Monthly Archives: June 2019

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First chilled ship with citrus from SA docks in Rotterdam port

By | June 13th, 2019|SA Industry News|

During the first week of June, the first ship with new season citrus from South Africa arrived in the port of Rotterdam. The 'Crown Garnet' docked at the port of the Rotterdam Merwehaven, which was full of cooling houses for the storage and overhaul of fruit prior to 2009. This part of the port was [...]

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Arrival of first shipment of citrus in breakbulk vessel into China

By | June 13th, 2019|SA Industry News|

The Baltic Summer reefer vessel carrying citrus from South Africa to the People’s Republic of China had arrived at Shanghai Port on 10 June 2019. The historic shipment of 5200 tons of citrus in a breakbulk vessel was launched on 6 May 2019 at Maydon Wharf Port in Durban. The reefer vessel was cleared upon [...]

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Florida citrus production continues downward trend

By | June 13th, 2019|Global Industry News|

The 2018–19 Florida all-orange forecast released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on June 11 is 71.4 million boxes. The total includes 30.4 million boxes of non-Valencia oranges (early, mid-season and Navel varieties) and 41 million boxes of Valencia oranges. The June forecast for non-Valencia production is unchanged from the May forecast. Harvest is [...]

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Quick working capital a gap in the market

By | June 13th, 2019|Global Industry News|

A few years ago, Maersk, the largest shipper of containers globally, decided to start focusing on their core activities: shipping and transporting goods, according to Edwin Visser, Trade & Commodity Finance Executive, and Wouter van den Bosch, Trade Finance Sales Executive for Maersk. The transport and logistics company asked itself the question: ‘What are our [...]

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Seedless lemon brand launches in South Africa

By | June 6th, 2019|SA Industry News|

The new LemonGold® brand, which follows in the footsteps of the globally successful ClemenGold mandarin brand, will launch in one of South Africa’s high-end retailers in June. Although seedless lemons are not new to the local or international agricultural market, previous South African consumer-facing offerings have not been backed by strong branding. Now consumers will [...]

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Good post-harvest hygiene essential to limit fruit fly

By | June 6th, 2019|Global Industry News|

Prioritising post-harvest hygiene strategies over Autumn is critical in protecting next season’s crops from Queensland Fruit Fly (Qfly) and other pests. Effective post-harvest hygiene ensures fruit fly eggs, larvae, pupae or adult flies do not remain on the landscape following the harvest of crops. The collection and destruction of susceptible fruit is essential in ensuring [...]

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Cold storage is hot item in US real estate investment

By | June 6th, 2019|Global Industry News|

Thanks to new food delivery services such as Peapod by Giant, Amazon Fresh and Blue Apron, cold storage warehouses and distribution centers are suddenly in high demand. Spencer Levy, senior economic advisor for CBRE research: “It is very niche. About 2% or 3% of all goods on groceries are bought online, and we expect the [...]

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Partnership with NBA to introduce consumers to new kind of table grape

By | June 6th, 2019|Global Industry News|

A family of grape growers in California has partnered with the National Basketball Association (NBA) to introduce consumers to a new variety of the healthy snack food. The Campbell and Middleton families, owners of Blanc Vineyards in Bakersfield, have entered the company into a multi-year licensing deal with the NBA that will see official league [...]

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Inspection & loading of citrus for Japan at 2 Cape facilities

By | June 6th, 2019|SA Industry News|

For the first season ever, Cape citrus growers can have their fruit destined for Japan inspected and loaded in their own provinces. Starting last week, citrus for Japan was inspected at Cape Fruit Coolers close to Cape Town (right: Remember Dzombe, DAFF chief agricultural food and quarantine technician at the Cape Town office) and from [...]

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