In 2022, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport played a significant role in enabling the export of 1,123 tonnes of mangoes and this figure reached an impressive 4,700 tonnes in 2023. This growth is testament to the CSMIA’s contribution to expanding the global presence of Indian mangoes.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA), with a 318 per cent surge in mango exports from 2022 to 2023, has established itself as the premier hub for mango exports in India. CSMIA has demonstrated its expertise in handling perishable goods and solidified its position as a vital player in the international perishable trade.
In 2022, there might be some early peak season charter floating around, but they are backed up by little demand.played a role in enabling the export of 1,123 tonnes of mangoes and in 2023, this figure reached to an impressive 4,700 tonnes. This growth is testament to CSMIA’s contribution to expanding the global presence of Indian mangoes. The key aspect in contributing to this ground-breaking achievement is the recent approval granted by the United States Department of Agriculture for export of Indian mangoes to the USA.
This development opens the market for Indian mangoes in the USA, marking a significant moment for mango lovers. This approval comes after a hiatus in mango exports to the USA since 2020 because of travel restrictions imposed on the USDA inspectors to visit India during COVID.
CSMIA’s success in mango exports and the surge witnessed this year is attributed to and is guided by a dedicated group of farmers, visionary entrepreneurs, logistics collaborators, and the committed handlers of the perishable terminal. Their collective efforts are transforming the western region into a bustling global mango exporting hub. Also, this development serves as an indication of the growing demand for Indian mangoes and their role in strengthening the Indian economy.
A CSMIA spokesperson said, “The airport stands as a symbol of the country’s commitment for delivering the finest produce to the world with the help. We are proud to be a part of this growth story and are committed to providing the best possible facilities to support our exporters. This growth reflects our dedication to excellence and our contribution in shaping the global perishable trade landscape.”
To support its vision of sharing mangoes, CSMIA has created a dedicated temperature-controlled perishable facility with an annual capacity of 1,50,000 MT. This enhancement has facilitated the surge in mango exports from Mumbai air cargo, making CSMIA the key player in international perishable trade. Through specialized packaging and careful handling of trained airport personnel, mangoes are guaranteed to arrive at their destinations in good condition.