A strong domestic market for oranges and soft citrus offset a disappointing export season, which saw shipments of oranges, lemons and soft citrus all decline.
Industry body NZ Apples and Pears says Spring has been kind to Hawke's Bay apple producers who are ‘quietly positive’ of having a 'fairly good' crop.
As harvesting of the Californian crop comes to an end, the bi-weekly cold storage summary reveals that stocks are lower than last year, but well above expectations.
The carrier based its decision to move from the Ecuadorian Port of Guayaquil to Posorja on a technical study and not because of security issues.
At different moments over the past few years, China has imposed bans on a variety of fresh products from Taiwan's farming sector.
Over the course of the past two days, 3 specialised reefer vessels have paid a total of US$1.7m to transit the Panama Canal.
A Food Foundation report reveals that daily per capita consumption fell sharply in the 12 months between 2020 and 2021, with campaigners blaming the cost-of-living crisis.
The Honduran Foundation for Social Responsibility has awarded the Fyffes' melon producing subsidiary the Socially Responsible Company Seal for the second consecutive year.
A 2-year import ban was rescinded in June this year when the Chinese government approved the registration of 25 orchards and three packing plants.
More than half a tonne of cocaine was concealed in an airfreighted avocado shipment from the Dominican Republic.
The onboard container monitoring technology is designed to help minimize potential downtime and improve refrigerated cargo protection throughout the ocean voyage.
The NGO has filed an official complaint under the German Supply Chain Law following its criticism of working conditions on banana plantations in Ecuador and Costa Rica.
Despite producing 6% less year-on-year in 2022/23, the gross value of production was estimated at A$574m, 42.43% more than the previous year.
The vertically integrated Peruvian multinational said EBITDA from continuing operations reached US$52.3m, up 32.7% compared to the same period in 2022.
Undertaken with the financial backing of German Development Cooperation GIZ, the project aims to prevent and mitigate the impact of Panama disease TR4 on Ecuadorian banana farms.
The project will support the kiwifruit marketer in realizing its vision for sustainable operations and carbon footprint reduction across its supply chain.
The Florida-headquartered cold storage provider has expanded west with the acquisition of Texas-based Forte, which has an 83,500-pallet storage capacity nationwide.
Much to the anger of South African farmers, Botswana said the restrictions will remain in place as it tries to become self-sufficient in food and cut its import bill.
South Africa handed Transnet a 47bn rand (US$2.5bn) lifeline on Friday, which it said would help the state-owned rail and ports firm meet its immediate debt obligations.
A partnership between fruit co-operatives Coöperatie Hoogstraten in Belgium and the Netherlands' Royal FruitMasters would add significant value for member growers.
The container lines are failing to manage overcapacity of vessel supply and this could lead to massive losses in the coming year analysts warn.
The joint venture of Dubai-based supply chain company, RSA Global and Americold is to develop a cold chain facility at the Jebel Ali Free Zone.
Authorities in Moldova have dismissed the ban as groundless in the latest display of deteriorating relations between Moscow and the ex-Soviet state.
In the remaining weeks of the year Viet Nam is set to be more competitive as it has off-season fruit ready to ship while Thailand is struggling with unfavourable weather.
A joint declaration at COP 28 urges the International Maritime Organization to create the regulatory conditions to accelerate the transition to green fuels.
Exploiting the Chinese market will bring more opportunities for Zimbabwe, whose fresh and dried citrus exports reached an eight-year high of US$33.8m in 2022.
Citrus shipments increased 48% year-on-year and 16% over the average of the last three seasons, according to the Chilean Citrus Fruit Committee.
The US Centre for Disease Prevention and Control warns the public not to eat pre-cut cantaloupes following the deaths of two people in Minnesota.
Banana supply contracts for 2024 have not yet been signed because retailers are reluctant to accept the US$0.35c per box increase, according to Ecuadorian industry association Acorbanec.
The Nigerian company is to diversify away from oil palm full-fledged farming activities and livestock products to the production of bananas and pineapples for export.
Cross border shipments to the market that has historically absorbed almost 50% of Pakistan's citrus exports are under threat following a 44% rise in the import tariff.
A coalition led by DP World is calling for a minor adjustment in the temperature required for shipments of frozen goods, which it claims would save 17.7m MT of CO2 a year.
The rise in the inactive container fleet has coincided with a period of newbuildings released onto the market and very low cargo demand.
The Cape Town Container Terminal says that increasing equipment availability to optimise operations and improve efficiencies has helped clear the vessel backlog.
Chile's Institute of Agricultural Research says the S-21 is the first cherry variety to be bred entirely in Chile and is designed specifically to ensure seamless exports to China.
A report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group reveals that the import value of fruits and vegetables from Morocco nearly tripled in the 5 years between 2018 and 2022.
The German carrier joins CMA CGM, MSC and COSCO in implementing a Panama Canal Surcharge, effective 1 January 2024.
The carrier is to direct three services currently calling at the port of Guayaquil, to the deepwater facilities of DP World Posorja in early 2024.
Since November 24, banana producers have been able to benefit from assistance to cope with the increases in fertilizer prices since the start of the war in Ukraine.
The agency invokes Section 32 to spend US$100m on the purchase of fresh and processed apples from the nation's 2023 harvest to help reduce excess inventories.
Container line CMA CGM has increased its share of Ecuadorian banana exports by 46% year-on-year, according to the monthly Acorbanec report.
Building on the success of its relationship with reefer operator GreenSea, Brazil's largest fruit exporter Agrícola Famosa plans to lease a berth in the Port of Natal and construct a reefer terminal.
In a filing posted on the Taiwan Stock Exchange, the carrier said that as part of a US$222m investment in new equipment, it is to purchase 7,000 reefer containers.
In order to recover additional expenses and guarantee the quality of its services, the carrier says it will implement a Panama Canal Low Water Surcharge, starting 1 January.
Portugal's judicial police say that 4 tonnes of cocaine have been found concealed in boxes of bananas shipped from Ecuador.
Figures from state statistical service Rosstat reveal a huge year-on-year spike in the retail price of cabbage, oranges and cucumbers.
Independent consultants suggest that the cost of the recent unseasonal Spring storms will cost producers in the region of US$240m.
According to the Polish Investment & Trade Agency, Polish apples will likely be available on Indonesian retail shelves during Ramadan, which next year falls in March.
Chilean shipper Cabilfrut and Colombia's Green SuperFood have joined forces to enhance their offer of commercial programmes in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America.
The decline in exports has been attributed to more expensive production costs and adverse weather conditions that have affected fruit harvests and export logistics.
Indian onion exports have declined 85% after the imposition of the government's Minimum Export Price cap.
The carrier becomes the second container line after CMA CGM to levy a surcharge on shipments transiting the waterway in response to increasing capacity reductions.
Farming bodies have hit back against the suggestion made by Member of Parliament Jacob Rees Mogg, who has called for cheap food imports to replace seasonal workers.
Japan has removed its restrictions to accept all Australian mango varieties, saying that vapor heat treatment makes it possible to significantly reduce pest risks.
The extra slot will be contingent on the water level of Lake Gatun and rainfall projections for the upcoming weeks.
Unseasonal heavy rainfall and hailstorms have hit table grape and onion production in India's main production region of Nashik.
Tipped off by the Hellenic Coast Guard, inspectors with the assistance of a specially trained dog discovered 91.5 kilos of cocaine, worth €4.1m.
The auction fees already generated this year are enough to cover a projected revenue shortfall of US$200m that the Panama Canal Authority will lose from reduced transits.
In a letter addressed to major German retailers, Costa Rica's National Banana Corporation accuses the NGO of making uncorroborated allegations, which it says are untrue and inaccurate.
With eco-friendly and organic fruit fetching premium prices in Japan, Pacific Coast Produce hopes to establish an airfreight programme for high-end retail customers.
Hapag-Lloyd has announced that it will skip its import call of the Istanbul Express at the Chilean port due to the strike by temporary port workers.
Although there has been no increase in the volume forecast, significant rainfall and high temperatures have promoted fruit growth and accelerated ripening.
Monday's collapse of the computer system that processes documentation for the export of products has forced shippers to revert to a paper-based system.
In the first 9 months of the year, the cross-border exports of Argentinean apples and pears were up 36% and 53%, respectively, on the 5-year average.
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Climate impacts on key fruit crops, weak Chinese demand and geopolitical tensions have dampened the short-term outlook, according to maritime consultancy Drewry.
The biggest demand driver is the rise in online grocery shopping, which is expected to raise its share of US grocery sales overall from 13% in 2021 to 21.5% in 2025.
The Danish carrier says it is halting all shipments to and from Syria due to growing challenges in complying with sanctions.
The South African Citrus Growers Association blamed power cuts, port congestion and a 'dysfunctional' freight rail network for a disappointing season in volume terms.
The updated second official estimate confirms anecdotal industry reports and reflects the impact of recent adverse climate conditions.
CMA CGM is the first carrier to impose a surcharge, stating that the increase in the toll rate coupled with transit and draft restrictions will seriously affect its operations.
The 'extremely hazardous' chemical could be approved for use on oranges and grapefruits grown in the United States, in spite of evidence that shows it affects brain development in children.
The Federal Administration for Inspection Affairs has banned the import of mandarins from Croatia due to the presence of the pesticide chlorpyrifos.
At 365K MT, the Tunisian citrus harvest for the 2023/2024 season is up 26% year-on-year, according to inter-professional fruit group GiFruits.
The United States Department of Agriculture has included US$3m for research into storage methods for apple growers as part of its funding for the specialty crop industry.
The 50% and 24% respective year-on-year increases in Orchard Gate Returns of Green and SunGold kiwifruit compensate for the 20% reduction in the export crop.
Ahead of the official ASOEX revised forecast, the Chilean cherry industry is anticipating a volume potentially lower than last season's 83m boxes.
A California produce company has voluntarily recalled its whole peaches, plums and nectarines in connection with an outbreak of listeria that has led to one death and 10 hospitalizations since 2018.
The charter arrangement with GreenSea has paid dividends for Brazil's largest fruit exporter Agricola Famosa, which expects sales revenue to rise 20% to R$1.5bn this year.
The Japanese multinational says its fruit harvesting drones are currently being tested on farms in Italy and are expected to be launched commercially in North America in 2025.