The Texas/Mexico border delays continue as Holy Week will further delay produce shipments this weekend. Commercial traffic has dropped over 60%, significantly impacting the produce supply chain.
- Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, advised late Wednesday that he would end the heightened inspections at one entry point in Laredo because Mexican state governor of Nuevo Leon agreed to increased border security
- All other border crossings, including the Pharr International Bridge, continue to experience extensive security checks
- Although many protests and blockades have cleared as of late yesterday, it is expected to take days before held up trucks are processed through the border
- The delays are creating a backlog and interrupting the entire supply chain; growers are slowing harvests due to lack of trucks
- Some produce companies are diverting shipments to Arizona or California ports of entry, which are not affected
- Markon will continue to update as more information becomes available
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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