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ReeferTrends Online Daily News – 28 March 2017

Asprocan declares first peak
28 March 2017

With supply exceeding demand, the Canary Island banana association signals a withdrawal of 1,200 tonnes of fruit from the market.

Asian Citrus shares cancelled
28 March 2017

Asian Citrus Holdings said its shares would be cancelled on AIM this coming Wednesday as it is unable to publish its severely delayed annual results.

Easyfresh Express reefer train makes debut
28 March 2017

The first ‘Easyfresh Express’ reefer container train travelling between Spain and the Netherlands is to leave on 25 April from Valencia-Silla railhead.

Viet Nam fresh industry hurt by FTAs
28 March 2017

Hanoi Supermarket Association chair Vu Vinh Phu claims that trade deals have resulted in more imports of fresh produce at the expense of the domestic sector.

Peru posts record onion shipments
28 March 2017

Peruvian onion exports grew in value from US$54m in 2012 to US$71m in 2016, according to Peruvian Trade body ComexPeru.

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.

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