Last Monday, The Egyptian Suez Canal Re-enabled after a container ship was blocked due to congestion. However, the havoc it left was not only economic, but thousands of products could become scarce in supermarkets.
The Consumers Away by this transportation, where nearly 12 percent of world trade is handled, they will be affected by the shortage of direct products.
According to the information on the Moneywise report, the following products may take time to reach their destination. Here we present it to you.
Shipments of Robusta coffee, which is used to make instant coffee, have been affected by the shutdown.
The Suez Canal It is an important shipping route for Vietnam, and it is one of the main Robusta coffee products, so there may be a shortage of various products for this bean in supermarkets.
The Brazilian company Suzano was also affected by the siege imposed on Suez Canal. This company is the largest producer of wood pulp which is used to make toilet paper.
CEO Walter Schalke stated that they shipped fewer products compared to March and had to delay some April shipments due to a shortage of metal containers.
The American furniture company IKEA also delayed delivery of furniture to its customers.
Likewise, La-Z-Boy has informed its customers that chairs, armchairs and other furniture will take five to nine months to arrive due to shipping problems.
Costco, the wholesale chain, blamed the Suez blockade for a shortage of containers to supply cheese. He also indicated that there are problems in Seattle’s West Coast ports, United State.
Likewise, they indicated that they had problems keeping their stores filled with furniture and imported foods like seafood and olive oil, to name a few.
In the event that products are not available in the future, take your precautions by rationing your food.