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Important breakthrough for banana exports
Ecuador and the European Union reached an agreement for cooperation and development
The important cooperation and development agreement signed between the European Union and Ecuador aims to improve trade relations between the two parties.Regarding the agreement, Eduardo Ledesma Garcia, head of the Association of Banana Exporters of Ecuador said: "The agreement will favour all of the.....
French government to finance €200,000 fruit campaign
The Minister of Agriculture announced on Tuesday that the French government will finance a €200,000 campaign to promote French fruit. Prices have been collapsing due to a simultaneous influx of French production and that of other European countries.The Minister explained the difficult situation: ''It is.....
Port of Gulfport receives bids on project for Dole Fresh Fruit, Crowley Liner Services
The state Port of Gulfport has received four bids for a project that includes construction of a transit shed for tenants Dole Fresh Fruit Co. and Crowley Liner Services Inc.The transit shed will have storage for Crowley's dry goods and chillers for Dole's fruit.The port commission is expected to look at the.....
Fruidor strengthens in fruit and vegetables
Fruidor is growing. Their ripening network owned by the Guadeloupe and Martinique banana sector is taking over Etablissements Gourgues. The two companies were already partners. Gourges is based in the Lot et Garonne and commercialises 15,000 tons of fruit and vegetables of which 7,000 tons are early.....
Carrefour Romania supports local production
Carrefour Romania has developed long term partnerships with local producers, with the initiative of promoting Romanian produce and supporting Romanian economy. Carrefour Romania works with over 1,500 Romanian suppliers. ''For 13 years we have been encouraging the consumption of Romanian products'' says.....
91% of Moroccan fresh agri-food exports is to Europe
Moroccan exports of fresh agri-food products have mainly been to the European continent (incl. Russia) , taking in on average 91.5% between 2007-2014. France is in the lead importing 38.9% of Moroccan exports, followed by Russia (14.6%), Spain (13.1%) and Holland (9.9%) say the DEPF (Direction of financial.....
Tunisian fruit export increases 48%
According to the Minister of Agriculture, between the start of the season and the 7th July, fruit exports have seen a 47.9% growth compared to the same period in 2013. These exports reached 27,884 thousand tons compared to 19,906 thousand tons last year, i.e. a 47.9% increase in quantity and 43.8% in value......
Great potential for citrus exports to Africa
Illicit traffic of citrus towards Africa is booming due to the enormous potential, but it is difficult for normal export. The Association of Moroccan citrus packagers has seen an institutional, economic and logistical flop. Contracts were signed without then being respected with many countries. According to.....
South American fruit to start moving through Savannah
A new pilot program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture will allow Georgia Ports Authority to facilitate the delivery of fresh fruit from South America — whose growing season is opposite ours — to markets throughout the Southeast.“South American fresh fruit destined to the Southeast market has.....
Moroccan exports to Sub-Saharan Africa increase
Over the last 4 years the volume of Moroccan citrus exports to the Sub- Saharan market has developed over 70%. Yet, despite this important growth in export towards Sub-Saharan Africa, Morocco only exports 3% of their exports to this part of the world. According to figures from the ADII (customs and direct.....
French cooperative Océane increases shipping platform
The Nantes-based vegetable cooperative, Océane, has invested €3.9 million in doubling their shipping platform at La Chevrolière. They have increased the number of reception and shipping platforms and cold rooms. ''The vegetables are packaged (sorted, calibrated, bundled, wrapped…) by the producers. Our.....
Morocco calls upon European Court of Justice
FIFEL (Interprofessional federation of Moroccan fruit and vegetable production and export) are not satisfied with the most recent arrangements between Morocco and the UE and are taking it court. According to a source, an international law firm has been called upon to take the matter to the EU's Court of.....
Philippines: Gov. warns of veggie shortage in Manila
Gov. Nestor Fongwan warned consumers in Metro Manila on Monday of shortage of fresh highland vegetables because many truckers from the Cordillera Region have stopped making deliveries to avoid stiff fines imposed by traffic enforcers.He said the number of trucks making trips to Manila have dropped from about.....
Jack Kloosterboer: "Chances for short sea transport"
Reefer Port Vlissingen Event shows potential of reefercontainer depot
Importers, exporters, stevedores and shipping companies were all present yesterday at the Reefer Port Vlissingen Event, which was organised by Kloosterboer, Smith Holland and Zeeland Seaports. During a presentation and tour the guests received an impression of the activities in Vlissingen's port. The.....