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ReeferTrends Online Daily News – 31 March 2017

New record for Ecuador banana exports
31 March 2017

Figures published by exporter association AEBE show the world’s largest exporter shipped 319m boxes of bananas in 2016, up marginally from the previous record.

Idle box fleet numbers rise
31 March 2017

The number of idle containerships at the end of February stood at 350 with an aggregated capacity of 1.4m TEU, up from the 1.3m TEU a month previously.

Huge cocaine find in reefer box
31 March 2017

Authorities in Colombia say they have found over 450 kgs of cocaine on board a containership calling at the Port of Santa Marta.

Chilean fruit struggles in the US
31 March 2017

Excess supply in its major export market has caused stocks to build and a sharp fall in pricing, according to figures from Chile’s Office of Agricultural Policies and Studies.

Indian reefer trade rises
31 March 2017

A record growth in vegetable exports coupled with a rise in imported fruit led to the year-on-year increase.

EastPack profits rise 38%
30 March 2017

New Zealand’s largest grower-owned, post-harvest kiwifruit supplier has announced an operating profit of $11.2m, up 38% on its 2015 result of NZ$8.1m.

Cameroon suffers banana blowdown
30 March 2017

Preliminary damage estimates show a wide variance on the extent of the losses and for how long volumes will be affected.

Israel to ship more mandarins to China
30 March 2017

Israel’s Plant Production and Marketing Board says it expects to ‘dramatically increase’ the sales volumes of the Jaffa Orri in the Chinese market in 2017.

Tilbury win for Meridian service
30 March 2017

London Container Terminal in Tilbury has secured Seatrade’s new fast transit reefer service covering the Pacific, New Zealand, Peru and US East Coast.

UK bananas in price rise shock
30 March 2017

Poor weather and flooding in key sourcing areas such as the Dominican Republic have hit banana crops in the past few months.

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