Relocated Chicken

LOUISIANA - After losing the ability to ship its export poultry products through main ports in Mississippi and Louisiana due to the effects of Hurricane Katrina, Tyson Foods announced that it has moved its shipping to alternative ports in Pensacola, Florida, and Mobile, Alabama.

“We’re going to lose the ability to sell product for four or five days and the inventory we lost in the particular ports, [including] Pascagoula, Mississippi,” company CEO John Tyson said in the course of a tour of Mississippi to survey damage from the horrific storm. “We’ve been able to ship those products to Mobile, Alabama, then we’ll move some out to the West Coast and other East Coast ports.”

Company spokesman Gary Mickelson added: “The loss of ports along the [Gulf] Coast has temporarily delayed some of our poultry export. We’ve located alternate ports, and we’re also looking into the possibility of going to Houston,” as reported by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. Most of the frozen poultry for export was destined for markets in Russia, the Middle East, and Africa.

Source: MeatNews
calendar icon 12 September 2005
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