Elenteny Monthly Newsletter : January 2024

Operations Update

LCL Pricing: No rate increases for Q1  

Great news for the start of 2024!  We are not changing LCL rates for Q1.

Our LCL services enjoyed a strong end to 2023. Customers are increasingly taking advantage of LCL shipments to maximize cash flow and minimize carrying costs. We are pleased to be able to support these efforts by continuing with our existing base pricing.

While we are maintaining our base pricing, we are implementing Industry-wide Emergency pricing due to the surcharges for Panama Canal use and the disruption related to the Red Sea.   The Panama Canal rate will be an additional $0.16 per case, (effective January 1st), and the Red Sea surcharge, which has now been clarified, will be $1.70 a case, effective for sailings on or after February 1st.  We have not included these charges in our base rate as we hope they are short-term pricing adjustments.  These surcharges will be shown as a separate line item on your invoices.

Want to Book our LCL Service – Reach out to our Sales team

Seasonal Dry LCL Lane

Elenteny Imports is keen to offer green shipping options to reduce the carbon emissions generated by our services.  Emissions data is becoming more sophisticated allowing us to track the CO2e (WtW) generated by all-reefer services versus a dry service.

We are pleased to announce that we are launching a seasonal Dry LCL service from France (Le Havre) to New York,  available immediately.  The service will utilize dry trucking pickup, combined with insulated containers, and will cost $1.21 less per case than our regular all-reefer LCL service. The service will operate until it becomes too warm, typically at the beginning of May when all reefer transport and containers are required.  Reach out to our sales team for a quote here.

More information on Dry services, and how they contribute to decarbonizing shipping, can be found here. 

Dry January, Sober curious, Zero-Proof living :
Our Customers are ready, are you?

With Dry January dominating the headlines, and with communities of people kickstarting their wellness journey by eliminating alcohol – albeit by reaching swiftly for the non-alcoholic zero-proof alternatives to imbibe – it’s a great time to think about supplying your customers with these alternatives. The global Non-Alcoholic Drinks market size was valued at USD 1.52 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 2.101 billion by 2028. Check out information about the Global Non-Alcholic Drinks Market here.   Yes, we import zero-proof products.

Book your zero-proof product on our next LCL here

Building Containers | Spaces Available 

We are filling containers now:  below is the number of cases to be booked BEFORE we close the doors on the next sailing.
France to Oakland: 900 cases
France (FOS) to New York: 100 cases
Spain to Oakland: 970 cases
Italy to Oakland: 320 cases
Germany to New York: 750 cases
Portugal to New York: 750 cases
Portugal to Oakland: 1200 Building a new container
Austria to New York: 200 cases
New Zealand to Oakland: 1100 cases
Georgia to New York: Full

NEW LANES for Q1: Building New Containers!
Argentina/Chile to New York: 1200 cases
Italy to Seattle: 1200 cases
France to Seattle: 1200 cases
Australia to New York: 1200 cases

Want to jump on these containers? : Click here to get a Quote!


 Customer Spotlight

In 2022, Eva Zorad and Angela DeLuca began the next chapter of Bonhomie Wine Imports. As Co-Owners, Eva and Angela have brought new energy to the company lovingly created by Charles Woods in 2008. They consider it an honor to keep the Bonhomie family of producers together and emphasize that the key values at the inception of Bonhomie continue to drive their approach: Wines sourced from small farmers who have a deep connection to their regional traditions, do things by hand and respect the vineyard.

The portfolio has grown over the past year as Bonhomie now represents just under 50 producers from France, Italy, Germany, Slovenia, Spain, Portugal, South America, and the US.

Most are working with an average of about eight hectares and have generations of experience and love that they imbue into every vine and bottle. These winemakers pride themselves in their history of traditional winemaking, thoughtful incorporation of modern techniques, and above all, creating amazing wine. Selections range from the value-driven wines that are key for retail and restaurants to work with every day to a few fine and rare Appellations and of course, great grower Champagne. All of the wines pair well with food, camaraderie, and the good-hearted spirit that is Bonhomie.

We love a women-owned business here at Elenteny Imports!

Raise a glass to Eva, Angela, and the Team at Bonhomie Wine Imports

News to Know 

6 Wine Industry Trends to Watch In 2024 | SevenfiftyDaily

This article’s title does not pay homage to its content! Discussing regenerative Viticulture, Labour challenges, selling post-pandemic, and consolidation of industry giants and the emergence of new wineries across the East Coast.

Ships of the Future | Splash.com

Ship Concept 2030: Taking into account regulations, fuels, information technology, seafaring skills, shipyards, and charterers this unique magazine gives a big picture beyond the hype of what is practical for vessels delivering at the start of the next decade.

Texas poised for continued wine success in 2024 The Courier, Montgomery County

The Texas Hill Country is now known by various news sources such as the New York Times and Wine and Food Enthusiast magazine as a major wine destination in the USA.

The Complex Role of Dosage in Sparkling Wine | SevenfiftyDaily   

How exactly does dosage change the sensory profile and produce a more harmonious wine? There are myriad options available when crafting a dosage, each of which will impact the final wine in different ways. Here, researchers and winemakers shed light on this little-discussed winemaking step.