A container meant for export to China has returned back from Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in Mumbai. The importer refused the consignment sighting coronavirus outbreak. Interestingly, this is the first export consignment from the district that has been affected due to virus.
The container was sent from Nashik to Mumbai but the consignment was cancelled by the Chinese importer on the grounds of the virus outbreak.
According to sources, the export orders of grapes and fresh vegetables to China has been going on smoothly. So, the cancellation of the chemical consignment comes as a surprise to them.
Halcon has been providing custom clearance procedure for the fruits and vegetables at the facility. "Our objective is to increase the export of vegetables and fruits at large from here to benefit farmers," said the Halcon official.