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Ecuador re-builds banana presence in Japan
08 March 2017

In 2016 Ecuador increased banana exports to the Japanese market by 58% to a volume not seen for 15 years.

Peru ships record mango volume
08 March 2017

Producer/exporter association APEM statistics reveal a 20% year-on-year increase in exports in the 2016/17 season to 150K MT.

Equipment shortage looms as Hanjin boxes delayed
08 March 2017

Leasing companies are yet to take back under their charge an estimated 30-40% of the 500,000 dry vans and reefer containers leased by the bankrupt Korean carrier.

El Oro banana shippers caught by Bolivar rate rise
08 March 2017

Ecuador exporter association AEBE estimates that the overnight 115% increase in stevedoring costs will drive 1.5m-1.8m boxes per week to the port of Guayaquil.

AGRO Merchants acquires Cold Land
08 March 2017

Cold Land is the parent company of Frissul and Frigomato, making AGRO the leading cold storage operator in Portugal and a key player in the Iberian Peninsula.

Brazilian melon exports post sharp rise
07 March 2017

A more plentiful supply of water for irrigation in Rio Grande do Norte has led to melon production moving away from the State of Ceara.

Oke USA highlights fair trade banana growth
07 March 2017

At the start of Equal Exchange month in the US, Oke says consumers in the United States are buying significantly more fair trade bananas.

Table grapes top Australian fresh exports
07 March 2017

The gross value of Australian fruit and nut production is projected to reach A$3.9bn in real terms by 2021–22, according to an agricultural commodities report.

Brussels expands fresh withdrawals
07 March 2017

The European Commission has granted Spain an additional quota for the withdrawal of fresh produce to support European producers affected by the Russian embargo.

Taiwan celebrates Pingtung pineapple success
07 March 2017

Pingtung golden diamond pineapples have become a hot commodity in China, and the increased demand for the fruit has led to an increase in domestic production.

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