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User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 840 times:

Scampi is being sent from Britain to Thailand just to be peeled!

A 17,000 mile round trip just to end up back home!


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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 840 times:

Quoting 9V (Thread starter):
Scampi is being sent from Britain to Thailand just to be peeled!

A 17,000 mile round trip just to end up back home!

I hope it's got an FF card - could reach Silver status if it flies in J.


User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4722 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 816 times:

Actually this doesn't surprise me. I study business logistics and this is one of the thinks I learn about, Make or Buy decisions. The scampi is not a high quality product in which you can taste the difference between fresh and frozen. Frozen they remain well for years, so time is not a problem. Sea transport is extremely cheap (a boat might be expensive, but you haul a lot of cargo), and so is labor in Thailand.

A good example of globalism



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