Friday, January 21, 2022

GLOBAL OVERVIEW STRAWBERRIES

The global strawberry market is very varied at the moment, depending on the country. The European supply is limited, as the cold winter weather in Spain has meant that the production there is lower than usual, and the recently introduced customs regulations in the UK this year as a result of Brexit have lead to long delays for…

Honduras import melon season underway

Supplies of melons being imported into North America and Europe are about to shift growing regions. Galia melons in a field.  Johann Reichmann commercial representative of Agrolibano company based in San Lorenzo, Valle, Honduras, a company with more than 40 years experience shipping melons to the U.S., Europe,…

Colder temperatures slow organic lettuce production

Organic lettuce supplies have been somewhat impacted by temperatures in Arizona. “Due to recent colder temperatures, the supply has been affected by slow growth. We are also seeing some product quality issues due to frost damage and the cold weather in general,” says Patty Emmert of Duncan Family Farms…

Winter Farm:

Building strawberry farms to feed North America

“By the end of 2022, we will be producing 1.3 million kilograms of strawberries between three facilities. We’re not looking to replace summer production so we’ll be down for three months, then in full production for nine months,” says Yves Daoust, founder and COO of Winter Farm. The company is based…

USDA

Hong Kong’s new quarantine requirements

Flight suspensions add to agricultural shipping problems US

In response to Hong Kong’s new quarantine requirements on locally based cargo crew, on December 30, 2021, Cathay Pacific airlines announced the suspension of all long-haul cargo and cargo-only passenger flights until January 6, 2022. It is estimated that the impact of the seven-day flight suspension on…

Florida heading for smallest orange crop in over 75 years

Florida looking to produce the smallest crop of oranges in more than 75 years, according to a forecast released this month. The state is on pace to produce 44.5 million…

Canadian inflation hits 30-year high

Fresh produce prices expected to soar

In Canada, a leading food analyst says to expect an increase in food prices, as record inflation hits the country. Dairy and fresh produce will be seeing the biggest price…

Hazel Tech announces Asia Pacific office expansion and investment

Hazel Technologies, Inc. announced a strategic Asia-Pacific (APAC) expansion along with new funding from EDBI, a Singapore-based global investor in select high growth…

68% of the Peruvian avocado exported was sent to the Netherlands, the US, Spain, and Chile

The president of the consulting firm Inform@cción, Fernando Cilloniz Benavides, stated that Peru had exported 525,829,494 kilos of fresh avocado for $1,050,664,197 in 2021,…

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USDA

Hong Kong’s new quarantine requirements

Flight suspensions add to agricultural shipping problems US

In response to Hong Kong’s new quarantine requirements on locally based cargo crew, on December 30, 2021, Cathay Pacific airlines announced the suspension of all long-haul cargo and cargo-only passenger flights until January 6, 2022. It is estimated that the impact of the seven-day flight suspension on…

DOT, DOL announcement:

'Expansion of trucking apprenticeships, new truck driver boards and studies to improve working conditions'

In December, as part of Administration’s approach to strengthen America’s supply chains, address bottlenecks, and lower prices for Americans, the U.S. Department of…

Ronald Bown, President of ASOEX:

”We have informed authorities about the complex port situation so that they implement protocols that allow ships to operate”

As Simfruit recently reported, the logistics situation is extremely complex for the country's exports, especially its fresh fruit exports. The president of ASOEX, Ronald Bown,…

Cargo insurer TT Club report:

'Worn-out containers increase risks for shippers and vessels'

Cargo insurer TT Club highlighted a little-considered risk of the ongoing crunch in containerized freight capacity. With the intense strains on the supply chain, the…

Port of Oakland import volume hit new record in 2021

Containerized, loaded import cargo volume hit a new record at the Port of Oakland in 2021. The Port reported that it handled the equivalent of 1.05 million 20-foot import…

Long-term container shipping contracts 200% higher than a year ago

The earnings from container shipping are expected to remain strong well into 2022, showing another year of rising profits for shipping lines. In fact, the spot rate for a…

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Canadian inflation hits 30-year high

Fresh produce prices expected to soar

In Canada, a leading food analyst says to expect an increase in food prices, as record inflation hits the country. Dairy and fresh produce will be seeing the biggest price…

Taiwan and St Lucia sign 5-year agricultural agreement

Sources say Saint Lucia's agricultural sector will reap the benefits of the signing of a major agreement between the governments of Saint Lucia and Taiwan on Friday, January…

StoneX represented in Brazilian and Colombian markets

"Paying in local currency could save European fruit importers plenty of money"

You would think European importers make good money bringing in Brazilian mangos or Colombian roses. Yet, according to Laurens Maartens of StoneX, money is often unnecessarily wasted along the way. "European importers often can't pay in local currencies. They have absolutely no idea what exchange rate the…

Penny Reidy - SA Produce Market

"There is no shortage of supply of fresh produce in South Australia"

Another wave of COVID in Australia has seen reports of empty supermarket shelves. Staff shortages and supply chain issues have been reported as the reason behind this, but this is not the case at independent retailers or local fruit and veg stores. "There is no shortage of supply of fresh produce in…

Calls for proposals to promote European agri-food products launched

Yesterday, the European Commission launched the 2022 calls for proposals for European agri-food promotion programmes, in the EU and abroad. Similarly to 2021, this year puts a special focus on the promotion of products and methods that support more directly the European Green Deal objectives. This…

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Honduras import melon season underway

Supplies of melons being imported into North America and Europe are about to shift growing regions. Galia melons in a field.  Johann Reichmann commercial representative of Agrolibano company based in San Lorenzo, Valle, Honduras, a company with more than 40 years experience shipping melons to the U.S., Europe,…

Winter Farm:

Building strawberry farms to feed North America

“By the end of 2022, we will be producing 1.3 million kilograms of strawberries between three facilities. We’re not looking to replace summer production so we’ll be down for three months, then in full production for nine months,” says Yves Daoust, founder and COO of Winter Farm. The company is based…

Jiaxing Fruit Market

The imported fruit price index mainly showed a trend of increase in 2021

In 2021, the price index of imported fruits fluctuated year on year, and it increased especially in the fourth quarter. The domestic fruit market was stable but weak in 2021.…

Howard Hansen- Hansen Orchards

"With just ten days until Chinese New Year demand is very good, we are picking as fast as we can"

The Tasmanian cherry harvest is in full swing and at Hansen Orchards it has been a very busy last couple of weeks. "Yields have been really good," said owner Howard Hansen. "The size and quality of the cherries is exceptional and with just ten days until Chinese New Year demand is very good. We are…

South African pears allowed to enter China

Recently, the General Administration of Customs issued an announcement: In accordance with relevant Chinese laws and regulations and the "Protocol between the General…

Production and export of Argentinian blueberries declines

At the beginning of 2021, official statistics from Argentina showed that the total production of blueberries had reached 18.000 tons: of that volume, almost 11.000 tons of…


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