Miami International Airport is expanding and that is good news for perishable shippers.
Ed Treacy, vice president, supply chain and sustainability, for the Newark-based International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) says that unlike what happened during the post-COVID surge, containers and chassis are not the problem and freight rates are falling.
As the Port of Wilmington celebrates its centennial anniversary, Joe Cruise, CEO, GT USA Wilmington, also applauds the Delaware seaport’s recent success and plans for vast future expansion.
Seaports in Philadelphia, southern New Jersey and Wilmington, DE, are seemingly always prospering and expanding.
Skyrocketing North American fruit and vegetable imports are coming from many sources.
The first-ever Global Produce & Floral Show (GPFS) burst onto the scene in Orlando Oct. 27-29.
USDA’s “U.S. Agricultural Projections” report, published in February 2021, shows a 2019 value of $22.9 billion for fresh fruits and vegetables imported to the U.S.
Produce imports into the United States have been growing and now account for roughly half of the country’s total consumption.
To better manage fruit arrivals, Kopke said, “We need to move to breakbulk ships.” Fifty years ago, the Chilean business started with breakbulk service, which declined as container lines came in and offered lower freight rates. As competition decreased, container rates doubled and even tripled. Now, Kopke bemoans, “We pay more and have no service.”
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