Quick-to-market route for vehicles carrying fresh produce planned at Channel Tunnel

Plans to trial a "quick-to-market" route for vehicles carrying fresh produce that are caught up in continuing delays at the Channel Tunnel have been welcomed by the Scottish Government. It comes after concerns were raised about the impact on Scottish businesses such as seafood exporters to France. The UK Government yesterday confirmed plans for lorries to be parked at...

Georgia fosters hazelnut production

Georgia is fostering hazelnut production by launching a dedicated hazelnut sector development programme. The programme aimed to grow the production of hazelnuts in Georgia along with the simultaneously decreasing cost price of hazelnuts and increasing export possibilities. The programme was initiated by the Georgian Government and implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture through the Agriculture Cooperatives Development Agency, using European Union...

EU Promises More Help to Farmers Hit by Russia’s Food Import Ban

BRUSSELS — Measures to support the price of EU dairy products, fruit and vegetables implemented last year in response to a Russian ban on European imports will be extended into next year, the European Commission confirmed Thursday. The European Commission, the EU executive, decided to take some produce off the market because of oversupply last August after Moscow imposed an...

HHLA Streamlines Group Structure

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft (HHLA), the largest container terminal operator in Hamburg and provider of transport and logistics services, is transferring the responsibility of the Container intermediate holding company to the holding company. As of 1 August 2015, all of the functions and management responsibilities currently held by the intermediate holding company HHLA Container Terminals GmbH will therefore...

NEWS ALERT: Russia tightens embargo: The “Countersanctions food stuff” will be destroyed at the border

A decision to make food ban (as a move to respond the EU and US sanctions, imposed on Russia was  extended for one year in June. And now it has become even tougher, as the Russian authorities made a new and very tough step right this week. Now, as it was decided, all the food, including most kinds of...

South African citrus industry suffers Black Spot fallout

CITRUS growers face a R10m knock after suspending organic lemon exports to the European Union (EU) following the discovery of citrus black spot in three consignments. This comes in the same week in which a team of local growers and agricultural experts are to travel to Europe to shed light on how the country could improve its fungus risk...

Port of Koper: 15 meters deep until the end of summer

Last year, with the completion of seabed dredging in Basin I of the Port of Koper to -14 metres, Luka Koper anticipated further deepening for an additional metre this year. The works executed by Borr dredger which commenced with technically challenging operation under the supporting structure of the quayside, i.e. among the piles, will be completed in a month. In August,...

Will mangoes from Pakistan be banned from the EU?

The EU might well decide soon. Pakistan’s mango exports is on the verge of getting banned in the European Union (EU) for five years as three cases of interception were reported as a result of negligence of the concerned authorities. According to sources, two more export interceptions would result in a 5-year ban on Pakistani mango exports to the European...

Port of Rotterdam throughput grows by 6.8%

The port of Rotterdam achieved good results in the first half of the year. Total throughput increased by 6.8% compared to the first half of 2014. This growth was almost entirely accounted for by the throughput of oil products (+29.7%), crude oil (+8.3%), containers (+3.7% in TEU) and roll-on/roll-off-transport (+9.6%). The throughput of dry bulk (agricultural bulk, coal, ores)...

Watermelons in Hungary: Great harvest, stable prices

Hungarian watermelon farmers expect to see a good season in 2015 with stable prices and a good harvest outlook, business daily Világgazdaság said, citing Ferenc Ledó, head of the Hungarian fruit and vegetable growers’ association. Estimating the cost price of watermelon at 50-60 forints per kilogram, he said the consumer price should be between 90 forints and 130 forints,...
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