Weekly Update Week 48: Nov 28th – Dec 2nd

Operations Update:

Staffing Update: 

Elenteny is pleased to welcome Selica Rajkoomar as Supply Chain Traffic Supervisor.  Selica comes to us from Roust where she served as Supply Chain Financial Analyst and was previously Finance Analyst with British Imperial Tobacco.  With her breadth of experience, she will be a great addition to our team.

We also welcome back Shivani Ramlall as Freight Team coordinator, providing Elenteny pivotal support in purchasing and receiving.

Michael Smith has joined our sales team as a National Sales Specialist.  He was most recently with Cavatappi Distribuzione in Seattle, where he is still based.  He spent 19 years with the company and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the wholesale wine industry.

Welcome, Selica & Mike and welcome back Shivani!

Changes to CBMA Protocol Effects Shipments Landing in January 

CBMA Notice:

Keep a close eye on the estimated landing date of any of your active shipments.  Containers landing at port in January will fall under the new CBMA process with the TTB.  If you missed our webinar on the changes, you can view it on this page by clicking “CBMA Changes 2023, continue reading.”  Enter your email to access the recording and let us know if you have additional questions after viewing.

Important highlights:

  • The pending rail strike has been resolved.  Congress passed a pair of bills today that met key demands of both the union and rail companies. The initial bill was going to force the four unions who had voted against it to accept the contract in its current form, but members of the House put forward a second bill with the paid sick leave which the unions had requested, and it passed, ending the stalemate.

  • The port of New York and New Jersey  is bustling and has become the busiest port in the US for the first time in history.  This is related to rate increases affecting West Coast shipments, and ongoing fears of union strikes disabling domestic transit lines.

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With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Cheers, Elenteny Imports