Weekly Update Week 17: April 24th – 28th

French Update, West Coast Ports Labor Update, Low Volume Lanes


Operations Update

France Update 
We have managed to work through our substantial backlog of shipments in France, helped by the suspension of the daily 4 hour work stoppages.  Strikes have, however, been scheduled for April 28th, 2023 and May 1st, 2023.  In addition, French public holidays are scheduled for May 1st, May 8th, May 18th and May 29th.  With the disruption from the continued strikes and planned public holidays in May, we continue to encourage our customers to plan for longer lead times from France.

West Coast Ports Labor Update:
After almost a year of negotiations, the Times of San Diego is reporting tentative agreement on some key points which had previously stalled talks.  Negotiations will continue on several other key issues until all are resolved.

Low Volume Lanes:

Italy to Oakland: Good news! We have some room left on our Italy to Oakland consolidated container. We are getting close to the desired departure date. Just a reminder this service is direct into the west coast. Please reach out to your sales representative, or reply to this email if you are interested in this lane.

Australia to New York: For the first time ever, we are offering LCL service from Australia to New York (space is limited). If you wish to use this service, please reach out to your sales representative, or reply to this email.

New to Elenteny?  
Reach out for a special new customer deal on freight shipments.  Please reply to support@elentenyimports.com and reference Welcome 2023.

News to Know

Surge in fine Australian wines coming to the U.S today – more now than in the last 10 years. China’s Trade War With Australia Has Winemakers Shifting to the U.S. – Robb Report

Meet the quality small batch distilleries that survived Prohibition.  How Small-Batch Brandy Made Way for the Bourbon Boom | Wine Enthusiast

Didn’t make it to ProWein? Get key takeaways from importers who went. Key Insights from U.S. Importers Shared at ProWein | Wine Enthusiast

Springtime is Rosé time. Are you ready? How to Maximize Your Restaurant’s Rosé Sales | SevenFifty Daily

Rounding out your portfolio? European breweries that make the cut. The Best European Breweries To Visit Right Now, According To Beer Experts

“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.

— Bill Bradley

Cheers, Elenteny Imports