Claims

I am into facilitating export of Cavendish Banana, Rice and other products since 2007 and  above van photo was one of my latest shipment.   Unfortunately due to unexpected circumstances,  the arrival of van was delayed and the ordered item turned out as total loss (vessel’s fault) as per below actual photos provided by 3rd party outsourced inspector (consignee’s).

To avoid large amount of expenses related to fees to be charge by claims lawyer’s and/or insurance underwriter, I was the one ask to handle and the result was quite effective and satisfactory.  This is not the first as my services was also tapped in line with a claim involving an importer with request for refund to his supplier/seller.

I am open to same task if an importer has claims issues.  But I need required documents and reports to be effective on my task.  Below  are the steps I will undertake for you:

1. I will act as your authorized representative (I definitely need notarized Authorization or Special Power of Authority)

2. Contact the contact Shipping Line Customer Service and negotiate the desired claims amount

3. Coordinate with the consignee/buyer’s contact surveyor if necessary (for the written report and photos required)

4. Mitigate cargo loss

I believe I am effective because I follow the tried Claims guide and I personally meet with the right contact persons.  I also develop my own Claims template and require my consignee client to comply with required documents and complete reporting.

My assistance are open to those who needs my services.  I can be reach through my direct email:  denissalvatierra@yahoo.com

Video Presentation for Business and Personal Archive

I make visual presentation or movie clips for personal, social and business purposes.

(I can accept tasks.  I also make graphic designs and simple website and blogs)

Business/Agricultural Presentation:

Arts and Culture:

Social Concern:

Family and Wedding:

The Wedding Video sample is available upon request.

You can email me at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com to get the link.

The maker of these video and presentation clips has more than 5 years experience in the corporate business sector and personal video making, with earlier background in Advertising (Leo Burnett Advertising Agency Philippines).

If you need a video clip, corporate presentation or for your wedding or other use, you may email me directly at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com

(I can accept tasks.  I also make graphic designs and simple website and blogs)

Risk Management in Import-Export

This business is definitely profitable, but without someone monitoring and filing important details and documents related to your trade leads is risking a lot of money and may end up in losses and waste of time.  

As  import-export deals are very important,  I developed my online monitoring and paperless filing services system through a website I will dedicate for you and your trade leads.  Per my experience in this business, I could not believe how many are scammed or cheated because importers or exporters are too busy considering the importance of risk management via simple yet very crucial… monitoring and filing.
Many are learning their lessons the hard way.   For importers to avoid waste of time and money,  one should not rely on  low price offer for both products and logistics.  It’s their decision but most of the low price offer means unreliable performance in service or product quality though their is an agreement.   Another thing is someone should monitor.  With the widespread cheating in the trading world, there’s nothing anyone can do if importer is not aware of possible circumstances if he/she is not managing the risk. No one can brings back the past to correct it but I think I can prevent further damages or losses through my e-monitoring system I personally developed per my care to importers and clients.
With my services and system, I will basically serve and support importers in risk management, monitoring and reminder in matters related to updates, ETD/ETA, due dates and cut-off of needed payment, valuable documents e-filing, reminders and countdown, and basically all details and filing needed.  Such will spare my clients from losses of much money and waste of time.  Nevertheless, I need the cooperation of both importers and exporters for the needed information to support them effectively and efficiently.   My system is paperless filing and efficient reminder where ever the client is, whenever he wanted to check on his trade.  
I desire to collaborate with Maersk as we recommend them to our client, especially to delicate fruit import-export.
I have to admit that I am at mystart-up stage and seek Investor for the needed computer systems and manpower and establish a full blown global servicing company monitoring import-export logistics trade leads.  If Maersk will invest on me, clients will have the monitoring support they needed and it means added profit and investment for Maersk.
If you are interested, you may email me directly at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com

Feasibility Study et al

Above was the latest Feasibility Study I made for two weeks after rigid research, as per requested by an Investor based in UK.

The Cavendish Banana Cultivation and Export Feasibility Study was done a week before I started on my work for the UK Investor.  Such was requested by a Filipino based in Davao Del Norte.

Maize Cultivation for Tanzania and Uganda is my latest project (also requested by the same UK Investor who ask me Moringa Cultivation Feasibility Study).  He is also requesting for Beans Propagation as per below cover page.My other line-up projects are as follows:

– Doing/Establishing your business in Singapore

– Doing/Establishing your business in the Philippines

– Church Building/Multi-purpose Hall Feasibility Study

– Cavendish Banana Import-Export Philippines as per requested by a South Korean

– There’s more!

131 Hectares Cavendish Banana Plantation

I just submitted a 131 hectares Cavendish Banana Plantation Feasibility Study to a requesting client.

I am now doing a different Feasibility Study for a European Investor…

I am actually doing 3 – Tanzania, Uganda and Botswana (Africa)

Feasibility Study for Buyer/Importer for Risk Management

I am into commodity trade and export since 2006, primarily offers Cavendish Banana from Philippines, Rice from Thailand/Vietnam and Moringa Propagation.

Trading and Import-Export is a money making machine but I am saddened how many importers fall into waste of time and losses of lots of money.    Many are earning but a lot are being cheated as there are so many scammers in the internet. Per my own experience, the bait always entraps those who are greed and the ones who only think of  profit yet do not invest on feasibility study and planning.   In the contrary, those who knew the importance of research are the ones who earn more revenue in the long run as it is necessary to manage the business right and its risks involve.

With this realities in the trade and import-export business, I offered an extra mile services of doing their feasibility study and business plan and wants to ask of my services.  I am thankful because they turned-out satisfied.

I provide below studies if needed but I needed ample support as doing a research required at least a week or  two for a brief stay in the target location.  Such is not an easy task and somehow inconveniently risky.

– Feasibility Study

– Business Plan

– Marketing Plan

– Brand Equity

– Other research material for a credible business direction.

Some clients do not believe and prefer to find the supplier themselves.   Everyone is free to decide.  It’s just that buyers mostly fall to wrong person/company as end sellers and/or farm owner-grower are hard to find in the internet.   What mostly found in the net are the  Trading companies or agent/broker.    Worst, some buyers  fall to a pretender-scammers.  To avoid hassles and loss of money, I suggest to my client buyers/importers that I can lead them to right contacts by allowing me to first coordinate with farm owner/end seller and provide feasibility study based on rigid research and actual site visit.  Otherwise, the risk is to the buyer/importer if they go straight to the location.    The sample is available upon request via e-mail:  denissalvatierra@yahoo.com

Moringa Cultivation and Processing Feasibility Study

Cavendish Banana Cultivation/Import-Export Feasibility Plan

Rice Trading Feasibility Study

Establishing your business in Singapore Feasibility Study

Establishing your business in the Philippines Feasibility Study

If you are interested, you can e-mail me at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com

CRITICAL AREAS in LOSS PREVENTION (Cavendish Banana Import-Export)

I am into facilitating Cavendish Banana Import-Export from since 2007.     Since then, I experienced a lot.  Every customer and shipments made are a learning process.   Yes this business is very lucrative but unless you are familiar with the system and risks involve, you will surely end up in a mess of loss of time and money.

To resolve the issues, I formulated my own report based on years of experience, rigid research and consultation.  Below is the result and I titled it as, “Cavendish Banana Import-Export CRITICAL AREAS in LOSS PREVENTION.”   You may want to view it for your reference if you are into this business.  Otherwise, you may just end up in losses and waste of time (especially if you are not that experienced).  My report also includes actual damage report experienced by my client from his former supplier.

To have a bird’s eye view of my report, below is the actual Table of Contents…

  • Low Price Trap in Cavendish Banana Import-Export
  • Basic Checklist
  • Quality / Duration of Storage
  • Packaging
  • Transport
  • RF Temperature
  • Humidity / Moisture
  • Ventilation
  • Biotic Activity
  • Gases
  • Self Heating / Spontaneous Combustion
  • Odor
  • Contamination
  • Mechanical Influences
  • Toxicity / Hazards to Health
  • Shrinkage / Shortage
  • Insect Infestation / Diseases
Although this field is basically sales in nature, finding the lowest price is not enough.  The importer must find first the genuine farm owner-exporter or grower with set standards on harvest, packing operations, loading, shipping and customer relations.  There are lots one can find in the internet but in reality, the genuine are hard to find as most in the internet are mere trading firms or middle men companies.  To find the genuine, first, an importer must cooperate with someone who knows where the genuine farm owner/grower are, and willing to lead you directly to them.  Second, the importer needs his contact to monitor the operations until bananas are shipped and reached the port of destination in good shape and expected freshness.  That is  Risk Management or Loss Prevention.  An importer cannot just rely the matters in the hands of the supplier, especially if the destination is as far as Middle East, Europe and Russia.  It has to be delegated to trusted experienced someone, or face the consequences caused by lack of understanding and monitoring team.
Another thing.
Right Container provider, right set temperature and ventilation is also very important.   At the same time, below suggestion is very crucial:
1. Pre-survey of the plantation is a must

2. Hire Quality Inspector/s to check harvests (live-Cut!)

3. To hire Quality Inspector to supervise packing line at the weighing and selection point

4. Clear and specific purchase and cutting order to the growers/farmers

5. Someone to random check on delivery before loading into the container

6. Securing of the cut-off time to secure maximum 12 hours between cut and cooling.  At the same time, counter check set temperature and ventilation.

7. Inspection of the fruit thru the Bureau of Plant Industry (Department of Agriculture and SGS).

8. Others as the need arises.

More details are clarified with recommendations on issues at my report.

**this blog article is also found at agriwindow.wordpress.com

Feasibility Study or Business Plan are also available upon request.

If you you are interested, you may e-mail me at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com

Cavendish Banana Importer/Exporter first need a Feasibility Study

An importer/exporter/investor needs a Feasibility Study first to manage risk and avoid waste of time and losses of money.

I can quote right away to requesting importer/buyer, through the company I represent (I represent a trading company).  But to educate importers and buyers for them to manage risk and avoid disappointments, I am willing to offer my sincere services .  I can provide a credible feasibility study based on actual survey and direct visit to farms and farm owners.  I already help a number of importers from Middle East and Europe.  I am also offering my services to other importers as well.  Otherwise, importer who just inquire and order may result to head ache as they do not know whom they trade with and the systems involve in it.  This is risking large amount of money and in the end the trial and error commonly lead to waste of time and money. 

I can lead importers and investors to farm owners and/or direct exporters to get low price, at the same time do a feasibility study for a systematic approach and system.  I had clients who availed of these services but I need budget for the following:
1. Plane fare round trip to Davao from Manila (farm locations are very far and risky for first time visiting foreigner importers)
2. Accommodations for a week or two of stay in Davao
3. Food allowance
4. Land transportation allowance.
5. Miscellaneous expense
Below is the actual video taken in the heart of Cavendish Farms in Davao for my client in Europe:
Feasibility Study is very important to be very sure of more profit, reliability of whom the importer will cooperate with, risk management, etc.

Most Grower’s and Trader’s offer:
Class A    456 hands per 13.5kg box
FOB Davao – to be given upon request
Class A/B    789 hands per 13.5kg box
FOB Davao – to be given upon request
Option in buying:

1. FOB (bananas are packed in a 13.5kg box with registered brand – ready for packing).   We just need a container as the bananas are packed and is ready for loading.  We need a customs broker/forwarder to assist from booking to sailing, once the container reaches destination port until the consignee receives the bananas.
2. C&F (just add the shipping cost and other fees related to it)
3. Fruit Cost / Fruit Buying only –  I will help you buy the fruit directly from my grower contacts.   This means that I will coordinate with box manufacturer and supplier of other packing materials.  You need to rent a packing house and people to  pack the bananas.  If we do this, we may cut on cost and expenses. But  you need to pay my contact for the use of box with their brand and export license.
I can facilitate FOB or C&F (throgh the company I represent), or I can lead an importer/investor to the farm grower and provide feasibility study.  This is not as simple as it sound and if I will be entrusted, I will spare the importer/investor the hard work and risk involve.  But this won’t be as simple as setting a meeting or telling the location and contact details.  The reason I need support is I need to go first to the risky yet heart of Cavendish Farms in Davao Philippines.   It is my sincere service offer as I noticed that many importers and buyers suffered losses by doing trial and error and losing a lot of money along the way.
Below is the actual copy of the feasibility study I submitted to a particular importer base in Europe.  It turned-out very useful and profitable.
Below is the actual table of contents to answer all issues involve and gathered necessary information an importer/importer should know.  Such is also beneficial to concerned organizations and government agencies. The proponent chose what is used by a particular US government agency for feasibility study format and content.
Note:   I am also willing to make a video or power point presentation format, image bank, free website, etc.
If anyone is interested, I can be reach through my direct email:  denissalvatierra@yahoo.com
I am not limited to Philippines.  I can also go to India, China, Equador and/or other countries an importer is aspiring to import Cavendish Banana.  If given the support and assistance, I can do an actual survey for an importer or investor to spare them to dirty work and other hassles.  In return, I will do all the necessary survey from direct visit, pinpointing of direct farms and coming-up for a credible Feasibility Study.
I can also be entrusted to do a feasibility study for other agricultural products as Moringa propagation, Rice Trading, etc.


Earn More in Cavendish Banana Export

Cavendish Banana Export and Trade opportunities in the Philippines is very lucrative if you genuinely knew how and where to get it reliably.

My intention is satisfied client and long term business relationship, I don’t just think about what I will earn in one deal. What I mean is if you will just buy from the company I represent, the price may be high because it is affected by how big companies dealt with farm owners and large demands caused by seasons as the upcoming Iranian New Year (recently Chinese New Year and Christmas season).  Nonetheless, I can help you get lower the price but I need your cooperation.

Below is what I suggest to lower your expenses and increase your profit:

– I need to represent you directly to the farms to where Chiquita, Dole and Delmonte get their bananas. Foreigners cannot just go to them by themselves as it is both unsafe and too far from City proper.  Their contacts and addresses are also not found in the internet. What mostly found is only Trader-Broker or giant companies as Dole and Delmonte and Chiquita.

**Their secret is they only buy the fruits and pay the separately for the packing. They

manage themselves from packing to loading till container reaches consignee

– They order the box themselves directly through local representative form box manufacturer enough for a month continuous deliver.  They reorder and reorder on a regular basis timely for monthly requirement.  The box supply are stored with inventory either in the box manufacturer’s warehouse or farmer’s stock room.

– They apply local permit to operate legally and export bananas to where they intend them to be delivered.  The cost is only minimal for the permit fees

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– They partner with local forwarder for continuous supply of container  of your choice on a weekly basis, tracking of ships, timely schedules like ETD and ETA, assurance and insurance, monitoring of container supply of power while in the care of shipping firms to avoid damages on bananas.  If you don’t partner with a reliable Forwarder, you cannot get containers of your choice anytime you want because big companies already made reservations and they signed years contract.


– You/We need to hire local trusted Quality Inspector (but with my hands-on monitoring and administration for every stage of operations till the container reaches you or your consignee.

– I can assure you of risk management and damage control if we partner.  If in any case there are damage boxes/bananas, with your report-claim with code of box and photo, I can ask the farmers for replacement readily been given in the next shipment.

– You need to open a local bank account for a speedy transaction and payment to farmers for timely harvest and delivery of bananas  (I suggest Banco De Oro Philippines – the largest and most reliable in the Philippines and also have branches/affiliated partners in many countries of the world).  With this, your money is safe not even me can touch it…

you can and will transact to them directly either through the internet or phone.  The farmers also uses this bank so wherever you are, you can immediately pay the farmers so there will be no delays in delivery.  Banco de Oro offers the needed business instruments as Letter of Credit, fund management, etc.

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Added to my service.

– I can make you website to where you can monitor regular updates and schedules and news

– I can provide you all the design you need and want for this business (e.g. box design,

logo/label design, brochure and calling card design, T-shirt design for packing workers, etc.)

– I can help you process all the paperworks and permits requirement

– I will help in the monitoring and administering.

–  there’s more.

I will share to you the secret I don’t tell my other buyers and clients.  But I need partnership agreement and support as this is not an easy task.  And all the details I know and gained over the years you cannot found in the internet or be revealed by other traders you can meet or talk to.

For those who are interested, I can provide detailed business plan and proposal through my direct e-mail.

Philippines Can Fight Hunger with Bananas

I am in the business of Cavendish Bananas trade and export of and other fruits, including rice and other commodities.  Since I already mention in my past blog the opportunities in this business, there is still this I call the other side of the coin.  Allow me now to flip the coin by letting me ask you a question.  If importers only prefers Class A 456 hands and the other good part, what do you think happen to the left over bananas?  Image is excerpt from google images

Fyi. Class A (whether 456 hands or 789 hands) or Class B or Cluster are the categories and specifications of offered bananas in the commodity trading world.  Same with same specs but with defects of any sort (e.g. spots, blemish, etc.) Below are the actual photos of harvested bananas from farms in the Philippines.  This type of banana is undoubtedly bigger than common bananas we see in the market.   Nonetheless, you can see for yourself that not all are the same in sizes so every part are categorized and classified according to specification.. Farmers harvest most age of banana fruit between 9-11 days so it will prolong its freshness until it reaches the country of destination up to the stores and markets that sells them.  Majority of our importer-buyers are from Middle East, mostly from Iran.  Sad to say, only a few are shipped to Manila and known markets in the Philippines as only a few could afford them compared to latundan and lakatan variety.

Let me repeat my question…. “If importers only prefers Class A 456 hands and the other good part, what do you think happen to the left over bananas?”  I will show you where the left are over are going…

Sadly, the not chosen ones are just thrown as garbage or farmers just gave them to the pigs or used as fertilizers.  The first time I saw, I immediately thought of the poor families and street children in Manila and many provinces of the Philippines.  I always say to myself, if I could just be given support by the government or by United Nations or any willing NGO, I will help ask of these bananas to be given to DSWD and other concerned NGO, for their distribution to many agencies facilitating feeding program.  I believe the churches can also participate in both pick and distribution.  Below is the requirement to this task:

  • Government laws or intervention to legalize pick and formalize farmers-government cooperation
  • Ready supply of boxes and other packing materials (to withstand transport)
  • Military assistance from driver, crew from pick-up to transport from farm to loading port
  • Free use of 20ft or 40ft container cube
  • Government facilitated shipping or government ship to transport the containers with bananas and other fruits from Sasa Davao port to Manila or to other port of destination within the Philippines
  • DSWD and LGU cooperation
  • Cooperation of Churches and other NGO
  • Others (depending on the scope of requirement)

These are just for the bananas and fruits from Mindanao.  The government can also coordinate and cooperate with traders of vegetables in Baguio, rice and corn producers, etc.

Come to think of it.

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