Kenya: Exporters prefer flowers over chilli

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Kenya: Exporters prefer flowers over chilli

Goldensilver Exporters, a green chilli exporting company has reported in the last three months a decrease in its volumes from 10 to four tonnes a week due to the drought that affected the harvest season in December. This has in turn led to air freight companies to prioritise other produce such as flowers, which are in high supply and demand, for export cargo space. Usually, green chilli exporters book cargo space at the air forwarders a day in advance. Air freight forward companies, on the other hand, based on the export trends witnessed in previous years, will submit their scheduled flights at the beginning of the year to the State aviation bodies. At the moment, due to the market trends, flower exports are given priority in cargo space because they are in high supply. Vegetables such as green chilli are in low supply. “The scheduling of flights is done at the beginning of the year, but when we have ad hoc flights (unscheduled extra flights), we inform these agencies so that they can plan for the landing and taking off slots as well as the manpower on the ground that will handle these extra flights,” said an industry insider. Read more at Business Daily (Queen Munguti) Other news in this sector: 4/9/2018 US: How the ‘Uber of flower delivery’ overcame disaster 4/4/2018 Colombia, Ecuador and Kenya see high Valentine’s Day exports 3/27/2018 “Kenya is setting its pace in the logistics race” 3/26/2018 Lufthansa Cargo increases sales in 2017 3/26/2018 Ensuring a blooming future for Africa’s flower industry 3/26/2018 Video: Italian drugs hidden among Dutch flowers 3/23/2018 €50 million European logistics research draws to a close 3/23/2018 Schiphol’s largest freight forwarder of flowers expects continued growth 3/22/2018 Pouwels to lead cargo team within new Schiphol aviation department 3/19/2018 Saudia Cargo wins international air cargo marketing award 3/16/2018 NL: Platform links flower shipment data to air waybills 3/15/2018 AmericanHort to prepare industry for impact of new trucking regulations 3/13/2018 Cargo London Heathrow 5% up in February 3/12/2018 Flowers contribute to banner year for American cargo airlines 3/9/2018 “Loss of cargo department at Schiphol a bad move” 3/8/2018 US (TX): Dallas Fort Worth’s first perishable cargo facility opened 3/8/2018 Digital platform shows seafreight service offerings 3/7/2018 A tour of American Airlines’ London Heathrow cargo operations 3/6/2018 Air cargo demand grows ahead of expectation in January 3/5/2018 “Knowledge exchange a core mission at Holland Flower Alliance” Leave a comment: (max. 500 characters) All comments which are not related to the article contents will be removed. All comments with non-related commercial content, will be removed. All comments with offensive language, will be removed.