24 May 2013Compagnie Fruitière plans banana investment
President Robert Fabre announced that his company planned investment in the Ivory Coast that would double the country’s annual banana exports to 500K MT.
24 May 2013Kiwifruit industry rallies behind Zespri
The national representative body for New Zealand’s kiwifruit growers NZKGI says the industry’s future success relies on the continuation of the single desk.
24 May 2013Maersk inks feeder deal with Reefer Terminal
The GF Group’s terminal handling operation in Vado is to support Maersk Line feeder services on its transatlantic liner schedules.
At the beginning of May exports totaled 367K MT, down almost 20% on the 2011/12 season and 15% on pre-season estimations.
Between 1 September 2012 and 31 March this year the rise in shipments of fresh produce exported to Russia more than offset the decline in EU-bound volumes.
23 May 2013Med banana markets weaken further
Alarm bells ring as CIF pricing falls into unsustainably low territory as a result of weak demand from Middle Eastern markets and high inventory levels.
23 May 2013Damco signals massive expansion
The Maersk freight forwarding and logistics service provider subsidiary says it plans to expand its network from around 350 to 600 offices over the next three years.
23 May 2013Maersk tipped to downgrade full-year outlook
Freight rates have fallen 41% since the end of Q1 hurt by a weakening global economy and by a glut of ships delivered since the start of the global financial crisis.
23 May 2013Philippines opens door to Argentinean citrus
The first cargo has already been inspected by the Philippines’ Bureau of Plant Industry and shipped to the Pacific.
22 May 2013IRS seizes Noboa banana plantation
Ecuador’s Internal Revenue Service has placed the 11,500-hectare La Clementina farm in Los Rios under joint control of the military and police.
22 May 2013Colombia braces for banana strike
National Union of Agricultural Industry Workers Sintrainagro warned of an imminent cessation of operations that would paralyse the country’s banana industry.
The three companies behind the new banana exporter association are based in communities in the Provinces of Guayas, El Oro and Azuay.
22 May 2013Zespri enquiry demand ‘reckless’
Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy has dismissed a call for a Government inquiry into the activities of the marketer, saying there are two already underway.
A name change on export certification is credited with delaying the entry of apples and meat into the Russian and Chinese markets.
22 May 2013Total Produce reiterates 2013 target
Since the year-end the company has sold its stake in the Capespan Group for €22m and acquired a stake in the Oppenheimer Group for €11.4m.