At the start of 2013 Kevin was given the task by our client of speaking to our partners and looking into the prospect of arranging the logistics for shipments of peas from Kenya including the handling of shipment terms / Customs verification / stamping all export documentation (Phytosanitary certificates and certificates of origin etc…) and finally the freight, after many weeks of cross referencing with our partners in Africa, we and our client were very pleased to be able to find a solution that fit the criteria and the business plan going forward.
The first shipment of peas left Mombasa, Kenya in April destined for the Philippines, since then we have shipped to a number of worldwide countries to name Yemen, Vietnam as a few.
Due to the prospective growth of the business and also to ensure that the logistical chain we set up was working correctly Kevin flew out to Kenya along with our client the first week of July 2013.
It turned out to be an extremely prosperous visit and the aim of the meetings were achieved, Kevin had site visits with our partners in Kenya at the clients loading depot of the containers in Mombasa before export, made a visit to Mombasa port itself, and also a visit to Mombasa Container Terminal which is a CFS operating outside of Mombasa port which was set up for the over spill of containers when Mombasa port is congested….it also has a container x-ray facility for any containers Kenya port authorities want to look into. He was also able to see the fumigators and their laboratory to see how they arrange fumigation the processes for food products that are being exported from Kenya and the rules and regulations.
What we have achieved so far this year with Kenya and our client we are very proud of and we hope this continues for many years to come.
Please see below some pictures of the trip to Kenya