MASkargo has helped feed demand for durian by transporting four tonnes of frozen fruit to Shanghai, China.
Flight MH6170 departed Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 06.00h on 19 June with the frozen fruit and touched down at Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 17.35h after a scheduled stop in Kota Kinabalu.
Jason Thomas, chief commercial officer of MASkargo says that previously Malaysian durian could only be shipped to China in pulp or paste form, but now whole frozen Malaysian durian can fly to China.
He says: “The boom in durian export follows the deregulation by China which now allows whole durians from Malaysia to be imported. The fruits are a big hit in China and we are happy to be part of this demand.”
Thomas says that MASkargo is working closely with the Malaysian Quarantine and Special Services Department to ensure that all stringent export requirements are met.
He says: “We would like to thank the exporter, BEHO Fresh Sdn Bhd, and the durian processing factory, PHG Ever Fresh Food Sdn Bhd, for choosing MASkargo for this inaugural delivery. We would also like to congratulate both companies and those who have passed China’s stringent import protocol for frozen whole fruit durians into the country.”