EBF at Hortiflorexpo (Flowers exhibition) – Beijing 2018

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EBF Cargo will be present at the most important and visited flowers exhibition “Hortiflorexpo” in all China

The exhibition will be held on May 10, 11 and 12, 2018 at the China International Exhibition Center (New Venue) Beijing China

The exhibition brings together exporters, importers, related people, brokers, freight forwarders, among others with the aim of consolidating business, creating opportunities, updating knowledge and closing deals.

EBF Cargo will be once again participating in this great event to keep showing our reliability and unique services

EBF will be in a large and modern stand with number W2A27.

Link of the page of the exhibition below


EBF Cargo, leader in the transport and logistics of fruits to the whole world

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EBF Cargo along the years has been recognized as a trustful cargo agency for logistics and transport, by the exporters and importers of fruits worldwide.
EBF Cargo has the biggest (2000m2), self owned, temperature controlled coolers in the market; giving confidence to our clients regarding quality and handling of their products.
Logistics specialized multilingual agents in EBF are 100% in charge of the complete process of transporting.
Production of fruits for exportation, especially exotic fruits in Ecuador is growing constantly in volume since the year 2000 aprox. especially pitaya and maracuya.
The high production of these products depends on the climate, however it concentrates from October to April.

Fruits in our portfolio, which we export are: Yellow Pitaya, Red Pitaya, Passion Fruit, Cucumber, Kiwano, Mango, Baby Banana, Berries, Baby banana, tamarillo, naranjilla, guanabana, and more.
The expertise in the market and strong relationships with all the airlines have allowed us to keep growing in number of shipments every year.
Countries like China( including Hong Kong), Singapur, Amsterdam, France, Germany, Russia, Malaysia, United States, Canada Dubai,and more; have been happily working directly with us.

Producers and exporters in Ecuador know we are the most fruits-specialized freight forwarder in Ecuador
Quality is our pillar.

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Russia: Rose still the number one flower?

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Russia is a flower loving country and around 90 percent of the flowers are imported. The largest share of these flowers are sold in Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg. Last week, during the FlowersExpo week in Moscow, we got the opportunity to visit a flower market that has one of the largest selections of flowers in Moscow: Riga (Rizhskiy) Market. It is said that local florists go to this market to buy fresh flowers at wholesale prices.

 Riga Market 

Rose is No. 1 flower
Even though the selection of flowers is very broad, this market clearly shows the number one flower in the country; the rose. Nearly half of the imported flowers in Russia are roses and over half of these roses are supplied by Ecuador, followed by Colombia. However, according to several rose growers at the FlowersExpo, the offer of today is different compared to several years ago, before the country was hit by the crisis. “Nowadays, there are not as many 100 cm roses on the market anymore, red and white are not the most offered colors and more roses are being imported from Kenya.”

When taking a closer look at the flower displays at the Riga market, the exhibitors seem to be right. Pink roses are taking in quite some space, the majority of the roses have a stem length ranging from 40 to 80 cm and next to the Russian and Ecuadorean roses, one sees quite a lot of roses from Kenyan farms. And this also complies with the numbers. Statistically speaking, import of roses from Kenya increased over the past few years, by over 50 percent in quantity and value terms.

More than just roses. 

More than roses
Next to roses, many other flowers are on offer and these mainly originate from the Netherlands and Colombia. The Netherlands account for many of the orchids, cymbidium and gerberas that are on display and Colombia for many of the chrysanthemums, carnations and alstroemerias.

Gerberas from the Netherlands. 

More smaller flowers in bouquets
Next to straight bunches, large bouquets with strong colors and some fall arrangements are on offer. Interestingly, even though the Russians are known for their love for flowers with large head sizes, several of these bouquets contain many flowers with smaller head sizes. An utterance made by one of the FlowersExpo exhibitors – “many is the new big” – seems to have the potential to become and might even already be a real trend.

Smaller flowers in large bouquets. 

Having a quick look at the prices at the market, one sees that the rose prices range from 30 ruble for a 40 cm rose to 70 ruble for a 90 cm rose and the prices of a bouquet mainly lie within the range of 1,500 to 10,000 ruble.

Publication date: 9/20/2017
Author: Elita Vellekoop

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Flowers Expo 2017 (Moscow)

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EBF Cargo will be present at the most important and visited flowers exhibition “Flowers Expo” of all Russia

The exhibition will be held on September 12,13 and 14, 2017 in Moscow, IEC “Crocus Expo”

The exhibition brings together exporters, importers, related people, brokers, freight forwarders, among others with the aim of consolidating business, creating opportunities, updating knowledge and closing deals.

EBF Cargo will once again take part in this great event as it has been doing since 2011, the year on which the exhibition began.

EBF will be in a large and modern stand with number H402.


Latam Cargo, 9,000 tons of flowers for Valentine’s Day

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Perhaps logistics is something that goes unnoticed on most days when it’s taken for granted that everything will be delivered on time and without incident. But four weeks prior to the celebration of Valentine’s Day, is when the transport industry’s busy season begins. Logistics is central to the delivery of 160 million bouquets of flowers–one for every single girl and woman in the United States–produced in Ecuador, Colombia, Guatemala and Peru and shipped to the US, Europe or even Oceania. This is no easy feat, and requires handlers to load between 3,100 and 5,200 boxes on 144 Latam flights that are specially equpped to store Perishable products.

Latam introduced its Perishable service in 2016, and and ensures the delivery of biodegradable products using cold storage units and a strict schedule. For the Valentine’s Day holiday, Latam Cargo shipped 9,000 tons of flowers, roughly 21% of all flowers shipped from the region.

latam cargo san valentin 2017 1

Weekly flights from the region to Miami International Airport triples during the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day,, as does the tonnage of flowers, increasing to nearly 900 tons per week from Botota, and 1,500 tons from Quito. In all, Colombia ships 4,200 tons of flowers during the seaso, and Ecuador another 4,700 tons.

The primary destination for this special and delicate product is the United States and Holland, and it is at Miami International Airport, where Latam Cargo’s cargo operations are headquartered. From this hub, flowers are parceled out to their final destinations across the United States, Europe via Amsterdam, and Oceania via Sydney, Australia.

Latam Cargo preparacion flores san valentin

As a general rule, Miami International Airport receives around 5,000 tons of flowers per week from Ecuador and Colombia, increasing the volume to 14,000 tons in the Valentine’s campaign. Red roses, chrysanthemums, pompoms and carnations are the main varietals transported during 2016, reaching nearly 100,000 tons, or 26% of the total worldwide market. In Latin America, there are several flower- producing countries including Peru, Costa Rica and Guatemala. The top two exporters, however, Colombia and Ecuador, export 42,000 tons of fresh flowers to more than 90 countries during the Valentine season.

Source: NetUruguay


Ecuador’s Forever Flowers

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Giving roses is a detail that will never go out of fashion, but can you imagine to keep a rose forever? Nowadays this is reality with the preserved roses industry. The Ecuadorian entrepreneur Sofia Jaramillo sells roses that look and feel and smell like roses, but with the endurance of a rock.As you can imagine, this is no easy feat. Preserved flowers are grown on a plantation like any other flower but once they are cut, undergo a radical transformation of sap substitution, in which the flower is dehydrated, dyed, dried and eventually sold, for as much as $20 each in the United States, and $12 domestically. Almost as remarkable is the peculiar form of alchemy is Jaramillo’s workforce. All packaging is done by women over the age of 50, a segment of the workforce that is traditionally short on employment options. “It is a very good thing for us because many companies employ only people up to 40 years (of age),” says one of the packagers, Rosario Cardenas, “after that age a person do not have much chance to get a job.” Says Cardenas’ co-worker Aura Pereira, the job means freedom: “I have more independence, I am free, I have my things, my money, my time” This is a gift that promises surprise and time endurance.


Expoflores and its role in the flower productive chain

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Flower production and export is a business in Ecuador with tradition, there are regions likes Tabacundo which is considered the nations’ capital of roses capital because of their wide variety and quality. This labor contributes enormeously with Ecuador’s economy. This economy should be innovated everyday and labor groups are an important factor. Expoflores is a trade group representing Ecuador’s flower producers that is led by Executive Vice President Alejandro Martinez. The strategy behind Expoflores is to promote growth and expand the national flower-producers’ share of the global marketplace through the use of technological innovation and identifying opportunities for consolidating processes and practices. “We compete in a very big and very aggressive market,” Martinez said. “So it’s important to find ways to connect the consumer with the product to make what we do indispensable.”.

For Alejandro, Expoflores mission is strategic for the sector, being its function in the first place, the one of institutionalizing the business union. This association has undergone changes, adapting itself to the needs and growing in conjunction with the Ecuadorian business activity. As Alejandro expresses, this has not been a simple role, since the needs of all involved, including companies of different sizes and different types of farmers, must be considered. Moreover, “organizing logistics and commercial issues is not an easy task,” he insists.

“The flowers segment, was generating less and less consumer value, the flower market has grown very little,” says Alejandro, “The market for details is growing and the flower product market is not growing.” So connecting the consumer with The product in the sense of value, was transformed into something indispensable. “We compete in a very big and very aggressive market.”

“In Latin America and in Ecuador the role of an association is confusing, it must look beyond public policies and try to understand what the sector needs. In the sector there are actors who pull to one side and others to another. We focus on only one thing, and that is the product, flowers. That has been a differential, “concludes Alejandro. This is a very important step, not only in the flower industry, since it sets the basis for this same process to be carried out in other companies and exports. “The union needs go beyond particular problems and must have a view to expand and improve the processes of the industry itself,” he said.

Source: APD Ecuador