21 Apr Fermac Cargo and Air France KLM Martinair Cargo invest in Mango
Fermac Cargo España and Air France KLM Martinair Cargo initiate a collaborative work in the new freighter route departing from the city of Abidjan, Ivory Coast and destination Madrid, Spain. On Tuesday, April 19 of 2016, landed the first cargo plane, which transported approximately 90,000 kilos of Mango from one of the most popular varieties in Europe, the variety Kent. At least 8 flights are already confirmed by the prestigious airline.
The launch of flights operated by 777-300 freighters serves to meet the growing demand for this tropical fruit in Europe, furthermore, these freighters increase the supply of cellar from Ivory Coast to Europe, wherewith to give strength for the exports and the development of this disadvantageous region of the world. Fermac Cargo provides services to Air France KLM Martinair Cargo for these cargo flights, performing tasks such as:
- Inspection of Mango with government agencies: Agriculture, Health and Trade;
- Customs Clearance;
- Air transport management from Abidjan to Madrid (in collaboration with the agent in Costa de Marfil Logistics SA).
This logistical decision of Air France KLM Martinair Cargo shows the strategic importance of Madrid-Barajas Airport as a key entry point to Europe for the food supply. In turn,
Fermac Cargo secures its position as a logistics operator in the major producing countries in Africa.
The export of mango occupies an important place in the economic development of the northern region of the country, making it the third most exported fruit after pineapple and banana. Together, these three crops contribute to 4% of gross domestic product (GDP) and nearly 10% of agricultural GDP of Ivory Coast.
During the campaign of 2014, Africa had exported a value of 152 million dollars in mangoes, of which Ivory Coast reached a value of around 41 million dollars for their exports.
These operations from Africa are part of the beginning of a growth trend from the Madrid Airport in the number of cargo flights, as the largest volume is operated in passenger flights due to the eminently tourist character of Spain.