Berry important perishables customer for Turkish Cargo
17 / 09 / 2018
Turkey’s blackberry season has seen Turkish Cargo transport the latest crop on board its passenger aircraft at 2°C in cold chain status for delivery in Dubai, Jeddah, Riyadh and Hong Kong.
Growing in May, June, July and August, the special Chester variety of Blackberry has "a taste rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and aromas" with a brix (measuring the sugar content of an aqueous solution) degree of 13.5, according to the airline.
Said a spokesperson for Turkish Cargo: "Picked up and packed before sunrise as it is a fragile product which is highly affected from sunlight, blackberries are kept well-preserved in high-standard cold storage of Turkish Cargo without any loss of heat."
Mehmet Sabit Ceylan, a fruit exporter, said: "As part of the national development attempts; our mission is to ensure that the products, which can be cultivated in our region, are increased, and that the logistics and industrial infrastructure of them are created, and also that they are introduced to the international market.
"We currently achieve this mission with fresh fruits, frozen fruits, fruit juice concentrate and fruit juices produced by us. Standing out with its nutritional values rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, as well as its meaty structure and high-quality, these blackberries grow in our lands. We carry our rare blackberries, containing an intense sugar concentration and 20 shades of red, beyond our borders with Turkish Cargo."
"One of the most important factors to enable us to succeed as a country is the high-quality service offered by Turkish Cargo to make us venture into the international market. The speed and capacity offered by Turkish Cargo is a great opportunity for us, the exporters.”
Added the airline spokesperson: "By virtue of these opportunities, Turkish Cargo makes a significant contribution in respect of extended shelf life of the Turkish blackberry as well as enabling it to reach new countries. Responding to the requests of exporters easily thanks to its extensive flight network, Turkish Cargo proved its contribution to the Turkish economy once again."
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