Shipping company CMA CGM is starting the seasonal service 'Citrus Express' in November, reports the German website Fruchtnews.de. This express service will make the export of citrus and apples from the Middle East to the Black Sea possible.

It will vary between two routes: from January to April the ports in Egypt, Syria, Turkey and the Black Sea will be used. From November to January the route will go to Syria, Turkey and the Black Sea.

"We export Turkish lemons and mandarins, Egyptian oranges and Syrian apples in the most modern cooling containers at an optimally controlled temperature and air humidity. The citrus trade with Turkey and Egypt is constantly growing," according to St├ęphane Courquin, the vice president of the shipping company.