Ekosem-Agrar Group is expanding the export of its dairy products to neighbouring China. Since the beginning of 2021, three containers with a total of around 70 tonnes of EkoNiva UHT milk have been shipped, which already corresponds to the total volume exported to China last year. After the first deliveries met with a high level of interest among Chinese consumers, it has now been possible to conclude more extensive contracts with Chinese wholesalers.
The first orders for UHT milk in the 3.2% and 3.5% fat grades, which have now been fixed, comprise 13 containers with a total of approx. 295 tonnes, which are to be shipped to the ports of Dalian, Shanghai, Tianjin and Nansha by mid-May. With this, the Ekosem-Agrar Group is expanding the presence of its products to the entire east coast of China. The first shipment of EkoNiva dairy products, which took place in August 2020, only reached individual cities in northeast China.
The Chinese customers are both retailers and food service customers. Further contracts are expected to be signed and additional orders placed in the coming months.
At present, EkoNiva UHT milk is delivered exclusively by sea, as this is cheaper than the overland route, among other reasons. However, in order to be able to deliver fresh products to China in the future, preparations are currently being made to include rail freight transport, which would considerably shorten delivery times.