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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email:  sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com

 

 

We Seek New Long Term Buyers

We are capable to deliver Fresh Quality Cavendish Banana.

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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 Screen Actors Guild trophy goes to…

Winners:

Best film ensemble goes to the cast of “Inglourious Basterds”

Best Actor trophy goes to Jeff Bridges for his portrayal of a hard-living country music singer in “Crazy Heart,”

Best Actress was given to Sandra Bullock for “The Blind Side”

For the second time, the cast of AMC’s 1960s Madison Avenue saga “Mad Men” won the trophy for best drama series ensemble, while 19 cast members of Fox TV newcomer “Glee,” accepted the award for best comedy series ensemble.

AND THE WINNER IS… 2010 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

And the nominees are…

Sunday, January 17 on NBC

Winners:  http://www.goldenglobes.org/nominations/

Category:  Cecil B. DeMille Award

Martin Scorsese

Category:  Best Motion Picture, Drama

1. ‘Avatar’ 

2. ‘The Hurt Locker’

 

3. ‘Inglourious Basterds’

 

4. ‘Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire’

5. ‘Up in the Air’

 

Category:  Best Motion Picture, Commedy

1. ‘(500) Days of Summer’

2. ‘The Hangover’

 3. ‘It’s Complicated’

 4. ‘Julie & Julia’

 5. ‘Nine’

Other Categories:

Best Director – Motion Picture

Kathryn Bigelow

‘The Hurt Locker’

James Cameron

Clint Eastwood

‘Invictus’

Jason Reitman

‘Up in the Air’

Quentin Tarantino

‘Inglourious Basterds’

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Jeff Bridges

‘Crazy Heart’

George Clooney

‘Up in the Air’

Colin Firth

‘A Single Man’

Morgan Freeman

‘Invictus’

Tobey Maguire

‘Brothers’

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Emily Blunt

‘The Young Victoria’

Sandra Bullock

‘The Blind Side’

Helen Mirren

‘The Last Station’

Carey Mulligan

‘An Education’

Gabourey Sidibe

‘Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire’

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Matt Damon

‘Invictus’

Woody Harrelson

‘The Messenger’

Christopher Plummer

‘The Last Station’

Stanley Tucci

‘The Lovely Bones’

Christoph Waltz

‘Inglourious Basterds’

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Penelope Cruz

‘Nine’

Vera Farmiga

‘Up in the Air’

Anna Kendrick

‘Up in the Air’

Mo’Nique

‘Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire’

Julianne Moore

‘A Single Man’

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy

Matt Damon

‘The Informant!’

Daniel Day-Lewis

‘Nine’

Robert Downey, Jr.

‘Sherlock Holmes’

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

‘(500) Days of Summer

Michael Stuhlbarg

‘A Serious Man’

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy

Sandra Bullock

‘The Proposal’

Marion Cotillard

‘Nine’

Julia Roberts

‘Duplicity’

Meryl Streep

‘It’s Complicated’

Meryl Streep

‘Julie and Julia’

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

‘The Hurt Locker’

Mark Boal

‘District 9’

Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell

‘Inglourious Basterds’

Quentin Tarantino

‘It’s Complicated’

Nancy Meyers

‘Up in the Air’

Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner

Best Animated Feature Film

‘Coraline’

‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’

‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’

‘The Princess and the Frog’

‘Up’

Best Foreign Language Film

‘A Prophet’

‘The White Ribbon’

‘The Maid’

‘Baaria’

Best Television Series, Drama

‘Big Love’

‘Dexter’

‘House’

‘Mad Men’

‘True Blood’

Best Televison Series, Comedy or Musical

’30 Rock’

‘Entourage’

‘Glee’

‘Modern Family’

‘The Office’

Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama

Simon Baker

‘The Mentalist’

Michael C. Hall

‘Dexter’

Jon Hamm

‘Mad Men’

Hugh Laurie

‘House’

Bill Paxton

‘Big Love’

Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama

Julianna Margulies

‘The Good Wife’

Glenn Close

‘Damages’

January Jones

‘Mad Men’

Anna Paquin

‘True Blood’

Kyra Sedgwick

‘The Closer’

Best Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical

Alec Baldwin

’30 Rock’

Steve Carell

‘The Office’

Thomas Jane

‘Hung’

David Duchovny

‘Californication’

Matthew Morrison

‘Glee’

Best Actress in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical

Toni Collette

‘United States of Tara’

Courteney Cox

‘Cougar Town’

Tina Fey

’30 Rock’

Edie Falco

‘Nurse Jackie’

Lea Michele

‘Glee’

Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

‘Grey Gardens’

‘Into the Storm’

‘Little Dorrit’

‘Taking Chance’

‘Georgia O’Keeffe’

Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Kevin Bacon

‘Taking Chance’

Kenneth Branagh

‘Wallander: One Step Behind’

Chiwetel Ejiofor

‘Endgame’

Brendan Gleeson

‘Into the Storm’

Jeremy Irons

‘Georgia O’Keeffe’

Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Joan Allen

‘Georgia O’Keeffe’

Drew Barrymore

‘Grey Gardens’

Jessica Lange

‘Grey Gardens’

Anna Paquin

‘The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler’

Sigourney Weaver

‘Prayers for Bobby’

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Neil Patrick Harris

‘How I Met Your Mother’

Michael Emerson

‘Lost’

Jeremy Piven

‘Entourage’

William Hurt

‘Damages’

John Lithgow

‘Dexter’

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Jane Adams

‘Hung’

Rose Byrne

‘Damages’

Jane Lynch

‘Glee’

Janet McTeer

‘Into the Storm’

Chloe Sevigny

‘Big Love’

Winners:  http://www.goldenglobes.org/nominations/

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