Elenteny Imports – Operations Update: Week of May 17th – 23rd May 



There have been no significant changes in the status of our international shipping operations, we do, however, continue to experience an uptick in bookings please make sure your orders are entered as early as possible so that your deliveries arrive on time.


We will be cutting our fuel surcharge by 2% for all deliveries arriving on or after 

June 1st.



Latest Updates


  • Port terminals across North America are assessing the impact of COVID-19 on first-quarter results.  According to the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), US ports are projecting a 20 to 30 percent volume drop in the first half of this year. 
  • Warehouse delivery schedule for memorial day week. Click here for details.
  • Cargo capacity fees (Gate fees, facility fees, etc.) are increasing.  Elenteny Imports plans to absolve these charges.
  • Dockworkers at the port of Lisbon have announced an extension of their strike action from June 1, 2020, to July 6, 2020
  • Reefer availability remains constrained from France
  • We have restarted our low volume lanes program, click here for more information.



Freight Discounts


As part of our ongoing initiative to support you through these difficult times, we continue to offer a 10% discount on our LCL rates and $800 off FCL shipments. This will apply to all orders submitted by the end of May.


Upcoming Public Holidays

Be prepared for some additional scheduling disruptions around the public holidays, which are:


  • Thursday, May 21st  (France, Germany)
  • Monday, May 25th (U.S)
  • Monday, June 1st (France, Germany)
  • Tuesday, June 2nd (Italy)



How to Plan

We encourage you to prepare for longer than usual scheduling times to work around holidays, supplier availability, and bookings.  Please reach out to us to schedule your shipments as far in advance as possible.  If you plan to ship from France, ask us about additional shipping options from neighboring countries.


Distribution Updates

We continue to see a steady and encouraging order volume to off-premise accounts in our Direct Markets. Although some states are announcing partial re-openings, our warehouses have not yet announced changes to their delivery schedules or pick-up policies. We will, of course, notify you as soon as we learn more. 

In the meantime, warehouses continue to operate with limited staff, resulting in delayed turnaround times for physical requests and inbounds.  FDL’s latest delivery schedule can be found here.


Helpful Resources

  • It is estimated that currently, worldwide shipping providers are operating at 50% capacity.  This results in delayed and canceled shipments.  Click here for a complete overview. 
  • For the latest on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the drinks industry and the resources that can help, please click here
  • For more information on the impact of COVID-19 on global freight operations, including a country by country overview, please click here.



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