Efforts to curb exports come to nothing as the world's largest exporter shipped 3.7m more boxes of bananas year-on-year in July and August, according to Acorbanec.
The dried fruit producer has reached a deal to sell 390 hectares under citrus and wine grapes to a subsidiary of the ASX-listed fresh produce giant for A$4.5m.
The project, led by Rostech State Corporation subsidiary Uralvagonzavod, is aimed at making Russian carriers less dependent on foreign equipment manufacturers.
At the midpoint of the proposed range, the avocado specialist would command a fully diluted market value of US$1.1bn and an enterprise value of US$1.2bn.
Citrus Growers Association CEO Justin Chadwick says that the reputation South Africa has built in export markets due to fruit quality is being seriously compromised by port delays.
The International Kiwifruit Organisation says that a 35% year-on-year increase in the production of gold kiwifruit will offset the reduction in green fruit.
A preliminary estimate suggests that 55,000 hectares of banana plantations have been affected by ash from the ongoing volcanic eruptions.
Symbior Solar is to install over 33,000 square meters of solar panels at Dole facilities in Thailand and the Philippines.
The leading avocado and mango marketer says it has taken a significant step forward in reducing still further the environmental impact of its marketplace operations.
The value of Moroccan fresh produce exports grew 8% in 2019/20 despite drought affected lower volumes and the disruption caused by the Covid-19 outbreak.
Ash from the Ecuadorian volcano is settling on banana plantations in the country's principal banana producing regions, with 80,000 hectares potentially affected.
After record production in 2019/20, global trade is expected to contract on reduced supplies as adverse weather conditions affect output in top producers China and the EU.
A spokesman for the shipping conglomerate said up to 27,000 jobs, or nearly a third of its global workforce, could be affected as it moves to control costs and simplify its business.
Bangladesh received a large consignment of onions at the weekend after India decided to make an exception for Dhaka.
In response to the dangers posed by Panama disease TR4, the Philippine government is to fund initiatives to find resistant varieties and further increase production.
The value of the world's second largest banana exporter's shipments from January to July fell 10% to $1bn as lockdowns impacted economies and international trade.
The US Federal Maritime Commission is following a Chinese initiative, which advised the container lines to discontinue the practice of blanking sailings.
Chile shipped 2.496m MT of fruit in 2019/20, a figure that was 7% down on the previous season with grape, apple, avocado, blueberry and kiwifruit volumes all lower year-on-year.
Camposol heads the list of exporters as Peru increases mango exports by almost 60% in the first eight months of the year.
Amnesty bins have been installed at the island's international airports as part of efforts to prevent plant and animal diseases from entering the island.
The Washington State apple crop will be up to 10% smaller than expected because wildfires and extreme windstorms have battered orchards in recent weeks
Since announcing a firm revenue increase in Q1, the Belgian multinational says sales have increased while it continues to work on a structural improvement of its margin, profitability and cash flow.
Despite the fact that citrus production has outpaced apple production this year, the average value of apples has remained far in the lead.
The company says the Green and Environmental Stewardship award win is a reflection of its sustainability commitment and recent achievements across its operations.
Growers have hosted Pacific Island workers for more than a decade and have called for the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme to resume.
Despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus outbreak, the Italian multinational improved top line revenue and net profit in the first six months of 2020.
The Port Elizabeth and Ngqura ports celebrated a total throughput of about 460K pallets of citrus this year, an estimated 44% increase from the volume shipped in 2019.
The new report estimates that Australian fruit and vegetable growers could face A$263m in losses due to the reduced export airfreight capacity impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The production forecast for 2020/21 is for a slight year-on-year increase based on continued expansion in the planted area and optimal weather conditions pre-harvest.
Based on a similar average fruit set per tree to 2019, preliminary indications are for an 84m box crop, which is 5% lower than last year’s final seasonal total.
In the first six months of the year Mexico exported US $142m worth of juice to the United States, considerably more than Brazil's US $91m.
The Bangkok-based multinational plantation and farm management company says it has secured land to plant mangoes for export.
The port operator is now planning to build a barge terminal to connect the US$60m logistics centre in Guayaquil with its US$1bn deepwater Port of Posorja.
General Confederation of Italian Agriculture Confagricoltura calls for state intervention after a resurgence of a mystery disease in the principal production region of Agro Pontino.
India is the world's largest exporter of onions, a staple of South Asian cooking, with countries such as Bangladesh, Nepal, Malaysia and Sri Lanka reliant on Indian shipments.
New duties would need to be paid for fruit and vegetables imported from the EU under the UK Global Tariff and these costs would most likely be passed onto the consumer.
A highly infectious fungal disease is spreading in the high-yield belt of the country's second-largest apple producing region of Himachal Pradesh.
The measure has been taken to support local farmers during the potato harvesting season, according to the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade.
The signing of an addendum to the Italy-China trade protocol allows Italian kiwifruit to arrive in China on reefer vessels.
La Niña's arrival could affect weather around the globe, potentially causing more frequent and stronger hurricanes for the last few months of the Atlantic hurricane season.
Between January and July of this year, Panama exported 10.9m boxes of bananas from Chiquita Panamá, Coobana and the Fresh Del Monte subsidiary.
The Malaysian Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries has turned to social media and involved several local university students from China in its durian promotion campaigns.
Kenya has begun exports of frozen avocado to China, yielding to pressure on phytosanitary conditions that Beijing had issued before allowing in imports.
A lack of late frosts combined with a largely warm and settled spring resulted in a prolonged blossom season for orchards, and this was followed by rain in July and August.
With the season not quite over, a total of 43 citrus voyages have been made from South Africa against a total of 31 last year.
Zimbabwe's leading horticultural firm, Nhimbe Fresh Produce, has secured US$15m for a stonefruit project from a yet-to-be disclosed United Arab Emirates investor.
A 'marketing failure' and shortage of customers has led to this year's bumper crop being turned into molasses.
This is at least the third time in 2020 that cocaine has been discovered at the Port of Odesa hidden within a shipment of bananas arriving from South America.
Identic Solutions has equipped the port serving the east coast of New Zealand's South Island with its most advanced terminal-based reefer solution.
The Cool Carriers/Baltic Shipping group has celebrated the launch of the Cool Eagle, the third of six vessels in its E-class series.
According to data provided by the National Administrative Department of Statistics, banana exports increased from 302K MT in the first half of 2019 to 334K MT in the same period of 2020.
The reefer operator has announced the commencement of operations at the port of El Rama on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, connected through its Zodiac service to and from Europe.
The avocado specialist said that the 18% increase in volume was offset by a 37% decline in average selling prices, which led to a 25% decrease in sales revenue for the quarter.
New Zealand's avocado industry has high hopes for expansion, with a target of NZ$1bn worth of sales revenue set for 2040.
The Captain and a crewman are reported kidnapped from the MV Water Phoenix off the coast of Nigeria with the rest of crew taking refuge in the vessel's citadel.
The Panama Canal Administration is to inject 'at least' 1.4m additional cubic meters of water into the interoceanic highway as a temporary measure to guarantee continuing operations.
Exports are tipped to reach US$1.1bn in the 2020/21 campaign, making the blueberry the first Peruvian crop to surpass the US$1bn barrier.
The packhouse, part of Capespan, is a state-of-the art pome fruit packing facility servicing fruit farmers in the Ceres, Villiersdorp, Piketberg, Grabouw and Boland areas.
The service is aimed at Malaysian durian producers, who will now be able to take advantage of exporting to Hong Kong and Singapore through the DHL initiative.
Earnings from fruit increased 50% year-on-year in the first eight months of the year, offsetting the 11% decline in value of vegetable exports.
Shipments to the US, which is the major market for Peruvian citrus, increased 61% year-on-year to mid-August.
Port operator Yilport is to invest US$176m in the construction of a 450m pier in order to attract the new generation of container ships.
Container shipping activity has staged a sharp rebound in recent months and is nearing pre-pandemic levels, according to Jeremy Nixon, the CEO of the Singapore-based network.
The Peak Season Surcharges on shipments from N Europe and the Baltic to Asia and the Middle East will be applicable from 1 October.
The emirate has established an on-site laboratory to test the level of pesticide residues in the products sold at its largest fruit and vegetable market.
The estimated production of 32,000 tonnes will mean a decline of 15% compared to the harvest last year.
Despite the moratorium on licences for new banana plantations, the value of banana exports from Laos to China continues to grow.
From next year South Africa will be able to compete with for a share of a 17.5K MT southern hemisphere citrus market currently dominated by Argentina and Australia.
Stonefruit producers say they may have to grub some of their trees, as the coronavirus pandemic raises air freight costs and 'wreaks havoc' on export markets.
With the season coming to a close, South Africa is to halt the shipment of some citrus fruit types from some production regions 'to protect the long-term sustainability of the EU market'.
In the first eight months of the year, Turkey exported 666K MT of citrus at a value of US$339.8m, a 32% increase year-on-year.
In the 12 months to March this year, Iran exported 700K MT of apples predominantly to Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union.
Despite a 9% reduction in top line revenue to US$7bn, the carrier's second quarter operating profit increased 26.3% year-on-year to US$1.2bn.
Leading avocado specialist Mission Produce has filed with the US Securities Exchange Commission to raise up to US$100m in an initial public offering.
The reefer operator is set to establish a bi-monthly liner service from Veracruz to Rotterdam to run 12 months of the year.
The double-digit percentage year-on-year increase in the value of durians, dragon fruit and cherries offset a reduction in value of bananas, apples, table grapes, oranges and plums.
Following seven days of refusing to work, truckers in Chile have called off the strike led by the National Confederation of Cargo Transport.
During the first half of the year, fresh fruit exports grew 14% in terms of volume and 4% in value compared to January-June of last year.
European Union markets have absorbed 52.7K MT of Chilean kiwifruit shipments this year, up 20% on last year’s volume.
The tropical storm has strengthened into fifth hurricane of 2020 Atlantic season and threatens to devastate banana production in Belize and northern Guatemala.