Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Iceland Eruption Disrupts Mass. Seafood Trade

WBUR reports News » Iceland Eruption Disrupts Mass. Seafood Trade something I hadn't heard of or thought about before.

"The ash was a big problem for Rich Stavis. The president of Stavis Seafoods in Boston had bought some fresh Norwegian salmon. The fish were sitting in a container in London last week, bound for Boston. But there, cargo planes were grounded, thanks to that volcano whose name Stavis couldn’t pronounce."

"Instead of packing scallops and monkfish onto ice in airplane shipping containers — activities both labor intensive and expensive — Tarabaigh froze his product and shipped it by boat. He also decided to sell more of that fresh fish here in the United States."

1 comment:

Megs said...

I saw lots of articles and stories of corporations taking hits due to 'just-in-time' inventory management (i.e. Sony, Panasonic, car companies, etc) and the big news in Europe was that Kenyan farmers were having to throw away tons of fresh fruits and vegetables since they could not ship it to Europe. The world is hot, flat and crowded.