A government-led Investigation Commission is to report on the strike called by Sitraibana that is causing Chiquita to lose a reported 65K boxes of bananas per day.
The port of Pecem in northeastern Brazil has regained its No. 1 position in the northeast fruit export market.
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service said it intercepted European vine moth pupa and larva on plums grown in the O'Higgins region for export to the United States.
Included in the list of plants whose seedlings are not allowed to be taken out of the country are varieties such as Shine Muscat grapes and Hakata Amaou strawberries.
The value of Thai fruit exports more than doubled in the first two months of the year over the figure for 2019 despite the sluggish global economy caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
As it considers its future strategy, the South African listed agro-investment company says it has received a number of unsolicited approaches for companies in its portfolio.
Colombia hopes to boost its banana exports by 10% this year, which would bring in $1bn for the world's fifth-largest exporter of the fruit.
The country's horticulture regulator had banned the export of the two popular avocado varieties in November last year to curb the harvesting of an immature crop.
The German carrier says it has invested approximately US$550m on new dry, reefer and specialised containers, making it one of the largest orders in its history.
The UK has recently signed a deal allowing seed potato exports to China, while Cuba is also on the radar for exporters.
The proceeds of the US$500m revolving credit and US$940m term loan facilities are to be used to refinance the existing Total Produce and Dole debt facilities.
Turkey's exports of fresh fruits and vegetables in the first quarter of the year reached US$774.5m, the head of a sectoral association said on Tuesday.
Kenya shipped 72,000 tonnes of avocadoes in 2020, up from 59,000 tonnes recorded in 2019, a government official said on Wednesday.
The Ngqura Container Terminal in South Africa offloaded 1,995 reefer containers in 47 hours from the MSC Altair.
The carrier has announced a US$1,000 per container Peak Season Surcharge despite the peak season for reefer having ended months ago.
The Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation has declared a state of national phytosanitary emergency in a bid to control the spread of Panama Disease.
The delay in signing the pear export protocols has held up access for avocadoes, blueberries and stone fruit and a review of the existing protocol for lemons.
The reefer owner/operator and Jamaica Producers Group have formed a joint venture to acquire the shipping line from previous owners Winfresh and Fyffes.
According to industry body Berries ZA, exports of South African berries increased by more than 27% in 2020, despite the impact of Covid-19.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has lifted its voluntary suspension of export certification for P.E.I. seed potatoes, allowing trade to the United States to resume.
The disease was found in Darwin, capital of the Northern Territory, in April 2018, 14 years after Australia's last outbreak in Queensland where it destroyed 500,000 citrus trees.
The South African Citrus Growers Association estimates that 95,000 reefer containers will be needed to export this year's citrus crop.
In the U.S. Department of Agriculture's most recent orange production estimate, Florida has fallen behind California for the first time.
Hong Kong handled around 900K TEU reefer containers in 2020 and is the largest fresh fruit trading hub in South China, having achieved growth in durian and cherry shipments.
The Washington Apple Commission says that US shippers are having to compete for market share in India with apples produced in Eastern Europe.
The Cool Eagle is one of a series of the five largest reefer ships ever built and will carry over 7,000 pallets of fruit, making it the largest vessel to carry Zespri kiwifruit to date.
The cold snap that hit Slovenia this week caused damage to all types of fruit orchards nation-wide, as well causing injury to vineyards, olive groves and legumes.
Industry body Hortgro says that cooler nights and no excessive heatwaves have resulted in almost no sunburn and contributed to good colour development.
National health agency Senasa reports says that it has sent soil samples from a banana plantation to the national Plant Health Diagnostic Unit for verification.
The reefer operator said that cargo could not be convinced to cover the additional costs of running the service from Colombia and Costa Rica to the UK and N Cont.
The reefer lessor says it is to receive several thousand reefer containers ahead of a likely 2-month factory shutdown as manufacturers convert to environmentally friendly paints.
For the first quarter, Cameroon exported 54,900 tonnes of bananas against 49,818 tonnes in the same period last year, an increase of 5,082 tonnes (10.20%).
The head of Egypt's Central Administration of Plant Quarantine said that entering the Japanese market had been one of the biggest challenges facing the administration.
The company says its new Container Fresh & Frozen units can reach and maintain box temperature in the toughest conditions between -30 and +30 degrees Celsius.
According to data from the Union of Exporters of the Mediterranean Region, between January and March this year, Turkey exported 563,836 tonnes of citrus.
Weak market demand coupled with heavy arrivals of Chilean fruit has caused an unprecedented logjam in the Delaware River reefer terminals.
By renovating 520 hectares of banana plantations, the Cameroon parastatal will effectively relaunch its operations after the problems caused by the Anglophone crisis.
Fresh fruit sales were up 76.1% year-on-year, driven by the growth in lemon exports in Uruguay and South Africa and in sweet citrus from Peru, South Africa and Uruguay.
The steadily increasing demand for imported fruit on the Chinese market has prompted the rapid opening of additional import inspection facilities.
Some 90m sterile fruit flies are to be released over Adelaide in an effort to combat fruit fly outbreaks and help protect thousands of jobs in the horticulture industry.
While the industry is heading for a record harvest, shippers are facing a shortage of reefer containers and 'skyrocketing' transportation costs to the Middle and Far East.
The multinational's North America organization is to be led by Jesus Rodriguez following the departure of former Senior Vice President, Annunciata Cerioli.
The volume and value of banana shipments in the first two months of the year are lower year-on-year, confirming a trend established in 2019.
The carrier says it expects to lose 20-30% of capacity over multiple weeks resulting from the impact on the Asia-Europe supply chain with the recent closure.
The Taiwan Government has taken steps to improve the integrity of the cold chain after core rot was found in consignments shipped to Singapore and Japan.
The Government is to provide seed funding for the production of Ambul bananas as part of its target to increase the value of total fresh exports from US$80m to US$1bn.
The Port of Wilmington terminal operator says it will not accept claims relating to temperature or fruit quality on Chilean fruit from 21 March.
Shipments to date this season are 20.5% down on last year and 16.4% down on the 2018/19 season, according to the Washington Apple Commission.
The acquisition of a 2,500 acre citrus grove in Charlotte County on the west coast follows a US$31.25m investment in 2019 for 4,000 hectares in Fort Pierce on the east coast.
India has shipped 120K MT of table grapes to date and will continue exporting for another two weeks, according to the Grape Exporters Association.
The installation of security cameras at its packing facilities in Changuinola has brought work at 21 packing stations across the region to a standstill.
In the wake of the Suez Canal blockage, the carrier is suspending spot bookings and short-term contract shipments from a wide variety of export markets.
Private equity investment will support the California-based global fruit genetics, R&D and licensing company's plans to accelerate its growth strategy.
The campaign states that Chinese traders and consumers will benefit from SATI's 'China Specification', exclusively developed to ensure the best possible South African table grapes are supplied.
Global durian exports are forecast to rise by 134.5% to 1.8m tonnes by 2025 as Indonesia, Viet Nam, Malaysia and the Philippines boost volumes.
Transfesa Logistics and Euro Pool System have expanded the CoolRail network of refrigerated containers to include Denmark as a destination.
Fresh export data for January and February shows that the reliance of Vietnamese fresh exports on established markets is falling in tandem with growth in new geographies.
Soft citrus will account for 200K MT of a total forecast 387K MT export volume in 2021, according to exporter association Asoex projections.
The bottleneck caused by the grounding of the Ever Given will lead to approximately 1,600 containers reaching the European market at the same time.
Kiwifruit marketer Zespri estimates that in the last 12 months, the total land under unlicenced planting in China has risen to 67% of what is planted in New Zealand.
Bananas and pineapples together represented 16.20% of the total value exported by Costa Rica during 2020.
As a result of the Suez blockage, there will be a significant spike in arrivals of containers in European ports within the next fortnight.
Colombia's largest banana exporter shipped a record 44m boxes of bananas in 2020, an 18% growth year-on-year.
Weak demand in the United States coupled with a range of quality on offer and high price at retail is complicating the market for table grape distributors.
In a statement, leading carrier Maersk said that it had three ships stuck in the Suez Canal and 29 ships waiting to enter.
The upgrade of the Greenyard Prepared cooling tower in Bree will generate an additional reduction in water use of over 50 million litres per year.
Around 10% of Ecuadorian banana exports are transported through the Suez Canal, according to Banana Marketing and Export Association Acorbanec.
Reports that the ship had been freed raised hopes that traffic could resume within hours, clearing the way for an estimated US$9.6bn of goods that is being delayed each day.
The Belgian multinational says it will primarily use the proceeds to strengthen shareholders' equity in order to execute its 5-year growth plan.
The lawsuit claims the Environmental Protection Agency failed to ensure that the use of the antibiotic would not cause unreasonable harm to human health or the environment.
In 2020, Ukraine imported almost 1m MT of various fruit types, which is 8% more than in 2019, according to the Ukrainian Agribusiness Club.
The heavy rainfall experienced since January has improved the environment for plant growth, markedly improved reservoir levels and led to an increase in fruit exports.
A fruit and vegetable sector development plan approved by the government seeks to increase exports to US$8-$10bn by 2030.
Exports of vegetables have dropped to three-year low due to a lack of air cargo freighters during the pandemic that caused an almost halt in shipments to the EU.
Apple production in the UK, a market worth an estimated GBP£230m per annum, has declined significantly with imports today accounting for 70% of apples consumed.
In the first two months of the year, exports were down 2m boxes, or almost 3% against the figures for January and February 2020.
In addition to delaying thousands of containers loaded with consumer items, the stranded ship has also tied up empty containers which are needed for exports.
With average annual losses to theft estimated in the region of US$1.6m, farmers have invested heavily in fencing and private security.
Producers say that retail prices are likely to rise as Australia's largest citrus growing region is struck by the labour shortage.
The value of Turkish exotic fruit exports has increased almost 40% in the last 3 years to total US$6.4m in 2020.