Happy New Year to all of our customers and business partners!
We are happy to be able to start the new year with some good news about costs. We recently received our 2023 Q1 pricing tariffs from our freight forwarders. Prices on the European lanes have finally started to fall. Our most popular LCL lane costs will be reduced by between $1 -> ~$2 a case, in addition, there will be a 1% reduction on the BAF fuel surcharge. More details may be found here.
We are looking forward to a year of reduced supply chain disruptions, and hopefully, continued good news on the pricing front.
Austrian -> NY Container Leaving Soon
We have an upcoming Austria to NY container that has space available. Please reach out to your account representative, or email@example.com, if you have any Austrian shipments that you would like to add to this container.
Our brokers are already clearing shipments under the new CBMA rules by declaring new TTB foreign producer IDs on our customs entries. To ensure that you are eligible to claim credit at the end of Q1, please be sure to provide us with the foreign producer ID and gallonage assignment for 2023 two weeks prior to entry. Once we have the foreign producer ID and allocation, no further action will be needed by you. If you still require information on the process, please reach out to CBMA@Elentenyimports.com or Tim.Kealey@Elentenyimports.com and we will get you the answers you need.
New York ports are operating with limited delay due to some recent freeing up of space on the terminals, however some wait times are still to be expected at FDL where they are currently operating with 7-10 day delays for inbound shipments. The silver lining is that truckers are able to make deliveries without issue, but the physical count is hampered by the backlog. West Coast port delays have dropped to less than a week, but difficulty booking appointments at 3PLs remains a challenge.