Weekly Update Week 34: Aug 21st-25th

OND: Plan Ahead, Panama Canal Update, Low Volume Lanes Update

Operations Update

OND Plan Ahead
As we fast approach the crucial last quarter of the year, we encourage you to enter your orders as early as possible.  If you plan to use our FCL or LCL service to the West Coast, slower shipment times mean that you should plan to have your Thanksgiving orders in now.  

Panama Canal Update 
The backlog of vessels waiting to pass the Panama Canal, due to drought-related restrictions, has eased in recent days after the waterway’s authority authorized more non-booked ships to pass and as others are choosing alternate routes to avoid the delays.  We are currently experiencing no delays as container ships are being prioritized.

The border pass between Chile and Argentina continues to be affected by bad weather and remains closed. The bad weather is expected to continue throughout the remainder of this week.  Shipments from Chile may be delayed.

South Africa
Bad weather and blank sailings, due to low demand, may delay South African shipments.

Low Volume Lanes Update
LCL space (cases) is available on the following lower volume lanes:

France to OAK:   200 cases

Spain to OAK:   Full, 1150 cases on a following container

Italy to OAK:  1050 cases

Germany to NY:   500 cases

Portugal to NY:   575 cases

Portugal to OAK:  1200 cases

Austria to NY:  600 Cases

South America to NY:   200 cases – Loading in two weeks must be ready ASAP

New Zealand to OAK:   900 cases

Australia to NY:  1000 Cases


Italy to Seattle:  900 cases

France to Seattle:  500 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

News to Know

Finland wants to become a wine-producing country in the EU. Is the Finnish Alcohol Monopoly Coming to an End? | Meininger’s International

By now even skeptics agree you can get delicious wine in a can.  9 Canned Wines Actually Worth Drinking, According to Buyers | SevenFifty Daily

Bold rise of robbery at sea at Peru’s main port.  Peru’s port shame – Splash247

Is the age of globalization coming to an end? Podcast | ‘The Death of Globalization’: What Will Take Its Place? | SupplyChainBrain

Swedish winemaking gets ambitious. As world warms, Sweden sees opportunity to grow its young wine industry | AP News

In victory, you deserve Champagne. In defeat you need it.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

Cheers, Elenteny Imports