China port opens direct shipping route for Chilean cherries imports

Jan, 13, 2023 Posted by Gabriel Malheiros

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Dalian Port in northeast China has opened a direct shipping route to import Chilean cherries.

The ship GSL Tinos, loaded with 616 TEUs of Chilean cherries, docked on Wednesday at the container terminal in Dalian after a 22-day trip.

Of the total, 592 TEUs of cherries will be delivered directly to the wholesale markets in China. The others will be transferred to the Republic of Korea (ROK) via Dalian Port.

Chilean cherries are increasingly favored by Chinese consumers, and the market demand continues to rise. “China has become our main market and strategic partner,” said Victor Maroto, a representative of Chilean shippers.

According to Liaoning Port Co., Ltd., which owns Dalian Port, Chilean cherries were mostly distributed to the Chinese market through ports such as Busan in the ROK and Shenzhen in China in the past. The opening of the direct shipping route will provide customers in northeast China and northern China with faster service.

In recent years, Dalian Port has continuously built a cold-chain logistics center and promoted the distribution of imported fruits. In 2022, the throughput of imported fruits in Dalian Port increased by 23 percent year on year.

On the other side of the South American continent, Brazil has been holding on to its position as a major fruit exporter.

Andrew Lorimer, CEO of Datamar, will be one of the speakers at Fruit Logistica, an international business fair that will take place from February 8 to 10 in Berlin, Germany.

Andrew will talk about the fruit market on the East Coast of South America, the sector’s challenges, the main destinations of Brazilian shipments, and trends in fruit exports.

Fruit Logistica is the world’s leading global fresh produce business event, gathering an extensive range of the entire value-added chain for the fresh produce industry, from producer to point of sale. More than 3,300 exhibitors from 91 countries presented their products, services, and technical solutions at the event.

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