Weekly Update 13 : 25 March – 29 March 2024

Weekly Update

Week 13 : 25 March – 29 March 2024



We have some space left on our Italy to Oakland container.

Get your orders in Now! Spots are filling fast.

Email sales@elentenyimports.com

Operations Update

Port of Baltimore Collision

Our thoughts are with all people impacted by the collision of the Dali with the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore.  Elenteny’s operations are not directly impacted by this event, but as reported we anticipate disruptions and possible delays to container ship arrivals, as East Coast Ports absorb the traffic that is diverted as investigations continue.

(Photo credit) Baltimore City Fire Department Rescue Team 1

Seattle Lane Suspension

We are announcing the suspension of our Seattle LCL services due to low demand.Low demand to fill our Seattle lane is due to lengthy on-the-water transit times, delays, and additional charges resulting from the Panama Canal restrictions. These factors have led to many of our customers switching their shipping to NY and trucking to Seattle.  FCL shipments direct to Seattle is still an option, reach out to sales@elentenyimports.com

Organic Update

The new USDA rules went into effect on 19 March 2024, and we have been working hard to ensure our compliance with the new program.   We have heard from many of you how confusing and hard it has been to navigate these new rules with your suppliers and we thank you for your patience as we secure our certification.  As many of you know, as the importer of record on our shipments Elenteny must become certified to comply with the program.  We continue to work with the USDA to ensure our compliance.   Watch this Space!

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: 450 cases
France (Le Havre) Insulated to New York: 714 cases  
Spain to Oakland: 650 cases
Italy to Oakland: 650 cases   
Austria to New York: 900 cases
Germany to New York:  200 cases
New Zealand to Oakland: 1000 cases
Portugal to New York: 250 cases

NEW LANES for Q1: Building New Containers!

South Africa to New York 
Australia to New York 
Argentina/Chile to New York:  April/ May loading

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So who is drinking Wine..anyway ?

A recent Study by the Wine Market Council canvased 4,470 U.S. consumers of which 1,584 identified as  wine drinkers.  The report reveals that Baby boomers and millennials are the main consumers of wine across the US – but that importantly millennials on a six-figure income are the core wine drinkers consuming wine more than once a week!

Port of Houston shows import strength in February | AmericanShipper.com

Trends in the U.S. Wine Import Sector | Vinetur.com

ONE  unveils plans to join the 3m teu | Splash.com