RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Ecuador lives from selling bananas and shrimp to the world, but a critical link in the production chain has been loosened with the global logistics crisis. The lack of containers interferes in the production and export process of the two economic pillars of the country, which move more than US$6 billion a year and generate 770,000 direct and indirect jobs.
International shipping bottlenecks have delayed the arrival of necessary raw materials such as plastic, cardboard, and fertilizers, increased costs, reduced profits, and slowed trade flows. But no one yet dares to give an approximate . . .