Freight issues continue

It appears that the cargo airlines are using their planes to haul Christmas items and leaving some flowers behind. Not all importers that I spoke to are having these problems but many are. Amazon and UPS have sucked up many planes as they have the margins to pay the high freight rates flowers however, do not and so they wait.

Medellin continues to be a problem and growers are scrabbling to find space.  Valentines should be a challenge but my guess is that there will be ample cargo space but at a higher prices than past years. This will make all floral industry players a bit cautious going into the holiday.


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