According to Helsinki reports, representatives of retail chains do not believe that the effects of the blockage of the Suez Canal will be seen in Finnish grocery stores, at least for the time being.
Suezin cargo traffic through the canal has been stuck since Tuesday, as the MS Ever Given container vessel, which is stuck in the shallow and blocked the route in the canal, has not been moved so far.
Helsingin Sanomat According to Ever Given, a few of Ever Given’s 20,000 cargo containers contain goods ordered by the S Group to Finland. SOK’s Purchasing Director Jari Simolin However, he told the newspaper that the effects of the traffic jam will hardly be visible in Finnish stores if the problem is resolved within the next week.
However, according to Simolin, delays of at least a week may be expected for many shipments.
According to HS, the K-Group’s Director of Grocery Sales did not believe in the visible effects either. Harri Hovi. According to him, mostly tuna and pineapple pass through the Suez Canal to the K-Group, but according to Hovi, both are in stock for several weeks.
Attempts to dismantle the ship continued on Saturday in Egypt. Director of the SCA agency managing the channel Osama Rabie at a press conference on the spot, hoped that the ship could be unloaded from the shallows without unloading its cargo.
Source site www.is.fi