do the inventories in the balance sheet include the bananas on the water and at which value (cost price or estimated sales price)? In July Dol shipped from Ecuador 2.450.000 boxes, CQB zero. Why exporting when you can only recuperate the FOB value? The next weeks the loading of the vessels will be delayed (demurrage)due to cold temperatures and bad quality. Are you still convinced that Dol needs the Ecuadorian bananas in the first half of the year? Did you calculate the cost of a full year contract, when you sell in the second half with losses? There has to be something personal to support this strategy. The Ecuadorian Minister of Foreign Affairs is calling for a common position on the EU banana regime, which is not dictated by US multinationals. All Latin American banana producing countries are meeting today in Panama.