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What the numbers mean

This information, provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service, shows week-by-week shipments and f.o.b.s for commodities from  shipments for the fresh market. Protective services are extra unless otherwise stated.
Shipments, crossings or imports, unless otherwise stated, are for the weeks ending March 16, March 23 and March 30 in that order in thousand hundredweight (cwt.) or 100,000 pound units. Expected movement is for the period March 31 to April 13, 2019. Prices are for Monday, April 1, 2019, compared to Monday, March 25, 2019.

Apples

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. 2018 CROP — Shipments (1,149-1,098-1,120, Includes exports 335-282-311) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Fairly Active. Prices granny smith 88-100s and Gala slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Washington Extra Fancy carton tray pack red Delicious 64-88s mostly $17-18, 100-113s $16-18, 125s $17-19; Golden Delicious 72-80s mostly $26-28, 88-100s mostly $24-26, 113s mostly $22-24; Fuji 64-80s mostly $20-24, 88s mostly $19-23, 100s mostly $18-22, 113s mostly $18-20; granny smith 64s mostly $30-32, 72-80s $30-34, 88s mostly $31-32, 100s mostly $30-32, 113s mostly $29-30; Gala 64s mostly $22-24, 72-88s mostly $23-24, 100s 22.00-24, 113s mostly $20-22, 125s $20-22; Honeycrisp 56s mostly $44-48.90, 64-88s mostly $46-52.90, 100s mostly 42.90-46.90. Cartons 12 3-pound film bags 2 ½-inch minimum red Delicious mostly $18-20.90; Golden Delicious and Gala mostly 20.00-24.90, Fuji mostly $22-24.90, granny smith mostly $28-30.90, Honeycrisp mostly $40-44.90. Organic carton tray pack Gala 72s mostly $26-28, 80s mostly $26-30, 88s mostly $24-28, 100-113s mostly $20-22. Cartons 12 3-pound film bags 2½-inch minimum Gala mostly $26-29.

NEW YORK — Shipments (96-80-80) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Generally Unchanged. Cartons U.S. Extra Fancy 12 3-pound film bags 2 ½-inch minimum red Delicious mostly $18-19; Golden Delicious mostly $18-19.00; Fuji mostly $20-21.50; Gala mostly $20-22; McIntosh mostly $18-22; Empire mostly $17-19; Cortland mostly 18.00-20. Cartons U.S. Extra Fancy tray pack Fuji 80s-88s mostly $28-29; Gala 80s-88s mostly $28-29; McIntosh 80s-88s mostly $26-28; Empire 80s-88s mostly $23-26; Cortland 80s-88s mostly $24-26.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (64-57-56) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Unchanged. U.S. Extra Fancy cartons traypack Gala 100s mostly $27-29, 138s $24-26, 163s $17-19, McIntosh 88s $25-28, red Delicious 88s mostly $20-21.00, Golden Delicious 88s mostly $22-24, Jonagold 80s $20-22, Fuji 100s $26-30, 12 3-pound film bags 2 ½-inch minimum Gala mostly $21-23, Fuji mostly $21-22, red Delicious mostly $18-20, Jonathan $16-18, Golden Delicious mostly $18-20, McIntosh mostly $18-19.

APPALACHIAN DISTRICT (MD, PA, VA, WV) — Shipments (29-25-27) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Unchanged. Cartons tray pack U.S. Extra Fancy red Delicious 72s-88s mostly $22.00, 100s $21.00-22, Golden Delicious 72s-88s mostly $26.00-28, 100s $26.00, Fuji 72s-88s $30.00-32, granny smiths 80s-88s $32.00-36; cartons 12 3-pound film bags 2 ½-inch minimum red Delicious $19.00-21, Golden Delicious $20.00-22, Fuji $22.00-23, McIntosh $20.00-21. A few cherry orchards are beginning to bloom in the most southern part of the Appalachian District.

NEW ENGLAND — Shipments (3-3-4) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Too few open market sales to establish a market.

Avocados

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (574-515-545) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading Very Active. Prices Higher. cartons 2-layer Hass 32-60s $55.25-60.25, 70s mostly $55.25-57.25, 84s $38.25-41.25. Organic cartons 2-layer Hass 40-60s mostly $58.25-60.25. Extra services included. Many sales being booked at previously committed prices.

CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Port of entry: South Florida — Imports via Boat (U-9-10) — Movement expected to increase. Trading Moderate. Prices Unchanged. From the Dominican Republic. Cartons 2-layers 16s-24s Various green skin varieties $32-34. Quality good. (U =unavailable)

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT 2019 CROP — Shipments (6-18-U) — Movement expected to increase. Trading Active. Prices Higher. Cartons 2-layer Hass 32s-70s mostly $55.25-58.25, 84s $52.25-55.25. Extra services included. (U = unavailable)

Blackberries

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS — Crossings (41-53*-46) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices Higher. Flats 12 6-ounce cups with lids Blackberries mostly $10-12..00. Quality and condition variable. (* revised)

GUATEMALA IMPORTS — Port of entry: South Florida — Imports via Air (U-U-U) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Fairly Active. Prices Higher. from Guatemala. cartons 12-6-ounce cups with lids mostly $14-15 (U = unavailable)

 Blueberries

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS — Crossings (30*-35*-39) — Movement expected to increase. Trading Active. Prices Higher. Flats 12 6-ounce cups with lids mostly $22-24. Quality variable. (* revised)

CENTRAL AND NORTH FLORIDA Shipments (2-5-14) — Movement expected to increase as harvesting increases. Trading Active at lower prices. Prices Lower. Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids large mostly $43-45, 12 6-ounce cups with lids large $22-24, Organic large mostly $30-34. Includes palletizing and cooling. Quality very good.

Cantaloupes

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Port of entry: South Florida — Imports via Boat (U-213*-129) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Slightly Higher. From Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica. ½ cartons 9s $12.85-13.95, 12s mostly -12.95-13.95, 15s mostly $12.95-13.95. Over-sized ½ cartons 6s (5 size) mostly $10, 9s (6 size) $12.85-13.95. (* revised, U =unavailable)

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Port of entry: Southern California — Imports via Boat (U-U-U) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Generally Unchanged. From Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica ½ cartons 9s $13.50-13.95, 12s 12.50-13.95. Over-sized ½ cartons 9s (6 size) $13.95-14.95. (U = unavailable)

FLORIDA — Light shipments expected to start by week of April 21 with sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. report by week of May 5.

Clementines

MOROCCO IMPORTS — Ports of entry: Philadelphia and New York — Imports via Boat (1-3-U) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Higher. flat cartons 10 3-pound mesh bags 20 -24 sz mostly $22-24, 28 sz mostly $22, 32 sz 20.00-22. (U = unavailable)

Coconuts

CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Port of entry: South Florida — Imports via Boat (U-2-6*) — Movement expected to increase. Trading Moderate. Prices Unchanged. From Dominican Republic, few Guyana 65-70-pounds sacks 40s $20-23. (* revised, U = unavailable)

Grapefruit

LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (49-54*-48) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. Prices Lower. 7/10-bushel cartons Marked Rio Star Texas Fancy 23-27s mostly $23-25, 32s mostly $21-23, 36s mostly $19-21, 40s mostly $12-13.50, 48s mostly $10-11.50, 56s mostly $9-9.50; Texas Choice 23-27s mostly $17-19, 32s mostly $15-17, 36s mostly $13-15, 40s mostly $10-10.25, 48s mostly $9-9.50, 56s $8. Quality generally good. (* revised)

FLORIDA — Shipments (51-49-46, Includes exports 28-22-22) — Prices not reported. For weeks ending February 23, March 2 and March 9 in that order.

Grapes

CHILE IMPORTS — Port of entry: Los Angeles — Imports via Boat (223-135-U) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Unchanged. 18-pound containers bagged White seedless-type jbo $24-26, exlge $22-24 lge $20-22 Crimson Seedless exlge mostly $20, lge mostly $18, med-lge mostly $16 Black seedless exlge $18-20, lge $16-18. (U =unavailable)

CHILE IMPORTS — Port of entry: Philadelphia — Imports via Boat (377-482-U) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Unchanged. 18-pound containers bagged White seedless-type jbo mostly $24, exlge $22-24, large mostly $22 Crimson seedless exlge mostly $20, lge mostly $18, med-lge mostly $16 Black seedless jbo mostly $20 exlge mostly $18-20, lge mostly $16-18. (U = unavailable)

Honeydews

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Port of entry: South Florida — Imports via Boat (U-24-21*) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Lower. From Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica 2/3 cartons 5s $8.95-9.95, 6s $7.95-9.95. Over-sized 2/3 cartons 5s mostly (4 ) $8.95-9.95. (* revised, U =unavailable)

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES ARIZONA — Crossings (19-20-12) — Movement expected about the same. Supplies light. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate. Prices Slightly Lower. 2/3 cartons 4-8s mostly $8.35. Quality variable.

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Port of entry: Southern California — Imports via Boat (U-U-U) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Lower. From Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica 2/3 cartons 5s $8.95-9.95, 6s $8.95-9.95. Over-sized 2/3 cartons 5s (4 ) supply in too few hands to quote. (U =unavailable)

Kiwifruit

ITALY IMPORTS — Ports of entry: Philadelphia and New York — Imports via Boat (22-21-U) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Generally Unchanged. 9-kilogram (19.8-pound) containers loose Hayward 27 sz $18-21, 30 sz mostly $18 33 sz $17-20, 36 sz mostly $16, 39 sz $15-16, 42 sz $14-16. (U = unavailable)

Lemons

SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments Fairly Heavy — Movement expected about the same. Supplies 165-200s fairly light. Trading Moderate. Prices 165-235 slightly higher, others generally unchanged. 7/10-bushel cartons Shippers First Grade 75s mostly $24.95-27.98, 95-115s mostly $25.95-29.98, 140s mostly $26.95-29.98, 165s mostly $27.95-30.98, 200s mostly $26.95-30.98, 235s mostly $22.95-26.98; Shippers Choice 75s mostly $16.95-18.98, 95-115s mostly $16.95-20.98, 140s mostly $18.95-22.98, 165s mostly $24.95-28.98, 200s mostly $22.95-26.98, 235s mostly $20.95-24.98; Organic Shippers First Grade 75-95s mostly $28.30-34.98, 115-165s mostly $28.30-35.98, 200s $28.30-34.98; Shippers Choice 95-140s mostly $19.30-24.98.

Limes

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (214-188-216) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices much lower. 40-pound cartons seedless-type 110s mostly $27-29, 150s mostly $29-31, 175-200s mostly $32-34, 230s mostly 29.00-31, 250s mostly $26-28. Quality and condition variable.

Mangoes

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (93-103-130) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading Moderate. Prices Ataulfo 14s higher, Haden Tommy Atkins 9-12s and Ataulfo 16-20s lower, others generally unchanged. Flats 1-layer Haden 6-8s mostly 8.00-8.50, 9s mostly $7-7.50, 10s mostly $5.50-6, 12s mostly $5; Tommy Atkins 6-8s mostly $8-8.50, 9s mostly $7-7.50, 10s mostly $5.50-6, 12s $5; Ataulfo 12-14s $7-8, 16s mostly $6-6.50, 18-20s mostly $5-5.50, 22s $5-5.50. Quality variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES ARIZONA — Crossings (33-41-56) — Movement of Ataulfo expected to increase seasonally. Crossings include light volume of Tommy Atkins. Trading Fairly Slow. Prices 14s lower, others slightly lower. Cartons 1-layer Ataulfo 12s mostly $7.50-8, 14s $7 16s mostly $6, 18s mostly $5-5.50, 20s mostly $5. Quality and condition variable.

CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Port of entry: South Florida — Imports via Boat (U-U-U) — Movement expected to increase. Trading Active. Haiti Flats one-layer Francis (Francine) 8s-12s $12-13. FIRST REPORT. (U = unavailable)

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Port of entry: South Florida — Imports via Boat (U-U-U) — Movement expected to increase. Trading Active. Prices Lower. Costa Rica, Nicaragua, And Guatemala flats 1-layer Tommy Atkins 7s-8s $7.75-8.50, 9s mostly $7.50-8.50, 10s mostly $5.50-6, 12s $5-6. (U = unavailable)

Nectarines

CHILE IMPORTS — Port of entry: Philadelphia — Imports via Boat (12-5-U) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices 2-layer tray pack lower, 9kg containers unchanged. cartons/lugs 2-layer tray pack Various yellow-flesh varieties 40-50s mostly $12 9 kg containers loose Various yellow-flesh varieties 60-64 sz mostly $12. (U = unavailable)

Oranges

FLORIDA — Shipments (51-53-57, Includes exports 2-4-4) — Prices not reported. For weeks ending February 23, March 2 and March 9 in that order.

LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (24-17*-21) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. Prices 88s-138s lower, others generally unchanged. Prices 7/10-bushel cartons Valenica U.S. Combination 56-88s mostly $15-17, 113s $19-21, 138s $16-18.50; Texas Choice 56-72s mostly $13.25-16, 88s $13.25-16, 113s $18-20, 138s $15-17.00. Most present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments. Quality generally good. (* revised)

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES ARIZONA — Crossings (17-13-9) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading Moderate. Prices 113s Slightly Higher, others Generally Unchanged. Supplies very light. 7/10-bushel cartons Valencia No Grade Marks 72-88s mostly $8, 113s mostly $10, 138s mostly $8. Quality variable.

SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments Heavy — Movement expected about the same. Trading export active, domestic moderate. Prices Generally Unchanged. 7/10-bushel cartons Navel Shippers First Grade 48s mostly $21.95-23.98, 56s mostly $19.95-23.98, 72s mostly $15.95-17.98, 88s mostly $12.95-13.98, 113s mostly $9.95-10.98, 138s mostly $8.98-9.98; Shippers Choice 48s mostly $12.95-14.98, 56s mostly $11.95-13.98, 72s mostly $10.95-12.98, 88s mostly $10.95-10.98, 113s mostly $8.95-9.98, 138s mostly $7.95-8.98; Organic Shippers Grade 56s mostly $26.30-32.98, 72s mostly $26.30-30.98, 88s mostly $26.30-28.98, 113s mostly $24.30-26.98; Shippers Choice 72-88s mostly $18.30-22.98.

Papayas

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (43-44-51) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Generally Unchanged. 30-40-pound cartons Maradol-type and 30-35-pound cartons Tainung mostly $15-17. Quality variable.

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Port of entry: South Florida — Imports via Boat (U-14*-13) — Movement expected to remain about the same Trading Moderate. Guatemala, few Dominican Republic Cartons 30-35-pounds Tianung-type 8s-14s $18-20. (* revised, U =unavailable)

BRAZIL IMPORTS — Port of entry: South Florida — Imports via Air (U-U-U) — Movement expected to remain about the same Trading Moderate. Prices Slightly Higher. Brazil 3.5 kg containers Solo-type Golden 8s -12s mostly $9.50-10.50. (U = unavailable)

Peaches

CHILE IMPORTS — Port of entry: Philadelphia — Imports via Boat (9*-9*-U) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Fairly Slow. Prices Unchanged. cartons/lugs 2-layer tray pack Various yellow-flesh varieties 40-50s mostly $12 9 kg containers loose Various Yellow-flesh varieties 60-64 sz mostly $10-12. (* revised, U = unavailable)

Pears

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — Shipments — (143-128-113, Includes exports 53-48-34) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Anjou Moderate, Bosc Fairly Active. Prices Anjou 70-90s Slightly Lower, Others Generally Unchanged. Cartons wrapped Anjou USOne 70-90s mostly $20-22.90, 100s mostly $20-21.90, 110-135s mostly $18-20.90; Bosc 70-80s mostly 24.00-26.90, 90s $22-24.90, 100s $16-18, 110s $14-16.90.

ARGENTINA IMPORTS — Port of entry: Philadelphia — Imports via Boat (10-13-U) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Fairly Slow. Prices Lower. 18 kg cartons tray pack Williams 70-80 sz mostly $34, 90 sz mostly $28- $30, 100 sz $24-26, 110 sz mostly $22-24. (U = unavailable)

CHILE IMPORTS — Port of entry: Philadelphia Imports via Boat — (6-12-U) — Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT. (U = unavailable)

Pineapples

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (23-25-55) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Higher. Cartons 1-layer Golden Ripe 5-7s mostly $7-8, 8s $6.50-7.50. Quality variable.

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Port of entry: Philadelphia Imports via Boat — (U-87*-46) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Higher. Costa Rica. Cartons golden ripe one-layer 5s-8s mostly $10-11. (* revised, U =unavailable)

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Port of entry: South Florida Imports via Boat — (U-60*-22) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Higher. Costa Rica. Cartons golden ripe one-layer 5s-7s mostly $11-12, 8s $9.50-10.50. (* revised, U =unavailable)

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Port of entry: Southern California Imports via Boat — (U-U-U) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Higher. Costa Rica. Cartons golden ripe one-layer 5s-8s mostly $10-11. (U = unavailable)

Plums

CHILE IMPORTS — Port of entry: Philadelphia Imports via Boat — (26-30-U) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Unchanged. 2-layer tray pack Various Black varieties 40s mostly $16, 50s mostly $14 Various red varieties 40s mostly $16, 50s mostly $14 9 kg containers loose Various Black varieties 60 sz mostly $12-14 Various red varieties 60 sz $12-14.00. Primary varieties Angeleno, Fortune, Black Kat, Larry Anne.

Raspberries

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS — Crossings (36*-40*-34) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Generally Unchanged. Flats 12 6-ounce cups with lids mostly $18-20. Quality generally good. (* revised)

Strawberries

OXNARD DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments (82*-112*-184) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early fairly active, late fairly slow. Prices Lower. Flats 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large mostly $12-14. Quality and condition variable. (* revised)

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH OTAY MESA CALIFORNIA — Crossings (57*-115*-118) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading early fairly slow, late slow. Prices Lower. Flats 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large mostly $10-12. Organic flats 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large mostly $12.95-16. Wide range in quality and condition. (* revised)

SANTA MARIA DISTRICT — Shipments (8*-19*-33) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early fairly active, late fairly slow. Prices Lower. Flats 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large mostly $12-14. Quality and condition variable. (* revised)

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (73*-49*-32) — Movement expected to decrease sharply. Trading early fairly slow, late slow. Prices Generally Unchanged. Flats 8 1-pound containers with lids small-medium mostly $12. Quality and condition variable. (*revised)

CENTRAL FLORIDA — Shipments (192-89-31) — (includes Organic 4-1-0) — Supply insufficient and too few new sales to establish a market. LAST REPORT.

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE CALIFORNIA — Shipments (0-1-1) — Harvest expected to resume with consistent volumes available by mid-April. Supplies insufficient to establish a market. Quality and condition variable. The first f.o.b. report is expected to be issued by April 12.

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA Reportable harvest not expected until the week ending April 13. Currently, no f.o.b. is being issued.

Tangelos

FLORIDA — Shipments (1-0-0, Includes exports 0-0-0) — Prices not reported. For weeks ending February 23, March 2 and March 9 in that order.

SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — MINNEOLA TANGELOS — Shipments Moderate — Movement expected about the same. Supplies 56s fairly light. Trading export active, domestic moderate. Prices 80s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. 7/10-bushel cartons Minneola Shippers First Grade 56-64s mostly $22.95-24.98, 80s mostly $21.95-24.98, 100s $16.95-18.98, 125s mostly $14.95-16.98, 150s mostly $13.95-14.98; Shippers Choice 56s $16.95-18.98, 64s mostly $16.95-18.98, 80s mostly $16.95-17.98, 100s $14.95-16.98, 125s mostly $12.95-14.98, 150s mostly $12.95-12.98. Revised district to remove Arizona.

Tangerines

FLORIDA — Shipments (10-9-10, Includes exports 0-0-0) — Prices not reported. For weeks ending February 23, March 2 and March 9 in that order.

Watermelons

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (166-183-174) — Movement expected to increase. Supplies very light. Trading early fairly active, late active. Prices Generally Unchanged. red-flesh seedless-type Cartons per-pound 4-6s $.32-.34; Quality variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES ARIZONA — Crossings (85-81-143) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early fairly active, late active. Prices 6s, 35 and 45 counts slightly higher, others generally unchanged. red-flesh seedless-type per-pound cartons 4-5s mostly $.30-.32, 6s mostly $.30; 24-inch bins approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly $.30. red-flesh seedless Miniature carton 6s mostly 12.95, 8-9s mostly $13.95-14.95, 11s mostly $10.95-11.95. Quality variable.

SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (0-0-11, Seeded 0-0-1; Seedless 0-0-10) — Light harvest has begun. Expect light harvest to continue for the next 5 days. Expect sufficient number of shippers for first f.o.b. within 10 days.