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.

Philippines’ Pineapple

We Offer for Export Philippine Pineapples

same quality and plantation source as known brands in the market

(code MG2 or MG3 size small and big, 12kg per box, 1,400 boxes per 14ft Reefer Van).

You can email me directly at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com for details and quotation.

Natural Rubber from Cagayan De Oro Philippines

Grade : (TSR) SPR 20

Grade : (TSR) SPR 10

PROVISIONS
Quantity : 20 MT (at 20MT X 1 unit of 20FCL)
Packing: In bales of 33.33kg each, (600 bales per 20FCL)
Shipment: Upon Request; FOB, CFR, CIF – Davao Port, Philippines, Manila Port, Philippines or Cagayan de Oro Port, Philippines to Any Destination Port
Payment: Irrevocable LC at sight

* SPR 5 and SPR L are subject to availability and orders should be made in advance.

If you are interested, pls email 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

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.

Cavendish Banana Import-Export Is Very Lucrative

If you are into Cavendish Banana or Premium Pineapple Import-Export Business, I lcan help you find the genuine end-seller so you can have the lowest possible price and best quality fruits you desire with consistency and reliability.

I am into Cavendish Banana export and I can lead an interested importer to genuine farms and/or cooperative where Dole, Delmonte, Chiquita and other known brands get their premium bananas and pineapples in the Philippines.

To avoid waste of time and money in the part of the importers/traders, I offer my services to deliver below results:

–  Reliability on Quality

–  Lower Cost

–  Monitoring the operations of your order

–  After Sales Service

–  Shipping Assistance

–  Price stabilization

–  Own Brand and Label

–  Quality Packing

–  Assured Quality Control

–  Risk and Damage Control

–  Goodwill relationship between importer and farm-owners and agencies involved like container providers, box maker, etc.

–  Avoid cheating in the part of supplier

–  Establishment of Importer’s monitoring office

– Document processing and registration

–  Other interest of importers

FACTS: Many of the visiting importers thought they already talk with the end sellers when they went to Philippines or province of Davao… they’re wrong! Commonly, they just meet with the local traders or middle-man type of company and the price they got is high.  This is a fact because farm owners are located in the far side of Mindanao Region seldom they face clients because their contact details are not found in the internet.  They could not be found in Davao City proper either – they are in the farms far outside the city proper.  That’s where I come in and I offer my services.  I could meet them for your, if you are interested.  Meeting them, I still need to travel both by plane from Manila (Luzon) to Mindanao, and travel by land around 120km (one of my trusted contact farm owners in Compostela Valley).  The location is somehow risky for foreigners but if a client insists, he can go with me at his own risk.  The location is very rural (banana plantations).

SPECIFICATIONS OF BANANAS:

I- Classifications of Our Bananas for Export:

1. Class A

a. 4,5, 6 Big Hand

b. 7,8,9  Small Hands

2. Class B

a.  4,5,6 Big Hands

b. 7,8,9 Small Hands B

3. Cluster Pack Class A

a. 4,5,6 Big Hands

4. Finger Pack

a. 4,5,6 Big Hands

II –     Weight per Box : 13.5 kilograms net

(we can also agree to other packing like 18kg box, etc.)

III –   Average Size of Bananas:

1.   Big Hands – Minimum of 7.5 Max of 12 inches in length

2.   Small Hands – Minimum of 6.5 Max of 7.5 inches in length

3.   Cluster Pack- Minimum of 7.5 Max of 12 inches in length

4.   Finger Pack – Minimum of 7.5 Max of 12 inches in length

IV –   Calibration:

1.   Big Hands – Minimum 39mm to maximum  47mm

2.   Small Hands – Minimum of 36mm to maximum of 39m

3.   Cluster Pack – Minimum 39mm to maximum  47mm

4.   Finger Pack – Minimum 39mm to maximum  47mm

V-     Leaves of Banana tree upon harvest: minimum of 5 leaves

VI –   Age of Bananas upon harvest:  9-11 weeks

VII – Average number of Banana per box: 76 to 88 pieces per box

VIII –    Packing Details: Banana are packed in an export standard corrugated box with PE foams and stickers

PRICING

We can provide Transparent Breakdown on pricing, or how price is get.

 

1.  Packaging materials and hauling cost per box

2.  Fruits storage & van handling

3.  Export processing & documentations

4.  Administrative expenses

5.  Overhead expenses

6.  Miscellaneous

7.  Total labor & materials

Add:

Fruit cost to get FOB shipping cost

Add

Container/Shipping cost to get C&F or CFR shipping cost (CIF is more expensive)

We can also refer you to our contact Forwarder for a more reliable monitoring and shipping services from port to your doorstep.  It’s just that Forwarder will charge their fees.

Note:  Price of fruits is higher during peak buying season (e.g. Christmas season, days or weeks before Chinese New Year and Iranian New Year)

DIRECTORY OF CAVENDISH BANANA FARMS:

I own

a directory of Cavendish Banana farms and other end supplier of fruits from the Philippines, which one could not find in the internet (I personally research it)

With this, I can reliably lead you to them upon you request.  I can even tour you to either known brand’s warehouse-farms or farms manage by Cooperatives.

Loading and Shipping

  • 1,540 boxes per container
  • 40ft Reefer Container
  • Loading Port:  Davao City Port
  • Can allow FOB and C&F (CIF – for confirmation as price is different and higher)
  • Shipping Lines: PIL, OOCL, MISC, Hanjin, etc (depending on what is available)
  • It takes around 15-18 days sailing time from Davao to other countries (depending on how far the country of destination is).
    • Weekly schedule is every Tuesday and Sunday

Hard to get container bookings for spot buying because shipping lines are now very strict and prefer those deals under a contract with DP.  They require immediate payment and  no longer agree to collect unless you are long time buyer and clients and known by them already for quite some time.

Documentation

  • Commercial Invoice
  • Bill of Lading
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Quality Control Documents
  • Others

Payment Terms

  • T/T or via Western Money Union (I could help arrange terms but usually they only agree to least 80% advance down payment against 20% upon sending of valuable documents)

Banking Details will be provided or Contact details if via Western Money Union

  • Some may allow L/C or Letter of Credit but has to wait a number of deliveries as test of reliability in the part of buyer

I can assist the buyer-importer they need to open a bank account in the Philippines.  Currently, it is advisable to open at Banco De Oro (Davao branch or Metro Manila branch).  More details will be provided upon request.

There’s more!  I can provide the details upon request to my direct e-mail: denissalvatierra@yahoo.com

From what I found out, cavendish banana import-export business is very lucrative (one will surely earn a lot).  But the one entering this business must learn not just how to earn but how it is from grassroots.  That’s how I can help but I need ample support.

Quake just hit Compostela Valley Mindanao

I’m a visitor to Compostela Valley Mindanao Philippines and I just felt a strong quake (Barangay Poblacion)

Manny Pacquiao “The Pacman”

 

He is the toast in the boxing world.  Manny is his nickname.  His real name is Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao.  Also called as the “Pacman.”  Manny Pacquiao was born on December 17, 1978 at Kibawe, Bukidnon, Mindanao and currently resides in his home town General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines. He is married to Jinkee Pacquiao  and they have four children.

No other boxer in history whom have won seven world titles in seven different weight divisions. 

In addition, he is the former Ring Magazine featherweight and super featherweight champion.  He is now the, Ring Magazine light welterweight champion, and is rated by Ring Magazine as the number 1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world.

Who would have thought that this young man from a very poor broken family from General Santos Philippines would even conquer the lineal championship in four different weight classes.  Hew started with only 106 pounds (light flyweight) when he was only 16.  His potentials were first noticed through a boxing show titled, “Blow by Blow” where he fought at small boxing venues.   His professional debut was a four round bout against Edmund “Enting” Ignacio, on January 22, 1995, which Pacquiao won via decision, becoming an instant star of the program. Manny’s boxing career made a drastic turn around after the death of his close friend Mark Penaflorida in 1994.   He was the one who encourage the young Pacquiao to pursue a professional boxing career. 

Manny Pacquiao is no ordinary boxer.  He wins fight not just for the title but also to inspire his nation the Philippines.  Beyond his boxing career achievement is his contribution to Philippine sport, politics, showbiz, donations to the less fortunate, peace advocates, advertising and endoresement, etc.  

Pacquiao’s big break came on when unexpectedly, he was asked as a late replacement on two weeks’ notice against former IBF World super bantamweight champion Lehlohonolo Ledwaba at MGM Grand Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He won!  He became the new IBF World super bantamweight champion (his second major boxing world title).   Pacquiao went on.  Credited to his improvement is his expert low profile trainor Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Gym. 

Professional boxing record

50 Wins (38 knockouts, 12 decisions), 3 Defeats (2 by knockout, 1 by decision), 2 Draws

Res.

Opponent

Type

Rd., Time

Notes

 Win

Joshua Clottey

 Unanimous Decision  12 (12), WBO Welterweight title on the line.
Win

Miguel Cotto

TKO

12 (12), 0:55 Won WBO Welterweight Title and WBC Diamond Belt.
Win

Ricky Hatton

KO

2 (12), 2:59 Won IBO and Ring Magazine World Light Welterweight Titles.
Win

Oscar De La Hoya

TKO

8 (12), 3:00 A non-title fight, fought at Welterweight.
Win

David Diaz

TKO

9 (12), 2:24 Won WBC World Lightweight Title.
Win

Juan Manuel Marquez

Decision (split)

12 (12) Won WBC and vacant Ring Magazine World Super Featherweight Title.
Win

Marco Antonio Barrera

Decision (unan.)

12 (12) Retained WBC International Super Featherweight Title.
Win

Jose Solis

KO

8 (12), 1:16 Retained WBC International Super Featherweight Title.
Win

Erik Morales

KO

3 (12), 2:57 Retained WBC International Super Featherweight Title.
Win

Oscar Larios

Decision (unan.)

12 (12) Retained WBC International Super Featherweight Title.
Win

Erik Morales

TKO

10 (12), 2:33 Retained WBC International Super Featherweight Title.
Win

Hector Velazquez

TKO

6 (12), 2:59 Won vacant WBC International Super Featherweight Title.
Loss

Erik Morales

Decision (unan.) 12 (12) WBC International Super Featherweight Title on the line.
Win

Fahsan Por Thawatchai

TKO

4 (12), 1:26  
Draw

Juan Manuel Marquez

Draw

12 (12) WBA and IBF World Featherweight Titles on the line.
Win

Marco Antonio Barrera

TKO

11 (12), 2:56 Won Ring Magazine World Featherweight Title.
Win

Emmanuel Lucero

KO

3 (12), 0:48 Retained IBF World Super Bantamweight Title.
Win

Serikzhan Yeshmagambetov

TKO

5 (10), 1:52  
Win

Fahprakorb Rakkiatgym

KO

1 (12), 2:46 Retained IBF World Super Bantamweight Title.
Win

Jorge Eliecer Julio

TKO

2 (12), 1:09 Retained IBF World Super Bantamweight Title.
Draw

Agapito Sanchez

Technical Draw

6 (12), 1:12 WBO and IBF World Super Bantamweight Titles on the line.
Win

Lehlohonolo

TKO

6 (12), 0:59 Won IBF World Super Bantamweight Title.
Win

Wethya Sakmuangklang

TKO

6 (12) Retained WBC International Super Bantamweight Title.
Win

Tetsutora Senrima

TKO

5 (12) Retained WBC International Super Bantamweight Title.
Win

Nedal Hussein

TKO

10 (12), 1:48 Retained WBC International Super Bantamweight Title.
Win

Seung-Kon Chae

TKO

1 (12), 1:42 Retained WBC International Super Bantamweight Title.
Win

Arnel Barotillo

KO

4 (12) Retained WBC International Super Bantamweight Title.
Win

Reynante Jamili

KO

2 (12) Won WBC International Super Bantamweight Title.
Loss

Medgoen Singsurat

KO

3 (12) Lost WBC World Flyweight title.
Win

Gabriel Mira

TKO

4 (12), 2:45 Retained WBC World Flyweight Title.
Win

Todd Makelim

TKO

3 (10)  
Win

Chatchai Sasakul

KO

8 (12) Won WBC World Flyweight Title.
Win

Shin Terao

TKO

1 (10)  
Win

Panomdej Ohyuthanakorn

KO

1 (12) Retained OPBF Flyweight Title.
Win

Melvin Magramo

Decision

10 (10)  
Win

Chokchai Chockvivat

KO

5 (12) Won OPBF Flyweight Title.
Win

Ariel Austria

TKO

6  
Win

Wook-Ki Lee

KO

1 (10), 1:04  
Win

Mike Luna

KO

1 (10)  
Win

Sung-Yul Lee

TKO

2  
Win

Ippo Gala

TKO

2  
Win

Bert Batiller

TKO

4  
Win

John Medina

TKO

4  
Win

Marlon Carillo

Decision

10 (10)  
Loss

Rustico Torrecampo

KO

3  
Win

Lito Torrejos

Decision

(5)  
Win

Rolando Toyogon

Decision

10 (10)  
Win

Rudolfo Fernandez

TKO

3 (10)  
Win

Renato Mendones

TKO

2 (8)  
Win

Lolito Laroa

Decision

8 (8)  
Win

Armando Rocil

KO

3  
Win

Acasio Simbajon

Decision (unan.)

6 (6)  
Win

Dele Decierto

TKO

2  
Win

Rocky Palma

Decision

6 (6)  
Win

Pinoy Montejo

Decision

4 (4)  
Win

Edmund Enting Ignacio

Decision

4 (4)  

Titles 

Major:

  • WBC World flyweight champion
  • IBF World super bantamweight champion
  • WBC World super featherweight champion
  • WBC World lightweight champion
  • WBO World welterweight champion

Minor:

  • IBO World light welterweight champion

Regional:

  • OPBF flyweight champion
  • WBC International super bantamweight champion
  • WBC International super featherweight champion

 The Ring Magazine titles:

  • World featherweight champion
  • World super featherweight champion
  • World light welterweight champion

Lineal Championship titles:

  • World flyweight champion
  • World featherweight champion
  • World junior lightweight champion
  • World junior welterweight champion

Recognitions

  • 2000-09 Boxing Writers Association Of America Fighter of the Decade
  • 2000-09 Philippine Sportswriters Association Athlete of the Decade
  • 2000-09 HBO Fighter of the Decade
  • 2000-09 The SweetScience.com Fighter of the Decade
  • 2006, 2008 and 2009 Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year
  • 2006, 2008 and 2009 Boxing Writers Association Of America Fighter of the Year
  • 2006 and 2008 SecondsOut.com Fighter of the Year
  • 2008 and 2009 Ring Magazine number 1 Pound for Pound (year-end)
  • 5-Time PSA Sportsman of the Year
  • 2008 University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Honorary Award for Sports Excellence
  • 2008 and 2009 BoxingScene.com Fighter of the Year
  • 2008 Sports Illustrated  Boxer of the Year
  • 2008 and 2009 TheSweetScience.com Boxer of the Year
  • 2008 and 2009 WBC Boxer of the Year
  • 2008 Yahoo Sports Fighter of the Year
  • 2008 and 2009 ESPN Star’s Champion of Champions
  • 2009 ESPN Fighter of the Year
  • 2009 ESPN Knockout of the Year
  • 2009 ESPY Awards Best Fighter
  • 2009 TIME 100 Most Influential People (Heroes & Icons Category)
  • 2009 TIME Magazine cover for November issue
  • 2009 Forbes Magazine Celebrity 100(ranked 57th)
  • 2009 Sports Illustrated Fighter of the Year
  • 2009 The Ring Magazine Knockout of the Year
  • 2009 World’s Greatest Ever Featherweight
  • 2009 World’s Greatest Ever (ranked 2nd)

Other recognition and achievement:

Manny Pacquiao at the cover of TIME Asia Magazine.  He was also included by Time Magazine as one of the world’s most influential people for the year 2009, for his exploits in boxing and his influence among the Filipino people. Pacquiao was also included by Forbes Magazine in its annual Celebrity 100 ist for the year 2009, joining Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie and fellow athletes Tiger Woods and Bryant. Forbes also listed Pacquiao as the world’s sixth highest-paid athlete, with a total of $40 million from the second half of 2008 to the first half of 2009. The athletes who ranked ahead of Pacquiao were Woods at number 1 spot ($110 million); Bryant, basketball legend Michael Jordan, and Formula One star Kimi Räikkönen sharing the number 2 rank ($45 million each); and football superstar David Beckham at number 5 ($42 million). Pacquiao had also won the 2009 ESPY Awards  for the Best Fighter category, beating fellow boxer Shane Mosley and Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter Lyoto Machida.

He appeared in TV shows (Philippines).  First he signed with ABS CBN, then later transferred to GMA 7 (not to mention his numerous guestings, interviews and other participation in both local and international shows TV shows).

There were so many to mention (e.g. opening ceremony for sports and various events, commercials, etc.)Many is a superstar to many and he deserve the admiration for all the glory he shared with the Filipino people.  Nonetheless, with all the glitz, boxing belt and glamour… at the end of the day, Manny Pacquiao “the Pacman” is a Filipino that will be remembered from generation to generation because his victory is a victory of his nation the Philippines.  To us, he is the same ordiry person who made his dream into reality through hardwork and love for his country.  His achievement inspires not just the boxing fans but his whole country and the world.  Would you believe that whenever Manny Pacquiao has a boxing match, time stops in the Philippines.  Even  war with the rebels and terorists stops (no crimes as well on every streets and municipalities).  To God be the Glory!!!

Photos are excerpt from Google images