18 June 2013Prospects brighten for Cobana
The independent Panamanian banana cooperative credits new business in Europe for an estimated US$2m more revenue in 2013.
18 June 2013Russia seeks EU potato accord
While Russia has delayed a ban on the import of European seed potatoes until the beginning of July it is pushing for permission to initiate potato exports to the bloc.
18 June 2013Largest lines form strategic alliance
Maersk Line has entered into an alliance with its two biggest rivals MSC and CMA CGM to improve operations and services.
18 June 2013Yantai establishes cold chain logistics JV
Yantai Port Group has signed a framework agreement with China National Fisheries Corporation to develop a cold chain logistics project in Yantai bonded port area.
18 June 2013ASOEX claims success in DeCA promotion
The Exporter Association says sales of Chilean fruit increased between 29-53% across US Defense Commissary Agency supermarkets.
17 June 2013Banana workforce hit by clampdown
An estimated 15,000 labourers in the Ecuadorian Province of El Oro have been hit by the Government’s decision to suspend certain export licences for 45 days.
17 June 2013New Zealand fruit industries rationalise
The process of consolidation in the pipfruit and kiwifruit industries is set to continue as rising costs and the need for greater efficiency marginalise smaller operators.
17 June 2013Expofrut leads Argentinean deciduous ranking
To the end of May the Univeg subsidiary had shipped 74.9K MT of apples and pears, approximately 23% of the total shipped.
17 June 2013Bandeco clarifies strike position
Fresh Del Monte’s Costa Rican subsidiary rubbishes reports of maltreatment of its workforce in the domestic Press.
17 June 2013Less is ‘acceptable’ for Spain in 2012/13
Citrus production in the world’s largest citrus exporter fell between 5-10% in 2012 with acceptable prices at the beginning and end of the season.
14 June 2013Bandeco yields to protesters
Government brokered arbitration sees Del Monte’s Costa Rican subsidiary Banana Development Company rescind the sacking order on 13 workers.
14 June 2013Chile ships fewer avocadoes
The 40% fall in export returns over the last three years is attributed to the strong growth in domestic demand, according to Chile’s Comité de Paltas Hass.
14 June 2013Nicaragua approves PanCan alternative
The Nicaraguan Congress has approved a US$40bn proposal to have a waterway built linking the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
14 June 2013Morocco plans 1.3m MT citrus exports by 2018
Secretary General of industry group ASPAM Ahmed Derrab says that with logistics costs becoming prohibitive Morocco must reposition itself in the EU market.
14 June 2013T&G appoints CEO
New Zealand's largest integrated fruit and vegetable marketer, has named its international markets general manager Alastair Hulbert as new Chief Executive.