Argentinians come to replace Americans?

Starting from this post, I’m going to share some viewpoints for the perishable industry from a specific angle. Not fixed but mostly related to China, according to my knowledge base and information source.

China not the biggest exporting market for US agro exporters anymore

According to recent report issued from the States Congress, China has dropped to 3rd place as an export destination for US agricultrue products in the past 2018, from 1st place as in 2017, with a total affected product worth of 20 billion USD.

5 hours before I’m writing this post, China-US has just finished the latest round of negotiation. Result has been kept sealed but the negotiation last one more day than expected, so there must be something important agreed or, or maybe not… but another long fight?? Donald Trump seemed to be positive though on twitter.

Chilean and Argentinian take the chance to go

US exported 19% of it’s cherries to China in 2017, and now it’s a good chance for new marketers to come in filling the gap, while China is also seeking replacement.

Argentina seized the opportunity, their first 8 containers of cherries has departed this week to catch the Chinese New Year event, a month after related agreement signed between the 2 countries.

Furthermore, thousands of containers of cherries from Chile are arriving China by the same time. Chile is building a strong market image in China now on cherries after years of marketing. Tomorrow (Jan10th, 2019), the Chile cherry exporters will launch an event in Shanghai, to create a longest lineup of fruit (cherry?) for a Guinnes World Records. Sounds wei…wonderful.

Ok now question is, do you think Chile and Argentina will take this 19% cakes from the table?

My point? I’ll follow Trump’s twitter.

OK, thanks for reading, I hope you like it. Let me know if you guys want to hear any specific topics.

Chinese Fresh Producer benefit from Cydiance product

On June 17, 2017, a refrigeration container full of the Xinjiang Hami melon, routed from Xinjiang to Shanghai, arrived with a condition of 100% rotted, recording loss value RMB250,000.

The Chinese fruit producer is a well known brand across the country, sales in most supermarkets including Walmart, Metro, Yonghui etc, supplies more than 18,000 tons of fresh fruit yearly.

They have been focusing on premium quality standards only. They are also one of those pioneers in temperature controlled transport in China.

Cydiance is honored to be an important partner in this quality assurance and improvement plan.

Completely rotted Hami melon

On June 17, 2017, a refrigeration container full of the Xinjiang Hami melon, routed from Xinjiang to Shanghai, arrived with a condition of 100% rotted, recording loss value RMB250,000. The company is unhappy with what has happened, but the transporter refused to commit the mistake, and said it’s the problem of supplier. All parties involved are called to cooperate on investigation, and the temperature recording device, which is from Cydiance, are taken out to tell the story.

C1 temperature data logger PDF report

Temperature applied since the departure, has never been reached to requested 0-5 cent degrees, but remained at over 20 centidegrees. After more than 50 hours of transportation, the driver tried to tune the temperature to be as close to 5 centidegrees, but it’s too late.

Data never lies.

The fruit producer is now able to claim to insurance company. It will be the problem in between the transporter and the insurance company.