A cargo plane flew out of Darwin on Tuesday trudge for Singapore with about four tonnes of mangoes onboard.
- A cargo plane filled with NT mangoes arrived in Singapore on Tuesday, in a first for the Darwin Export Hub
- The NT is forecast to produce about 4.8 million trays of mangoes this season
- Darwin Export Hub hopes to export fruit to diverse Asian markets
They’re the first NT mangoes to be air-freighted by the unique Darwin Export Hub.
Robert Corridor from Seaway Logistics and Pak Unusual Dealing with was at the airport to gape the mangoes want off.
“It be a four-hour flight to Singapore. We now have 5 of these flights a week, so with a little of luck in the following couple of days they’ll be masses of NT mangoes getting eaten in Singapore — or no longer it’s handsome exciting occasions,” he acknowledged.
Mr Corridor acknowledged as the mango season ramped up, it was hoped Territory mangoes may possibly well perchance also additionally be exported into Hong Kong over the arrival weeks.
“We now have additionally purchased the vapour warmth treatment (VHT) plant ready … which is in a group aside to provide an opportunity to ship fruit into top class markets enjoy Korea and Japan.”
The export hub has additionally been exporting pumpkins to Singapore.
The mangoes on the first flight had been sourced from Jenko’s Mangoes, a family farm on the outskirts of Darwin.
“Right here is a gigantic opportunity for us to detect worldwide markets,” grower Jessie Jenkins acknowledged.
“Historically when it comes to exporting, now we have had to truck our mangoes to Brisbane or Sydney to be build on a plane and flown inspire over Darwin.
The Northern Territory’s mango season is heating up, with about 210,000 trays picked and packed for markets last week.
The NT is forecast to produce about 4.8 million trays this season, with the harvest peaking in the center of October.
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