July 02, 2018: In May, Emirates SkyCargo has transported close to 1130 tonnes of mangoes from the Indian city of Mumbai to other destinations around the world.
The mangoes were uplifted both as belly hold cargo on passenger aircraft as well as on freighter aircraft.
The freight division of Emirates witnessed a growth of more than 50 percent in the volume of mangoes transported in May this year as compared to the same period last year.
Since April 2018, over 2650 tonnes of mangoes have been exported on Emirates SkyCargo from India out of which 2142 tonnes were from Mumbai. Major markets to which Indian mangoes are transported on Emirates SkyCargo include the Middle East, UK, USA, Canada and other parts of Europe.
India is one of the major exporters of premium mangoes in the world with the peak export season normally falling between April and June every year. The Indian state of Maharashtra is the largest grower of mangoes in the country exporting over 30,000 tonnes every year and Mumbai is therefore an important gateway for the mango exports.
Between April and June 2018, Emirates SkyCargo has also exported over 2290 tonnes of other perishables from Mumbai. A large volume of fruits and vegetables were also exported to UK and also the Middle East region during Ramadan which tends to be one of the busiest seasons for exports of perishables.
The mangoes are kept fresh during the transportation with the help of Emirates’ product for perishables – Emirates Fresh.