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28 July 2014Pineapples build lead over bananas

In the first five months of 2014 Costa Rica shipped US$383m worth of pineapples, US$15m more than the value of its banana exports, according to Procomer.

28 July 2014Hamburg Sud to acquire CCNI

The German container line says has penned a preliminary deal to purchase Companía Chilena de Navegacion.

28 July 2014India floats tender for onion imports

The Union government has started the process to import 70K MT of onions from Pakistan, Iran, Egypt and China to meet national demand.

28 July 2014Reliability deteriorates as container carriers cut costs

Service reliability declined for the fifth consecutive quarter in the first quarter of 2014 with the on-time average slipping to 61%, according to Drewry Research.

28 July 2014Russia threatens to extend block on trade with Ukraine

As a ban on the import of Ukrainian dairy products begins, Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warns that further protective measures may be enforced.

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25 July 2014Star Reefers posts flat Q2

The specialized reefer owner/operator recorded net income of US$3.2m on lower revenue and capacity utilization.

25 July 2014Chiquita lawsuits dismissed

More than 4,000 Colombians had sought to hold the multinational liable for the deaths of relatives killed in their country's bloody civil war.

25 July 2014New rules for Italian kiwifruit

Italian kiwifruit producers are urged to abide by two industry-wide measures that will lift both the fruit quality and the perception of quality among customers.

25 July 2014Panama non-traditionals take a tumble

The export value of melons, watermelons and pineapples all register year-on-year falls according to industry body Gantrap.

24 July 2014Kiwifruit growers warned of lower returns

Rapidly increasing gold kiwifruit volumes will mean falling per tray returns for growers, warns Zespri CEO Lain Jager.

24 July 2014Chilean grape exports fall 12%

According to information service provider Decofrut the final seasonal volume was only 2% off its revised January forecast.

24 July 2014Bangladeshi potato exports treble

Potato exports have continued to rise since 2009-10, mainly to cater to the demands of Bangladeshi migrants in Malaysia, Singapore and the Middle East.

24 July 2014Chile ships more fruit to Asia

Despite the significant fall in production Chilean fruit exports to Asia rose 2% according to Agriculture Ministry statistics.

23 July 2014Rammasun hurts Asian Citrus

China’s largest orange producer says Typhoon Rammasun has had a significant impact on its business in China.

23 July 2014India to import onions

India is to import 40K MT of onions from Pakistan, China, Iran and Egypt as it seeks to prevent another price spike in the politically sensitive commodity.