"Cherries are a delicate product. They require special treatment to maintain an optimal quality when arriving in China from a market that is as far away as Chile, specifically from the port of San Antonio. They require good management at the crop level and at each stage before reaching the consumer's table," stated the Cosco Shipping Lines shipping company.
The shipping company has state-of-the-art containers and a modern fleet of ships, exclusively for its Cherry Express service.
The service arrives and departs from the STI terminal on weekends. According to Cosco, it is the fastest and most direct service on the market, connecting Chile to Shanghai in 23 days, arriving at its own terminal with priority docking on Tuesdays.
It's worth noting that China is very interested in cherries because they are round and red, and in China roundness is synonymous with perfection and eternity, while red is synonymous with prosperity and fortune. Chinese culture prefers cherries for their flavor, and because they can be gifted as a good omen. These symbols are part of the culture and spirit of the company, which -for the fourth consecutive year- is presenting its successful Shanghai Express service for the current 2022 cherry season.