Week 39: September 21st – 25th
Reefer Availability – France We continue to experience reefer availability delays from France. As shipping volume picks up in the last quarter of the year this may cause shipments to slip. Please submit your orders for OND as early as possible.
New York and Oakland port delays. Due to congestion at the ports from a busier than expected August, combined with a shortage of drayage carriers, there is a delay in getting containers pulled from port. This is adding 1-2 day delays on our normal inbound timelines. We anticipate this to be an issue over the next several weeks as we head into the busiest weeks of the second half of the year.
Longer lead times for LTL reefer trucking, plan ahead. Elenteny’s preferred carriers, Advantage Transportation and Osborn Trucking are experiencing very high demand right now. Coast to coast trucking is taking 2-3 weeks for pickups to be coordinated. Local temp controlled trucking via Osborn is currently taking 3-5 business days to collect. We do have alternative solutions that would have to be quoted and will be higher than either of our preferred carriers. Make sure you plan ahead for November and December by ordering early.
Regional updates: Australia, Northern Europe, Mediterranean and South African, click here.