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24 April 2019Court upholds Del Monte pineapple arbitration

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has confirmed a US$29.3m award issued to the multinational following a dispute with Costa Rican pineapple producer INPROTSA.

24 April 2019EU plays hardball on UK potatoes

The European Union has said that after Brexit, UK potatoes will not be eligible to be marketed in the EU because of plant health regulations.

24 April 2019ICA clears Eimskip/RAL deal

The Icelandic Competition Authority has approved exemption for the cooperation between Eimskip and Royal Arctic Line A/S, Greenland's national carrier.

24 April 2019Grand jury indicts reefer operator in pollutants case

The federal jury found that the M/V Nederland Reefer entered the Port of Delaware Bay with a false and misleading Oil Record Book.

24 April 2019Sharp fall forecast in Pakistani mango crop

Mango industry stakeholders fear a year-on-year 300K-400K tonnes shortfall in output this year as a result of adverse weather conditions.

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23 April 2019Greenyard strengthens relationship with Carrefour

The Belgian multinational and French retailer have signed an agreement in principle for a supply of a year-round assortment of fresh produce.

23 April 2019Plus pioneers blockchain in banana supply chain

The project is to be implemented by the Dutch retailer's technology partner, Supply Chain Information Management, on bananas supplied by Fyffes.

23 April 2019Zespri bullish over prospects

The kiwifruit marketer is forecasting a potential year-on-year lift of up to 6% in payments to growers this season.

23 April 2019Unifrutti inks Philippines banana project

The first ever 1,000-hectare Cavendish banana farm is to be established in Lamitan City with the help of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

23 April 2019JD.com partners Rockit and Zespri

The Chinese e-commerce giant is to deliver the first harvests of apples and kiwifruit to Chinese consumers through its online and social media shopping platform.

18 April 2019French buy more Fairtrade bananas

The fair trade banana market grew by 36% in 2018 to over 64,000 tonnes, which represents about 10% of the total banana market in France.

18 April 2019First cranes arrive at Posorja

The new green field container terminal designed to service Ecuadorian banana exports is scheduled to become operational later this year.

18 April 2019Czechs hit by steep rise in produce prices

The main culprit of a massive surge of vegetable prices in the Czech Republic is an 18% year-on-year drop in production.

18 April 2019Cool pioneers steri citrus to China

Cool Carriers is to load the first South African citrus to China on a reefer vessel following authorization by Chinese Customs in December last year.

18 April 2019India projects rise in mango exports

Last year, India exported 49.2K MT mangoes, with the majority coming from groves in Maharashtra.