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2207, 2019

Klein Karoo drought in its 4th year

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The water situation looks better in the Boland and Cape Town but alas, that doesn’t tell the full story of the Western Cape: the Klein-Karoo has barely had rain or snow this winter and the [...]

2207, 2019

Negative balance for Valencia’s 2018/19 citrus campaign

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The 2018/19 citrus campaign in the Spanish Region of Valencia has been one of the worst in recent years, according to figures published by UNIÓ de Llauradors, which reveal a 32% drop in profits compared [...]

2207, 2019

SA port crisis

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Harbour personnel are cautiously optimistic that the situation will start improving at Ngqura Port Terminal (NPT), but it will take two weeks, at the least, to get back on schedule. Staffing shortages and low productivity [...]

2207, 2019

Global overview of citrus markets

By | July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Global Industry News|Comments Off on Global overview of citrus markets

The global orange market is facing a number of challenges. South African oranges, and citrus fruits in general, are troubled by problems in the ports of Durban and Port Elizabeth. In Argentina, the frost has [...]

1307, 2019

Crisis at SA harbours affecting citrus industry

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Usually the situation at Durban Harbour is the citrus industry’s greatest cause for concern but this season the situation at the Port Elizabeth container terminal (PECT) and the new Ngqura (Coega) container terminal (NCT) is [...]

1307, 2019

Chronic congestion in Durban

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In a recent customer advisory, MSC said that cargo from Durban and from Ngqura to Europe would be loaded as usual on ships of its South Africa-Europe service, but that the vessels would skip their [...]