The increase in Polish volume will be more than offset by the reduction in the French, Benelux, Italian, Iberian and Hungarian crops, according to the WAPA 2020 forecast.
Total export returns for the year were NZ$870m, the highest ever achieved and an increase of NZ$500m in the past eight years, according to industry body NZAPI.
Despite a marginal reduction in export volumes, the value of Mexican banana exports increased year-on-year in the first half of 2020.
After a positive June and despite the return of CDC volumes, Cameroon shipped 25% fewer bananas in July than the previous month.
Sales revenue in the integrated marketer's apple segment increased 40% in the first half of 2020, while the company also benefitted from the acquisition of Freshmax NZ.
For the container shipping segment, the orderbook has fallen 10.3% in the past 12 months to its lowest level since September 2003.
There were almost as many rejections of citrus consignments in July in EU ports as there were during the whole of 2019.
The latest ministerial agreement has left open the possibility of lowering the Minimum Reference Price as appropriate and according to the development of the external market.
A mysterious infection, which is spreading rapidly through the major kiwifruit production region of Lazio causes the roots of the kiwifruit plants to rot.
To mid-July, the volume and value of Peruvian mandarins had risen 39% and 51%, respectively, driven by a sharp rise in demand from the United States.
The NZ$160m project will 'define the future of the marketer and have a considerable impact on both the kiwifruit industry and the New Zealand economy'.
Almost half-way through what will be a record season, kiwifruit marketer Zespri says that more fruit has been delivered to market year-on-year and that sales remain strong.
Chile is the second country to be granted access to the Australian avocado market after New Zealand.
While there was no material difference in the total value of imports, Peru gained market share, shipping US$1.1bn worth of fruit and vegetables, a 13% increase year-on-year in the first half of 2020.
While the COVID-19 pandemic forced thousands of backpackers out of Australia, current state border closures are preventing the movement of the seasonal workforce.
Between January and June, the north western Chinese province exported 112,400 MT of fruit products worth 843m yuan (US$121m), up 86% and 66% year-on-year, respectively.
The latest estimate puts this year’s Californian table grape crop almost 2m cartons down from the earlier estimate to be marginally lower than last year's total.
The world's largest banana exporter shipped 204m boxes (3.7m MT) of fruit in the first six months of 2020, up 9% on last year’s interim figure.
Shipments of citrus from South Africa to the United States have risen by between 15% and 38% year-on-year, according to exporter association Summer Citrus from SA.
Ahead of its 25th anniversary, the Dutch NGO founder of the Max Havelaar/Fairtrade concept has taken the decision to allow banana producer organizations to participate in the share capital of its creation.
Although the crop volume is forecast to fall 10% year-on-year due to the ongoing drought, early indications are that producer returns will rise 20%.
Estimates suggest that 1 in 4 children in the United States could face hunger this year as a result of fallout from the coronavirus.
A variety trial is being conducted at New Mexico State University to determine which of 15 cultivars will thrive in the New Mexico climate.
Based on returns to date, New Zealand's largest apple exporter says earnings for its horticulture division are forecast to be materially below last year's NZ$39.7m.
Although several banana plantations in the far north of Hispaniola were affected, anecdotal reports suggest that the damage done by the tropical storm was minimal.
A total of 6 of the 23-crew Lithuanian reefer Cassiopeia tested positive on 28 July, as the vessel berthed in Klaksvik, Faroe Islands.
A year on from the discovery of Panama Disease TR4 in Colombia, the multinational says the measures and protocols it has implemented have contained the lethal banana disease.
Chile shipped 1.71m MT of fresh fruit at a value of US$3.3bn FOB, a year-on-year decrease in volume of 7%, and in value of 15%, according to the Office of Agrarian Studies and Policies.
The marketer says kiwifruit was individually packaged for protection from 'excess handling' in a world 'where consumers are increasingly conscious of food safety'.
The data management platform has additional features providing greater functionality, more actionable intelligence and customizable fleet control on its reefer containers.
The number of hectares under production of patented premium gold kiwifruit variety, SunGold, has almost doubled in the past six months.
South Africa's largest pipfruit shipper says the issues and delays regarding the Cape Town container port raised last year have only worsened, exacerbated by Covid-19 but not because of it.
Port Elizabeth residents have been warned to steer clear of a large shipment of oranges that were lost in the sea when 22 reefer containers fell overboard during heavy weather.
The Moncada family is to remain in managerial roles within the Sicilian company founded as a joint venture with the Orsero Group in 2011.
According to a report from the China Apple Industry Association, apple exports between January and May of this year reached 364.9K MT, an 18% year-on-year increase.
In the first seven months of the year, a total of 152.8K TEU have been demolished, a 26.3% rise from the same period last year.
According to its Commerce Ministry data, Thailand exported US$567m worth of durians to China in the first four months of 2020, up 78% year-on-year.
The UK faces shortages and price hikes due to a lack of clarity on post-Brexit trading and labour provision, the Fresh Produce Consortium has warned.
The tropical storm is forecast to produce strong winds, heavy rains and potentially life-threatening flash flooding across Hispaniola.
Strategies to reduce the backlog at the Port of Cape Town are bearing fruit, with Maersk announcing that it is to resume calls on the northbound rotation of the SAECS service.
The multinational says the addition of the 6 new vessels marks a new chapter in environmental sustainability for the company.
Fruit and vegetable prices have soared in France this year, according to the consumer association Familles Rurales report.
Australia's farm sector is facing a serious workforce shortage exacerbated by international and state COVID-19 travel restrictions as the picking of citrus and summer fruits gets underway.
Despite the impact of the coronavirus crisis on global production and logistics chains and a pandemic-driven drop in demand, the economic damage for the port remains limited.
While the multinational suffered a year-on-year US$147m reduction in Q2 net sales revenue with its fresh-cut and avocado segments worst affected, adjusted net income fell only US$9m.
Some 20 feeder ports in southern China have imposed restrictions on reefer box operations due to coronavirus contamination concerns.
The multinational is to market its Fratelli Orsero branded fresh, fresh cut and 'drinking fruit' lines in 200 Autogrill outlets on the Italian motorway network from September.
The California Table Grape Commission hopes to inspire an uptick in table grape sales with its latest campaign, 'California Goodness Matters'.
Kenyan avocado exports hit a record high in the first half of 2020 with more than 58,400 tonnes sold to 42 countries.
The driver of the overall drop in imports year-to-date comes from processing, primarily the reduction in frozen potato products coming into the UK.
Exporter association Incofruit-Hellas says there were significant increases in cherry and watermelon exports and projects a steady rise in table grape volumes.
In the largest study of its kind, scientists at Rutgers University have found that declining numbers of bees and other pollinators threaten crop yields and global food security.
The port call on the dedicated reefer service from Ecuador and Peru to the UK and N Cont is the result of an initiative with French pineapple shipper SIIM.
Global production for 2019/20 is estimated down 400K MT to 31.6m, with declines in the EU, Morocco, Turkey, and the US more than offsetting a larger crop in China.
The Southern Hemisphere Association of Fresh Fruit Exporters said shippers posted a record volume in 2019, reaching 2.6m MT worth US$7.6bn.
Border officials have seized 380 kg of cocaine hidden in the floor of a reefer container at London Gateway port en route from Costa Rica to Germany.
China is expected to increase imports of Turkish cherries this year as part of efforts to further bilateral economic and trade ties between the two countries.
Thailand has now implemented zero tariffs and removed tariff rate quotas that limited the import volume of Australian seed and processing potatoes.
The carrier says that its new digital supply chain management platform strengthens the company’s position as global integrator of container logistics.
The coronavirus is credited with causing a 20% spike in fresh fruit imports year-on-year in the first 6 months of 2020.
Fruit trade groups in China and Chile have signed a memorandum of understanding to boost trade ties, building on a 2005 bilateral free-trade agreement.
Despite closing the first half of 2020 with a 4% decrease in activity, the Spanish container port saw a 4% increase in reefer throughput.
The company is one of the UK's leading distributors of Fairtrade bananas, supplied by thousands of smallholders in the Caribbean.
A high-level delegation of industry representatives from Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica and Guatemala met last week with the NGO to express alarm over the standard setting process.
A group of New Zealand kiwifruit producers, which unsuccessfully sued over the vine killing disease PSA, has been thrown a lifeline by the Supreme Court.
The leasing company, which services the world's top 20 shipping companies, has selected Carrier Transicold as its preferred partner for refrigerated container units.
South African ports have handled record citrus volumes this year, recording a 29.4% increase across all terminals, according to Transnet Port Terminals.
A decade after cherry orchards were almost wiped out in Britain, farmers are celebrating such a bumper crop this year that they are able to export fruit.
Despite a clearly negative market environment, which translated to reduced shipping volumes, the 3PL service provider was able to gain market share in its reefer segment.
Earlier this month, the two companies signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Shanghai that will develop both brands in the Chinese market.
After joining the multinational in 1986, David McCann became Chief Executive in 1995 and subsequently Chairman in 2006.
The approval of five more exporting companies brings the total number of companies allowed to ship bananas to China to 15.
Quality improvements and trade relations are credited for the year-to-date 150% increase in export volumes.
In the first quarter of 2020, the volume of fresh fruit imports fell marginally, with the drop in apple and pear volumes offsetting the increase in bananas and citrus.
Despite calls for a reduction, the area devoted to consumer potatoes is up 0.5% compared to last year in the five main European potato producing countries.
The California-based agribusiness has reached a settlement with a Sunraysia table grape grower who admitted propagating proprietary varieties without authorisation.
The Te Puke-based packhouse has packed 50% of the organic SunGold kiwifruit and about 12% of the organic Hayward kiwifruit for New Zealand this year alone.
The Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association says it expects banana exports to decline by 20% in 2020 and is looking for state assistance.
Industry association ProHass says that shippers have diverted exports to the US in order to allow the EU market to stabilise and pricing recover.
The Fuji variety was worst affected in the 20% year-on-year reduction, which is attributed to climatic factors and a water deficit.