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Operations Update:

Overall the global shipping and supply chain continues to present significant challenges and in many areas deteriorate.  The Covid situation in China, and in particular Shanghai, has led to almost 500 bulk vessels and hundreds of additional container ships waiting in Chinese waters.  In addition, Hapag steamship lines has suspended their West coast shipping operations leaving MSC as the only viable and significantly more expensive alternative.   It is estimated that 10% of the world’s container fleet is currently waiting to enter ports.

We are currently considering our options for West Coast LCL operations and will update you as a matter of urgency. 

ProWein 2022:
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Customer Poll Response:

Last month we invited our network to participate in a brief survey. We wanted to understand which new countries of origin you’re most interested in and how you envision growing your business.

Thank you to all who participated. We’re using your answers to help us plan future Less than Container Load (LCL) shipping routes.

Below you will find the results from one of our questions relating to general plans for business growth, and here is a link to the other results.

Importers’ Plans For Growth:


Questions? We’re here to help. Reach out to support@elentenyimports.com and be connected with an expert. 

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Keeping you in the Loop

News you need to know

Sanctions snarling thousands of shipping containers. All need careful inspection. Thousands of Russia-Linked Ship Containers Pile Up in Rotterdam | 2022-04-03 | SupplyChainBrain

Antitrust laws getting flexed. Two companies that control 80% of the spirits distribution market in 10 different states charged with boycotting a small competitor. ,Antitrust Suit Leaves Big Distributors Sweating | Wine-Searcher News & Features

Why do humans love wine? Blame it on the monkeys. Your primate ancestors may be the reason humans love alcohol, study says

A little help for the hospitality industry. To-go cocktails and alcohol delivery in Virginia approved for two more years | Local Business News | richmond.com

New wave of talented distillers sharing the Aloha spirit.  Inside Hawaii’s Small but Mighty Rum Industry | SevenFifty Daily

Check out Alexi’s Podcast: Foraging Cleaner Alcohol Options with Donna Katz

Ginger beer that tastes like ginger, not sugar. Founder Donna Katz wanted to use natural ingredients to craft quality beverages.  She saw a gap in the market for cleaner alcohol options that were fresh-tasting and not overly sweetened with added sugar. After sourcing natural and local ingredients, Donna decided to produce an agriculturally sourced brand.

Listen as Alexi chats with Donna Katz, Founder and CEO of G’s Hard Ginger Beer, as she details her process of crafting a clean, organic beverage brand. Alexi and Donna talk about the importance of transparency on nutritional beverage labels, how in-person networking scaled Donna’s brand, and an exemplary business model to connect with consumers and distributors.

Listen to Alexi’s interview with  Donna Katz

“April prepares her green traffic light, and the world thinks, ‘Go!’

– Christopher Morley

Cheers, Elenteny Imports