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16 September 2019CMA CGM levies steep THCs on reefer boxes

The carrier has informed customers of the terminal handling charges affecting cargo at Vladivostok and the Netherlands this month and next.

16 September 2019Kabouter reduces Greenyard exposure

In less than a year the hedge fund has lowered its stake in the Belgian multinational from 7.5% to less than 3% of the share capital.

16 September 2019India receives Afghan grapes

Afghanistan's first ever refrigerated cargo has been exported to India through the Iranian Shahid Beheshti Port of Chabahar.

16 September 2019Judge finds in favour of Chiquita

A federal judge has thrown out 10 lawsuits filed by Colombian families against the multinational alleging the company funded a paramilitary group.

16 September 2019Turkey forecasts more citrus

The country's National Citrus Council said that after shipping 1.74m MT of citrus last year, Turkey is forecasting a 10% year-on-year increase in 2019/20.

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16 September 2019Craigmore ups agro investment

Following its NZ$52m apple industry investment, Craigmore Sustainables is to invest NZ$38m in the conversion of an established dairy farm into a kiwifruit orchard.

13 September 2019APMT to be fined over TCM performance

Costa Rica's Minister of Public Works and Transportation, Rodolfo Méndez Mata says that the Moin Container Terminal concessionaire is to be fined US$1m.

13 September 2019Maersk warns customers of IMO 2020 impact

The carrier says the cost of compliance with the new regulation will be significant, so the cost of shipping will increase.

13 September 2019Thailand opens door to Argentinean cherries and grapes

During the past year the total value of Thai fruit imports reached US$867m, of which US$148m were fresh grapes and US$16m were cherries.

13 September 2019Agreement averts Colombia banana strike

A new collective agreement between Union Sintrainagro and banana companies is designed to benefit a workforce of 22,000 in Uraba.

13 September 2019Bangladesh fruit imports soar

Orange, tangerine, apple and grape represent 85% of the fruit imports, according to the Plant Quarantine Wing of the Department of Agricultural Extension.

13 September 2019Drought hurts Dom Rep banana industry

Banana producers estimate that the ongoing shortage of rain is causing losses of up to US$500K per week.

12 September 2019Chile concerned about drought effects

Technicians warn that unless conditions change, the impact of the drought will be greatest on late-harvesting fruit kinds next season.

12 September 2019Vietnamese fresh export value slips

A rise in shipments of fresh fruit and vegetables to regional markets and the US could not offset the 6% fall in exports to China.

12 September 2019Eimskip Q2 'in line with expectations'

Despite being hit by a slowing Icelandic economy, the shipping company is maintaining its guidance for 2019.