Weekly Update Week 26: June 26th – 30th

Be Ready for the Holidays! 4th of July Closures, Just in Time Inventory, West Coast News


Operations Update


Be Ready for the Holidays! 
We can’t believe we are saying this already, but now is the time to plan your holiday inventory.  With summer holidays in Europe almost upon us, it is time to make those plans and order your holiday wines so you are ready at the starting line of S-O-N-D.

4th of July Holiday  
Happy Independence Day!  Elenteny Imports along with our warehouse vendors and ports will be closed next Tuesday.  This may lead to delays in container inbounds the week after the holiday.

Just in Time Inventory 
Pallets left behind?  Star sales person asking for more of a certain sku? Order LCL and make just in time inventory a reality for your team.  Global shipping has improved greatly over the last six months and LCL rates are the lowest they’ve been in years.

West Coast News 
Labor agreements have been met, which will result in positive operations at ports.  However, there is a backlog due to the disputes over the last few months. Two vessels with wine for our customers changed their schedule and skipped the port of Oakland. Instead heading to Seattle and Vancouver first before returning to the Bay Area resulting in 2-4 week delays for West Coast customers.  We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed.  If you have wine on those vessels, you will receive a separate message on that topic.

News to Know

Meet the Diva of Swiss Grapes. Culture: Get to Know Petite Arvine

Expanding use of sailboats in shipping to reduce carbon emissions.  Center for Post Carbon Logistics Appoints Sustainable Logistics Fellow for Sail Freight | SupplyChainBrain

Brandy sector evolves, albeit slowly.  The world’s biggest-selling brandies – The Spirits Business

Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.

— Benjamin Franklin

Cheers, Elenteny Imports