Exporters indicate market returns are well below those of 2020 as the COVID effects on the global economy take hold.
The multinational says that the commercial partnership will help achieve the Dole Promise of zero fruit loss by 2025 and reinforce its commitment to sustainability.
Last Friday there were 40 container ships waiting for berths within 40 miles of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and 56 more waiting further out to sea.
The apple and citrus industries are the only exceptions to the overall downward trend in Italian fruit and vegetable production.
The Belgian multinational has made it a clear goal to become a 'plant-based powerhouse' and deliver on a set of first and steep ambitions for 2025.
Reefer container freight rates are forecast to accelerate through 2022 as vessel slots remain scarce amid tight supply and continuing supply chain disruption.
In September and October this year the Portuguese port worked 5 reefer vessels with 11% more citrus from South Africa and Argentina than in 2020.
Container shipping pre-tax profits for 2021 and 2022 could be as high as US$300bn, according to maritime consultancy Drewry.
As the worker shortage bites, a survey by NZ Kiwifruit Grower Industry found employers paid 18% more per hour for staff this kiwifruit season than last year.
The tenfold increase in import duty threatens exporters who shipped 85K MT of the soft citrus variety to Afghanistan last year.
The poor quality of St Lucia's banana exports to the UK has prompted a warning that retail contracts may not be renewed next year.
Data recently released by Argentina's Rural Development Institute indicate that the Argentinian cherry crop will fall by 14% to 4,100 metric tons this year owing to frosts and droughts.
With the Australian market historically absorbing 75% of avocado exports, this year's surplus in Australia has forced New Zealand shippers to look for alternatives.
Despite the disruptions brought on by Brexit and the pandemic, the UK imported more South African apples and pears this year.
The Ukrainian Club of Agrarian Business forecasts that the country will ship 13% more fresh fruit year-on-year in 2021.
Despite a drop in Q3 net income, the world’s largest produce concern continues to target full year revenue of $9.2bn-$9.4bn and Adjusted EBITDA of $390m-$400m.
Despite the increase, doubts remain as to whether the price the German discounter pays its suppliers in 2022 will be sufficient to cover the rise in supply chain costs.
The value of global exports of fresh fruits to the Philippines increased 36% to $695m in 2020 and is forecast to grow 5% more in 2021.
Okanagan Speciality Fruits, which grows genetically modified apples in Washington state says it has harvested a record volume this season.
South Korean fresh apple production and consumption are projected to rise significantly this season after several years of gradual decline.
The Russian intermodal container operator is launching its first reefer rail service for perishables from Moscow region to Yakutia in Siberia.
Despite lower-than-average production and logistics-related headwinds, Israeli citrus exports are forecast to rise 16% year-on-year.
The industry body urges the removal of tariffs on steel and aluminium following news that US apple exports to India are down 79% since 2018.
In the northern municipalities of Martinique where most of the banana plantations are located, all the containers on the farms have been filled.
Exporters are projecting a fall in kinnow exports on the back of soaring freight costs combined with reduction in citrus output.
One of the UK's largest fruit farming firms has won permission to erect polytunnels across a 27-acre site, despite fears about the impact on the countryside.
New Zealand's only fully integrated kiwifruit developer Southern Cross Horticulture is seeking investors for its new Bay of Plenty orchard.
Compared to last season, ginger prices have already dropped by almost 90%, hitting their lowest point in several years.
The disruption to global shipping networks has seen the kiwifruit marketer increase its reliance on chartered reefer vessels, with 66 used this year compared to 49 last year.
French farm workers poisoned by a cancer-causing pesticide will be able to claim compensation by the end of the year, a government minister said on Sunday.
The reefer vessel departing the southern Japanese port of Hakata near Fukuoka made a navigation error, causing it to strike the seawall at the entrance to the port.
Despite the record crop, total producer returns have been affected by significantly higher logistics costs and generally lower prices, said the Citrus Growers Association.
Despite shipping record volumes this season, South Africa's largest pipfruit exporter said that a number of headwinds affected producer returns.
The British retailer follows John Lewis in the UK and Costco and Walmart in the US in chartering ships to protect their stock ahead of the festive season.
The carrier says it will omit the UK port on its AE7 service from Asia until March 2022 due to waiting times it describes as 'exceptional'.
The world's largest banana exporter shipped a record volume in October, which brings year-to-date volumes almost back in line with last year's total.
Dole Sunshine says it plans to repurpose around 1m MT of fruit waste generated every year by its plantations in the Philippines under a recently created corporate venture.
The World Avocado Organisation claims that avocado production requires around 300 litres of water per kilo, which is 'much less than plenty of other foods'.
The Ecuadorian Federation of Exporters (Fedexpor) award aims to recognize best practices in the export of goods and services.
Demand for avocadoes is strong from both the domestic market and the export market, which has pushed prices upwards in the past two years.
The world's leading trade fair for the global fresh fruit trade has been postponed from early February to 5-7 April 2022.
Capespan Group spin-off The Logistics Group reported recurring headline earnings of R90m, up 186% from the prior comparative period.
When companies and workers last discussed contracts, west coast ports faced nine months of slowdowns that only came to an end when the White House intervened.
The volume and value of shipments in the month of October was the highest in six years, almost surpassing the record set in 2015.
After a hiatus of 20 years, the Argentinean multinational is to trial export 400 tonnes of table grapes to the UK, Italy, northern Europe, Russia and Brazil.
The acquisition of the country's leading cold storage business marks Emergent LatAm's entry into Chile's thriving fruit and fish industries.
Last weekend, the Brazilian Federal Police seized 265 kilos of cocaine in the Port of Natal, in Rio Grande do Norte.
The value of the US mango market is currently estimated at between US$600-$650m with Mexican fruit accounting for approximately 60% of the total.
Labels are to distinguish dark and light cherries, while from 1 December, the minimum size of cherries shipped to China will be XL.
The two nations signed a Protocol of Inspection and Quarantine Requirements earlier this week that will allow the export of onions from Pakistan to China.
Despite climatic challenges and the cost of irrigation, the California Avocado Commission is forecasting a similar crop volume to 2020/21.
The Neuquén government is aiming to enlist private firms to re-purpose the airport hangars as cold storage for cherry exports.
With the area under production up 52% year-on-year, exporters will need to secure an estimated 2,228 reefer containers to ship the crop.
Early snowfalls in Kashmir, where almost 80% of India's apples are grown, have seen the region's farmers lose half their crops in the third year of disastrous harvests.
The Brazilian orange juice producer has suspended exports of orange juice concentrate from Brazil to the United States as a new tax on exports erodes profits.
With heavy rain already splitting much of the cherry crop, growers on the east coast are bracing for rains, floods and cyclones.
Jordan's vegetable exports have declined by over 50% over the past five years, according to statistics from the International Trade Centre.
Successive border port closures have made it difficult for bananas from Myanmar and Laos to reach China.
With a new phytosanitary protocol coming into force, Laos is expected to export 50K MT of citrus to China in 2022.
Yesterday's Canadian Food Inspection Agency order applies to all fresh potatoes from Prince Edward Island to the United States.
Kenya is to rescind a self-imposed ban following successful negotiations between Nairobi and Brussels to allow in produce from areas that have a low fruit fly prevalence.
Since the penalty was first announced, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have seen a decline of 33% combined in aging cargo on the docks.
This season's grapefruit crop, which had only been blooming at the time of the February freeze, is expected to provide less than a third of an average harvest.
Korea Marine Transport Containers says the 900 units will be used to transport durians from Thailand to Hong Kong and vegetables from China to Southeast Asia.
Although South Africa exported a record volume of lemons this year, shippers faced higher costs, weaker market pricing and a stronger Rand.
German carrier Hapag Lloyd is advising customers to divert reefers bound for Dalian to other Chinese ports or return containers to the port of origin.
The sale of 40 hectares of apple orchards frees up capital for investment in T&G Global's global growth strategy for apple variety Envy.
With stocks 23% lower year-on-year and retailers expressing concerns over fruit quality, the transition to southern hemisphere supply may start earlier this year.
The Spanish industry body says that protocols need to be tightened after Citrus Black Spot was found in 10 consignments of South African lemons.
Greek Customs authorities have intercepted a shipment of heroin loaded in a reefer container carrying bananas from Ecuador.
Producers face a significant labour shortage and a ruling that could see a huge rise in the rate paid to seasonal fruit workers.
Agriculture group Camellia said it purchased the remaining 20% stake in the UK fruit farming company last week for GBP£1.7m.
Exporter association ASOEX says that the 29% rise in export volume this season will be mainly driven by the increase in new varieties.
After a record season, the kiwifruit marketer estimates that its sales in mainland China will double in the next five years to hit 60m-70m trays by 2026.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture says it has secured nearly US$11m for research to combat citrus greening disease.
Growers in Laos were forced to give away or destroy hundreds of tonnes of bananas intended for export to China when a renewed coronavirus surge closed the border.
France's leading banana ripener and distributor is behind the construction of a new 30-ripening room facility in Bordeaux.
Next Generation Apples, a collaboration between growers Golden Bay Fruit and Hawke's Bay-based Taylors, owns the global licensing rights for the new apple.
Potatoes USA says in a market update that exports to Canada and Central America were up 52% and 55%, respectively, with all countries in Central America posting growth.
Kenya has dispatched a delegation to Brussels to lobby for resumption of mango exports to the lucrative European Union market.