The combination of buoyant demand from Chile and heavy banana volumes from Ecuador has led to a strong start to the year for reefer operators.
The hailstorm that hit the eastern part of Villa Regina last weekend affected some 2,000 hectares planted with Williams pears, the local industry body has reported.
The failure to officially extend the moratorium on the movement of high cube containers on South African roads has made their transport unlawful.
The gradual rise in shipments from Israel cannot offset the reduction in volumes from the US and South Africa.
The seizure of almost a tonne of cocaine in a reefer container carrying bananas from Ecuador is the second interception already this year.
Grape production has fallen by an estimated 40% year-on-year due to delayed monsoon, according to the Maharashtra State Grape Growers Association.
Argentine Citrus Federation Federcitrus said the 2019 crop was not only late but of poor quality, while exports fell 40K MT year-on-year.
Led by investment in strawberries, the area under berry crops has risen from 3,035 hectares in 2009 to almost 9,000 hectares in 2019.
The bankrupt ex CEO of failed distributor JFC is challenging the RUR7.4bn (US$120m) forced collection award against him.
A 5,500 tonne-shipment had to be cancelled before it set on sail in the absence of demand, said Avinash Srivastava, India’s consumer affairs secretary.
A heavy swell has forced the closure of the Moin Container Terminal for a second day, threatening Costa Rican banana, pineapple and melon export schedules.
China is the world's largest pear producer and exporter while Brazil is the world's second largest pear importer after Russia.
The first sailing on the seasonal reefer Black Sea Express service from Egypt to the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk was on 10 January.
Syria shipped a total of 140,000 tonnes of citrus fruit this season, with Russia the principal export market.
The Caribbean island is to brand its bananas as a 'premium agricultural product' as part of strategic efforts to rebuild and promote its banana industry.
Kiwifruit prices hit a record high in December and nearly double the price of a year earlier, according to Statistics NZ.
The arrival of Psa-V in 2010, poor industry returns and more profitable alternatives has led to the loss of 3,200 hectares of kiwifruit production in a decade.
Due to changing rainfall patterns and historic low water levels at Gatun Lake, the Panama Canal Authority has announced a US$10,000 freshwater surcharge.
Preliminary indications suggest that the forthcoming New Zealand kiwifruit season will be another good year, according to the kiwifruit marketer.
The US trade programme with Viet Nam was finalized late last year, after agriculture officials visited California orchards and agreed phytosanitary protocols.
The measure has been taken to protect the production of Namibian export commodities such as table grapes, watermelon, butternut squash and vegetables.
China has agreed to slash the duty levied on Kenyan avocado exports from 30% to 7% in a bid to help shippers benefit from the lucrative Asian market.
As meteorologists warns of further bad weather in Patagonia, a heavy hailstorm has damaged apples and pears at the eastern end of the Rio Negro valley.
The designation affords the kiwifruit marketer greater protection against trademark infringements and unauthorised production.
The value of Peruvian blueberry exports in the first 11 months of 2019 soared 64% year-on-year to US$733m.
An estimated 1,400 reefer containers carrying citrus, potatoes and onions have not been able to reach ports for export.
Officers from Kenya's Agriculture Foods Authority have intercepted three containers suspected of carrying immature fruit.
The German carrier says it is expecting to incur additional operating costs of around $1bn a year starting 2020 due to the new IMO 2020 global regulation.
The growth in export volume will be less steep that originally forecast due to the climate-related lower productive yield of the vines in the Piura region.
The number of fruit varieties approved for import into China continues to increase, with 13 new varieties from 12 countries and territories added in 2019.
With the pear harvest imminent, producers in Fernández Oro, Allen and Roca say that the variety has sustained losses due to heavy wind gusts yesterday.
Prior to an assessment on the impact of drought on the table grape, apple, pear and kiwifruit crops, Chile is anticipating a similar volume year in 2019/20 to 2018/19.
The carrier's decision to move from Portsmouth to Southampton will result in re-structuring the workforce of the reefer terminal handler.
Exports this year will exceed last year's 285K MT as the industry benefits from new areas coming into production and improved yields, according to ProHass.
The reefer lessor has added 5,000 40-foot high-cube containers refrigerated by Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE systems to its fleet.
Unstable weather conditions, strict rules imposed by importing countries and economic turmoil in its major markets are expected to affect exports this season.
The marginal increase in volumes comes despite the absence of state producer CDC, which would need an estimated XAF14bn (US$23.8m) to rehabilitate farms.
Police in Portugal say they have seized a consignment of highly pure cocaine with a street value of US$33m hidden inside a shipment of bananas from Latin America.
The variety is still in the early stages of development and is yet to be planted on a commercial scale.
Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance has announced that a temporary ban the import of citrus fruits from China, effective immediately.