The value of Costa Rican melon exports in the first six months of 2021 was 57% lower than for the corresponding period in 2015.
An agribusiness expert says the detection of Covid-19 on a sample of Zespri kiwifruit in China is unlikely to create any long-term problems for the company.
A joint statement issued by producers in Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama says that the unprecedented Covid-related rise in supply chain costs threatens industry sustainability.
The wholesale centre, which handles about 30% and 50% of Singapore's fruit and vegetable imports respectively, will be closed from 3pm on Monday to 3pm on Thursday.
Taiwanese lawmakers say that the Council of Agriculture should prepare contingency plans for a possible ban on oranges.
A statement from the kiwifruit marketer said test results for all fruit under investigation had since come back negative.
Seven new grape varieties bearing Shine Muscat genes are being cultivated in Australia and are expected to come into commercial production in 2022.
The world's largest container manufacturer said its production of reefer containers increased 76% year-on-year in the first half of 2021.
With more than 173K MT shipped, Mexico became the world's leading exporter of fresh asparagus in 2020, according to the Mexican Agriculture Secretariat.
Network Shipping is to charter spaces to the carrier on its service between Central America and the US west coast according to a request submitted to the US Federal Maritime Commission.
Year-to-date shipments of Peruvian bananas are down 20% on the figure for 2020, continuing a declining trend that started in 2017.
The vertically integrated Californian producers are to sell their combined citrus volumes under the One World of Citrus Alliance.
Spain is to ban sale of fresh produce in plastic wrapping from 2023 with a draft decree encouraging the purchase of unpackaged fruit and vegetables as well as non-bottled water.
A tonne of the Class A narcotic has been intercepted in a reefer container transporting bananas to Chile.
British grower Thanet Earth says it was unable to send GBP£320K worth of tomatoes to retail customers due to a shortage of labour in the horticulture sector.
For the first time in five years, Taiwan exported more fruit to destinations other than China between January and end June.
Ministry for Primary Industries figures show that 8.2% of exported apples have been shipped to India to date this year compared to 5.5% last season.
Prima has not only been able to fashion growth during the pandemic but has also encouraged the Argentinean pomefruit producer to expand into cider production.
After a year of pandemic-induced delays, demand for Controlled Atmosphere reefer containers has increased among a wider range of shippers in the US.
China has granted tariff-free status to 97.5% of Cambodian goods, while Cambodia has granted the same to 90% of Chinese goods.
A cargo plane filled with Northern Territory mangoes arrived in Singapore on Tuesday, in a first for the Darwin Export Hub.
The shortage of reefer containers in Uruguay and Argentina has led to a reefer vessel loading cargo in the port of Mar del Plata for the first time in 12 years.
The organisation that represents banana producers in West Africa follows the appeal from the dollar bloc that supply chain cost increases should be factored into pricing decisions.
The president of Chile's National Agricultural Society forecasts that only the production of cherries and hazelnuts will show growth due to the prolonged water crisis.
After becoming the world's fourth largest avocado shipper in just 5 years, production in 2021/22 is likely to stabilise with abnormally high rainfall affecting yields.
FESCO has acquired 300 new reefer containers for its subsidiary Dalreftrans which specializes in transporting temperature controlled cargo by rail.
Taiwan has threatened to take China to the WTO after Beijing said it would suspend sugar apple and wax apple imports from the island on pest concerns.
Shipments have grown 7.1% to date this year to 242.8K MT, according to the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MIDA).
British fruit and vegetable growers are cutting planting in 2022 after an unprecedented labour shortage led to widespread waste of produce and hundreds of tonnes of crops.
In past decade global cherry production has risen 30% with Chile and China registering the highest growth figures according to the USDA.
The British retailer says it will be the first to remove plastic bags from all of the bananas sold in its stores.
Blueberries, mandarins, oranges, lemons and grapefruit have been added to the table grapes and avocadoes Peru can already ship to India.
China says it has found traces of coronavirus on packaging and has temporarily halted imports as Beijing continues its vigorous testing of inbound food shipments for evidence of the pathogen.
Vessels are now waiting up to three weeks for Californian berth space as the number of container ships surpasses 60.
A Fast Corridor allows import containers to pass directly through the terminal, without the issue of T1 customs transit documents.
A.P. Moller-Maersk, parent company to the world's largest shipping line, says underlying EBITDA is now expected in the range of US$22-23bn.
The acquisition of Freightway International will strengthen the logistics service provider's focus on the Canadian and the North Atlantic markets.
Last year's harsh winter in the EU and resulting poor harvests presented Morocco with an opportunity to intensify its exports to the continent.
Reefer container throughput at the North Carolina port was up 9% year-on-year to the end of June and has increased 300% since 2015.
Shipments to Mexico and developing markets in 2020/21 offset the year-on-year reduction in value of apples to Canada, India, Taiwan and Indonesia.
As an important platform for the export of fresh produce, Morocco is part of Hapag-Lloyd's development strategy in the reefer container transport sector.
According to results from the USDA survey, this year's fruit set per tree is 25% lower than last year and 31% down on the 5-year average.
At US$949m, the value of avocado exports to end July is up 47% on the corresponding period in 2020, according to Peruvian government data.
The farm in Costa Rica is the first in the world to receive the new certification, which deploys a radically new management system approach to environmental, labour, social and economic risks.
The MVs Dole Maya and Aztec are to call at the terminal in the Mississippi port that the multinational has operated since January 1965.
In the period January-August 2021, the value of Chilean vegetable exports rose to US$346m, according to a report by the Office of Agricultural Studies and Policies.
The Italian multinational delivered a strong result for the first half of the year and adjusts full year guidance to take the improvement of its net financial position into consideration.
The Board of the Northland kiwifruit and avocado producer has recommended the deal offered by New Zealand's largest kiwifruit handler to its shareholders.
Vietnam's dragon fruit exports to China have plummeted due to tightening border controls and increased dragon fruit plantings within its largest export market.
Despite posting higher sales revenue for the quarter, the avocado multinational saw net income dip 21% year-on-year and says challenging conditions persist into Q4.
The number of fruit pickers being flown in has more than doubled this year due to a shortage of workers compounded by Brexit and the Covid pandemic.
German carrier Hapag Lloyd has joined CMA CGM in promising not to hike its spot freight rates 'for the time being'.
Outbreaks of Huanglongbing, or Citrus Greening, have appeared on Australia's doorstep in Timor-Leste, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.
Durian tops Thailand's agricultural product exports with over US$2.9bn in value, equivalent to 2.5% of GDP.
The national harvest is on track to reach 120,000 tonnes this financial year, up from just 39,600 tonnes in 2010.
The Bang-samoro Board of Investments is facilitating the revival of banana farms in Maguindanao with two firms expected to invest up to US$4m.
The US Customs and Border Protection has issued penalties totalling US$350m as it reconsiders a statutory exception to the law that regulates maritime commerce in the US.
The Centro Servizi Ortofrutticolo says that as well as allowing in Italian oranges for the first time, Indonesia has re-opened its market to its kiwifruit.
While production volumes for 2021/22 are close to the 4-year average, the US Pear Bureau Northwest says it is the best year for quality in a decade.
The California-based avocado specialist reported a quarterly loss of US$13m and announced the departure of its CEO James Gibson.
British growers could face 'higher crop losses than ever' as the fruit and veg sector battles a deepening labour crisis, key industry figures warn.
Depending on how the late-season shipments evolve, it is possible that South African apple exports to China could nearly double year-on-year.
The combination of drought, heavy rainfall, hailstorms and a severe late frost destroyed up to 35% of provincial production, according to agricultural association Coldiretti.
The integrated Chilean fruit producer has developed a measure that seeks to understand the capacity of packaging to be integrated into recycling flows.
The stock-listed, Vancouver-based provider of organic and value-added organic fruits and vegetables says the fruit will be available on a year-round basis.
With an export volume similar to 2020, more fruit has been shipped to the US, the Netherlands, India and Mexico, while less has gone to China, France, Italy and Spain.
The new measures come after the suspension of some orchards and packhouses last season following the detection of two plant viruses.
Lemons are the fourth type of fruit after cherries, melons and pomegranates permitted to enter China from Central Asia's largest fruit producing nation.
The Swedish home furnishing retailer joins a list of other major retailers in circumventing the third party carrier solution in order to secure its supply chain.
According to a Rabobank report, Morocco is likely to benefit the most from the UK's departure from the European Union.
The retailer says that most of its store closures are attributable to expired leases, while it intends to re-model some hypermarkets into Sam's Club city centre stores.
A former kiwifruit grower who smuggled cuttings of Zespri SunGold to China has been ordered to pay the kiwifruit marketer more than NZ$12m after an unsuccessful appeal.
According to FruiTrop magazine, an alternate bearing upswing and ideal climate conditions have 'enabled the cultivation area to express its full potential'.
Ahead of retail price negotiations for 2022, a grouping of leading banana exporter nations says the spiralling cost of inputs, packaging, increased regulation and seafreight must be shared.
Preliminary indications are that Peru will ship over 500K MT of table grapes in 2021/22, cementing its position as the world's second largest fresh grape exporter in value terms.
The date for registering previously unauthorised banana plantations with the Ministry of Agriculture has been extended by 12 months.
The estimated crop of 520K MT is up 30% on last year but well below what is considered to be a 'good year'.
The multinational says it has prevented 80% of 'ugly' fruit from going to waste from its Thai farms and wants to raise this figure to 100% and eliminate fruit loss entirely by 2025.
Hamburg-based fruit distributor Port International says it plans to reduce its emissions by 50% by 2030 compared to 2018, underpinning its commitment to its sustainability strategy.
The revised protocol for the export of citrus from South Africa to China changes the disinfestation treatment for lemons, increasing the shipping temperature.