Navitrans Continues growing its Perishables Business
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable market in the Asia pacific market plays a significant role in global consumption. Asia Pacific accounts for 68% and 81% of global Fresh Fruit & Vegetable consumption. For China, cherries are the top fresh fruit import by value in 2017, comprising 14 % of the total value of all imported fresh fruits. Navitrans is at the forefront in fresh fruit air charters to Asia.
With the start of the west coast cherry harvest in May, Navitrans contracted more than 18 charter flights of cherries from Seattle to China and Korea, utilizing our 747-4 freighters. The season kicked off in May and continued through July, just as the west coast harvest was completed.
The perishables market continues to be robust and demand for capacity continues to grow for Navitrans.