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PIN-free container handling at Rotterdam

By | July 10th, 2020|Global Industry News|

This week, various parties in Rotterdam will be launching a new pilot project, in which containers are handled and released without a PIN code: a widely used verification method in this transport segment. The project revolves around a new application, Secure Container Release, which replaces the PIN code with a digital signal: a solution that [...]

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Crime and criminality in the agriculture sector

By | July 10th, 2020|SA Industry News|

The scope of theft of agricultural products such as maize, fruit and livestock is exceedingly difficult to quantify, but the fact is that such crimes have a profound impact on farmers’ sustainability and profitability. In addition, they are forced to spend vast sums on security measures such as electric fencing, something they can hardly afford. [...]

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Covid-19 ‘terrible timing’ for SA citrus industry

By | July 10th, 2020|SA Industry News|

In his most recent Covid-19 memo the CEO of the South African Citrus Growers' Association has called the timing of the peak of the pandemic "terrible", coming as it does right at the peak of the citrus season. The most important person now is a company's Covid-19 compliance officer, Justin Chadwick has said before, in [...]

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SA offers direct sourcing opportunities for UK food wholesalers

By | July 10th, 2020|SA Industry News|

As Britain emerges from its coronavirus lockdown, firms in the UK are facing a host of challenges as they attempt to get back to business as usual. But one of the most significant issues that the pandemic has highlighted is the vulnerability many companies face in their supply chains. For wholesale businesses dealing in fruit [...]

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The benefits of coatings & postharvest treatments on fresh fruit

By | July 3rd, 2020|Global Industry News|

Technical benefits of fresh fruit post-harvest treatments have been scientifically demonstrated and established during last decades and it is fully accepted that they deliver very relevant and positive additional functionalities than can be summarised as follows:   I.        reducing permeability to water loss II.        creation of a modified atmosphere [...]

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Argentina puts export ban on lemons due to CBS

By | July 3rd, 2020|Global Industry News|

Due to findings of Citrus Black Spot in Argentinian lemons in European ports, Argentina made the decision to put an export ban into place starting today (July 1st) which is to last for at least 15 days. The country is putting together a plan of action which will include additional measures to limit the risk [...]

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Empty European market for SA citrus

By | July 3rd, 2020|SA Industry News|

Bad weather in Spain and enforced coronavirus lockdowns have caused an explosive demand for citrus in Europe. The market situation, therefore, looks entirely different from that of last year. As does the start of the 2020 Southern Hemisphere citrus season. Orange and lemon supplies in Spain, Morocco, and Egypt are considerably lower. So, South Africa [...]

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SA cumulative export citrus volume at 11,889,038 cartons

By | July 3rd, 2020|SA Industry News|

According to a report by the Citrus Growers’ Association of South Africa, citrus exports to the rest of Africa (and surrounding islands) stood at 28,301 cartons in week 26, up 24% year -on-year. In week 26, the cumulative number of citrus exported to all regions stood at 11,889,038 equivalent cartons. Most of this (1,235,388 units) [...]

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Three new hubs in Egypt, South Africa and Nigeria

By | July 3rd, 2020|Global Industry News|

Africa is on the fast-track to economic development. While the continent has not been left unscathed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Bank believes its economy will not be hit as badly as that of other regional blocks. Strong growth in shipping traffic Businesses lie at the forefront of these far-reaching changes on the continent. [...]

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European market good for SA citrus

By | June 26th, 2020|SA Industry News|

In recent years, South African citrus exporters' focus seems to have shifted. They were looking at Russia, and the Far and Middle East. This year, Europe is well in its sights again. "Demand is super strong. But, a lot of trade's coming this way too. The record volumes must all be sold now," says Gijsbert [...]

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