How to Export and Import Coffee to The Philippines? – Transporting coffee to the Philippines by sea

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How to Export and Import Coffee to The Philippines? Transporting coffee to the Philippines by sea: Coffee works well as an anti-stress due to the release of dopamine and serotonin that help “trigger” a good mood. A cup, or even just the smell of coffee, can calm your nerves. Furthermore, caffeine is one of the most common central nervous system stimulants (CNS), and this constant stimulation can reduce depression. Interestingly, only the caffeine found in coffee has this effect, as opposed to the caffeine found in tea, soda, or chocolate, which does not stimulate the CNS effectively.

The demand for coffee has increased rapidly, leading to Vietnam’s coffee exports always being in the top countries with high output in recent years. Therefore, Helena Coffee Vietnam provides a service to transport coffee by sea to the Philippines – one of the countries with high coffee consumption globally.

How to Export and Import Coffee to The Philippines?  Advantages of international freight by sea

International freight services by sea are often applied to heavy Coffee, large quantities that are difficult for conventional means to meet. Although sea shipping takes longer than other forms, it still meets certain advantages that many people choose.

  • Take advantage of different types of sea vehicles to bring Coffee to the destination
  • Smooth transportation, rarely bumping, causing damage to transport items, suitable for perishable, fragile items, bulk items, Coffee that are difficult to transport due to bulky
  • Transporting large volumes at a lower price than other means of transport today
  • International shipping by sea also has two methods for customers to choose from regular shipping and express delivery

Sea freight forwarding process

  • Step 1:  The shipping unit comes to pick up the Coffee from the exporter’s warehouse. In picking up the Coffee, the carrier will save the most costs.
  • Step 2:  The shipping unit will conduct customs declaration, conduct customs clearance and physical inspection of Coffee, prepare a set of certificates of origin and apply for a free circulation permit of the exporting country.
  • Step 3:  The shipping unit sets a shipping schedule for sea freight. The program will be notified and confirmed by the shipping unit with the customer and the shipping time so that the customer can balance the cost and the best time.
  • Step 4:  Issue the bill of lading (B/L) to make a certificate of ownership of the Coffee. They are producing delivery electricity (telex release). The shipping units will issue customers a regular bill of lading consisting of 3 originals and three copies as proof of ownership of the Coffee.
  • Step 5:  When the Coffee arrives at the port of import (Port of delivery), the shipping units carry out customs procedures, clear customs, and inspect the Coffee, if any, to help customers. Here, the shipping unit will receive documents from the importer, so the declaration and customs clearance plan.
  • Step 6:  Transport units deliver domestic Coffee from the sea to the factory and warehouse for recipients in Vietnam. After completing the customs procedures. The shipping units will carry the Coffee from the seaport to your company by truck or container tractor.
  • Step 7:  Delivery and receipt of Coffee:
    The forwarding staff of the logistics company will go to the port or shipping agent to pay the document fee and retail price to receive the delivery order (D/O). Then the forwarder will bring the D/O, Commercial Invoice and Packing list to the port office to sign the D/O to find a place to put the Coffee; here, we must save a copy of the D/O.

List Of Seaports In The Philippines

PORT OF MANILA

Sea freight to Manila:

Ho Chi Minh – Manila:

Container shipping time from Ho Chi Minh – to Manila: 14 days

Sea freight to Manila:

  • Hai Phong – Manila:
  • Container shipping time from Hai Phong – to Manila: 7 days

CEBU PORT

Sea freight to Cebu:

  • Ho Chi Minh – Cebu: 5 usd/ CBM
  • Retail shipping time from Ho Chi Minh – to Cebu: 15 days
  • Sea freight to Cebu:
  • Hai Phong – Cebu: 1 usd/ CBM
  • Retail shipping time from Hai Phong – to Cebu: 18 days

CAGAYAN OF GOLD

  • Transporting Coffee from Ho Chi Minh to Cagayan De Oro:
  • Container shipping time from Ho Chi Minh–Cagayan De Oro: 12 days
  • Cargo transportation from Hai Phong to Cagayan De Oro:
  • Shipping time for containers from Hai Phong – Cagayan De Oro: 9 days

DAVAO PORT

  • Cargo transportation from Ho Chi Minh to Davao:
  • Container shipping time from Ho Chi Minh – to Davao: 14 days
  • Cargo transportation from Hai Phong to Davao:
  • Shipping time for containers from Hai Phong – Davao: 22 days

GENERAL SANTOS PORT

  • Transporting Coffee from Ho Chi Minh to General Santos:
  • Shipping time for containers from Ho Chi Minh – to General Santos: 11 days
  • Cargo transportation from Hai Phong to General Santos:
  • Shipping time for containers from Hai Phong – to General Santos: 17 days

Vietnam Is The Largest Coffee Export Market Of The Philippines

In terms of export prices to significant markets, the export price to the Philippines reached the highest at 2,103 USD/ton in 2020.

From 2010-to 2014, the Philippines‘ demand for coffee (HS09 code) had an unstable increase and decrease. Notably, in 2014, the Philippines’ import turnover of this Coffee reached US$46.21 million, down 40.84% ​​compared to 2013, due to a significant decrease in the country’s coffee import turnover.

Vietnam was the largest supplier of this Coffee in the Philippines in 2014, with a market share of 51.1% with a turnover of 23.61 million USD, down 54.67% compared to the same period last year.

Partners exporting HS09 Coffee to the Philippines in 2014

Country Turnover in 2014 (thousand USD) Market share in the Philippines (%) % growth in turnover in the period 2010-2014
Vietnam 23.614 51,1 -10
Indonesia 4.773 10,3 -6
Singapore 4.728 10,2 19
Malaysia 2.964 6,4 100
India 2.776 6 1
China 2.082 4,5 33
USA 917 2 12
Spain 854 1,8 7
Virtue 607 1,3 23
Older brother 467 1 13

According to data from ITC, by the first quarter of 2015, Vietnam’s export turnover of coffee, tea and spices to the Philippines reached US$4.54 million, down 47.24% over the same period last year. By a significant decrease in the turnover of coffee (-82.12% compared to the first quarter of 2014).

Currently, in the HS09 commodity group, the Philippines’ import demand for coffee is on a definite downward trend, while cashews and spices tend to increase. Meanwhile, Vietnam mainly exports tea, cashew nuts and coffee to this market, and herbs have not been promoted for export, so it will be challenging to maintain the position of a supplier’s largest item code HS09 shortly.

Details of Vietnam’s most prominent coffee export markets in these first six months of 2020 

Market June 2020 Six months of 2020 Compared to 6 months of 2019 (%)
Amount

(Ton)

Value

(thousands of dollars)

Unit price

(USD/ton)

Amount

(Ton)

Value

(thousands of dollars)

Unit price

(USD/ton)

Amount Value
Philippines 8,712 16,995 1,951 40,785 85,788 2.103 -6.4 -13.2

 

 

 

 

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