Weekly Update Week 25: June 19th – 23rd

LCL Shipments – Space Availability, Progress at West Coast Ports, US Inventory Reported as High, Summer Holidays in Europe are Approaching


Operations Update

LCL Shipments – Space Availability 

Our LCL containers are filled based on the ready dates supplied by your producers.  Let us know if you’d like to fill any of the below containers by reaching out to your account representative or support@elentenyimports.com.  As soon as we have filled the container, we’ll request the next available departure.

  • Germany to New York: space for 200-250 cases
  • Portugal to New York: space for 500 cases
  • Italy to Oakland: half full, space for 600 cases
  • Spain to Oakland: space for 400 cases
  • Austria to New York: space for 500 cases

Progress at West Coast Ports 

We are pleased to announce that The Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union has announced a tentative agreement on a new six-year contract covering workers at all 29 West Coast ports. The deal was reached with assistance from Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Julie Su. The parties have not yet released all details of the agreement and it remains subject to ratification by both parties.  After 13 months of tense negotiations and periodic work stoppages, the deal is broadly viewed as a positive sign for the future of West Coast operations with the supply chain continuing to improve and trans-pacific demand returning to pre-pandemic levels.

US Inventory Reported as High 

The Journal of Commerce reports that inventory levels are on the rise and the highest since the early months of the pandemic.  How is your inventory?  We want to hear from you.  Email us here.

Summer Holidays in Europe are Approaching

Get those orders in before your suppliers take a month or so off in late summer.

News to Know

Bringing back ancient grapes.. Inside the Movement to Revive Forgotten Grape Varieties | SevenFifty Daily

When consumers change how they socialize, bars change how they sell. The transformation of the happy hour – The Spirits Business

Big wine gets bigger. E. & J. Gallo Expands its Premium Wine Portfolio With Acquisition of the Hahn Family Wines Collection of Brands

Lessons from lockdown prevented collapse in East Europe’s wartime supply chain. East Europe’s logistics carry on through war, thanks to Covid lessons – The Loadstar

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.

— Babe Ruth

Cheers, Elenteny Imports