Shipping logistics are becoming a growing hurdle for NZ to be able to produce premium food and more importantly get it to our export markets. – New Zealand’s port issues are a frequent topic but they pale in comparison to those at Los Angeles, which has the worst shipping logjams in the world and China where up to three major ports could be overloaded at any one time. But Seafood exporters Talley’s, Sanford and Sealord say the issues they are dealing with in getting fresh seafood to market are actually no worse than usual in the shipping crisis. Meanwhile, it seems container ships are now “slow steaming” … in other words taking the foot of the pedal … not to save costly fuel but as the Maritime Union puts it “why race across oceans just to sit at anchor waiting for an available berth because ports are so congested.