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18 October 2019Del Monte to switch modes on USWC service

The deal between the multinational and Maersk Sealand means that all imports of bananas into the United States will be containerised by the end of 2020.

18 October 2019Tropical fruit now main vector of EU cocaine supply

A report in Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad estimates that 60% of cocaine trafficked to Europe in 2018 passed through the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp.

18 October 2019Scots seek clarification on EU potato access

In the event of Westminster voting against the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK will not be an EU listed third country for seed and other plant propagating material.

18 October 2019Philippines seeks banana tariff elimination

Manila has appealed to Tokyo to reduce Japan's 18% import tariff on Philippine bananas as it seeks to compete on level terms with rival suppliers.

18 October 2019Militants target Indian apple trade

The killing of a non-local truck driver, a labourer and an apple trader have instilled fear in orchard owners in south Kashmir's Shopian area.

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18 October 2019SATI sanguine on grape volumes

In its pre-season crop estimate, the South African Table Grape Industry forecasts that intake volumes this season will land between 61m and 67.8m (4.5kg) cartons.

17 October 2019Stars align for Cosmic Crisp

Proprietary Variety Management is to handle a US$10m launch of the new variety, which is a cross between the Honeycrisp and Enterprise varieties.

17 October 2019Chile set for successive cherry record

In its preliminary forecast, exporter association ASOEX is projecting an export volume of 209K MT for 2019/20, a 16% increase year-on-year.

17 October 2019Lidl commits to British produce

The discount supermarket chain has made an eve-of-Brexit pledge to invest GBP£15bn with British suppliers over the next five years and boost sales of UK produce.

17 October 2019Cocaine smuggled in Dom Rep citrus

US Customs and Border Protection officers seized the class A narcotic stashed in boxes of oranges imported through Port Everglades.

17 October 2019Study commissioned to confirm if kiwifruit aids sleep

Kiwifruit has been found to potentially have a beneficial role in sleep because it contains serotonin.

16 October 2019Carlyle underwrites Unifrutti debt re-schedule

The De Nadai-owned producer, marketer and distributor of fresh fruit intends to use the funds to refinance existing debt facilities and support expansion plans.

16 October 2019Chartworld settles pollution case

The Greece-based reefer owner is to pay a $1.8m criminal penalty under a plea agreement in relation to various charges involving the Nederland Reefer.

16 October 2019More is less for Honduran bananas

Despite posting a 4% rise in export volumes to the end of July, the value of Honduran banana exports fell US$34.4m year-on-year.

16 October 2019DFDS Logistics buys into NaturaLINE

The short-sea shipper has enhanced its environmental profile by purchasing 50 Carrier Transicold NaturaLINE units.