The official price payable to producers for 2021 is split into four periods during the course of the year in order to reflect changing market demand.
The re-purchase rate of the domestically grown variety is tipped to reverse a trend that has seen the total Korean table grape market volume shrink from 290K MT in 2015 to 235K MT in 2018 and 2019.
The third of six customised containerships is currently positioning from China to Central America in order to join the multinational’s Central America to US service.
The average delay of late vessels globally was nearly five days in September, according to data from Sea-Intelligence Maritime Analysis.
The European Union Customs Authority is taking steps to destroy the OZblu patented berries, which were allegedly produced without permission.
Despite a US$80.5m decrease in net sales against the corresponding period in 2019, net income fell from US$18.1m to US$17.4m.
A possible correlation has emerged between the onset of symptoms and environmental data, in particular the high temperature of the air and soil.
The carrier is planning a total of 10 sailings starting in week 46 from Valparaiso to Hong Kong, with a feeder then connecting the service to Shanghai.
Double digit percentage year-on-year falls in volume shipments to Libya, Italy and France have resulted in a 46% reduction in the volume of Tunisian fruit exports.
The five countries that make up the Northwestern European Potato Growers' Group will harvest a total 27.9m MT of potatoes in 2020, if the full crop is actually harvested.
In the first eight months of the year, the volume and value of Peruvian citrus exports increased 43% over the corresponding period in 2019.
The first official crop estimate forecasts a slight increase on the 2019/20 volume, which reflects the marginal growth in hectares planted over the last six years.
Despite increasing sales revenue GBP£10m year-on-year, the UK's largest fresh produce concern posts a tiny loss, caused it says, by investment and re-organisation for future growth.
Despite the 4m-box fall in shipments from August, export volumes are still 18.7m boxes ahead year-to-date, according to industry association Acorbanec.
According to Foreign Trade Secretariat Secex, shipments have increased by 52% in revenue and 43% in volume compared to the same period in 2019.
For the first time reefer containers used for cherry shipments must be sanitized before being shipped to China in order to provide assurance to importers.
A report finds that almost 30% of claims involved a miscommunication of operational instructions on care of the cargo with a further 23% down to temperature setting errors.
Despite the ongoing reduction in planted area and lower production volumes, current Korean phytosanitary regulations do not allow fresh apple imports.
The impact investment company in Belgium and the full owner of importer FairFruit says the Ethiopia-Djibouti-Europe cool logistics corridor opens the door for more fresh exports.
After a strong start to the season in August, September shipments were 42% up year-on-year, taking the season-to-date increase to 36%.
The Dutch Fairtrade group is to pay $0.05c per box of bananas as a voluntary contribution to its producers for unexpected costs incurred in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Costa Rica's National Chamber of Pineapple Producers and Exporters has requested that 100% of the reefer containers transporting pineapples should be scanned prior to shipment.
Some 21 years after the first formal request and 13 years after a revised submission, the Australian Federal Department of Agriculture says clearance should now be given.
The Port of Philadelphia continues to sustain its eight-month surge and remains the only U.S. East Coast port to grow cargo volumes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The opening of the Vietnamese market will allow Chilean cherry shippers to expand and diversify shipments into Asia, which already absorbs more than 90% of exports.
The virus that attacks melons, cucumbers and courgettes has been identified in the south of France for the first time.
Small and medium-sized banana growers blocked the Banamart headquarters in Martinique earlier this week to trigger negotiations over their financial situation.
The Icelandic vertically integrated seafood company now intends to make an offer to other shareholders in the Icelandic carrier for their shares as required by law.
German logistics company DB Schenker has reportedly moved 90% of its cargo away from the carrier in response to the Danish line's freight forwarding ambitions.
An expansion of the UK's largest fruit-growing firm in Kent is set to provide the biggest local jobs boost in recent times, the company claims.
A weak currency and rising demand from Asian markets are behind the rapid expansion of the Egyptian citrus industry, which has become the world’s largest orange exporter.
After a disappointing season in 2019, South Africa's largest apple and pear exporter is anticipating a bumper cherry crop this year.
Despite the year-on-year fall in volume, the value of fruit and vegetable exports increased 8% driven by double digit percentage returns for peaches and nectarines.
The carrier is to launch the East Med - Black Sea Express, a reefer service linking southern Turkey to ports in the Black Sea for the citrus season.
New Zealand's largest privately owned, independent analytical laboratory has signed a contract with the kiwifruit marketer to provide fruit collection and maturity testing services.
The new facilities will boost horticulture exports by an estimated A$20m a year and benefit fruit-growers across the region by allowing them to treat fresh produce prior to export.
The Swiss freight-forwarding group reported reduced turnover and profits for the first nine months of the year, as it managed the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
The carrier estimated that the NotPetya attack wiped out between US$200m-$300m from its revenues in 2017.
The preliminary crop estimate for 2020/21 is 2m cartons above last season and 1.5m cartons above the 3-year average.
The consultancy says there is a significant shortage of reefer containers on the east coast of South America due to a strong imbalance between imports and exports.
Despite the year-on-year reduction of grapes in storage, the California Table Grape Commission says that there will be promotable volumes in November and December.
Compagnie Fruitière UK has moved from its operation in Dartford into the new facility at the DP World London Gateway Logistics Park, north of the Thames.
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd is to announce a strategic, multi-year rail agreement with the carrier to move dry and reefer freight through the ports of Vancouver and Montreal.
With the Banana Advisory Council failing to reach a consensus next year's Minimum Reference Price, the Ecuadorian government has until Friday to make the decision.
After a disappointing 2019, which saw export volumes fall 19% year-on-year, Peruvian volumes in 2021 are expected to rise 10% on the 365K MT shipped this year.
Fresh exports are up 79% from July, narrowing the gap from last year's export figures and taking pressure off a depressed domestic market.
The Kenyan government hopes its pioneering Integrated Marketing Communication Strategy will lift exports of horticulture products by 10% in 2021.
Over the last ten years, Australian table grape production has grown by 142% and in 2020/21 will continue to break production and export records.
The projected growth is based on the increase in cultivated areas and the greater presence and productivity of patented seedless varieties, according to industry body Provid.
The multinational's first ever corporate-wide human rights assessment conducted in January highlighted three priority areas where the multinational says it has taken immediate action.
The German carrier follows Maersk in upgrading its full-year earnings guidance by 28% after unaudited Q3 results came in 17% higher.
The Ministry for Primary Industries said Pacific fruit fly larvae were detected in a consignment of watermelons during an inspection at the Ports of Auckland.
Producers fear that the ongoing lack of water will affect fruit quality and therefore export volumes, which are currently forecast to be similar to last year.
Despite the global impact of the health crisis, Costa Rica's banana exports increased 4.2% in value and 6% in volume year-on-year in the first eight months of 2020.
Increased volumes from World Direct Shipping and Fresh Del Monte are behind the port's 55% year-on-year rise in container throughput.
Environmentalists blame the avocado production boom in recent years for absorbing already scarce water, as a drought linked to climate change blights the Algarve.
Consolidation in the global cold storage industry continues with US temperature-controlled warehouse giant Americold acquiring the Agro Merchants group for US$1.74bn.
Apple exports to Brazil totalled 22.8K MT at the end of the second four-month period of the year, a year-on-year increase of around 120% and the highest for the past 5 years.
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has granted registration approval for the fungicide from Summit Agro USA.
Members of its team are involved in an industry-wide response through a recently-formed kiwifruit vine decline syndrome.
After fifteen years in development, the exclusive Pinkglow Pineapples are available to buy through two online retailers found via PinkglowPineapple.com.
The Trump administration has asked the US International Trade Commission to open a Section 201 probe into whether the increase in blueberry imports is harming US growers.
Full year EBITDA is now expected to be in the range of US$7.5-$8.0bn before restructuring and integration costs, which includes 2,000 redundancies worldwide.
Almost three tonnes of cocaine had been hidden in a reefer container transporting bananas to Antwerp as smugglers take advantage of the civil unrest.
The carrier has fully restored its e-commerce systems two weeks after it fell victim to a cyber attack.
The Centro Servizi Ortofrutticolo Italy project focus in 2020/21 is on kiwifruit, with Jingold joining Conserve Italia, Origine Group, Joinfruit, King Fruit, Mazzoni, RK Growers and Oranfrizer.
The South African Citrus Growers Association says that the mode proved to be a strategic part of the logistics chain and 'must remain a key instrument to service important markets'.
With the majority of Washington State's apple crop picked, growers have significantly downgraded their forecast for the harvest.
The Costa Rican Presidency says it continues to dialogue with various sectors in an effort to end the blockades and protests that have paralysed parts of the country for nearly two weeks.
UK retailer Tesco has dropped one of its avocado suppliers pending an investigation into allegations of human rights abuses at a plantation in Kenya.
The Indian government has allowed the export of 10K MT Bangalore Rose and Krishnapuram onions on the condition they are shipped through the Port of Chennai.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting year-on-year declines of 15% and 7% in the Florida orange and grapefruit crop, respectively.
The self-proclaimed leader in transport temperature control solutions is to supply 5,000 Magnum Plus reefer units to be fitted on CMA CGM reefer containers.
Steve Williams, operations director of Portsmouth terminal handler Portico has been appointed an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a game-changer for Egyptian growers of not only table grapes but also potatoes, citrus and onions.
Last month, the Italian government announced a taskforce to study a mysterious sickness that is devastating kiwifruit orchards in the country.
The United States, at 156m cubic meters, was the single largest country market at the start of 2020, followed by India at 150m cubic meters and China at 131m cubic meters.
The global cold chain visibility specialist is in the process of equipping 100,000 of Hapag-Lloyd's reefer containers with tracking units.
Costa Rica's national banana corporation unites with Chamber of banana growers Canaba and Aproban to call for an end to the protests that have paralysed the country.
Increased volumes from Compagnie Fruitière subsidiary Plantations du Haut Penja and state-owned CDC saw volumes in September rise 28% on the August figure.