Cargo plane carrying fruit dispatched from Damascus to UAE

Damascus, SANA – The agriculture committee at the Syrian Exporters Federation (SEF) on Tuesday dispatched the first of a series of cargo planes carrying fruit from Damascus International Airport to the United Arab Emirates.

Head of the committee Iyad Mohammad told SANA that the plane carries a shipment of 35 tons of cherries, apricot, plums, and green plums, and that the plan is to send one cargo plane per week at least to the UAE.

He said that this step was taken as part of the SEF’s efforts to overcome obstacles hindering export after land border crossing were closed, noting that the SEF sent several shipments via containers ships and RORO (roll-on/roll-off) ships last month.

The first of those marine shipments was made in mid April, with a ship carrying 40 refrigerated shipping container containing around 1,000 tons of apples left Tartous harbor for Egypt.

Hazem Sabbagh

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