Mango shipments are expected to increase this year on Bangladeshi air freight carriers

In order to generate about $600,000 in foreign currency, Bangladesh wants to export 4,000 tonnes of mangoes this year, compared to 1,757 tonnes last year.

Seven different mango kinds were sent by traders last year to 15 nations, including the UK, UAE, Kuwait, Switzerland, Swaziland, India, the Netherlands, Singapore, Nepal, and Sweden, for a total of $234,027.

The goal for mango production this year is 2.335 million tonnes, but the actual harvest may be higher. To stimulate foreign currency profits, the government offers 20per cent financial incentives to exporters of the fruit. The president of the Bangladesh Fruits, Vegetables, and Allied Product Exporter’s Association, SM Jahangir Hossain, has concerns about the Central Packing House in Dhaka’s “ill-equipped” cold chain system.

According to Hossain, Emirates is the largest carrier of fruits and vegetables from Bangladesh, although Biman Bangladesh, Qatar, Saudia, Malaysia Airlines, Fly Dubai, and Air Asia all transport the perishables in growing numbers. The Middle East is a significant market for mangoes, according to Nasir Ahmed Khan, Director of the Bangladesh Freight Forwarders Association, as many people from Bangladesh reside there.

According to him, “Airfreight costs to the Middle East are relatively low, so Bangladesh can compete with other nations.” As stated by Khan, fruit typically travels in the cargo hold of aircraft since there are more flights and the cargo moves more quickly, preventing damage to warehouses. 

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