June 20, 2018: Turkish Cargo will move Turkish cherry to Oslo, Norway through its wide-body A330 freighters. During the cherry season, a total of 600 tonnes of Salihli cherries (Bing Cherry) will be transported to Oslo by 10 dedicated flights. Such cherries will be put on the market at more than 1600 groceries throughout Norway.

The cherry, growing in the cities such as Izmir, Manisa, Isparta, Adana, Konya and Kahramanmaras. The cherries are loaded into the air-conditioned vehicles in the form of pallets of five kilograms each, are brought to the Istanbul Ataturk Airport, the operations center of Turkish Cargo, by making use of the trucks. While all of the enplaning, transportation and deplaning operations for the cherries are accomplished in a period shorter than six hours, their air-borne journey to Norway takes about three hours.

Cmmenting on the shipment, Veysel Tuysuz, an export merchant, said; “In the past, our trucks carrying our cherries to Norway would arrive at the region in six days. Our cherries would become deprived of their quality and become rotten due to the prolonged shipment time. But now, we have that period reduced to 6 hours, and all of our products are sold in the shelves in Norway within six days. On year-on-year basis, we have not only increased our exportation by 30 percent, but also received demands from eight new countries. The speed and capacity advantage offered by Turkish Cargo is a great opportunity for us.”

Turkish Cargo makes a significant contribution in respect of extended shelf life of the Turkish cherry as well as enabling it to reach new countries. Cherry exportation has experienced a significant increase as compared with the last year, and the demands received from various countries have also started to be met. Thus, Turkish Cargo has once more demonstrated its contribution to the Turkish economy.

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