Mérida, Yucatán, (December 06, 2021).- Manufacturing companies in Yucatan are struggling to get containers for the export of their products, a situation that set off alarms in the State.
Alejandro Guerrero Lozano, president-elect of the entity’s Association of Export Index Maquiladoras, acknowledged that this global problem is beginning to wreak havoc on the entity, while saying that there is no certainty when it can be normalized.
He explained that the main problem is the cost of shipping products, as well as the time it takes to complete.
“A container from China to Yucatan, cost more or less, 6 thousand to 7 thousand dollars. Now prices are gone from $ 24,000 to $ 28,000. Before, when we finished gathering what had to be transported, the shipping company was called, and in 24 hours you had a container, now you have to wait 2 to 3 weeks, ” he said.
He reported that the so-called container crisis generated a shortage of inputs for the maquila that has generated an increase in input prices, although he pointed out that this is not reflected in the final price of the product.
He insisted that there is no solution for this problem or an estimate of when it could be addressed, as he said that there are still conditions of the pandemic that play a key role in maintaining this situation, for which he acknowledged that it is already beginning to take its toll.
“We can say that the chain is broken, the supply chain is broken, there is no certainty in dates, there is no certainty in prices or deliveries. That affects us all. I do not think that before 12 months we can return to the prices of before, it is very very difficult, “he said.
The leader of the group said that in the case of Yucatan, the container crisis has generated certain delays in the assembly of products, although there are no serious effects.