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18 July 2019Honduras forecasts pineapple growth

The second largest pineapple shipper in Central America is forecasting an export crop of 81K MT in 2019.

18 July 2019China to increase cherry imports

China's peach, nectarine, and cherry production are all forecast to increase in 2019/20 under normal growing conditions.

18 July 2019Chiquita denied dismissal from pesticide poisoning case

Despite not being the subject of a specific claim, a Delaware federal magistrate has refused the multinational's request to be released from a mass tort lawsuit.

18 July 2019Florida citrus gets US$100m boost

State officials estimate more than 420,000 acres of citrus groves were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Irma in 2016, resulting in US$760m in losses.

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18 July 2019Indian grape growers to form federation

Despite being a leader in export and domestic markets, grape producers in Nashik district are fragmented and disorganized, and marketing remains a weak point.

17 July 2019Fyffes debunks Costco de-listing

The Irish multinational says it has stopped supplying the US retailer with Honduran melons as the season has now finished.

17 July 2019SAE topfruit throughput slumps

In the first half of 2019, apple and pear exports through the Argentinean port of San Antonio Este reached 152,000 tonnes, the lowest volume in the last 30 years.

17 July 2019UK soft fruit exports soar

Soft fruit exports from the UK reached GBP£22.1m in 2018, up from GBP£13m the year before, according to the Dept of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

17 July 2019Ecuador commits to combat TR4 incursion

The Ecuadorian government has allocated US$18m to reinforce biosafety protocols to prevent the fungus from entering the country from neighbour Colombia.

16 July 2019Transnet ends go-slow industrial action

The South African logistics parastatal confirms that it has obtained a court interdict to stop the illegal strike action by employees at the Ngqura Container Terminal.

16 July 2019Costco brings pressure to bear on Fyffes

The US retail giant is reported to have delisted melons supplied from the Irish multinational's Honduran farms amid ongoing unresolved human rights allegations.

16 July 2019Feds release MSC Gayane

U.S. authorities have released a container ship that was seized with 20 tonnes of cocaine in Philadelphia after the carrier posted a US$50m bond.

16 July 2019Florida finals show citrus rebound

While the seasonal orange volume total for 2019 was above that of the past two years, the grapefruit harvest represents a 42% decline from two years ago.

16 July 2019Maersk Line marks mango first

The carrier has completed its first successful Controlled Atmosphere shipment of mangoes from Nhava Sheva in Mumbai, to Felixstowe, London.