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ReeferTrends Online Daily News – 27 March 2017

 

Turkish tomato trade makes mockery of Russian ban
27 March 2017

Turkey’s Greenhouse Investors’ and Manufacturers’ Association claims the Russian people are consuming more expensive tomatoes imported via intermediary countries.

Second half lifts Hapag Lloyd
27 March 2017

Despite posting a €93.1m loss last year amid significantly lower freight rates, the German carrier said it improved revenue and results significantly in H2.

Israeli companies claim Sigatoka breakthrough
27 March 2017

Evogene and Rahan Meristem say they have successfully developed banana varieties that have been field tested to be resistant to Black Sigatoka.

Queensland braces for Debbie
27 March 2017

Farmers in north Queensland, home to major capsicum and tomato production, are bracing for potential devastation as the cyclone heads their way.

Philippines calls on Australia to relax banana standards
27 March 2017

The Philippines has again urged Australia to end its ‘overly stringent’ export requirements that have barred bilateral banana trade for two decades.

Argentinean pear industry faces heavy losses
27 March 2017

With a packout of only 54%, producers claim is no market for more than 300K MT of pears this season, a figure that will cost the industry an estimated US$240m.

Anecoop sets fourth successive record
24 March 2017

Spain’s largest fruit concern grew 11% in value year-on-year and 4% in volume terms in 2015/16.

MCI launches Star Cool CA+
24 March 2017

Maersk Container Industry says the system extends the market reach of sensitive, low-respiring perishables such as blueberries and litchis.

Morocco plans berry boost
24 March 2017

Morocco hopes to reach a production of 360,000 tonnes of berries by 2020, of which it plans to export 80,000 tonnes.

US pear trade in balance
24 March 2017

The United States imports approximately the same amount of pears as it exports, with the majority of the imports coming from Argentina and Chile.

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