Cav Banana, et al

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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.

 

Crafts and Handicrafts in anticipation for Christmas Season

We can make a business out of our Hobby

Christmas Crafts.

There’s more!

But we need your support capital investment and/or advance down payment as such need raw materials, need to hire people to mass produce and quality inspection.

Note:  We do not claim originality to most photos … excerpt from google images.

As Christmas season is just around the corner, it will be better if we start working right away.

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

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.
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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

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.

Oracle Intends to hire 2,000 Sales and Engineering Employees

Oracle Corporation, more known as Software maker (ORCL.O), is closing in its $7 billion acquisition of computer maker Sun Microsystems Inc (JAVA.O).  With this development sprouted plans to hire 2,000 sales and engineering employees, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. 

Reports show that Oracle seems to focus on selling computer systems that combine hardware and software in the next year.   No comment so far was announced by Oracle’s spokes woman, in line with the unveiling strategy.