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21 July 2017Lidl under fire for pineapple pricing

A German TV team is in Costa Rica to investigate whether discounters pay producers a price that reflects the rigid Rainforest Alliance certification conditions they demand.

21 July 2017Mexico opens doors to Argentinean lemons

Industry sources estimate that Argentina will likely ship in the region of 10K MT of lemons per year to Mexico, at an estimated value of US$12m.

21 July 2017Posorja construction begins

Operator DP World is banking on the US$1.2bn Ecuadorian deepwater container port to revolutionise logistics in the world's largest banana exporting nation.

21 July 2017Tasmania apple industry rebounds

Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal the value of the state's apple production in the 2015-2016 financial year increased 28% to $45m.

21 July 2017Future bleak for Australian banana industry

State Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne acknowledges that the devastating Panama disease found on a north Queensland banana farm cannot be eradicated.

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20 July 2017West African banana nations form Afruibana

The association is designed to allow the Cameroon, Ghana and the Ivory Coast banana industries to work together to exert influence on the international stage.

20 July 2017Pound revaluation boosts Egyptian fresh exports

According to its Agriculture Ministry, Egyptian agricultural exports rose 12.1% during the first half of 2017, reaching 3.5m MT compared to 3.1m MT last year.

20 July 2017New Zealand clears path for Chinese onions

Export volumes currently represent only 3.5% of its China's total onion production, estimated at an annual 20m tonnes.

20 July 2017SEA-invest adds cranes to fleet

One of the three Model 6 cranes is to be deployed in Antwerp following its recent acquisition of the port's Independent Maritime Terminal.

20 July 2017Kloosterboer to build high-bay coldstore

The Dutch logistics service provider is to expand its services with a new, fully automated, multi-customer high-bay coldstore facility in Lelystad.

19 July 2017Algerian banana imports fall 95%

The decision to extend an import licence regime to various food products has led to a sharp drop in imports of certain fruits and vegetables.

19 July 2017Envirotainer put up for sale

European private equity investor AAC Capital is reported to be selecting banks to sell the US$1bn valued Swedish reefer container lessor specialist.

19 July 2017Kuehne + Nagel H1 profit flat on revenue increase

The 3PL service provider said its seafreight division increased its volume by 7.7% and handled over 151,000 TEUs more than in the previous year's period.

19 July 2017Chinese cherry market expands

Domestic production continues to surge, and consumption is forecast to rise as China imports cherries from Turkey for the first time this year.

19 July 2017Tomatoes lead rise in Russian produce exports

Exports of Russian vegetables have increased significantly since the beginning of the year, according to the data from Russia's Federal Customs Service.