Cold weather slows down food shipments to and from Gulf Coast

This week, the Gulf Coast Produce Distributors warehouse in Biloxi have seen the work load slow down impressively, because the supplies aren’t coming in for them to ship out. Shipments that regularly come in from the west and north have virtually stopped.

Christi Alise, president and owner of Gulf Coast Produce Distributors Inc.: “Logistically, it’s been a nightmare with transportation to get from California to get to Biloxi, even Tennessee trucks that we bring in to Biloxi have all been hampered by this ice and snow.”

She added “The fresh produce industry is like the stock market. It changes by the hour, it changes by the day, the prices get affected by the weather, fuel is affected, logistics is affected, the quality of the product is affected.”


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