After one year of hard work Colombian avocados came to U.S.
The shipment marks the culmination of years of work by Colombia to gain access to the lucrative U.S. market.
The inaugural shipment of avocados left Cartagena on November 2 aboard Hapag-Lloyd’s Dubai Express bound for the United States, just two months after the U.S. Department of Agriculture opened access for Colombia as a source of the popular fruit.
Approximately 18 metric tons of avocados were loaded into a cargo container at the Port of Cartagena, Colombia and set sail directly to Port Everglades, Florida.
The shipment will be transported by truck to Mission Produce’s distribution center in Atlanta, Georgia. ■