The Egyptian grape harvest has started and thanks to great weather, the prospects of the season are looking good. There are still some challenges, but working during the Ramadan is not one of them, according to one exporter. Logistics on the other hand remain a sensitive issue, although working together with the buyers to arrange transport has been a solution.
The grape harvest season in Egypt has started, says Fruit Kingdom for Export CEO Amr Kadah. “The temperature is expected to remain favorable, up to 37 degrees Celsius and the quality of the grapes should be great. I don’t think the start of the harvest, which takes place in the second half of Ramadan and during the celebration of the last week of May, will be a problem or even a challenge.”
That is not to say Fruit Kingdom doesn’t have to deal with any challenges this season. Both transport and the currency policy remain problematic, Kadah explains. “Logistics is still the most sensitive problem, in addition to the currency policy, which affects our national currency. However, I firmly believe that logistics companies and all countries of the world are putting in the maximum efforts to transport goods in the shortest possible time, and at the best possible price. The situation with the Corona virus with the efforts of the international community will soon be somewhat normalized, hopefully.”
“Our main markets are Europe, Russia and Arab countries. All our customers are also our partners and they are ready to help in finding the best transport capacities. This year, we have increased the production of grapes and also expect Egyptian grapes to be on the world market for at least a month, without significant competition. This will allow new customers to see the quality of Egyptian grapes and its packaging for themselves. Every customer is welcome to visit our production and logistics center, which we look forward to. Demand for fresh grapes has been on an upward trajectory for many years around the world. It is a reflection of healthy eating habits and culture in eating.” Kadah concludes.
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