Weekly Update Week 37: Sept 11th-15th

Chile/Argentina Update, CBMA Update, Beaujolais Nouveau, Low Volume Lanes Update


Operations Update

The Chilean and Argentinian authorities have announced that the “LOS LIBERTADORES” pass, connecting Chile and Argentina, is scheduled to re-open September 13th.  Given the length of the weather closure, it is anticipated that transit will be slow for 2 weeks while the backlog is cleared.

CBMA Update 
Elenteny has been working diligently to ensure that you are collecting your CBMA credits in the first half of the year. We’ve filed over 1,000 entries eligible for refunds, and collected nearly $400,000. At the end of this month we will file for this quarter and those refunds will likely be sent before the end of the year. Q4 refunds will be issued in the first part of 2024.

Beaujolais Nouveau
We are currently planning on container loadings in both week 42 and 43 to ship the 2023 Nouveau orders on.  Please reach out to support@elentenyimports.com if you plan to ship Beaujolais Nouveau.

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

France to OAK:   150 cases

Spain to OAK:   1100 cases on a new container

Italy to OAK:  1000 cases (new container)

Germany to NY:   50 cases (closing imminently)

Portugal to NY:   150 cases (closing soon)

Portugal to OAK:  800 cases

Austria to NY:  50 cases (closing imminently)

South America to NY:   1200 cases (building a new container)

New Zealand to OAK:   900 cases

Australia to NY:  600 Cases

Georgia:  250 cases


Italy to Seattle:  Full, we are building the next container

France to Seattle:  150 cases (closing soon)

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

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No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

— Robin Williams as John Keating in Dead Poets Society

Cheers, Elenteny Imports