Weekly Update Week 4 : 22 – 26 January 2024




Weekly UpdateWeek 4 : 22 – 26 January 2024



Thinking of shipping between  30 – 230 cases from Portugal to New York arriving in February 2024.

 Our next container is nearly full.  Email us now to secure your spot. First in !


Operations Update

Emergency Surcharges’ latest update.. some GOOD news
We wanted to provide you with an important update regarding the Red Sea emergency surcharges.  After successful negotiations, we are pleased to inform you that the originally anticipated surcharges of approximately ~$1.75 per case have been revised down.

The new range for these surcharges will now be between 35 cents to 90 cents per case. These charges will be effective for all shipments sailing on or after February 1st.  We will keep you updated as soon as we have more details.

New Rail Strike in Germany  
Germany rail workers will strike again this week.  The strike started on 23 January 2024 and is expected to be in operation until January 29, 2024.  Expect flow-on impacts on freight and container movements.  More information here.

Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Hearing: Red Sea
The US FMC will hold a public hearing on February 7, 2024, to examine how conditions in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden regions are impacting commercial shipping & global supply chains.  More information can be found here.

National Organic Program *NOP* Update
USDA’s National Organic Program starts on 19 March 2024. There is no wiggle room under the NOP.  If you import wine with the words ‘Organic’ anywhere on the label you must be able to provide certification documents for each wine.  Ask us a question here.

Building Containers | LCL 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: 635 cases
France (FOS) to New York: 740 cases
France (Le Havre) Insulated to New York : 935. * New Dry Lane
Spain to Oakland: 880 cases
Germany to New York: 750 cases
Portugal to New York: 230 cases
Austria to New York: 800 cases
New Zealand to Oakland: 1100 cases
Italy to Oakland: 1100 * new 
South Africa to New York: 600 cases    
France to Seattle: 980 cases  

NEW LANES for Q1: Building New Containers!

Italy to Oakland: 1100 *new
Australia to New York: 1200 cases
Argentina/Chile to New York: 1200 cases
Italy to Seattle: 1200 cases

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       The Wine Heiresses Apparent | The NY Times (PW)
       The End of Large Wine | The Guardian 
       Australian Wine Awaits New Passport to China | Wine Spector
       French Coffee And Wine Cargo Yacht Completes Atlantic Voyage | Gcaptain.com

       Getting the USA Organic Seal Costs time and Money, but it can open doors to a growing market

       Cape diversions see shipping emissions soar | Splash 247.com


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