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21 November 2017Hapag-Lloyd adds to MCI order

Following the acquisition of 7,000 Star Cool units from Maersk Container Industry in September, the German carrier has commissioned a further 3,700.

21 November 2017Maersk Line rolls out trade financing initiative

The carrier says the programme comes with little risk of a loan default or the need for the customer to provide collateral because it controls the cargo.

21 November 2017Scientists warn of pesticides on vegetables

Consumption of 'toxic cocktails' of low levels of pesticide cocktails are thought to be linked with degenerative diseases like strokes, heart attacks and cancers.

21 November 2017HAGL ups banana exports

Vietnamese conglomerate Hoang Anh Gia Lai has shipped a total of over 9K MT of Cambodian bananas destined for the Chinese market since July.

21 November 2017Easyfresh adds Iberia to network

Easyfresh Iberia has been established as a subsidiary of Breda-based Frigobreda BV, one of the four partners of the Easyfresh Group.

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20 November 2017Strong H1 for Brazilian fruit

Brazilian exports of fresh fruit rose 8.5% in the first half of 2017, to around 44,600 TEU, led by a 60% surge in apple volumes and a 32% jump in mangoes.

20 November 2017APEM forecasts flat mango season

The Peruvian mango exporter association says that the growth in shipments to Asian markets will remain weak until shippers find an alternative to airfreight.

20 November 2017Asian banana surplus hurts Malaysia

The Malaysia Fruit Farmers Association is demanding some control over banana imports as it says the current market oversupply is badly affecting local producers.

20 November 2017Zespri Italy sees rise in SunGold

The kiwifruit marketer anticipates a crop of 18K MT in 2017 for its flagship Gold variety, which will partially offset a reduction in Green volumes.

20 November 2017Bravo apples to be shipped to the UK

The new apple variety first bred in Western Australia is touted as a 'game changer' for the Australian pipfruit industry.

17 November 2017China agrees NZ avocado protocol

New Zealand is a significant step closer towards supplying fresh avocadoes to Chinese consumers.

17 November 2017Global box ship fleet to grow 7% in 2018

The impact of demolition will not be enough to cover the increase in newbuild container capacity on the size of the fleet, according to forecasts.

17 November 2017Fyffes fails in banana branding appeal

The Dutch Appeal Court upholds a District Court decision that ruled that there was no confusion between the Fyffes' brand 'HOYA' and Chiquita’s 'Hola banana'.

17 November 2017Government to intervene in Yilport dispute

The Ecuadorian Ministry of Transport and Public Works is to mediate between the terminal operator and the banana industry in the dispute over port fees.

17 November 2017Viet Nam posts remarkable rise in fresh exports

In the first ten months of 2017 the value of Vietnamese fruit and vegetable exports increased 41% year-on-year to US$2.84bn.