Cuban port in Matanzas increases Citrus Exports
uba exported over 14,000 tons of citrus juices through western Matanzas port this year, mainly to Holland.
This port, in just its fourth shipment in 2009, was able to upload 4,200 tons of the produce, which met all the quality requirements, in 45 hours of continuous work, according to a report published by Radio Rebelde in its website.
This fast upload was made possible thanks to a modern cold store belonging to the Victoria de Giron citrus company, located in the Jagüey Grande municipality, which commercializes the Cubanita brand.
The management of this Cuban entity, the largest of its kind in the Caribbean nation and with a production potential that easily exceeds 15,000 hectares, said that this cold store lower costs of transportation.
At this moment, close to the end of the current citrus harvest in Matanzas province, estimates show the possibility of surpassing the 200,000 tons mark.
A factory of this enterprise extracts juices and essential oils at a rate of approximately one ton of final product from every 19 processed, at the same level as the best international results in this field.