As New Year approaches, Chilean sea-freight cherries have started going on sale at the Qingdao Oriental Dingxin International Agricultural and Byproduct Trading Center. The total amount of cherries imported by sea to Qingdao is about 100 tons, and this was the first time that Qingdao port has imported sea-freight cherries.
Winter is the peak season for the sale of imported cherries in China. In the past, imported cherries usually arrived in Guangzhou or Shanghai by air, and then they were transported to Qingdao by land. As there is a sea lane connection, imported cherries can reach Qingdao directly by sea, and the logistics cost per container is 20,000 yuan cheaper than before.
"According to the feedback from foreign origins, the volume of cherries increased by 30% compared with last year, and more imported fruits are expected to be sold in the market this year," Yuan Ming, manager of Qingdao Oriental Dingxin International Agricultural and Byproduct Trading Center, said. "This season, in addition to the first shipment of 100 tons, there will be more than 1,000 tons per ship imported accordingly. Last year we sold about 8,000 tons, and this year we expect to sell more than 10,000 tons."
Source: China Customs Media