Daily Archives: 07/07/2023

South African citrus growers say EU pest rules putting squeeze on exports

New rules will cut European exports by 20% with thousands of jobs at risk

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New European Union pest control rules will cut South Africa’s orange exports to Europe by 20% this year, threatening thousands of jobs, the Citrus Growers Association (CGA) has said.

The new measures imposed by the EU last June require enhanced cold treatment for citrus exports due to concerns over False Codling Moth, a pest commonly found in sub-Saharan Africa, and Citrus Black Spot.

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Etihad Cargo boosts its PharmaLife product efficiency

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Pharma Champions was developed in full compliance with IATA CEIV Pharma guidelines and enhances Etihad Cargo’s capabilities to deliver consistent standards while transporting this critical cargo via the carrier’s PharmaLife product.

PharmaLife, Etihad Cargo’s award-winning pharmaceutical shipment solution, has achieved significant year-on-year growth. In the last 12 months, Etihad Cargo has recorded a 49 per cent increase in pharmaceutical and life sciences products tonnage compared to the previous year. To meet the increasing demand for both +15 to +25°C Controlled Room Temperature (CRT) and +2 to +8°C Cool Storage (COL) segments, Etihad Cargo has focused on continuous improvement, product enhancements and expanding the carrier’s network, which now serves over 62 destinations worldwide. To strengthen connections between Abu Dhabi and the rest of the world, Etihad Cargo has developed over 1,330 IATA CEIV Pharma and GDP-certified trade lanes, ensuring product integrity during transportation.

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Freight industry must resist the tidal wave of drug smuggling

Exponential growth in contraband drugs entering Europe via ports on the Atlantic seaboard prompts call for greater industry awareness

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Reports include cocaine in containers of fruit through the port of Antwerp; in Rotterdam narcotics were discovered in reefer containers carrying melons from Panama; ecstasy with a value of €1.5 million in a truck at Calais and Le Havre emerging as a hotspot for cocaine imports; 133 kilos of marijuana and hashish at the Port of Motril in southern Spain brought in from North Africa, and news of smuggling gangs with links to Brazil operating in Lisbon and Oporto.

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