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May 21, 2024

Gary Britz, Managing Director of Cape Town-based fresh produce exporter ELEā„¢ Trading, highlights the increasingly challenging environment for the fruit export industry. Over the past decade, a multitude of external threats have emerged, reshaping the landscape. “Comparing our 2014 SWOT analysis to one we just did in 2024, it is radically different,” Britz remarks. These […]

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April 9, 2024

Fierce winds reaching speeds of up to 110 kilometres per hour wreaked havoc at the Port of Cape Town over the weekend, significantly disrupting operations. The severe storm conditions forced the automatic shutdown of ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, essential for container movement, when one unit registered wind speeds of approximately 60 knots. This led to a […]

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March 6, 2024

Despite challenges at the ports and in various export markets, the SA agricultural sector has continued to realise excellent export activity. Total agricultural exports reached a new record of .2bn in 2023, up 3% from the previous year, according to data from Trade Map. The products that dominated the export list were citrus, maize, apples, […]

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February 14, 2024

In the picturesque orchards of Wolseley, South Africa, the early pear crop has been met with a series of challenges, amplified by the recent wave of wildfires ravaging the Western Cape. Despite the adversity, Christo Strydom, representing Wolfpack, commends the valiant efforts of firefighters and regional fire associations in containing the blaze, which threatened their […]

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January 23, 2024

In what is being hailed as one of the most robust specialized reefer deciduous fruit seasons in almost 20 years, the bustling activity in the region’s fruit export industry has taken the market by storm. November and December marked the onset of this remarkable season, with two vessels dedicated to transporting pre-Christmas fruit. What was […]

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October 31, 2023

Hortgro, the South African deciduous fruit industry organization, welcomes the commitment of Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) to address problems at the Port of Cape Town. This follows a meeting that was held in Paarl recently between TPT and fruit industry stakeholders. TPT said that they are working on contingency plans to ensure that the upcoming […]