South Texas produce shipments surge

02/24/2014 09:04:00 AM
Tom Karst

“This is the tip of the iceberg in terms of increasing our crossings,” he said.

Ciruli, whose company has operated in south Texas since 1999, said growth in imports for Texas and Arizona won’t be an either/or proposition. Long term growth in Mexican produce exports to the U.S. will allow both south Texas and Arizona to prosper, he said.

“The (highway) is making freight more accessible and quicker going to south Texas than it used to be, but you are still seeing product come through Nogales and Texas,” he said. “This is not zero sum, where someone wins and someone loses,” he said.


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