Weekly Update Week 29: July 17th – 21st

Available LCL Space, Port Update, Strike in Vancouver

Operations Update

Need last minute cases?
Whether from Europe, South America or Australia, we’ve got you covered. You can still book LCL space on the following lower volume  lanes:

France to OAK:  300 cases

Spain to  OAK:  Booked full, We are building a new container for August

Italy to OAK:  400 cases

Portugal to NY:  300 cases

Portugal to OAK:  Booked full, We are building a new container for August

South America to NY:  250 cases

New Zealand to OAK:  900 cases

Australia to NY:  1000 Cases

Germany to NY:  900 cases

High Frequency LCL Lanes:

Italy to NY:         Multiple shipments per week

France to NY:    Multiple shipments per week

Spain to NY:      One shipment per week

Port Update:

All New York terminals are operating without delay.

Oakland: Average wait times are creeping up to between 6-7 days now, average import deliveries are up to 4 days and gate times are normal. We are watching this port closely as more vessels may end up being directed here if congestion problems at Seattle become too prevalent. Wait times there are now a week with two holidays before the end of the month and fresh strike action across the border.

Strike in Vancouver
The tentative labor agreement has been voted down.  ILWU Canada labor resumed strike action Tuesday, July 18th at 4:30 pm local time.  This will affect container and intermodal connections at the ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert, as well as vessel schedules along the North America west coast.  This is not the news we’d hoped for as the backlog from the earlier strike action has created potential for some congestion issues farther south.  As ports in Vancouver are unable to unload vessels, ports in the U.S. pick up the excess, creating a growing backlog.  By next week, the expected backlog is predicted to hit 245,000 TEUs. We’re monitoring the situation and will keep you informed. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your account manager or support@elentenyimports.com

News to Know

Let’s count all the ways the supply chain has improved. End of Supply Chain Crisis a Relief from Inflationary Pressures

See how vintners are adapting to a warmer climate. Burgundy’s New (Climate) Normal | Wine Spectator

Slovenian wine is on the rise. Here’s why. What You Need to Know About Slovenian Wine | SevenFifty Daily

Did we avoid a recession thanks to U.S. consumers? You can thank the American retail consumer for the soft landing

Gentlemen, in the little moment that remains to us between the crisis and the catastrophe, we may as well drink a glass of Champagne.

— Paul Claudel

Cheers, Elenteny Imports