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Discharging banana boat Charles Island in the port of Antwerp

Tholen - Last Monday, the banana boat Charles Island arrived at Belgian New Fruit Wharf (BNFW) in the port of Antwerp. The boat contained bananas packed under the Bonita label and several Fair Trade labels. The Dutch company AgroFair will receive the Fair Trade bananas. Yesterday and the day before, several representatives of European Max Havelaar organisations visited AgroFair. On Monday they visited the Charles Island in the port of Antwerp.

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The Charles Island had approximately 21.000 boxes on between 420 and 430 pallets with bananas for AgroFair on board. These bananas, packed under the Oké label, will be sold mainly to Switzerland and Finland. These are the bigger markets for Fair Trade products in Europe. There were also organic bananas on board and they will be sold under the Ekoké label, mainly in Austria.


Representatives of AgroFair and European Max Havelaar organisations

Erik Goetschalckx of Bonita said that the Charles Island is one of the biggest reefers of its kind, because it has a length of 180 meters and a width of 25 meters. The Charles Island sails between Ecuador and Belgium and arrives every five weeks in the port of Antwerp.


Fair Trade bananas for AgroFair in the Charles Island

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Publication date: 10/11/2007
Author: Lody van Berkel
Copyright: www.freshplaza.com


 


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