The Turkish fresh fruits had put air cargo shipment to its agenda at the end of 2016 started to use it intensively in 2017. Currently, the sector has increased its expectations and aims to ship 10 percent of the products via air cargo in the mid run.
Turkish Cargo Izmir Shipping Manager Faik Deniz evaluated the year 2017 and exchanged opinions regarding the 2018 targets with the Turkey Exporters Assembly Board Member and Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Association President Reza Seyyar at the Aegean Exporters’ Union. Seyyar noted that air cargo and freight transport are among the sector’s priorities after the discount deal they made with Turkish Cargo.
“98 percent of the cherry produced in Chile is exported by air cargo. Consistency and strenght in exports is possible by shortening the time it takes to reach the customer. This is a vital issue especially for products with a short shelf life, such as fresh fruits and vegetables. We believe that this is the best solution to this problem. ”
Turkish Cargo İzmir Manager Faik Deniz, who shares knowledge that the number of aircrafts in Turkish Cargo’s fleet has increased to 18, stated that new flights can be assigned if the exporters’ demand were to increase.