Weekly Update Week 36: Sept 6th – 10th

Operations Update:

Updated PO Report

We have added a new field “Warehouse Date” to your Open PO report. This is the date your order arrived at our NJ, CA or OR warehouse.

Our warehouse partners are working through incredibly high volume at this time. This is leading to long delays inbounding. Generally, orders have been ready on or around our available date. However, If you have not seen an invoice or release from us 5 days after the available date. Please reach out to support@elentenyimports.com as we may be able to release your order under our “early release” program.

Latest Port Wait Times

  • New York – ​​Arrival delays are currently running upwards of 48 hours
  • Oakland – Average vessel waiting time down to 3 days
  • Seattle – Vessel waiting time 9-12 days + yard at 120% capacity, expect delays after discharge too.

East Coast Importers: It is time to order your Thanksgiving wine.

If you plan on adding to your inventory to meet your customer’s Thanksgiving demand, our estimated landing data suggests it is time to place your order. Current shipments coming in from Germany and Austria into the East Coast are projected to be available in early November. Shipments from other EU countries are not far behind these timelines. Do not wait, and submit your shipping requests now.



U.S. Ports see shipping logjams likely extending far into 2022
Leaders of some of the busiest U.S. ports expect congestion snarling maritime gateways to continue deep into next year, as the crush of goods from manufacturers and retailers looking to replenish depleted inventories pushes past shipping’s usual seasonal lulls.  The full article may be found here.

Global Freight Index continues to rise

News to Know


France faces its lowest wine output since records began after vineyards were hit by spring frost and disease, the farm ministry said on Tuesday. France’s wine output set for 29% fall to record low.


Regulating final-mile warehouses. Senate to vote on AB 701, a bill that could have a major impact on California’s giant warehouse sector. California legislation targets Amazon, but all warehouses would be impacted.


Help wanted, nearly everywhere. Understand the tightened labor market and the future state of work. What’s driving the labor shortage?


Taking empties into their own hands? Container lines bypass barge operators to operate their own inland routes to service their demand for empties. Container lines tighten their grip on supply chains with barge-leasing move.


Wine producers in Rioja oppose the proposed succession of over 45 wineries in the Alavesa sub-zone, a zone that partly falls in Basque Country. Instead, they want the EU to create a new appellation: Viñedos de Álava. See how Spain’s political climate is affecting its wine industry. Spanish wine industry gets political.