Weekly Update Week 35: Aug 28th-Sept 1st

Labor Day Closures, Beaujolais Nouveau 2023, OND Plan Ahead, Chile, Low Volume Lanes Update


Operations Update

USA Labor Day Holiday- September 4th, 2023  
Elenteny Imports along with US ports, rail facilities, and warehouses will be closed for Labor Day.  Normal operations for all logistics related activities will resume on Tuesday, September 5th.

Beaujolais Nouveau 2023 is Thursday, November 16th
If you intend to bring in Beaujolais Nouveau this year, please work with your wineries to make sure they are ready in plenty of time.  The earliest legal date of departure is the week of October 16th.  We will keep you informed as timelines and details firm up over the next few weeks.  Please note: With time-sensitive shipments like Beaujolais Nouveau, there are many factors to consider that may affect delivery dates: Delays due to bad weather, slow steaming, restricted capacity, port congestion, warehouse delays, etc. may prevent you getting your shipment by its original projected delivery date.  Please plan accordingly.  We will do our best to make sure delivery is as timely as possible.

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.  

Argentina mountain pass (Libertadores Pass) has been closed since last week, but is scheduled to be re-opened.  The closure has resulted in a backlog of ~10,000 trucks waiting to cross, with the potential for further closures due to bad weather.  Shipments from Chile may be delayed.

(Libertadores Pass)

Low Volume Lanes Update
LCL space (9L cases) is available on the following lower volume lanes:

France to OAK:   200 cases

Spain to OAK:   Full, 1100 cases on a new container

Italy to OAK:  1000 cases

Germany to NY:   400 cases

Portugal to NY:   575 cases

Portugal to OAK:  1100 cases

Austria to NY:  500 Cases

South America to NY:   Full, building the next container

New Zealand to OAK:   900 cases

Australia to NY:  400 Cases


Italy to Seattle:  620 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

New Jersey’s ban against wine shipments from out-of-state retailers still stands. New Jersey Court Makes Long-Awaited Decision on Wine Shipping Case

Shipping industry begins to use methanol-powered technology to cut emissions.  Maersk marks first European green methanol bunkering in Rotterdam

90% of Bordeaux vineyards were affected by mildew, but the grapes that remain are praised for high quality. Bordeaux: Hopes rise for 2023 harvest but mildew leaves mark – Decanter

Contrary to popular belief, trucking is not consolidating. Mom and pops are taking significant share of trucking industry – FreightWaves

The direction you choose to face determines whether you’re standing at the end or the beginning of a road.”

— Richelle E. Goodrich

Cheers, Elenteny Imports