Q1 Red Sea and Panama Canal Surcharges
Below, are the final numbers for the Q1 surcharges, we are happy to let you know that they are significantly below our initial guidance. These charges will show as a separate line item(s) on your billing statement.
For FCL shipments the charges will be per container.
(*) The Panama Canal Surcharge is effective for all shipments departing on or after Jan 1st, 2024.
(#) The Red Sea Emergency Charge is effective on all ships departing on or after Feb 1st, 2024
Green Shipping with Grain de Sail
We are pleased to partner with Grain de Sail to provide a green shipping option to our customers.
In January 2024, Grain de Sail launched its second cargo sailboat operating shipping routes between Europe and the Americas. The entire voyage offers the lowest carbon footprint of all cross-Atlantic routes to ship your wine.
Their second cargo sailboat is specially designed to ensure the integrity of the wine during the voyage, with stable temperatures and Hygrometry.
photo credit : easyride via Grain de Sail
The next sailing is slated for 15 March arriving in New York in late March to early April. If you have between 1- 4 pallets of wine you and you would like to ship please reach out to our Sales Team for a quote.
Get your Booking in by 9 February to secure your spot on this maiden voyage.
More information on grain de sail can be found here.
French Road Blocks and Port Strike Action
Agricultural workers protesting working conditions have blocked key roadways resulting in delays and disruption to transport networks in and around Paris.
Additionally, Dockworkers at French Ports have announced strike action which will slow and or shut Port activity from February 5 to 7 February 2024, and again on 9 February 2024.