First batch of Polish apples arrives in China

Yesterday, benefiting from the assistance of the European Capefive company, Shanghai Capefive Trading unexpectedly became the first importer of Polish apples to China by sea. The company has started sales in Jiangnan in Guangzhou.

The first container of sea-transported Polish apples to reach China was the Gala Must variety, which is very pleasing both in appearance and taste. It was also a special 'tributary gift' from the Polish premier when Chairman Xi Jinping visited Poland.

When the container was opened, buyers thronged to have a first glimpse of the 'new apple variety', rushing to give their own customers a taste. Among them, the large-scale supermarket Chain, Bufeng Lotus, took the lead. It is estimated that within a few days, Chinese customers, for the first time, will be able to taste and buy the famous two-coloured Polish apples at Bufeng Lotus stores.

According to information from the Shanghai Capefive Trading company, "in reality, the fastest way to transport Polish apples to China is by train through Europe and Asia. But because a part of the voyage goes through Russia, where a a trade war between Russia and Europe over Crimea is going on, Russia denies any European fruit passage through its borders. As a member of the European union, Poland is pressed to seek other ways to export its apples to China."

"of course, transport by plane is the fastest and most convenient method, but the cost of air travel is very high. This is not beneficial for the purse of the common consumer. For that reason, the most convenient way for Polish apples to reach China is to transport them by land to the harbour of Rotterdam or Antwerp. From there the apples are shipped in containers to China."

"But this transportation method, that stretches across many countries, requires a high degree of familiarity and experience with European logistic chains for agricultural products. The voyage has to be planned meticulously. With regards to a favourable location, the Dutch branch of Capefive has very strong advantages. The Dutch Capefive company started trading Polish apples many years ago and the company also has office workers that are active locally in Poland for buying and exporting apples. As a result, the apple trade becomes an easy task for the company. Under regular circumstances, the efficiency of the company is 30% higher than that of others. This is also the reason why the Capefive Polish apples arrive in China about half a month earlier than the varieties of other companies. The company also offers a cheaper price, faster delivery and the opportunity for Chinese consumers to taste the unique and fresh Polish two-coloured apples."

For more information about Polish apples,
Mr. He
Shanghai Capefive Trading Co., Ltd.
Telephone: +86 138 0197 7223

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