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January 6, 2023

Strawberry shipment delays have now gone beyond weather issues, and are now being caused by drug cartel violence in Sinaloa, Mexico.

  • Transfers from primary growing regions in Central Mexico to California are delayed due to checkpoints and road closures
    • Carriers are experiencing major delays moving product north through the state of Sinaloa
    • Shipments crossing into South Texas are not affected at this time
  • Suppliers are working on contingency plans to get fruit to California through other routes in Mexico
  • Some shippers will be transferring fruit from South Texas this weekend
  • Expect these delays to add to ongoing strawberry coverage issues on the West Coast

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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