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Desiccated coconuts: Philippines struggle with transport problems

February 27, 2020 11:03 AM, Der AUDITOR
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MANILA. Coconut production is slowly beginning to return to normal after natural disasters hit the Philippines. The spread of the coronavirus, however, poses new problems.

Containers are missing

After the Philippines had to cope with earthquakes and typhoons in December and January, which damaged and destroyed a large number of coconut factories, production is slowly returning to normal. Market players report that there are only limited crop damages. Producers are currently, however, confronted with completely different problems. Problem is that many containers are obtained from China for shipping and since the spread of the coronavirus has very much limited shipments from China the exporters do not have enough containers to ship desi

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