP Cítricos Valencianos launches 'Naranja de Valencia'

The group responsible for marketing the Protected Geographical Indication of Valencian citrus takes inspiration from Argentina’s All Lemon quality concept.

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21 October 2014ISS re-calibrates Chiquita advice

Institutional Shareholder Services says Chiquita shareholders should vote in favour of a merger with Fyffes, as its share value would be US$0.90c above the Cutrale offer.

21 October 2014CMA CGM acquires 7,000 high cubes

With a reefer fleet of 185,000 TEU, the container line claims to be the world’s second largest reefer carrier with 850,000 TEU moves per year.

21 October 2014Sintrajap calls for strike over TCM

Once operational, AP Moeller Maersk’s Moín Container Terminal will handle an estimated 80% of Costa Rican trade.

21 October 2014Trevelyan adds cold storage

The New Zealand kiwifruit handler is building three new state-of-the-art coolstores in Te Puke and extending three more to cope with booming Gold3 production.

21 October 2014International New Zealand Trading wins banana battle

The New Zealand-based trading company has won a NZ$450K judgment against suppliers of "defective" Philippine bananas sold into Iraq.

20 October 2014SATI forecasts larger grape crop

The South African table grape industry anticipates the 2014/15 crop volume to be approximately 4% to 7% higher than the 2013/14 season.

20 October 2014Banana bonanza for Guatemala

In the first eight months of 2014 Guatemala’s banana exports have risen 13% year-on-year according to Central Bank Banguat, at a higher average price.

20 October 2014Kiwifruit Claim delays filing

The multi-million NZ$ biosecurity incursion claim has been delayed until later this week as issues around the company involved in the lawsuit are clarified.

20 October 2014California forecasts more citrus

California’s all-orange forecast for 2014-15 is projected to be 101m cartons of fruit, a 1% improvement over last season’s revised final utilization.

20 October 2014Maersk Line to double freight rates

The container line plans to raise freight rates sharply on main routes from ports in Asia to ports in northern Europe, with effect from 1 November.