People will still buy Philippine Cavendish Bananas no matter what

Packing14Can’t believe the crazy pricing and fluctuation in Cavendish Banana import-export industry.  Buyer still buy even price is crazy high.

We now seek new long term buyers.  Interested buyers can email me directly at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com for further details.  See below for actual operation video clips

 

 

 

 

Cheap Creative Services

Help me help youI am more of an entrepreneur now than an artist.  Come to think of it, I was able to 1nestablished an export-trading business through just capitalizing on my skills and experience in the arts, corporate admin and basic international exposure.  I am willing to offer my services to those who need it:

  • Feasibility Study (my work has been requested in Asia, African countries and selected European countries for years now)
  • Business Plan
  • Product Sourcing
  • Business Registration (Preferably in the Philippines)
  • Creative Sales or Services (e.g. basic website development, brochures, pamphlet, logo, company profile, Trademark, Letterhead, other related)
  • Sales Support or List of Buyers for a particular products
  • Brand/Trademark design and/or Registration
  • Boosting of Sales through online Sales through online Trade Sites (e.g. Alibaba, tradekey, etc.)
  • Finding buyers from China and other countries
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Critical Areas in Business Losses Prevention
  • I do the sales myself most of the time.
  • Export Sales List and Mapping to counter cheating and non-compliance to agreement
  • Presentation or Video clip.
  • Investment opportunities
  • Others (you may mention your requirement; I will reply if workable on my part)

“Help me help you!”

You may inquire at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com

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.

 

The Singapore Way

I went back to Singapore recently and I was glad that I saw the amazing infrastructure again. Singapore is trully the hub for commodity trading and the cheapest place to establish a business, as per reported by World Bank.  Below are my actual photos

We Are Into Rice Trade and Export

We Offer:

1. Philippine Rice

* Available only to local buyers due to recent government ruling.

2. Thai Rice

  • Long Grain White Rice 5-35% broken
  • Long Grain White Rice A1 Super Sortexed
  • Parboiled Rice 100% Sortexed
  • Hom Mali Rice
  • Pathumthani Frangrant Rice

3.  Vietnam Rice

  • Long Grain White Rice 5/10/15% broken
  • Fragrant Rice
  • Glutinous
  • Japanese Rice

4.  Pakistan Rice

  • Super Kernel Basmati Rice
  • 385 Basmati Rice
  • Blended Basmati Rice 386
  • Long Grain IRRI-9 Rice
  • Long Grain IRRI-6 White Rice 5/10/25% max
  • IRRI-9 Parboiled (Sella) Long Grain Rice
  • IRRI-6 Parboiled (Sella) Long Grain Rice
  • IRRI-6 Parboiled (Sella) Long Grain Rice

5.  Brazilian Rice

  • Long Grain White Rice
  • Parboiled Rice

6. Others (per buyer’s request/preference)

Quantity

The minimum order we accept is 1 to 2 fcl/20ft container.  It holds 21 to 25 metric tons of rice.

Rice Milling Procedure

The basic goal of industrial rice milling is transforming paddy rice into white rice, while giving it a good appearance and selecting the best quality grain for human consumption.

Packing

Packing size is 2-5kgs. – material is Food Grade Plastic bag, option:  vacuum bag.

Packing size is 5-50kgs. – material is Single Polypropylene (PP).  Option: PE bag, Quality Guarantee Bag, Quality Guarantee Coin.

Rice is sold either in a truck load (140 sacks of 100kg each per truck) or in packs of 1, 5, and 15 kgs. Polyethylene bags are usually used for packing rice, on which the brand could be sealed. Pricing depends on the rice quality, which ranges from low to high.

Local Distribution
We intend to import as well for Singapore market. For such, we can avail of the services of local reputable logistics firms.

International Distribution
Exporting channels could either be in break bulk vessels or container vessels.

Container Vessels
Commonly used as a means to ship import and export goods internationally, container vessels provide a quick and convenient way to load and unload the packed rice. However, a container vessel could carry less weight and the shipping cost is more expensive than that of the break bulk vessels. The weight per container ranges from 23 (20′ container) to 27 (40′ container) metric tons. After transferring packed rice into a container, it is loaded on to the vessel’s deck.

Retail Sizes Available

Food Grade Plastic Bag

Net Weight : 5 kgs,2 kgs,1 kg,500 g, 10 lbs,and 5 lbs.

Double Bag PP+PE W/ Hand Carry

Net Weight : 5 kgs and 10 lbs

New

Wonderkeep is pioneered from the Oxygen Absorber that extracts the oxygen from the interior of a sealed plastic package in a sort period of time and the normal atmospheric oxygen level of 21% drops to less than 0.1 % With the elimination of as most all the oxygen in a package, the fresh of rice is maintained for a longer period. Preservation of freshness, nutrition of rice and keeps insect away. Wonderkeep are available for packing of 500g,1kg, 2kgs and 1LB, 2LB, 5 LB

Packing sizes and configurations can be customized to individual needs.

Our supplier/miller partner also mills and packed for buyers with their own blend requirements and specifications. We welcome long term partners who can take advantage of our quality processed rice, either using our house brands or the buyer’s brands.

Note: We have alternative suppliers of packing bag from China, for lesser cost.

Quality Control

Rice Inspection Certificate

All rice export is inspected prior to loading. Generally the inspection is done by independence surveyor ( SGS, etc) appointed by buyer/seller and according to the Ministry of Commerce regulation, the Rice Inspection Committee of Board of Trade of Thailand has been appointed to inspect all lots of Thai Rice Export.

General Inspection Checklist/Guide

  • Check job assignment details: Shipper, Commodities, Specification, Weight, Packing, Mark, Quantity, Vessel’s Name, Destination, Inspection date, etc.
  • The tare, gross and net weight of packaged rice is checked
  • Rice quality is checked before loading
  • Checked for worms, insects, foreign matter
  • Check the quality of rice commodity with sampling during rice packaging loading
  • Rice quality is checked at least 1 sample per containerized cargo.
  • Digital photos are taken during the course of inspection

Rice Weighing Inspection Checklist/Guide

  • The weighing scale is checked before packing with standardized weights
  • Tare weight of empty bags is checked
  • Random checking of gross weight is performed
  • Uniform weight is reported

Rice loading Inspection

  • The weigh scale is checked before packing with standard weight
  • Before loading into lighter, the inspector checks the condition of the lighter, including cleanliness, previous cargo, type of floor, overlaid with dunnage and suitable for fumigation
  • Before stuffing into container, the empty container is checked for cleanliness, dry, free of odour, free of Infestation, watertight, etc.
  • The quality of rice product is checked during loading. Report in Statement of Fact for rice loading, Physical analysis report and Finding for worms, insects, and foreign matter is performed

Sampling of rice cargo loading

  • The weigh scale is checked before packing with Standard Weight
  • Pre-Loading Samples are taken, packed and sealed before loading
  • Loading Samples are taken
  • Reference samples are taken
  • Lab Analysis samples are taken for physical and chemical analysis in the laboratory
  • Composite Sample mixing is taken for all samples of each day of loading

Rice Testing:

Rice quality is tested by using methods including

  • Grain composition
  • Rice defects
  • Types and grades of rice
  • Chemical tests
  • Determination of amylose content
  • Determination of moisture content
  • Determination of milling degree and milling period
  • Determination of the admixture of other non-glutinous rice varieties in Thai Hom Mali
  • Alkali test
  • Non radioactivity test
  • DNA test
  • GMO test
  • Aflatoxin B1&B2 and G1&G2
  • Pesticide residue

e-mail us directly at

denissalvatierra@yahoo.com or at rice.sembawang@gmail.com

for your request for quotation or questions.