The complexities that the Chilean fruit industry has suffered during the current season have now impacted exports. According to Andrés Armstrong, Executive Director of the Asoex Blueberry Committee, the logistics crisis “has been a big problem for our industry. And this is not only a delay in the ports, it also has to do with the availability of people in harvesting and packing tasks, and that has made transit times longer. And one of the impacts this has had is that it has taken a little longer for the fruit to arrive."
The director of the Blueberry Committee indicates that "to date we have about 9% less fruit shipped, compared to last year," adding that “the arrival of Chilean fruit in the markets has been little felt. There has been less fruit reaching the markets so far, but that has been corrected and we have seen the last few weeks with quite high volumes. In fact, last week the peak of this season was exported, almost 14,000 tons per week.”