Australian Capital Region Produce have exported their first air cargo of perishable goods on a Singapore Airlines flight direct to Singapore. The shipment, which left Canberra Airport on Wednesday 9 August, included a selection of Canberra’s finest olive oil, smokehouse produce and wine.
Canberra Airport Managing Director, Stephen Byron, said the shipment was a momentous advance in the development of international freight direct to Singapore from Canberra.
“The introduction of international flights into Canberra has always incorporated freight as an important element, and we have enjoyed working with producers in Canberra and the wider region to take advantage of an express service, straight into the heart of Asia” Mr Byron said.
The first Singapore shipment is bound for an international hotel group, leading restaurants, gourmet providores and markets.
Chris Hansen of Australian Capital Region Produce says, “We are pleased to work with any regional producers to unlock the Singapore market for them. Canberra has quality produce and wines which will be well-received in this discerning market.”
Leading local producers who are part of this first export include Pialligo Estate, Canberra; Fedra Olive Oil, Collector; Helm Wines, Murrumbateman; Ravensworth Wines, Murrumbateman; Nick Spencer Wines, Canberra; Lark Hill, Bungendore; Mada Wines, Canberra; and Nick O’Leary Wines, Lake George.
This shipment is the culmination of many years of support from the Capital Airport Group, ACT Government, Singapore High Commission, Singapore Airlines, the Australian Government, industry and tourism groups, The Australian High Commission in Singapore and Austcham Singapore.