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At D’AVINCI Import & Export we provide the best products and services in the industry.

One of our primary areas of expertise is in providing exceptional coffee products. We understand the value and impact that a truly remarkable cup of coffee can have. That’s why we have carefully curated a selection of the finest coffee beans from renowned growers worldwide.

We offer a diverse range of other premium products across various categories. Our network of trusted suppliers enables us to source items that meet the highest standards of quality, craftsmanship, and sustainability. Whether you are searching for gourmet foods, luxury goods, or unique specialty items, we have you covered. We take pride in delivering products that exceed expectations, creating opportunities for you to delight your customers and stand out in the market.

Our commitment to your satisfaction goes beyond the products we offer. We believe in building strong and long-lasting relationships with our clients. Our dedicated team of experts is always available to provide personalized support and guidance. From assisting with product selection to navigating international regulations and logistics, we are here to ensure a smooth and successful import/export experience.

Port Houston Import Dwell Fee Updates – Effective June 26

Photo of container being lifted by a crane at Barbours Cut.

The following changes will be effective June 26, 2023. Import Dwell Fees will not be charged on days Port Houston container terminal gates are closed. In addition, the new rate for the Import Dwell Fee is $59.52.

Sustained Import Dwell Fee

  • Commencing on the eighth day after the expiration of free time (whether the commencement of such free time predates the effective date of the Sustained Import Dwell Fee), any such unit will be charged $59.52 per Gate Day.
  • “Gate Days” refers to all days other than days when Terminal truck gates are closed for scheduled terminal closures.

To access more information, please refer to:

  • Tariff No. 14, Additional rates, rules and regulations governing Barbours Cut Container Terminal
  • Tariff No. 15, Additional rates, rules and regulations governing Bayport Container Terminal

Please contact your Port Houston representative for additional support.

Thanks, Port Houston  

Blockchain technology offers coffee farmers brighter prospects

A large percentage of the world’s coffee is grown by small farmers earning less than $2 a day – and that amount may only be a promise on a sheet of carbon paper.  Bext360, a Denver-based company a little over a year-old, is seeking to perk up the outlook for these small coffee farmers. By applying technology, particularly the utilization of blockchains, the company seeks to improve the global supply chain for agricultural products. Bext360 is beginning with coffee, and if successful, these farmers could realize higher values for quality coffee in almost instantaneous transactions.

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Ethiopia shows uptick in coffee exports

Ethiopian coffee exports showed an upswing of 21.78% over the past fiscal year, according to the country’s Coffee and Tea Development and Marketing Authority. The Ethiopian Herald reported that 137,417.28 tons of cereal coffee was exported from July 2017 to February 2018, and the nation has been able to generate $481.86 million USD. Deputy Director of the Authority and Marketing Head, Sahi Umer, said The Authority has steadily created different opportunities following reforms in 2016 for farmers, suppliers, exporters, and industries that led to improved export performance. Ethiopian coffee represents about 1% of coffee imports through the port of Houston.

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