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Qantas to begin shipping fresh Tasmanian milk express to China

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Australia's national airline Qantas has been named as the exclusive air freight provider to begin shipping fresh Tasmanian milk express to Ningbo, China.

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Qantas and VAN Dairy announced its partnership on Thursday, with more than 50,000 liters of fresh milk to be shipped to China weekly.

VAN Dairy spokesperson Sean Shwe said China's "huge demand" for fresh Australian milk and other produce was encouraging for all small Australian businesses.

He added that Qantas was a vital partner in linking China's booming middle class to small-time Australian producers looking to secure a bigger slice of the export pie.

"There is a huge demand for fresh milk in China and the key to satisfying that demand is having a reliable freight partner with an established freighter network, infrastructure and support in China and expertise in handling fresh produce - Qantas provides that," Shwe said.

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