Weekly Update:  Week 7:  February 14th-18th

Weekly Update

 Week 7:  February 14th-18th

Low Volume Lanes – We Need Your Input

Good news.  We have plans underway to grow our low volume lane program.  What is a “low volume lane”?  There are some countries of origin that have such a high demand from our customer base that we build and ship multiple containers per week.  This is the case for France, Italy & Spain, to name a few.  There are other countries with a much lower demand for volume resulting in a lower frequency of shipping and longer wait times for some of your orders.  Some of these lanes are Spain to Oakland, Germany to New York, Austria to New York & the Country of Georgia to New York, among others.

What are our plans?  First, we want to hear from you!  Are there any countries of origin that you would import from if we are able to offer LCL from that country?  Are there wines, beers or spirits in your portfolio that you purchase from stateside inventory, but being able to import from the country of origin would be an improvement for your business?

Once we have answers, we’ll share the results of the survey with all of the participants so you can see trends in the Elenteny community.

You can find the survey here.

News to Know

Although still extensive, the number of ships waiting to unload at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach fell this week to the lowest level since November.  Container Ship Backup at Southern California Ports is Receding

Barrier to continuing to-go cocktails. Store owners have become the biggest obstacle to permanently legalizing to-go cocktails.  Restaurants, liquor stores clash over to-go drinks in NY | WNYC News.

Finally, end of two-week blockade that disrupted supply chain and millions of dollars in trade. U.S.-Canada Border Crossing reopens to commercial traffic.

Understand the divide that’s opened up in the post-pandemic workforce.  Supply Chain Labor Shortage: Three Myths, and Three Must Do’s.

A potential Russian invasion of Ukraine could have catastrophic consequences for global container supply chains. Why war in Ukraine could be catastrophic for container shipping – The Loadstar.

Producers long attuned to the effects of terroir on their wines now turn to a bigger influence: climate change. How Producers Are Making Climate-Friendly Winemaking a Reality | SevenFifty Daily.

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