The company is starting a small program near Veracruz, Mexico, to go with programs out of Ecuador and Panama, he said.
The Mexico program, which is expected to produce shipments from late February to mid-May, will supply customers along the U.S. West Coast and in the Southwest, “when shipping from Costa Rica becomes counterproductive,” Nabal said.
Turbana Corp. ships direct to West Coast
Miami-based Turbana Corp. is enjoying growth in its Fyffes pineapple program, said Alan Dolezal, vice president of sales with Turbana.
“This year, we have also initiated direct shipments to the West Coast, in addition to our two existing ports of entry — Freeport, Texas and Philadelphia,” he said.