Weekly Update Week 7 : 12 – 16 February



Weekly Update

Week 7 : 12 – 16 February 2024

600 Cases to Go !
until the departure of our
South Africa to New York container.

Email us quickly to secure your spot 

Operations Update

Have you checked your inventory?

Last year was a tough year overall for the industry.

We are seeing that inventory levels are returning to normal and that there’s a recovery in orders booked at the start of this year. The uptick in LCL (Less than Container Load) services suggests that customers are adapting their ordering patterns to be more flexible and responsive to market conditions, which can help in rightsizing inventory holdings and managing carrying costs.

TTBID Listening Session: Wine Labeling & Advertising of Wine

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) announced virtual public listening sessions about the labeling of wine, distilled spirits, and malt beverages and the proposed requirements to disclose per-serving alcohol and nutritional information, major food allergens, and/or ingredients.   More information about the sessions can be found here 

Sessions will be held on these dates:

February 28, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST
February 29, 2024, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST

New Strikes in France

The French National Federation of Ports and Docks has called for new strike action on February 16, 22, and 27, for all port staff across all ports.  The strike action is part of a nationwide campaign to protest the government’s pension reform policies.

Disruptions at the Port of Antwerp

The Port of Antwerp experienced disruptions due to protests from farmers who barricaded roads around the Port on 13 February.  Protests follow similar action by farmers in France protesting new environmental regulations impacting the profitability of products.  Expect delays to freight handling as Port services recover from the events.

Reminder Elenteny is closed on Presidents Day.

Elenteny Imports and all partnering warehouses will be closed on Monday, February 19th in Observance of Presidents Day.  The Distribution team will be processing orders on Friday,  February 16th for delivery on Tuesday, February 20, or the next available delivery date according to the warehouse schedule.

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: 900 cases
France (FOS) to New York: 900 cases
France (Le Havre) Insulated to New York: 500 cases
Spain to Oakland: 780 cases
Germany to New York: 400 cases  *get in quick
Austria to New York: 565 cases
New Zealand to Oakland: 1100 cases
Italy to Oakland: 1050 cases
South Africa to New York: 600 cases *spots moving fast! 
France to Seattle: 980 cases  
Argentina/Chile to New York:  700 cases for a March Loading
France to Seattle: 980 cases

NEW LANES for Q1: Building New Containers!

Italy to Seattle:  1200 cases
Australia to New York: 1200 cases
Portugal to New York: 1200 cases

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Beverage Trends in 2024 | Cheers.com

Red Sea “New Normal” Activated | Sea Global Logistics

Black History Month: What’s wine got to do with it? | vineprose.com

Why Falanghina Is Winning Over Winemakers | Seven Fifty Daily

On Wine Fraud and Transparency | Wine Spector 

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Cheers, Elenteny Imports