03rd August 2020

EASYFRESH NEWSLETTER Nr. 03082066

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Global container lines reinstate some Asia-US capacity

Global container lines are reinstating some of the capacity they cancelled in the last few months on the Asia-North America West Coast trade lane, although it’s not a sign of a post-pandemic rebound in the US, according to container shipping analyst Sea-Intelligence. In its latest weekly report, Sea-Intelligence highlighted that the development in blank sailing...

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“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”

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First Colombian Avocados Reaches China

On July 1, the first shipment of Colombian Hass avocados arrived in Shanghai after a month-long voyage. After quarantine, the 23 tons of fruit were released to the importer Mr. Avocado for ripening. This shipment set out from the Port of Buenaventura in Colombia on May 28. On Dec. 13 last year, Chinese customs announced that Colombian avocados were formally...

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Fruit importers seek new European trade routes

Fruit importers have begun redirecting European trade routes away from Dover-Calais to minimise disruption from the end of the transition period. Cross-channel border controls are one of the biggest concerns for importers, leading many businesses to start seeking alternative options. Disruption caused by the pandemic has also fuelled the re-evaluation of supply routes. A number...

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“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

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Port of Rotterdam feels impact of COVID-19 on cargo volumes

The Dutch Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest sea port, saw a 9.1 per cent decrease in its throughput in the first half of 2020 as a result of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Total throughput stood at 218.9 million tonnes in H1 2020, compared to 240.9 million tonnes seen in the corresponding period...

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“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”

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Costa Rica’s produce exports have a positive outlook for coming months

In 2019, Costa Rica exported $11 billion worth of goods, a quarter of which comprised fresh produce. The main fruits exported by the country are bananas and pineapples, and 85% of their markets are located in Europe and North America. Other products such as sweet potato, cassava, mangoes, melons and ginger are also being exported...

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“If you are positive, you´ll see opportunities instead of obstacles.”

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Aldi to open new 70 Stores in US

Aldi has unveiled new details of an aggressive growth strategy that will see it open 70 new stores in the second half of 2020, including its first four locations in Phoenix and a new distribution center in Alabama next year. The Batavia, Illinois-based grocer shared details of its growth strategy after recently surpassing 2,000 locations...

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“Motivation is the catalyzing ingredient for every successful innovation.”

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New direct container service connecting China and Southeast Asia

Container shipping alliance Ocean Network Express (ONE) has announced two new direct services connecting China and Southeast Asia – the China Thailand Service (CTS) and the revamped Thailand Philippines Service (TP2). The services will add direct sailings between China and Southeast Asia, namely Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. The first sailing for the CTS will...

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Colombian mangoes gain market access to EU

The Colombian mango industry surpassed a new hurdle and gained improved market access to the European Union earlier this month. Following official approval from EU’s phytosanitary authority, the country’s mangoes will be permitted entrance without previously required hot water treatment. This will likely boost the country’s presence in the EU market – the primary destinations...

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Videos: 

1.How the COVID-19 pandemic could change the retail industry; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvgPDB7Tf6U

2.Europe's Biggest Port: The Port of Rotterdam | Giant Hubs | Episode 2 | Free Documentary;  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2McoWAJJCD4

 

Reports: 

1. New varieties key for Egyptian grapes; http://www.fruitnet.com/asiafruit/article/182189/new-varieties-key-for-egyptian-grapes

2.OVERVIEW BANANA MARKET; https://www.freshplaza.com/article/9238048/overview-global-banana-market/

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