POST Online Media Lite Edition



 

Chilean table grape exporters have to pay fines for delays in return of containers

Christian Fernsby |
The delays that Chilean table grapes have suffered upon their arrival in the United States have caused losses of close to 30 million dollars.

Article continues below




According to exporters, the mandatory fumigation of the grapes to enter the North American market took longer than expected because of the negligence of the shipping companies and the port of Philadelphia.

As a result, they had to pay fines for the delays in returning the containers where the fruit was stored. In addition, much of the fruit that was going to be sold in US markets had to be thrown into the sea because the cold chain was broken due to the delays and the product no longer met the standards required to market it.

The Minister of Agriculture, Esteban Valenzuela, said he would meet with his American counterpart to find solutions to the problem. "We are going to meet with the US Secretary of Agriculture on Monday to rush the Approach Systems, which allows lifting the demand for additional fumigation."

The president of the Association of Fruit Exporters, Ronald Bown, said they were also working on alternative measures to remedy this crisis.

"Fundamentally, this issue has to be analyzed by the U.S. authorities. They must check if it is feasible, if it's appropriate, and if there are alternatives. We are betting that it's possible and looking for additional alternatives to the current fumigation system."

The president of Fedefruta, Jorge Valenzuela, said the sector has requested the end of fumigation for years as it generates great losses for the sector. "We, as a trade union, have been requesting these measures for at least 15 years. We believe we have a tremendous opportunity to help the American authorities to rethink the Systems Approach."

Exporters do not rule out taking legal action against shipping companies and the port of Philadelphia.


What to read next

Australia to boost Vietnam trade ties through table grapes
Australia: Fairer terms for wine grape growers but concerns remain about payment periods
Who's participating in New York's Grape-to-School program?

North Macedonia to take 500 million euros loan from Hungary

 
The new government of North Macedonia will take a loan of 500 million euros from the government of Hungary, the new Prime Minister Hristijan Mickoski announced yesterday after a meeting with his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban.
 
 

Latest

Citroën C3 Aircross, the most affordable compact SUV with 7 seats
Scotland secured record inward investment in 2023
Chinese seaport cities register soaring output of port economy in 2023
Canada and Alberta supporting Alberta Beef Producers

NEWS

U.S.: Dangerous heatwave

Severe thunderstorms across portions of U.S. Central Plains and Mississippi Valley; heat continues in Southern Plains
New Delhi airport roof collapses under heavy rain
Bulgaria: EPPO charges entrepreneur with fraud involving construction of dairy facility
Switzerland: Gotthard Base Tunnel on track to fully re-open in September
Heavy rain with flooding possible in southwest U.S. and upper Midwest; heat continues in east
 

BUSINESS

U.S. bankruptcies in June hit record high since 2020

Baker Hughes U.S. oil rig count unchanged at 479
EU-Kenya trade agreement comes into effect
U.S. drillers cut oil and gas rigs to 581
Washington, DC mayor announces $25 million federal grant for New York Avenue Bridge and Lincoln Connector Trail Project
EIB funds €1.2 billion for Denmark’s 1.1 GW largest wind farm
 

Trending Now

Africa Finance Corporation appoints executive director, financial services

Lindemann Metal Recycling: Markus Tandel named head of procurement and aftermarket

APM Terminals Suape advances sustainable port operations with major investment in all-electric handling equipment

Travis Leonard joins Lockton as CFO


POLITICS

Under Secretary Fernandez travels to Japan and Indonesia

€10.82 billion French State aid scheme to support offshore wind energy
EU approves Lufthansa Group-ITA Airways deal, subject to conditions
Europe imposes duties on Chinese electric vehicles
Australia and New Zealand to fund critical undersea cable infrastructure for Tonga
Poland to forge ahead with mega-airport plans
 

Today We Recommend

U.S. bankruptcies in June hit record high since 2020


Highlights 

DOF Group to acquire Maersk Supply Service for $1.11 billion

Airbus secures $2.5 billion German military satellite contract

Poland to forge ahead with mega-airport plans


COMPANIES

APM Terminals Suape advances sustainable port operations with major investment in all-electric handling equipment

BYD to build factory in Türkiye
U.S. awards Moderna $176 mln for vaccine development amid bird flu outbreak
Robertshaw to close Trnava, Slovakia plant, plant assets available for sale
DOF Group to acquire Maersk Supply Service for $1.11 billion
CureVac sells COVID-19, flu vaccines to GSK amid restructuring
 

CAREERS

Africa Finance Corporation appoints executive director, financial services

Lindemann Metal Recycling: Markus Tandel named head of procurement and aftermarket
Travis Leonard joins Lockton as CFO
African Development Bank appoints director of statistics department
Azentio expands its leadership team with two new appointments
Afreximbank announces board changes
 

ECONOMY

Eurozone reports modest Q1 GDP growth, stable annual inflation

Italy sees faster economic growth in Q1
Slovenia's economy expected to grow 0.9 pct in Q1
Italy faces deficit infringement procedure
Real GDP increased in all 50 U.S. states
Inflation continues to decline in Germany
 

EARNINGS

Lockton revenue $3.55 billion

Motorcar Parts of America Q4 sales $189.5 million
Limoneira Q2 revenue $44.6 million
Lululemon athletica Q1 revenue increased 10% to $2.2 billion
PVH Q1 GAAP EBIT $205 million
Dollar General Q1 operating profit decreased 26.3%
 

OP-ED

Micromanaging is the worst enemy of efficiency and teamwork

Niger set to monetize massive gas reserves through Saharan natural gas pipeline
Putting the brakes on EV folly that choked the market
Oil discovery in Kavango Basin may mean huge benefits for Namibians
Cape Town and Dubai battle over Africa's energy future
Is America going to lose its superpower status?
 

AGRIFISH

EU allocates €77 million in emergency support to farmers in Austria, Czechia, Poland and Portugal

Brazil opened its market for Australian mutton and lamb
Hong Kong suspends import of poultry meat and products from areas in Australia and U.S.
World's first: Denmark to impose CO2 tax on livestock
Finland to start bird flu vaccinations for humans, in world first
U.S. lifts restrictions on Mexican tomato imports
 

LEADERSHIP

Study finds workers misjudge wage markets

Some organizations may need to expand their hierarchical structures earlier than others
Study finds there's right way and wrong way to deliver negative feedback in workplace
Allyship is critical and its needs appreciation
Generating 'buzz' about new products can influence their success
Hiring 'problem directors' can knock up to 64% off firm's value
 

CRIME

Italy issues $6.4 million fine over Chinese cars badged as Italian

EU Commission fines Mondelēz €337.5 million for cross-border trade restrictions
HSBC pays penalties for alleged breaches of Consumer Data Right rules
Sanofi to settle thousands of Zantac cancer lawsuits
Former asset manager and board member of Geneva private bank referred to Swiss Federal Criminal Court
South Africa: SAP ordered to pay SIU $26m over 'invalid' Eskom contracts
 

Magazine

TRAVEL

Radisson Hotel Group debuts in the heart of Tunisia’s capital city, Tunis

Morocco’s first Radisson branded hotel opens in Casablanca
Buna channels, an unreal and beautiful part of Bosnia and Herzegovina
JW Marriott unveils Mindful Haven with opening of JW Marriott Hotel Nairobi
Sotheby's Sports Week returns with fantastic artifacts
Red Roof properties open in Michigan
 

SEA, LAND, AIR

2025 Chevrolet Equinox stands apart with fresh looks and capability

Hill Helicopters HX50, luxury in the sky
Opel Movano becomes fully equipped camper van
Porsche Panamera, new hybrid variants
Dodge Charger, 670 horsepower of electric
Pagani Huayra R Evo, 900 hp from 770 Nm
 

DESIGN

Cold night, hot fire pit, cool entertainment

Embellish your home with PVC panels
You'll have to hurry if you want one of 20 new Louis Vuitton watches
Luxury duvet looks good, fells good and keeps you healthy
Vacheron Constantin, watches for life and more
Schüller kitchens, where functionality marries design
 

GADGETS

MESA/Boogie Celebrates 40-year partnership with John Petrucci

reMarkable 2, monochrome tablet for your thoughts and your eyes
OnePlus Ace 3V, first with Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 3
ASUS Zenfone 11 Ultra, flagship with a reason
Samsung Galaxy S24 is photography powerhouse
Casette tapes are making a big comeback, and so are portable players
 

HEALTH

New Alzheimer's treatment approved by FDA

UK introduced new pregnancy prevention measures for topiramate (Topamax)
UK: People with HIV can now donate eggs or sperm to start family
EU health watchdog urges vaccinations to stem surge in Whooping Cough cases
Brazil resumes insulin production after two decades
India launches first home-grown gene therapy for cancer
 

MEANTIME

India to build first phase of its own space station by 2028

Roscosmos chief approves schedule of creating Russian orbital station through 2033
Potentially habitable 'exo-Venus' with Earth-like temperature discovered
Rare species of wild bees discovered in Berlin
SLAC completes construction of largest digital camera ever built for astronomy
Solar eclipse next week in U.S., Mexico and Canada