Despite a 12% year-on-year net increase in arrivals of soft citrus from the four principal southern hemisphere suppliers, FOT pricing is well above 2021 levels.
The programme aims to support healthy nutrition and reduce school absenteeism of children in the communities near its melon-producing farms in Choluteca, Honduras.
The Suez Canal Authority has signed a cooperation agreement with the Maersk Group, which includes investing US$500m to operate a new container berth in the canal.
The German carrier reported a bumper first half of the year but echoed its peers in saying that its outlook for container shipping remained highly uncertain.
The Spanish port has handled 25K MT of southern hemisphere citrus year-to-date, a big increase on the 4.2K MT received at this point last year.
South Africa's Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development says it has negotiated a deal that will clear containers currently stranded in EU ports.
Increases in production, supported by an expectation of an improvement in labour availability are anticipated to result in a double-digit percentage rise in exports.
With the recent expansion in acreage and production, along with global demand, sweet cherries are now Canada's second largest exported fruit crop behind blueberries.
Moldova has supplied 168,000 tonnes of agriculture products to Russia so far this year of which the majority are apples, plums and grapes.
Between January and July, Peruvian exports of fresh bananas amounted to 99K MT, a 52% increase over the corresponding period last year.
The shipment of the late Lapins variety is the first consignment of cherries from the northwestern state to be imported into China for three years.
Over the past 4 years the Colombian government has negotiated trade deals for 60 products to various countries.
With False Codling Moth found in a soft citrus consignment, Valencian Farmers Association AVA-Asaja demands that the cold treatment protocol be extended to mandarins.
Workers at Felixstowe, the UK's largest container port, will go ahead with an eight-day strike after pay talks break down.
The world's largest container lines are on course to post profits in 2022 that will top last year's record by 73%, according to a new forecast.
Electricity bills for the UK's cold storage facilities are set to double between 2021 and 2022, according to the Cold Chain Federation.
The investment in solar power at the Tru-Cape pipfruit operation in South Africa is already equivalent to planting 484,380 trees per year.
Fresh Del Monte is to distribute freshly ground and vacuum coffee products in the hotel, restaurant, and catering channel in the Middle East and North Africa.
Performance Team - A Maersk Company is to construct a cold storage facility in Ridgeville, South Carolina to serve temperature controlled goods, opening in Q1 2023.
The increase in value of fresh vegetable exports could not offset the decline in value of fruit, with citrus, grape and cherry exports hardest hit.
The German company intends to be the first carrier to install real-time tracking devices on its entire fleet of approximately 3m containers.
The US Federal Maritime Commission says that the container lines must make a greater effort to redress the imbalance in equipment held at US ports.
Local estimates suggest that up to 300K MT of lemons may not be harvested due to falling demand and weak pricing in the European Union.
The union says the 8-day strike at the UK's largest port will hit supply chains, the logistics and haulage sectors, as well as international maritime trade.
Millions of cartons of South African oranges are reported to be spoiling in containers stranded at European ports as a result of the dispute over import regulations.
An outbreak of banana freckle in Australia's Northern Territory is continuing to grow with infections found at 12 more sites.
Britain is on the brink of a vegetable shortage as crops are ravaged by the heatwave and the chaos at Dover makes importing supplies from Europe more difficult.
The drugs were camouflaged in a container carrying boxes of bananas for export to Cyprus, a destination to which bananas have not been shipped in the last two years.
The 180.3m boxes shipped in the first half of 2022 is 15.8m boxes lower than last year and the lowest figure since 2017, according to industry body Acorbanec.
The New Zealand produce exporter has managed to lift its half year profit despite ongoing supply chain disruptions and challenging economic conditions.
After a deliberately slow start to the season, Peru exported 115.7K MT of avocadoes in July, setting a monthly historical record.
The premium priced yellow variety is expected to comprise the bulk of Ecuador's fresh dragon fruit exports to China.
The country's three banana exporters all shipped higher volumes in July compared to the corresponding month in 2021.
The Prognosfruit 2022 apple and pear crop forecast shows a 1% increase in apple production and a 20% increase for pears.
An industry body Fedefruta survey indicates 90% of Chilean fruit producers fear not being able to start next season due to a shortage of capital.
The carrier is to discharge primarily bananas on its Costa Rica Express service at the port on the south coast of the UK.
The Chilean exporter association says the objective is to prepare a national strategy to reverse the current situation of the Chilean table grape industry.
The announcement by China's General Administration of Customs cites the presence of quarantine pests and excessive insecticide residues.
The multinational delivered an increase in sales revenue and generated positive earnings despite operating in an unprecedentedly 'uncertain and volatile trading environment'.
The Spanish Association of Tropicals estimates that the avocado season in Axarquía for 2022-23 will yield only half of what was harvested last year.
Less than 48 hours after buying the Spanish transport and cold-storage logistics provider Grupo Fuentes, Lineage Logistics announced it has acquired leading New Zealand cold storage business, Cold Storage Nelson Limited.
The New Zealand kiwifruit marketer said it was able to ship all its fruit largely thanks to its partnership with reefer vessel operators.
The Danish carrier said that revenue increased by 52% and earnings more than doubled compared to same quarter last year.
Russian Veterinary and Phytosanitary Control Service Rosselkhoznadzor claims to have found polyphagous humpback flies in a consignment of bananas.
The Port of New York and New Jersey has announced new tariffs related to empty containers and export volume in its battle to decrease container congestion.
Global production for 2021/22 is estimated up 2m MT to 37.2m with growth in China expected to more than offset declines in the United States and the European Union.
Viet Nam is only the second country after Thailand to attain market access for fresh durians, China's largest fresh fruit import by value.
The trial shipment saw the southern Chilean port of Lirquén handle a single container of Argentinean pears destined for Shanghai.
The Danish shipping and logistics conglomerate said this morning that it anticipated its full-year profits would be about a quarter higher than previously forecast.
The average retail price of a basket of six major fruit types is up almost 20% over last year, driven by higher input costs and Covid control measures.
With the count rising to 153, the North American containership queue has increased in size 66% over the past seven weeks.
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service says 15 farms and 9 packhouses have been approved by both the Chinese and Kenyan authorities to conduct exports.
As well as a drop in total citrus exports in the first half of 2022, shippers have targeted the US market at the expense of the UK and the Netherlands.
To rein in runaway prices, the South Korean government has announced temporary measures that include imposing zero tariffs on seven daily necessities.
Record high temperatures and a lack of rainfall has caused fruit and vegetables to die on the vine as growers fear the drought and further hot temperatures could ruin harvests this year.
As part of the deal, the US egg producer is to use Del Monte's truck fleet and temperature-controlled warehouses to distribute and fulfil orders in five additional states.
The variety, which is a Corella and Comice cross, is also to be marketed by Seeka Australia and Apple & Pear Australia Ltd.
Maersk Pakistan Private Ltd and SEED Ventures have signed an MOU to improve the quality of the country's agricultural produce and explore new export markets.
The South African government goes nuclear in an effort to seek a resolution to the crisis that threatens the viability of its citrus industry.
Days of scorching heat in June and July have accelerated moisture loss from the soil and caused many of Shaanxi's kiwifruit farmers to suffer heavy losses.
Fyffes and melon producer subsidiary Sol Group have launched HERessentials to address the gender inequality prevalent in the country and especially in agriculture.
New Zealand kiwifruit growers can now vote on whether they think marketer Zespri should increase plantings of the variety in existing production locations overseas.
The Italian multinational has acquired 80% of the capital of wholesale distributor Blampin Groupe and 100% of the capital of exotic fruit specialist Capexo.
Cocaine worth GBP£40m has been discovered smuggled within a batch of Colombian bananas en route to the Netherlands.
The integrated US avocado distributor says avocadoes from Jalisco the additional supply source of premium fruit will enable it to meet strong domestic demand.
The Baltic Erica unloaded a total of 3,300 pallets, the first to enter the US under a new agreement between the USDA and Argentina's National Service for Agrifood Health and Quality.
Fresh Del Monte claims the collaboration with the Cloud supply chain leader will grow its distribution network and leverage underutilized assets.
The latest forecast puts total production down 10% year-on-year, with exports estimated to reach 140K MT.
Compagnie Fruitière chartering arm Africa Express Line is to take delivery of four newbuild specialised reefer vessels in 2023/24.
Chilean blueberry exporters have reached an agreement in the forthcoming season to implement a reefer charter service to the United States.
Thailand exported over 1m MT of fruit in the 6 months of the year, generating over US$2.2bn in sales revenue, according to the Agriculture Ministry fruit management committee.
Maritime consultancy Drewry estimates that as many as 6m TEU of surplus containers now exist in the global equipment pool.
China's leading online fresh grocery retailer is reported to have shut down its operations in nine cities in the space of three days.
Argentina's National Service for Agrifood Health and Quality has destroyed 10,000 citrus plants to prevent the spread of citrus greening disease Huanglongbing.
The year-on-year 1.4% increase in H1 throughput was achieved despite a decline in the container segment due to ongoing global congestion and geopolitical problems.
According to the USDA, most citrus groves in Florida now have the citrus disease Huanglongbing, which cannot be reversed once a tree is infected.
The value of Cambodian banana exports surged to US$168m in 2021, compared with exports of US$112m in 2020 and US$49m in 2019.
Part of newly acquired equipment will cover the demand for reefer containers surging with the beginning of the fishing season in the Far East.
The Cool Carriers' operated Baltic Erica is the first ever reefer vessel to load a cargo of Argentinean lemons to the United States.
Shipments are to commence immediately from the Mexican state following the conclusion of an inspection and certification process that ended on Monday.