I refuse to take shortcuts.

Part 1 (Live-cut Harvest Area)

Cavendish Banana Export is one of the top export earners in the Philippines.  But it is not as easy as it sound.  There is no short-cut if you want to succeed in it whether you are a grower-farmer, an exporter-trader or an importer.  I am facilitating this business since 2007, many do not survive as it is not for the painted-heart.  I’ve seen a lot of hopeful business people of all sorts.  Most of us who remain standing learn the hard way.  The process could not be learn from books and from articles written in the internet.  There is no other way but to dive and immerse to the real thing.  You can either lean as a group/company or as individual entrepreneur willing to face the challenges and pitfalls.

I was in the corporate sector with well-rounded experience in admin and corporate services, and an awardee for work excellence … my experience is not enough.  I have earlier background in Advertising and creative arts to support my sales … not enough.  My long years in e-commerce and B2B is not a guarantee that I can easily land a deal nor a safeguard from scams and cheaters.  One could not believe that so many are very good in cheating and scamming, and the ones who are sincere are taken for granted or doubted.  Let me tour you to the basic process in image presentation:

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The center of the center in Cavendish Banana plantation in the Philippines is Davao region.  It expands to other provinces across Mindanao.  Too huge, as far as the eye can seDelicious Sweet Banana from Davao Philipinese and one week is not enough to tour the plantation.  Where in fact, I can say that the plantation total dimension is bigger than a small country like Singapore.

It took me years to find what I am looking for:  Cooperative Well Administer Plantation that can supply according to our standard and tolerance.

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Plantation Area should have quarantined entrance-exit points with guard.  Not all plantation are reliable as not all growers have ample capitalization for a well maintained, well sprayed and well fertilize banana plantation.  Till to this day I am still learning even though I already facilitated export to a number of countries since 2007:  China, Vladivostok Russia, Kuwait, Bulgaria, Iran, Egypt, Jeddah Saudi Arabia, Dubai, etc.

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Good Plant stand with 5 leaves up.

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Professionally Coded both by colored ribbon and markings

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Export quality inspected inside-out, with regular report

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Live-cut harvest (harvest will not start unless our representative supervisor approve what tree to harvest).

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Very careful handling from harvested tree to Aerial Tractor (transport of banana bunches from harvest area to packing-processing plant.

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Please continue to part 2 (Packing Operation)

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You can email us directly for your quote and questions

email:  sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com

 

 

We Seek New Long Term Buyers

We are capable to deliver Fresh Quality Cavendish Banana.

email us directly at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com

Pineapples

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Interested buyer/importer can email me directly at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com

Cav Banana, et al

We export all-in pack

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You can email me directly at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com

We also offer Banana Chips, Coconurt  Sugar, Banana Chips, Pineapples, etc.

Size does matter in Cavendish Bananas

 

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Davao Philippines’Cavendish Bananas is known deliciously sweet.

  • Philippine is now the 2nd Largest Exporter of Bananas in the world.
  • The majority of these shipments are destined for the growing regional markets of China, the Middle East and, to a lesser extent, Russia to satisfy their demand for fresh produce
  • Exports of Philippine bananas for the last quarter of this year are expected to rise following China’s lifting of restrictions on Philippine exports early this month.
  • Below are the 15 countries that accounted for the highest dollar value worth of bananas exported from the Philippines during 2015:
  1. Japan: US$176.9 million (40.2% of total bananas imports)
  2. China: $109.2 million (24.8%)
  3. South Korea: $51.6 million (11.7%)
  4. Iran: $33.8 million (7.7%)
  5. United Arab Emirates: $19.2 million (4.4%)
  6. Saudi Arabia: $12.9 million (2.9%)
  7. Kuwait: $8.7 million (2%)
  8. New Zealand: $6.5 million (1.5%)
  9. Hong Kong: $5.2 million (1.2%)
  10. Singapore: $5.1 million (1.2%)
  11. Malaysia: $2.3 million (0.5%)
  12. Taiwan: $2.1 million (0.5%)
  13. North Korea: $1.7 million (0.4%)
  14. Bahrain: $1.1 million (0.2%)
  15. Qatar: $912,000 (0.2%)
  • Among the above countries, the fastest-growing consumers of Philippine bananas exports since 2011 were: Bahrain (up 822.2% in value), Saudi Arabia (up 638.1%), Malaysia (up 312.3%) and Kuwait (up 195.4%).Production system ranges from backyard to highly integrated operation with the latter catering to the export market.
  • Weak demand in the EU.
  • Total import of fruit by the Philippines from 2008 till 2013. The highest volume of imports occurred in 2012 reaching 240,477MT while the lowest was in 2008 to 187,265MT. The average annual growth rate was 3.68% during this time period.
  • Philippine farms produced a total of 8.65m tonnes of bananas valued at P117.15bn ($2.6bn) in 2013, down from a peak of 9.23m tonnes worth P108.13bn ($2.4bn) the previous year, according to PSA data. Concerted efforts over the past two decades to expand banana production have led to the commodity becoming the country’s most valuable crop as well as its most profitable agricultural export.
  • The past years, the yield dramatically been reduced due to destruction brought about by the strong typhoons that hit the country particularly the major producing areas in Mindanao. Another calamity was the most recent “El Nino.”  Nevertheless, these are not typical and Mindanao is not a typhoon belt.
  • Overall, the average annual growth rate was 0.26% and 16%, respectively for production and area for the six-year time period.
  • The farms are generally small in size (1-5 ha) with minimal care resulting to low yield.
  • Big farms are typically managed by Cooperatives, Organizations and Investment Companies

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This business walk an extra mile for its clients.  It literally exist to assist.

Interested importers can email us directly at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com for further details.

 

Cartoons and Anime

Your favorite Cartoons and Anime in Frames

for the benefit of cancer patients’ treatment and hospitalized individuals we are helping

(for Restaurants, Halls and whatever purpose you want it)

There’s more!

You may email me directly for details.

We are willing to partner with Investor to mass produce such items.

Hardware-Software Development Business Plan

A very Competitive and Sustainable Business involving

JAPAN TECHNOLOGY

Such is the latest Business Plan I formulated for an Entrepreneur in the Philippines.  Quite different and very challenging as my previous works were mostly agriculture in nature.

This business need not long introduction.  Bank and Investors knew that technological innovative business is a potential global money making machine and are both viable and sustainable.  Unlike other business plan, this manuscript is graphically presented for banks’ and investor’s easy reading and analysis of its details pertaining to viability, income potentials and return on investment.

The proponent’s company is  a sole proprietor  since 2005 by a former OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker) sub-contracting for a company in Japan with focus on Central Research and Development.

The business mentioned in this business plan is a highly innovative Philippine-based company engaged in the development and assembly of I.C.-based components for a wide range of applications. With an array of highly-competent Japanese and Filipino consultants, it offers product development services and prototyping.

The Entrepreneur is actually my cousin.  He previously worked in a high tech company in Japan and he is into embedded systems programming since 1991 and has brought with him Japan technology in the Philippines.  With this, his company now sub contracts to the company he came from.

The main or core technology of this business is hardware and software development for embedded systems.  All of which involved very high technologies that the owner and his workers possess.  Such is their unique selling proposition and edge for being very competitive and sustainable.  Thus,   very   few   companies can offer what the proponent is offering in Philippines.

The     Entrepreneur is   responsible  for product design, development, integration, and company management of the daily operations. In addition, a team-oriented and customer-focused staff will support the management team, and in-house developers will create and maintain the hardware/software applications and websites requirement.

Products and Services:

This company offer below type of products and services:

1. Programming work

2. Website Building

3. Embedded Systems Programming

4. Window Programming for iPhone/iPad Applications

5. Hardware and Software Development

6. Audio/Video Capture Technology

– Digital Cameras

– Security Cameras

– Satellite Imaging

– Military projects (e.g. missile targeting system)

7. Network Analyzers

8. Digital Oscilloscope

9. Others

This company offers custom-developed P.C. products and network-based applications with room for the following:

Pre-sales product request fulfillment

After-sales product support

Custom network business solution products

Assembly of I.C.-based components for a wide range of applications.

Other related requirement

If any investor is interested, I will gladly introduce him/her to the entrepreneur or I can make the same feasibility study or business plan whatever purposes the investor intends it for.

If given the chance, I desire such kind of business be establish in Singapore but only as proxy office wherein the manufacturing office will be in the Philippines.  Office in Singapore will serve only as trading or sales office.

A Different Look at Japan’s Quake Aftermath

Even in Japan’s darkest hour, I see a cross …

Pls view my own version or Japan’s quake aftermath…

6.8 Magnitude Earthquake for Solomon Island

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake just happened in the Solomon Islands (Sunday April 11, 2010 at 08:40 p.m.), as per reported by U.S. Geological Survey or USGS.  As per reported, the epicenter was located 100 km WSW of Kira Kira, San Cristobal, Solomon Islands; 205 km (130 miles) SE of HONIARA, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands; 245 km (150 miles) S of Auki, Malaita, Solomon Islands; and 2025 km (1260 miles) NNE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia.  The latest earthquake is not expected to cause a Tsunami, as believed by the expert and was announced by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and NWS (National Weather Services) and West Coast and Alaska.  In the contrary, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach, Hawaii will issue a statement regarding the possibility of any tsunami due to the Solomon Islands earthquake for Hawaii and other areas of the Pacific.

6.6 Earthquake Has Shaken Northern Japan

 

As of Sunday, March 14, 2010, 6.6. Strong Earthquake shaken Northern Japan.   So far, no major damage or casualties were reported.  

As per report, buildings were shaken and was felt as far as Tokyo, 240 mile away. The epicentre was about 40 km (25 miles) beneath the ocean off Honshu, Japan’s main island.  It happened at 5:08 p.m. (0808 GMT).  

There were no Tsunami alerts. 

In spite of the strong quake, Japan’s major firms in the area has assured their citizenry of normal operations.  Nonetheless, Expressway were closed for checking. 

FYI.  Japan is known as one of the world’s most earthquake-prone countries in the world.

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