24 May 2019More is less for Spanish avocado industry
While seasonal avocado production increased 17% year-on-year to 61K MT, the yield to producers fell below the total achieved in 2017/18.
24 May 2019ProHass says less is more
Peru is on course to ship 290,000 tonnes of Hass avocado this year, which would mean a reduction of 14% compared to the volume shipped in 2018.
24 May 2019Cocaine find blamed on TCM failure
Customs officials in Rotterdam have seized 1.6 tonnes of cocaine in a banana shipment from Costa Rica that they say should have been intercepted at source.
24 May 2019APMM cuts losses
The container shipping and logistics giant remained in the red in Q1 with a $104m loss, but said it remained on course to deliver a full year ebitda of US$5bn.
24 May 2019Tasmania regains access to Taiwan
Tasmanian fruit can once again be exported to Taiwan after the Asian nation recognised the Australian state's fruit fly free status.
Philippine banana exports in the first quarter tripled to 1.05m MT, fueled by record-high purchases by China, which accounted for more than a third of the total.
23 May 2019Zespri returns record results
The marketer's returns to New Zealand's kiwifruit industry reached new levels on the back of strong growth in both volume and value and across all fruit categories.
Indonesian importers who can meet the specified requirements can now apply for permits across all South African citrus lines.
23 May 2019Turkey ships more lemons
Of the total marketed volume of 564K MT in 2019/19, the Russian and Iranian markets absorbed the highest volume of Turkish lemons.
23 May 2019Thai court upholds Hall fine judgement
The Thai appeals court in Bangkok has ordered British migrant rights activist Andy Hall to pay THB10m (US$310K) in defamation charges to pineapple firm National Fruit.
23 May 2019Dole plumps for Globe Tracker
The solution and platform will assist Dole in exploring technological advantages relating to its reefer containers, allowing for more consistent product quality.
23 May 2019Indian mango shippers switch modes
An escalation in air freight costs has forced mango shippers to explore the sea freight option from Mumbai to London.
New Zealand's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Climate says climate change may force the industry to look for new places to grow its vines.
22 May 2019Zespri outlines offshore ambitions
At the inauguration of its Bologna office, the kiwifruit marketer revealed new plans for production in the EU, US and Asia.
22 May 2019Electrical misery for TCM
A power outage at Costa Rica's US$1bn Moin container terminal on Monday has caused significant delays to container vessel schedules.