April 22, 2014 / Week N° 17

Posts Tagged Citrus

India: Mahindra signs JV with Univeg

April 14th, 2014

A US$16.7 billion company from India and a US$3.2 billion Belgian group will combine forces as part of a landmark produce agreement.

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U.S. proposes new rules for Philippine mangoes, Japanese oranges

April 11th, 2014

A relaxation in requirements could see more parts of Japan and the Philippines shipping fruit to the U.S.

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Australian citrus, nuts and cherries to benefit from Japan FTA

April 10th, 2014

Mandarins, oranges and macadamia nuts are a few Australian products expected to profit from the Japan FTA.

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South Africa welcomes growth on U.S. citrus market

April 3rd, 2014

As South Africa approaches its 15th year selling citrus to the U.S., exporters praised market growth.

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Spanish association calls on EU to close borders to South African citrus

March 27th, 2014

With the South African citrus season near, debate over black spot has roared up once again in the EU.

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Uruguay looks to win back Chinese citrus market

March 14th, 2014

Cold treatment requirements have complicated Uruguayan citrus shipments to China.

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Russia lifts ban on Pakistani plant products

March 3rd, 2014

Pakistani produce items will be allowed in Russia again, but a protocol is still needed for the country’s potatoes.

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China: Kashgar Airport to become designated fruit entry point for Xinjiang

March 3rd, 2014

Transportation time for Pakistani fruit exported to China will be cut to 70 minutes by air.

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NZ: positive results for Seeka, T&G in 2013

February 27th, 2014

Two of New Zealand’s leading produce players have notched good results for the 2013 calendar year.

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U.S.: Sunkist grower payments rise despite challenges in 2013

February 25th, 2014

A series of initiatives helped grow revenue for Sunkist Growers last year despite a Chinese ban on California citrus.

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Egyptian exporter prepares bumper citrus volume

February 17th, 2014

Cairo-based Elwadi Export is celebrating 50 years of business with large volumes of navel oranges.

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Argentina prepares first orange shipments for Japan

February 14th, 2014

After a decade of talks, Argentina will be able to ship fresh oranges and mandarins to Japan.

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U.S.: citrus may be next in line for Florida pilot program

February 13th, 2014

Nelly Yunta gives insights into a pilot perishables program in Florida, and fumigation issues for Chilean blueberries.

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Fruit imports have grown despite slowdown, says Dürbeck

February 12th, 2014

The head of one of Europe’s oldest fruit distributors discusses supply and demand trends for Germany and Eastern Europe

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EU tightening could pose “huge danger” for global citrus industry

February 11th, 2014

After a record citrus export crop, South Africa is taking all measures possible to meet European regulations around CBS disease.

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Peruvian citrus exports forecast for 10% increase

January 21st, 2014

New plantings and strong fruit set are some reasons behind Peru’s citrus outlook.

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U.S. Congress directs funding to fight HLB

January 16th, 2014

Funding from the U.S. Congress seeks to prevent a potentially devastating threat to the citrus industry.

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Florida and California citrus avoid ‘polar vortex’

January 8th, 2014

Two key U.S.fruit-growing states avoided frosts, but the lack of snow is not entirely positive news.

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EU announces ban on South African citrus

November 29th, 2013

After a season of intense debate, the EU has implemented a ban on one of its leading sources of citrus fruit.

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Walnuts Australia wins top gong for agriculture in export awards

November 28th, 2013

Beef and dairy companies have dominated the agribusiness part of the Australian Export Awards in recent years, but not in 2013.

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California-China citrus agreement nears final stages

November 27th, 2013

After losing market access in April, California citrus may once again be welcome in China.

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Australian industry backs South African citrus in Europe

November 26th, 2013

The Australian citrus industry has urged the EFSA not to block South African fruit over citrus black spot concerns.

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Brazil: Bayer CropScience and Fundecitrus team up on HLB

November 15th, 2013

The “Citrus Unidos” plan provides a US$4 million investment to fight citrus greening in Brazil.

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Italian representatives call for extensive citrus import ban

November 6th, 2013

Representatives from Italy have called for an import ban on South African and South American citrus.

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Brazil develops natural treatment for citrus greening

November 1st, 2013

Brazilian researchers have teamed up to develop the nation’s first natural pesticide against citrus greening.

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Peru: Camposol earnings more than triple in Q3

October 30th, 2013

Avocado volumes and asparagus prices helped raise profitability for Peruvian exporter Camposol in the third quarter.

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North American produce consignment model evolving

October 28th, 2013

Oppy’s James Milne says the U.S. is moving to a more fixed ‘European’ produce sourcing model as growers seek to cut risks.

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Tropical pepper plant could provide tool against HLB

October 23rd, 2013

A compound in the Matico pepper plant could provide a natural insecticide against Asian Citrus Psyllid.

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Europe leads volume growth for Northern Hemisphere citrus

October 21st, 2013

While estimates for the U.S. citrus season did not look good, European nations forecast a strong season ahead.

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Spain: biodegradable citrus packaging eases waste disposal

October 14th, 2013

Spanish researchers have developed fruit and vegetable netting ready for the compost bin.

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U.S.: California researchers near HLB early detection

October 11th, 2013

Research led by a University of California team could improve HLB treatment and diagnosis.

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Spanish citrus industry makes fresh calls to ban South African citrus

October 10th, 2013

Spain’s AVA-ASAJA shared biting words, calling for an immediate ban on South African citrus.

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U.S.: new Florida cultivars show citrus greening tolerance

October 1st, 2013

University of Florida citrus rootstocks have shown HLB-tolerance, but it is yet to be seen how they perform in large-scale trials.

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With California out, Spanish citrus looks to China

September 27th, 2013

Europe’s ARC Eurobanan will be filling a gap in the Chinese market with shipments of Spanish citrus.

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U.S.: California expects strong citrus year, despite doubt in China

September 25th, 2013

California citrus volume should remain similar to last year, even with pressure from pests and drought.

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Chile: frosts may cut some crops by 25% in two key regions

September 25th, 2013

Blueberries, cherries and plums look likely to be the biggest victims of Chile’s recent frosts, but other crops have also been affected.

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South Africa imposes restrictions on citrus shipments to EU

September 25th, 2013

Under pressure from black spot, South Africa could miss out on two million boxes of citrus sales meant for the EU.

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South African citrus exporters see continued U.S. Midwest expansion

September 23rd, 2013

The WCCPF expects a strong finish for South African citrus in the U.S. this year.

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South African citrus growers aim to improve China protocol

September 16th, 2013

South African fruit industry representatives were made to feel very welcome during a recent visit with Chinese quarantine officials.

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Spanish union calls out non-payment for citrus

September 4th, 2013

Spain’s La Unió de Llauradors has accused buyers of withholding payment for citrus from Valencia.

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Spanish association calls for action against South African citrus

August 30th, 2013

Spain’s Young Farmer’s Association wants immediate action taken for South Africa’s fifth black spot detection.

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South African citrus waits in limbo on EU market

August 28th, 2013

With five black spot interceptions, South African citrus exporters are wondering whether they’ll be blocked from the EU.

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Egyptian citrus approved for return to U.S. market

August 22nd, 2013

High shipping costs could be a key barrier to Egypt’s re-entry to the U.S. citrus market.

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Australian authorities intercept citrus pest in curry leaves

August 13th, 2013

Two Australian biosecurity officers have potentially saved the country’s citrus industry from devastating disease HLB.

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Port congestion delays citrus out of South Africa

August 9th, 2013

Scheduling issues in South Africa’s port in Durban are causing headaches for citrus exporters.

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Spain: researchers develop citrus red scale treatment

August 8th, 2013

A team in Spain has found two wasp species effective for eradicating citrus red scale.

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U.S.: California looks to ease Chinese citrus doubts

August 2nd, 2013

The California citrus industry is working to re-open the Chinese market before next season.

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U.S.: new quarantine zone for California’s citrus

August 1st, 2013

New detections of Asian citrus psyllid have sparked a quarantine zone in California’s citrus country.

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South African citrus industry looks to India, China

July 30th, 2013

South African citrus exporters are looking to new markets as the future of trade with Europe remains in doubt.

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U.S.: cryopreservation offers hope for citrus genetics

July 22nd, 2013

Citrus plants are being prepared for long-term cold storage to fight disease and preserve genetics.

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Spain: citrus rinds bring alternative fuel possibility

July 22nd, 2013

Scientists in Spain hope to turn discarded citrus rinds into a feasible bioethanol choice.

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South Africa expresses citrus concerns in EU trade talks

July 18th, 2013

South Africa will look to address ctirus and a growing trade imbalance in talks with the European Union.

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Uruguay expects drop in citrus production

July 17th, 2013

Severe weather has dealt a blow to Uruguay’s citrus production, taking a toll on all major crops.

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Uruguayan citrus formally welcomed to U.S. market

July 11th, 2013

After three years of work, Uruguayan citrus has been approved for sales in the United States.

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Australia: orange juice imports decline, alongside consumption

July 5th, 2013

Orange juice concentrate from Brazil is rapidly declining in Australia, but that isn’t necessarily good news for local growers.

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Spanish citrus rattled by hail storms

June 28th, 2013

Spanish citrus growers have requested government aid after storms sent a blow to late-season crops.

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Northern Chilean citrus struggles to keep above water

June 27th, 2013

Citrus from northern Chile enjoys an early season but drought has made production difficult.

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U.S.: Texan agriculture warns Mexico to respect water rights

June 25th, 2013

If water trends with Mexico continue, researchers warn that Texan citrus production could drop to zero.

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Argentina invests in citrus and rural development

June 4th, 2013

Improved rural roads have been inaugurated in Argentina to connect the citrus industry with commercial centers.

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Citrus Australia backs National Food Plan

May 28th, 2013

Citrus Australia CEO Judith Damiani says “Let’s get on with transforming the mining boom into the dining boom”.

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Temperature extremes slash Moroccan citrus output

May 27th, 2013

Heat waves and cold spells took their toll on Morocco’s citrus volume and quality.

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Argentine citrus approved for Philippine market

May 23rd, 2013

Citrus fruits are just the start for Argentina’s export plans in the Philippines.

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South Africa: citrus build-up brings Port of Durban delays

May 13th, 2013

Stock build-up and “system failure” led to delays for South African citrus exports.

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Opinion: the outlook for Australian produce imports

May 9th, 2013

Michael Worthington says Australian growers need to consider how to deal with potentially higher fresh produce imports.

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South African citrus feels uncertainty from China, E.U.

May 6th, 2013

The Citrus Growers’ Association of Southern Africa highlighted concerns over the Chinese and European markets.

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Export outlook up for Southern Hemisphere citrus

April 26th, 2013

Peru expected the greatest percentage growth for citrus exports while South Africa came out on top for volume.

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Markets remain uncertain for South African citrus exports

April 24th, 2013

Doubt from the European Union and China has created new questions for South African citrus.

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Egyptian citrus exporter reflects on new markets

April 22nd, 2013

El Gebaly’s Sherif Mezar gives insight into new opportunities for Egyptian citrus and the possible U.S. market.

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Chinese citrus ban leaves California scrambling for answers

April 17th, 2013

Chinese brown rot concerns have put Californian citrus exporters in a precarious position.

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Florida citrus growers cross fingers for greening solution

April 16th, 2013

Florida’s citrus industry is placing bets on research to save fruit from greening, which has brought down shipments this year.

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Brazil releases new tangerine variety

March 25th, 2013

A new hybrid tangerine stands out for high output and disease resistance.

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Mexico: Citrus growers rush to sell for fear of drought damage

March 22nd, 2013

Drought in Mexico’s Tamaulipas state is forcing producers to rush and sell citrus before it goes bad.

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Dominican Republic: citrus growers struggle to fight locusts

March 18th, 2013

Dominican citrus producers cannot keep up with the costs of fighting locust swarms.

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Uruguay turns focus to international citrus branding

March 14th, 2013

Uruguay has its focus on perfecting its national product brand “Uruguay Natural”.

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Spanish grower group calls to control South African citrus imports

March 11th, 2013

Black spot concerns have led Spanish citrus growers to urge for blocking South African imports or exhaustive controls.

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Australia: costs add up as flood waters recede

March 4th, 2013

An Aussie citrus grower says floods have taken their toll financially, but crops should still be stable.

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Uruguay ranks among top blueberry and citrus exporters

March 1st, 2013

Uruguay ranked highly for Latin American citrus exports last year.

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Mexico: Veracruz explores guava to fight HLB citrus infections

February 26th, 2013

Guava fruit could hold the key to maintaining citrus production in Mexico.

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U.S. poised to approve Uruguayan citrus imports

February 6th, 2013

Approval of Uruguayan citrus is entering its final stages in the U.S. and open to public comment.

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Aussie supermarket to support local growers

January 31st, 2013

An Aussie supermarket has vowed to support local flood hit growers and not stock extra foreign citrus.

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A balancing act for South African citrus exporters

January 22nd, 2013

The challenge for South African citrus growers this season will be to maintain quality expectations under strict export standards.

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Uruguay and U.S. close to citrus trade agreement

January 18th, 2013

After a decade of negotiations, Uruguayan citrus could soon be on its way to U.S. consumers.

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U.S.: California citrus growers brace for freezing temperatures

January 11th, 2013

The San Joaquin Valley expects multiple days of below average temperatures that could send a blow to citrus.

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Chile developing cleaner alternative for citrus pest control

January 10th, 2013

A team of researchers in Chile are working to find a new method to fight the Saissetia oleae beetle.

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Chile closes 2012 with 4% growth for citrus exports

January 9th, 2013

Chilean navel oranges shined in 2012 with 9% export growth.

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Major Spanish citrus exporter faces possible closure

January 4th, 2013

Bad loans to producers have put Spanish citrus co-op Canla on the brink of closure.

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Indian scientists on path to improve fruit shelf life

December 27th, 2012

A lac-based coating has potential to elongate fruit shelf life for up to two weeks.

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South African citrus continues on road to recovery

December 26th, 2012

After damaging hail storms, South African citrus is entering another year of upward movement.

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Mexico continues to rank highly in guavas and citrus

December 19th, 2012

Mexico ranks third and fifth respectively for guava and citrus output, two significant national industries.

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Brazilian citrus forecast down after two strong seasons

December 18th, 2012

Brazilian citrus output is expected to drop by 10% due to stressed trees and average blossoming.

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Spain: mites could help citrus pest control

November 19th, 2012

A Spanish study has found soil mites can help reduce thrip infestations in citrus fruits.

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Program introduces South African students to citrus industry

November 14th, 2012

South African high school students are earning hands-on farming skills in a new citrus program.

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Brazil suspends citrus exports to E.U.

November 9th, 2012

Disease detection has forced Brazil to cease orange shipments to Europe.

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Clemensoon, a new early variety of clementine

November 2nd, 2012

Spanish researchers claim to have developed the best early clementine available.

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U.S.: fair trade produce imports buoyant in 2012

October 26th, 2012

Fair Trade USA certified produce imports have taken a significant leap in the last two years.

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“We just need to know”, says Citrus Australia

October 17th, 2012

The Australian citrus industry is in limbo as growers wait on a government decision over export deregulation.

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Israeli grapefruit exports plug European supply gap

October 8th, 2012

Israel’s largest grapefruit grower says it has benefited from lack of South African fruit in Europe.

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South African nursery on cusp of sweet grapefruit success

October 8th, 2012

A South African family is on the cusp of commercializing an unusually sweet grapefruit variety.

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SA truck strike is hitting fresh produce retailers hard

October 5th, 2012

South African and Namibian stores will have hardly any fruit as the truck drivers’ strike enters its third week.

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SA: citrus growers angry over Maersk container hikes

October 2nd, 2012

South African citrus exporters claim Maersk’s proposed increased reefer rates will put their competitiveness at risk.

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