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Turkish Cargo supports perishables exporters

ISTANBUL: July 21, 2017. Phuket has become Turkish Airlines 300th destination with the launch of a four times weekly passenger service plus A330 freighter capacity from Istanbul on July 17.

Turkish Cargo has also begun shipping fish from Bodrum on the Aegean Sea to Kuwait via a B737-800 passenger service for same-day delivery to consumers in Kuwait City.

Ghana Shippers Award 1One of the leading fish farms in the Bodrum region is Kılıç that has expanded in the past 20 years and now produces 40,000 tons of Mediterranean Sea Bream and Sea Bass, Meagre, Rainbow Trout and Bluefin Tuna.

With a turnover of US$105 million, Kılıç has exported 70 percent of its production to more than 40 countries for the past five years.

In 2010 NBK Capital, a subsidiary of the National Bank of Kuwait, signed a partnership agreement with Kılıç to support the growth of the family-owned business.

And in a further reflection of Turkish Cargo's focus on perishables, shippers in Ghana have recently awarded the airline 'Air Cargo Carrier of the Year' in recognition of its support for the export of pineapples, mango, passion fruit, papaya and other perishables.

Ghana's agriculture sector contributed GHS7.79 billion to the country's GDP in 2016, an increase from GHS7.56 billion in the previous year, with Turkey a main export market.

The Ghana Shippers Awards provides a platform to recognize individuals and companies that play a significant role in the growth and sustainability of the country's logistics industry.

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