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Kenya: Get ready for sea freight and storage

Interested in knowing more about your company’s possibility of shipments by sea? Sea freight and storage are becoming increasingly important topics in the floriculture industry. To help companies with these new possibilities, FlowerWatch has been training and continues to train companies on optimizing flower processing, packaging, and the cold chain for sea freight.

"While working on sea freight, there is almost an 'automatic side catch' for working towards storage solutions where you can win by pushing products from low demand to high demand. Players working with our protocols benefit from guaranteed quality consistency and vase life extension," says the FlowerWatch team.

Topics discussed

  • Sea freight – why now and how to get ready
  • Commercial aspects of sea freight
  • Consolidate with partners or full containers?
  • If sea freight works, why not fly and store?
  • Packaging and cooling for sea freight
  • Treatments in post-harvest, assess the risk, value, and costs of solutions
    • Critical points and possible treatments
    • Different approaches to control botrytis
  • Smart KPI’s for monitoring your sea freight shipments
    • Cold chain (Kenya, container, and customer)
    • Vase life after air or sea freight
  • Build up trust and confidence, both at farm and customer
  • How should the market handle flowers after storage? 

Additional information
The investment is Ksh 95,000 or €750 per company. The training is NITA applicable, thus you can claim part of the fee. Interested in signing up? Please contact Billy Chege through or +254 728 294 008.

For more information:
Billy Chege

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