Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has firmly established itself as the premier hub for mango exports in India, reaffirming this position with its latest accomplishment. With a remarkable 318% surge in mango exports from 2022 to 2023, CSMIA has not only demonstrated its expertise in handling perishable goods but has also solidified its position as a vital player in the global perishable trade.
In the year 2022, CSMIA enabled the export of 1,123 tons of mangoes – a number that has increased to an impressive 4,700 tons in 2023. The key aspect contributing to this groundbreaking achievement is the recent approval granted by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the export of Indian mangoes to the United States. This milestone development opens up the market for Indian mangoes in the USA, marking a significant moment for mango lovers.
The surge witnessed this year is attributed to and is guided by a dedicated group of farmers, visionary entrepreneurs, logistics collaborators, and a committed team of the perishable terminal. Their collective efforts are transforming the western region into a bustling global mango exporting hub, benefiting the entire ecosystem. Additionally, this development serves as a clear indication of the increasing worldwide demand for Indian mangoes and their substantial role in strengthening the Indian economy.
“CSMIA stands as a symbol of India’s commitment to delivering the finest produce to the world with the help and guidance from specialists in the field. 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 remarkable growth in mango exports reflects our dedication to excellence and our contribution in shaping the global perishable trade landscape.”
To support its vision of sharing delectable mangoes and other fruits & vegetables with the world, CSMIA has created a dedicated temperature-controlled perishable facility with an annual capacity of 1,50,000 metric tons. Through specialized packaging and careful handling of trained airport personnel, mangoes are guaranteed to arrive at their destinations in impeccable condition.
Moreover, in February 2020, CSMIA inaugurated the world’s largest Airport-based Export Cold Zone, featuring separate facilities for processing Agro and Pharma Exports. The advanced Agro facility handles 150,000 MT of cargo annually, ensuring faster processing times.