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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.

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17 April 2019PhP leads Cameroon banana rebound

According to banana association Assobacam, exports in Q1 showed a slight year-on-year increase as shipments recommence from CDC.

17 April 2019Argentinean table grape exports collapse

In just over a decade, Argentinean table grape exports have fallen from 69K MT to little more than 4K MT in 2019.

17 April 2019Carriers establish DCSA

AP Moller-Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC and ONE have formed the Digital Container Shipping Association to drive standardisation, digitalisation and interoperability.

17 April 2019Zespri reveals US market strategy

The kiwifruit marketer is hoping to build on what is says were impressive metrics on market penetration in 2018 in a campaign targeting consumer and trade alike.

17 April 2019K&N launches seafreight 'Pledge'

The KN Pledge solution is said to guarantee a lead time for full container transportation, accounting for all delivery combinations from origin to destination.

16 April 2019Strong start to 2019 for Peruvian fruit shippers

The value of Peruvian exports of fresh fruits and vegetables grew by 9% year-on-year in the first two months of 2019, led by grapes and mangoes.

16 April 2019NZKGI praises effect of labour shortage declaration

This week marks the beginning of the peak of harvest for the kiwifruit industry in the Bay of Plenty, with more than 18,000 seasonal workers required to pick and pack fruit.

16 April 2019Novorossiysk expands reefer capacity

Novoroslesexport Container Terminal has installed 720 new reefer plugs, increasing its one-time reefer storage capacity to 1,500 containers.

16 April 2019Orsero opens Verona fresh cut fruit facility

The Verona facility is the third of four that the Italian multinational is planning for full coverage of its domestic market.

15 April 2019Ecofrut seeks protection from creditors

The debt held by the Argentinean apple and pear producer/shipper within the Argentinean banking system is estimated at 166m pesos (US$3.5m).