New Zealand and South Africa – Space for Q1 & Early Q2
We have several customers booked on both our next New Zealand and South African lanes and we are keen to fill the rest of these Containers. Based on demand we anticipate containers will ship by the end of the quarter, make sure you secure your space on these lower volume lanes.
Need inspiration? check out New Zealand wine growers here and visit this article about South African wine for 2024 of note. Get in touch with our Sales Team to book.
Red Sea Update
The impact of events in the Red Sea is now being seen in the increase in shipping times, increase in blank sailings, limited supply of equipment in some areas, and the surcharges being levied by container operators. Notably, the longer transit times will have a cascading effect on the availability of vessels to operate across some lanes. Some providers have pinpointed the additional time on popular routes from Asia.
While there are multiple challenges to navigate, Elenteny Imports is working closely with our vendors, suppliers, and shippers to put customers first and limit the impact of delays.
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What is California Redemption Value (CRV)?
Consumers pay a California Redemption Value (CRV) fee when they purchase beverages and receive CRV refunds when they redeem containers at a recycling center or retailer.
CRV eligible beverages are packaged in:
Do I have to change my labels/packaging?
California Redemption Value (“CRV”) labeling on beverage packaging (for wine & spirits) is not mandatory until July 1, 2025. January 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025 is the “transition period” when the CRV labeling is “optional” for the newly covered products. Wines and spirits that were filled/bottled and labeled before January 1, 2024 do not require the CRV labeling (they are exempt and will not need the CRV labeling ever).
You should already be discussing these labeling changes with suppliers/manufacturers/producers now. If the products will be bottled and labeled in 2024, you should add the CRV. If the products were already subject to the rules, e.g., beer/cider, then the CRV labeling is still required immediately.
Find out more information here