2023 March 1st – Price Reduction and Resumption of West Coast LCL Service

Elenteny Imports recently received updated pricing tariffs from our freight forwarders and are pleased to announce that prices on the European lanes continue to fall. We are implementing our second price reduction of 2023, reducing our most popular LCL lanes prices from between ~$2.00 to ~$3.00 per case.  We will also be restarting our direct to the West coast LCL service.

Example price changes – level 3 pricing (200 – 349 cases)

East coast

  • France -> NY  Base price $21.73 -> $19.38
  • Italy ->      NY  Base price  $20.23 -> $17.53

West coast – (Through March 31st, see below)

  • France ->through  NY  Base price $27.24 -> $25.77
  • Italy ->     through  NY  Base price $25.61 -> $23.96

Resumption of our direct LCL service to the West Coast

We are excited to announce the resumption of our direct LCL service to the West Coast. We have received feedback from many of you asking that this service be restarted.  New shipping schedules, price reductions as well as more positive signs on the labor side have enabled us to make the decision to resume this service effective for Shipments Beginning Q2, April 1st.

West coast Direct LCL shipments – example pricing  – Effective 1st April 2023.

  • France ->through  NY current  Base price $27.24 -> $22.19* (California Direct)
  • Italy ->     through  NY current  Base price $25.61 -> $19.18* (California Direct)

*Example price changes – level 3 pricing (200 – 349 cases)

The approximate shipping-time from Europe to the West Coast is ~40 days Ocean time, plus port and transport time.

For those of you who use our FCL services, similar pricing reductions will apply.  

Please note that for FCL customers all “Emergency” charges have now been dropped

Pricing changes apply to any shipments sailing on or after March 1st 2023, for direct West coast LCL services the pricing will change on April 1st.


Here are the key changes:

    • LCL base prices will be reduced by ~$2 to ~$3 a case.  The fuel surcharge will remain unchanged, as follows
      • East coast shipments  15%
      • West coast shipments 17%
  • However, reduced base prices result in smaller overall fuel charges.
  • West coast LCL services will resume April 1st, with case price reductions in the $5 to $6 range.
  • Our FCL customer will experience a similar case price drop on their shipments.



  • Do you foresee any end to the supply chain crisis?
    • The supply chain crisis continues to ease, we anticipate continued improvement throughout 2023.  Container availability, warehousing

and port congestion continue to improve and have allowed us to make the decision to resume our West Coast, direct, LCL shipments.

  • Will Elenteny Imports continue to drop rates if supply chain costs drop?
    • Yes, in fact this our second pricing reduction in 2023.
  • Will West Coast LCL shipments continue to ship through the East Coast?
    • NO, direct service to the West Coast will resume April 1st.
  • Will rates for FCLs change?
    • Yes, in line with forwarder decreases


Effective date

The revised charges affect all shipments that depart on or after March 1st, 2023.


West Coast direct LCL prices will be effective April 1st.

Become a new customer

We would welcome the opportunity to talk through your 2023 freight needs.  Email support@elentenyimports.com to get started!  Existing customers benefit from our Referral Program, so forward this email onto your fellow US importer friends and share your feedback (put us in BCC to follow up directly).  


As always, thank you for your business.