Pakistani Pine Nuts Fly To China To Satisfy Chinese Foodies
Muhammad Irfan 1 month ago Mon 26th October 2020 | 06:50 PM
BEIJING, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Oct, 2020 ) :A cargo flight carrying 25 tons of Pakistani pine nuts arrived at Kunming Changshui Airport in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Monday.
Historically, Pakistan has been a traditional exporter of pine nuts, most of which are sold to China through the Khunjerab Port in Kashgar, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, China Economic Net (CEN) reported on Monday.
The harvest season begins in early September. The local people collect pine corns by self-picking from trees and bury for about two weeks till the corn open. Fresh pine nuts are easy to deteriorate and become moldy.
Therefore, in order to ensure the quality of pine nuts, they need to be shipped by air in time, the Chinese supplier said.
In order to solve the transportation problems caused by the COVID-19 epidemic and ensure the smooth flow of cargo between China and Pakistan, YTO arranged B757F cargo aircraft to carry 25 tons of pine nuts in 3 shifts per week. At present, YTO has shipped over 200 tons of pine nuts from Pakistan to China.
According to previous news from CEN, in addition to pine nuts, YTO also delivered mangoes, the king fruit of Pakistan, from Lahore to Kunming and Shanghai. Thanks to the "air + land" combined transport mode and cold chain end distribution of YTO, the mangoes remain fresh when delivered to Chinese consumers.
As economic and trade ties between China and Pakistan continue to deepen, more and more high-quality Pakistani agricultural products will come to China and become popular among Chinese foodies, Gao said.