The globalisation of avocados is dependent on our globalised shipping industry. The containerisation of shipping to allow for speedy and cost-effective freight to move around the world seamlessly and means that supermarket shelves in the Global North can be stocked with fresh and perfectly ripe avocados. This journey from farm to fork is complex and requires highly efficient infrastructure to work without fault. If something breaks down, the ripples across global trade are significant, such as with the Covid-19 pandemic or the Suez Canal blockage. This potential vulnerability needs to be considered and addressed to ensure the smooth supply of avocados and other globalised products.