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Ecuador to export mangos to China by plane

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Staff Writer | September 5, 2016
Sergio Cedeño, president of the Mango Ecuador Foundation, has said that from the next harvest they will begin exporting the fruit to China.
Ecuador mango
Fruit trade   Ships take 35 days
They will be exporting by plane until a sufficient transportation system is set up on ships.

Cedeño explained that exports will be made by air because of the distance; ships take 35 days to reach China, “The mango is a sensitive fruit. It’s not like bananas that can arrive anytime. In a maximum of 20 days, it begins to suffer from softness and other drawbacks.“

The cost of air freight is four dollars a kilo “export boxes are small, and carry up to four kilos and can only carry, depending on size, 8 mangos, when they are large or 14 when they are small.”

Planes will begin by carrying 10,000 boxes. When a proven system of controlled atmosphere is created for shipping, the fruit will be transported by sea.

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