07 March 2014Morocco braced for Ruble devaluation
The Russian market has absorbed between 55-60% of Moroccan citrus exports, which have increased 43% in volume terms season-to-date.
07 March 2014Russia 'poised to resume EU potato imports'
Russia has banned EU exports of seed and ware potatoes and also horticultural, ornamental and forest ornamental planting material since July 2013.
07 March 2014California anticipates ‘normal’ avocado crop
The California Avocado Commission estimates crop volume to be down 40% on 2013 and ‘more in line with historical averages’.
The Association of Banana Producers blames the Dos Bocas Port Authority for the reduction in containerized shipments from the State of Tabasco so far this year.
06 March 2014Capespan Group delivers strong 2013
The logistics division was the Group’s star performer, matching the operating profit of its fruit operations, which are 10 times larger in terms of revenue.
06 March 2014Drought concern for Californian avocado industry
Scientists predict climate change will bring hotter weather and cause a 40% drop in California avocado production over the next three decades.
06 March 2014Peru grapes claim China record
Season-to-date table grape shipments put Peru on course to achieve a 25% increase in volumes over last year’s record.
06 March 2014Calavo posts Q1 record
Strong sales gains in each of its three principal business units paced top-line growth, said the global avocado-industry leader.
06 March 2014Huge cocaine find in DomRep bananas
French police say the have recovered approximately 64kgs of the Class A narcotic worth an estimated US$2m in a banana shipment from the Caribbean.
05 March 2014Indian table grape exports set course for record
Despite the damage caused by recent rainfall and hail in the growing regions of Maharashtra, India is set to export a record quantity of grapes this season.
05 March 2014Eimskip profits stable after tough year
After posting a dip in EBITDA for 2013 the Icelandic reefer operator says it expects the tough economic environment to continue and forecasts a similar figure for 2014.
05 March 2014T&G apple export share to rise
New Zealand’s leading pipfruit shipper Turners & Growers expects to take a 30% share of national apple exports this season.
Apple growers are being urged to use their market access to China or risk losing access potential for mainland Australia’s apple industry.
05 March 2014India removes onion export restrictions
The Indian Government has removed restrictions on onion exports by doing away with the minimum export price, a move it says aimed at boosting shipments.
04 March 2014Total Produce posts strong 2013
Chairman Carl McCann says the Group’s growth has been driven by successful acquisitions, including the investment in Oppenheimer in North America.