By: Joe Vigil
As Alaskans continue to see empty grocery store shelves for some items in some stores, KTVA recently asked some major Alaska shipping companies if there are any supply chain issues right now due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The supply chain is healthy. It is working. The goods are coming to market,” said Matson Alaska Senior Vice President Bal Dreyfus.
Some shippers and Port of Alaska officials say what people are seeing at grocery stores right now is a “demand-driven” change. They say goods are making it into Alaska just fine but people are simply buying up some products faster than usual right now.
“I think it’s an understandable reaction. But I also think we don’t need to panic,” said Dreyfus.