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14 June 2019China crop losses hit apple numbers

Global apple production for 2018/19 is projected to plunge 5.7m MT from the previous year to 68.7m, the lowest level in 8 years.

14 June 2019Costa Rican cocaine seized in Spain

The discovery of 276kgs of the Class A drug in a reefer container transporting bananas is the second in a month shipped via the US$1bn Moin Container Terminal.

14 June 2019Gem variety key to Californian avocado future

Breeders are recommending the variety partly because new varieties producing at different times of the year could widen the California avocado market.

14 June 2019Honduras leads C American vegetable exports

In the first nine months of 2018, the value of Central America vegetable exports totaled US$132m, 15% more than in the same period of 2017.

14 June 2019Rise forecast in EU stonefruit crops

The double-digit percentage increase in production forecast by Spain, Italy and France will more than offset the reduction in Greece.

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13 June 2019Fyffes secures equity injection

The Irish multinational has received an €183m equity injection from Japanese owner Sumitomo to replace parental borrowings and reduce debt.

13 June 2019Apple price rise concerns Beijing

China's consumer price index rose in May to 2.7%, its highest in more than a year, boosted by an 18.2% climb in pork prices and a 26.7% increase in fruit prices.

13 June 2019Samskip selects Globe Tracker for reefer

The global logistics company has selected Globe Tracker to provide an advanced Internet of Things solution for its refrigerated containers.

13 June 2019AES deaths linked to litchis

Brain disease Acute Encephalitis Syndrome, responsible for the deaths of 53 children in northern India, has been linked to a toxic substance in the exotic fruit.

13 June 2019TMPR builds fleet with NaturaLINE boxes

Leased through SeaCube Containers, the 220 reefer units are to be deployed by TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico on U.S. domestic trade routes.

12 June 2019FCC builds new reefers

The three units are to be built at the Kitanihon yard in Japan and delivered in the course of 2020/21.

12 June 2019Decision on Zespri Red by year-end

After what it says was a successful sales trial, the kiwifruit marketer is to decide by the end of the year if its red kiwifruit satisfies the criteria to become a commercial crop.

12 June 2019Peru aims for table grape supremacy

With 1,000 hectares of table grapes planted each year, Peru may soon be exporting 700K MT annually at a value of US$1.5bn.

12 June 2019India withdraws onion export incentive

The government has withdrawn 10% export incentives to prevent a further escalation in prices in the domestic market.

12 June 2019Peru sees dip in banana value

An increase in shipments from rival Latin American origins is blamed for the 13% year-on-year fall in export value in the first four months of 2019.