Technology news from Eurofruit

Technology news stories with a direct relevance to the European fresh produce business, including updates on production and harvesting systems, sorting and grading machinery, packaging, coldstorage and controlled atmosphere, digital management, robots and automation, vertical farming, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

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Maersk and IBM throw blockchain system overboard


Full collaboration across the entire global shipping business could not be achieved, admits carrier

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Asia Fruit Logistica heads back to Hong Kong


Asia’s premier fresh fruit and vegetable trade show returns to AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong on 6-8 September 2023

Marcel Koks is the food and beverage industry and solution strategy director at enterprise software provider Infor

Automation and supply chain agility ‘will shape sector’ in 2023

2022-11-29T11:10:00+00:00By ,

Comment: Fresh produce firms must remain agile to meet fluctuating demand, as well as considering investment in automation and AI, as they face up to supply chain instability, inflation, labour shortages and climate change

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Christian Tougaard joins Tomra Processed Food


As regional sales director EMEA he will lead the company’s processed food sales in the region


Water-saving technology makes splash at Interpoma


Twelfth edition of apple-focused trade fair brings issue of water conservation to the fore with its Interpoma Awards


BGI-Sanya and KeyGene collaborate on spatial transcriptomics


The main aim of the collaboration is to be able to quickly identify lead genes associated with important crop traits in order to develop crops with durable resistance


QC software specialist Clarifruit raises US$12m


Data-drive technology has “almost infinite” potential to cut waste in fresh produce supply chains, says company

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Robotic apple packing duo debuts at Interpoma


Two modular pieces of equipment to pack fruit into trays and trays into cartons can significantly reduce packhouse labour requirements

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Global Berry Congress makes impressive return


Retailers including Aldi, Lidl, Delhaize, ICA and M&S among those who attended the leading event for the global berry business


IG and Foodcareplus join forces on EU-India trade


Major Indian importer partners with Belgium-based perishable logistics specialist to facilitate EU fruit shipments to the South Asian nation


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Limoneira appoints Stewart Lockwood as VP of field operations


Lockwood will be directly responsible for the harvesting and grower services departments

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Paul Clüver handed conservation award


Former Capespan and Unifruco chairman rewarded for his conservation work on his family fruit farm in Elgin, South Africa


Chilean truckers call off strike


Union boss said it would take one of two more days for flow of trucks carrying fruit to ports to normalise

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Wrap urges increased collaboration and action on climate


The climate action group is calling on more businesses in the UK to take immediate action on climate change, including efforts on food waste and plastic packaging

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Ecuador sees slowdown in banana exports


Shipments down by more than 10 per cent since the start of 2022 says Acorbanec