Elenteny Imports is expanding Less than Container Load (LCL) services into Seattle.
“We created this new LCL line after noticing a high concentration of customers in the Pacific Northwest absorbing exorbitant trucking charges from Oakland to Seattle,” explains Elenteny Imports CEO, Alexi Cashen. Importers who use LCL can order smaller, more frequent shipments directly from wineries and distilleries abroad. This new LCL lane will allow importers in the Pacific Northwest to ship directly into Seattle, reducing the laid-in-cost of their products while ensuring greater flexibility and control over their inventory.
The new LCL route adds to Elenteny Imports’ list of tailored services from initial pickup at the winery, brewery or distillery, management of all logistics and compliance details, as well as delivery to temperature-controlled warehouses in Seattle, New York, and Oakland.
With the impacts of COVID-19 affecting each of the three tiers of the beverage industry, it is critical for importers to seek out new ways to stay competitive and keep their products in stock. Now with three LCL lines in the United States, Elenteny Imports allows importers to ship smaller amounts of product without tying up funds for nonessential inventory. “Our new LCL route to Seattle allows more importers in the Pacific Northwest to ship exactly what they need,” states Elenteny Imports Founder, Tim Elenteny. “Our services provide importers an opportunity to preserve cash flow and maintain inventory during these uncertain times.” The new LCL route to Seattle expands the premier logistics solutions Elenteny Imports provides, guaranteeing all of the details between initial order and final sale.