Durabilis, an international impact investment company and the owner of fresh produce importer FairFruit in Belgium, has announced the successful arrival of trial Hass avocado exports from Ethiopia; a game-changing milestone that demonstrates the huge potential for Ethiopian produce.
Thanks to the new Ethiopia-Djibouti-Europe cool logistics corridor via train-sea-truck, the landmark consignment presents buyers across the UK and Europe with a new window of availability for competitively-priced Hass avocados from mid-September to mid-October.
Importantly, it paves the way for a whole new range of produce exports from Ethiopia, FreshtalksDaily reports.
The first shipment arrived in the UK on 20 September 2020, followed by the second on 5 October 2020. The vast majority of the GlobalGAP-certified fruit has been sold to two leading importers who mainly serve UK retailers.
Trial volumes have been offered to customers in Belgium and the Netherlands also. Separately, two trial airfreight shipments have been received positively in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, FBC reported citing Fresh Plaza.