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So you want to export?

First things first

These days with the widespread use of fax machines, wireless devices and the Internet, anyone can quickly and inexpensively setup an export or broker company.  Many people have done so using family, friends or other contacts in their home countries to start sourcing products to export.  Some are successful but many are not.

Why Do Companies Use Brokers?

We use brokers (or "middle men") to simplify our export business and to distance us from the many pitfalls and disasters that can happen while dealing with foreign companies or individuals.  There is a cost associated with using brokers as opposed to dealing directly with the end buyer, but our main business is intimately knowing and servicing our local domestic market.  Brokers who make it their business to know and develop long-term relationships with countries, companies and individuals in distant lands have a much greater success record.  They know the marketplace and players better than we could ever hope to.


Exporting has many costs associated with it that the broker is ultimately liable for.  Once a deal is made on a container of product that is to be exported, the following things need to be done:

Inland Freight:

The Power-Pack or Gen-set equipped container needs to be "pre-cooled" and prepared by the ship line or Container company at the storage yard or dock.  Once arrangements have been confirmed with whoever will do the loading, the container needs to be picked up at the dock or storage yard and delivered to the loading facility.  The loading process can take between 4 and 6 hours depending on the loading requirements (floor loaded, pallet loaded, export stamps or stickers, etc.) and the size of the crew arranged for the job.

Sea Port Dock:

It is important to consider the docks "cut-off" time when arranging the loading. Most local Ports stop receiving at 2:30 or 3:30 in the afternoon and have limited or altered hours around holidays.

The following Ports are in our immediate area:

If you are using a local Port, same day loading and delivery are possible. However, if there are delays and the container cannot be delivered to the dock it will need to be stored until the Port re-opens the following day. (Metropolitan Container Storage offers this service)  No plug-in/re-fueling/storage services are offered by cold storage facilities for refrigerated containers.


Very Important and possibly expensive;  insurance must be arranged for each container. Coverage can be arranged for: Fire, Theft, Public & Product Liability Insurance, Marine Cargo, Claim, Goods in Transit and Fidelity Guarantor Insurance, among others. It is up to the exporter/broker to seek competent advise on what coverage should be added to each load.


Most poultry products are sold on a "C.O.D." basis. That means that the product must be paid for in full prior to loading on a container.  If a solid business relationship, based on successful exporting has developed over a number of years, terms may be agreed to, however, because of the risk involved dealing with buyers and sellers that operate under foreign guidelines and rules that cannot be controlled or influenced by domestic means, the large majority of products remain on a pre-paid basis.

Products Refused:

A question that must be asked is:  What happens if your container arrives in Hong Kong, Taiwan or the Far East and the purchaser refuses to accept it?  Whether right or wrong - the immediate problem is costs.  The shipping companies charge very high rates for container storage.  If you move the container from the foreign dock to be held in cold storage, the inland freight costs, unloading and storage costs can easily erode any profit margin you may have counted on and quickly make it a money-losing exercise. Extreme caution should be used in dealings with new buyers in foreign countries.

I just want to Export "Chicken"!

We receive dozens of inquires per day about new opportunities to export.  Prior to making contact, you should consider the following things:

  • What is it your customer needs?

Is it Broiler Chickens (35-45 days old at time of slaughter), Large Roasting Chicken (46-54 days old)

Laying Chicken (Spent Hens, Heavy Fowl or Mature Chicken) which is birds that range from 6 to 18 months old at time of slaughter.

Is it Whole Chickens or parts (Legs, Drums, Backs, etc.)? If it's parts, which part exactly?

"Dark Meat" for example come as follows:

- Leg Quarters, the back half of a whole chicken split in 2 peices which contains the back portion of the bird as well as the thigh and drumstick

- Regular or Whole Legs, which is the Thigh and Drumsticks attached together but with the back portion removed at the Thigh.

- Thigh Quarters - The Leg Quarter as above with the Drumstick removed.

- Thighs - Regular - The Thigh Portion of the Leg with both the Drumstick and Back portion removed.

- Drumsticks 

  • What kind of packaging and for what country?
  • Is this regular chicken or Halal?

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