Congestion blights SA citrus exports

Volumes of exported South African citrus exports have risen from 2012 levels but annual congestion at the growers’ favourite port at Durban is proving a perennial obstacle to shipping.

The year’s packing and shipping season is at its halfway point but good weather and more acreage devoted to citrus cultivation have seen volumes of the five main citrus products increase to 71.4 million 15kg cartons.

Last year at this time, 65.6m cartons had been packed. Of these, 61.2m cartons have already been shipped to … Read More