August Newsletter 2023

ILWU Strike in Vancouver, Phishing Attacks, Freight Price Reduction


Operations Update

Freight Price Reduction
For those of you who didn’t see last week’s newsletter, we are happy to announce our fourth freight price reduction of 2023. These changes will be effective on all LCL shipments departing on or after July 16th 2023. FCL shipments will also experience a price reduction.


ILWU Strike in Vancouver 
The original deal was finally voted on on Friday last week and workers officially voted down the deal that union bosses had originally refused to put up for a vote. By Sunday, a tentative new deal was in the offing, and the union has been given until Friday to ratify the deal.  Work is proceeding until then but there is an 8-week backlog that at this point is basically in Seattle and Vancouver.


Phishing Attacks 
We have recently been made aware that scammers have been targeting our customers by sending false payment instructions in a PDF document with our logo on it.

There have been no changes or updates to our existing payment instructions and we are still accepting check payments to our lockbox. If you have any questions whatsoever, please contact us at or call us at (646) 723-4578.

For your own security, always verify changes to payment methods and accounts by telephone on a number you know to be real as opposed to what may be contained in the email.  We are not responsible for payments made to outside parties.

Customer Spotlight

Julian Sinclair

Julian Sinclair, an Oregon family-owned specialty wholesaler and importer, was founded in 2015 by Kate and Aaron Schwartz. They started out in the basement of their house in Eugene and, thanks to great producers, partners, and customers, they’ve grown steadily over the years.

With a core focus on small production, family-owned wineries, Julian Sinclair values the things that matter most: good people, intentional farming, great products.

In addition to their exceptional wine selection, Julian Sinclair also offers a curated range of cider, mead, beer, kombucha, olive oils, and specialty foods.

Raising a glass to  Julian Sinclair!

Keeping you in the Loop

News you need to know

This latest court reversal may pave the way for shipping wine directly to consumers.  Battle Over Wine Shipping Far From Over in Ohio | Wine Spectator

Long term shipping rates reach 2-year low, challenging some carriers. No Respite for Ocean Carriers as Long-Term Freight Rates Fall to Two-Year Low, Xeneta Says

Albania has been making wine for 3,000 years. It’s finally getting some global recognition. What You Need to Know About Albanian Wine | SevenFifty Daily

Too much work, and no vacation,
Deserves at least a small libation.
So hail! my friends, and raise your glasses;
Work’s the curse of the drinking classes.

–  Oscar Wilde

Cheers, Elenteny Imports