Weekly Update: Week 7: Feb 13th – 17th

Operations Update

Upcoming Holiday: February 20th – Presidents’ Day 

Elenteny Imports offices will be closed. Partner clients, please reference the “Presidents’ Day Schedule 2023” email to see delivery schedules.

Global Picture: Port to Port Timelines 

A majority of Elenteny customer imports come from Western Europe, however shipping trends from Asia can be an indicator of things to come that will affect Europe-United States and the trends are positive:

  • Transit times from China to the West Coast have normalized and are returning to 2019 levels.

  • Transit times to New York / New Jersey are high compared to 2019, but are stable.

Strikes in France Continue 

There is a general strike this Thursday, February 16th. This will disrupt gate operations at ports as well as trucking, air & rail. These delays are not expected to have any significant impact on Elenteny shipments.

VinExpo Paris

Thank you for all the meetings and time, it was a pleasure spending time with you in person!

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“Your strength doesn’t come from winning. It comes from struggles and hardship. Everything that you go through prepares you for the next level.

– Germany Kent

Cheers, Elenteny Imports