Weekly Update: Week 17: April 26th-30th

North American Operations Update: See Which Port Delays May Affect You

Which Ports Are Seeing the Most Delays:

  • New York/ New Jersey: 24 hours

  • Los Angeles / Long Beach : Oakland: 8-12 days

  • Seattle: 48 hour berthing delays; yard is at 100% capacity.

Why Are There Delays for Pickups of Containers and Equipment? 

The delays are due to a 50.5% increase in traffic from last year and up 36.9% from March 2019, according to Panjiva market data.  The U.S. handled 3.02M TEU (20 foot equivalent unit) ocean imports in March.

We’re experiencing delays due to concentrated vessel arrivals, high volumes, labor shortages, and yard congestion.  Driver and chassis shortage is adding to the delays moving containers off yards.

News to Know


The Transformation of Alcohol Distribution.  Elenteny Imports alongside one of our customers, Selection Massale, are mentioned in this SevenFifty Daily article.  Journalist Andrew Kaplan outlines the pressures for small producers and the rise of new models challenging the traditional three-tier system.  How are new players and established wholesalers responding?


The 2021 International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show has been rescheduled from July 27th-28th to Nov 9th-10th.


Finally, some good news! After 15 months of lockdowns, international drinks companies are reporting very positive numbers for the first three months of this year and pointing to better profits for 2021 as a whole.


Is the worst behind us?  First signs of improvement in shipping reliability and reduced delays.