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18 April 2014Matanuska hit by TR4

To date Mozambique’s largest banana exporter is reported to have lost 60 hectares out of an estimated area of 1,400 hectares of banana planted.

18 April 2014Drought hurts Californian crops

Industry experts say between 500,000 to 1m acres of agricultural land will be affected by the drought.

17 April 2014Hapag Lloyd merges with CSAV

The binding merger agreement creates the world's fourth-largest container-shipping company in capacity terms.

17 April 2014EastPack posts NZ$1.5m profit

Following its merger with Satara, New Zealand’s largest grower owned post harvest kiwifruit supplier says both companies are better off by NZ$3m.

17 April 2014Container port delays blamed for Saudi fruit price rise

There has been a 50% increase in the price of fruits and vegetables over the past 10 days in Jeddah due to an imbalance in supply and demand.

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17 April 2014Fruit fly detection to end

There have only ever been four previous Queensland fruit fly trap detections in New Zealand and in all cases no breeding population of the flies was found.

17 April 2014NEPG reports rise in potato cultivation

Initial estimates from the five major European potato producing nations show a 3-4% increase in area under production in 2014 over 2013.

16 April 2014Bankruptcy Court favours Kekhman

Two Russian creditor banks fail in their bid to reverse the British High Court bankruptcy declaration secured by Vladimir Kekhman in October 2012.

16 April 2014New Zealand pipfruit industry consolidates

Turners & Growers has acquired integrated apple producer Apollo Apples giving it an additional 1.4m cartons of apples and sales revenue of NZ$50m.

16 April 2014Ecuador banana volumes continue growth

Although February shipments were down on January, Ecuador continues to ship 1m boxes of bananas per week more in 2014 than it did in 2013.

16 April 2014China focus for Peruvian table grapes

In the first three months of 2014 shipments to China accounted for 51% of Peru’s total table grape exports.

16 April 2014First Australian grapes arrive in Asian markets

The Australian Table Grape Association estimates access to the Japanese and Korean markets will be worth A$20m per year within five years.

15 April 2014Magnit now Russia’s largest banana importer

In the two years since the JFC Group filed for bankruptcy, Russia’s largest retail chain has built a 20% market share of the banana trade.

15 April 2014Maputo set to lose citrus

Terminal operator FPT says it is unable to secure a critical mass of citrus to be able to offer a service out of the Mozambican port this season.

15 April 2014Univeg embarks on passage to India

The Belgian multi-national has signed a US$5m joint venture agreement with Mahindra Shubh Labh Services to help develop India’s domestic market.