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20 September 2019EU to end banana stabilisation mechanisms

The mechanisms protect ACP banana shippers by allowing the EU to raise import tariffs if banana imports from Latin America grow too large.

20 September 2019Greenyard and Rewe strengthen partnership

The German retailer and the Belgian multinational are to expand their current relationship into a 'long-term, vertically integrated and transparent partnership'.

20 September 2019Joseph takes swing at Winfresh

St Lucia Minister for Agriculture, Hon. Ezechiel Joseph says the current leadership 'is not providing the kind of support that we believe the company can give'.

20 September 2019Green Selje catches fire during repairs

Fire erupted on board of the specialised reefer, which was undergoing repairs at the naval ship repair yard in Varna, Bulgaria on Wednesday morning.

20 September 2019Carrier Transicold launches Micro-Link 5

The unit is the industry's first container refrigeration controller with wireless connection capability for improved visibility, diagnostics, convenience and productivity.

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19 September 2019Costa Rica ups ante in banana price battle

The Minimum Exit Price for Costa Rican bananas in 2020 is to be raised US$0.66c per box on this year, putting shippers on a collision course with EU retailers.

19 September 2019K&N warns of imminent reefer shortage

Global head of seafreight reefer logistics at Kuehne & Nagel Frank Ganse says that the production of reefer containers in H2 2019 is unlikely to meet demand.

19 September 2019X5 builds banana ripener in Siberia

The Russian retail group has announced that it has opened a new distribution centre in Novosibirsk in the Siberian Federal District.

19 September 2019Oakland reports surge in reefer exports

Oakland is the final stop for Asia-bound container ships leaving the U.S. making it the fastest gateway to Asia, its primary market, for shippers of perishables.

19 September 2019MSC outlines Spanish ambitions

By October the carrier says it hopes it will have secured permission to build a new €20m cold store in the T4 logistics zone at the Port of Valencia.

18 September 2019CFUK to ripen bananas at London Gateway

The brand-new ripening centre, which will be operational by 2021, is to replace the existing Compagnie Fruitière facility in Dartford, Kent.

18 September 2019Spain forecasts lower citrus crop

The 17% reduction year-on-year does not take into account the recent cold snap, which damaged citrus crops in Alicante and Valencia.

18 September 2019Dogs trained to detect Yellow Dragon

In the United States, Detection Dogs have been successfully trained to spot Citrus Greening disease on trees years before laboratory tests reveal results.

18 September 2019Potatoes USA awarded US$5.1m for export promotion

The marketing group says it hopes new programmes in new markets will make up for lost sales in other markets due to recent trade barriers.

18 September 2019Cameroon bananas continue slippage

Almost 12 months after the Cameroon Development Corporation halted banana shipments, exports are maintaining a downward trend.