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By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Vista, California

January 19, 2012

A conversation with Ricardo Hernandez of RH SHIPPING in Mexico reveals that southern Mexican state of Chiapas has begun harvesting Manila variety mangoes with a first truckload on it's way to Tijuana this weekend.

"I have a 20 ton truck booked for one grower who is shipping 840 master boxes of manila mango to the Tijuana wholesale market this Saturday" said Mr. Hernandez.


Mr. Hernadez explained that there will be some early shipments of Ataulfo from Chiapas to the European market as well.

Mexico enjoys excellent freight rates via the tourist charters that come to Cancun.

Cancun International Airport enjoys a minimum of 4 direct  flights to European destinations every week.
The airport in Cancun is very busy this time of year with produce being shipped to Europe.

Widebody aircraft come from destinations in Europe to the sunshine of Cancun Mexico carrying very little cargo.

This is a wonderful opportunity for backhaul to European destinations for Mexican shippers.

There are 5 continuous runways in operation at the airport in Cancun with capacity for long haul aircraft.

Mexico has been shipping berries to Europe via Cancun this season and Mr. Hernandez has been involved in the logistical coordination.

The first shipments of Ataulfo to Madrid will be approximately one to two thousand kilos to start.

Once the trial shipments get underway, Mr. Hernandez expects his customers volume to pick up to approximately 5,000 kilos per week by air.

Mr. Hernandez' expertise is in the logistical arena to Europe and Japan.

In addition the company handles, air land and sea shipments for customers.

He currently has 410 forty foot sea containers lined up for export to those markets for the upcoming season which is set to begin in february in Chiapas and then work its way over to Oaxaca and up the pacific coast.

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Gifting mangoes is now easy with DHL
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Come this summer pamper your loved ones abroad with a box of delicious mangoes through DHL’s Express Easy Mango service, a unique one-stop-shop and hassle-free service for gifting mangoes all across the world.

This unique service by DHL Express, the world’s leading express company, allows customers to send mangoes from India across the world to the following countries Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Hong Kong, Italy, Luxemburg, Maldives, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Qatar Singapore, Switzerland and Sweden.

Mangoes can be availed of free of cost by merely paying for the Air Express service. In addition, DHL Express assists customers with the necessary paperwork along with procurement of quality-grade Alphonso mangoes.

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