“There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them.”

South African Apple and Pear Growers Targeting Top Spot as China’s Main Supplier

As a major Southern Hemisphere exporter of apples and pears, South Africa has emerged as China’s second-largest supplier of imported apples and also saw a surge in pear exports to China in 2023. Recently, Jacques du Preez, general manager for trade and markets at Hortgro Pome, delivered a WeChat lecture to over 1,000 listeners of Produce […]

“The best investment is in the tools of one’s own trade.”

‘BTOM threatens UK food security,’ CCF tells Defra

New post-Brexit border controls will jeopardise food supply chain and increase food prices, warns UK Cold Chain Federation. The Cold Chain Federation (CCF) has written to Defra Secretary Steve Barclay to issue an alert that the government’s proposed Border Target Operating Model (BTOM), planned for live roll out on 30 April 2024, will jeopardise the UK’s […]

“Successful business takes time, discipline and patience.”

Fruit Logistica: How can the perishable logistics business grow in 2024? A panel discussion with Rafael Llerena, CEO Easyfresh

The Logistics Hub hosted a panel discussion involving Maersk’s Bruce Marshall and Rafael Llerena of Easyfresh Fruitnet’s Michael Barker hosted a panel discussion looking at the future of the perishable logistics business, on the opening day of Fruit Logistica in Berlin. Held on the Logistics Hub stage, the panel included Bruce Marshall, head of reefer solutions […]

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”

Future of Trade

As the global economy adjusts to persistent economic and geopolitical pressures and disruptions, the familiar routes that defined the world trade map are being redrawn and trade blocs are playing a greater role. In addition, overall global trade is growing at a slower rate than the world economy, a fundamental shift away from the trend […]

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