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Elenteny Imports Announces a New Less Than Container Load Route to Seattle


New LCL Route Provides a More Cost-Efficient Way to Maintain Inventory and Cash Flow

NEW YORK, NY, September 16, 2020 – Elenteny Imports, an industry leader in freight forwarding, compliance and logistics for importers of wine, spirits and beer, 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.  

About Elenteny Imports – 

Founded in 2010, Elenteny Imports is a B2B logistics company servicing US Importers and wine, beer and spirits brands looking for a modern approach to alcohol distribution in the US.  Elenteny helps hundreds of companies navigate the three-tier system to easily expand their market reach, guaranteeing all of the details between initial order and final sale, allowing importers and brands to focus on what makes them grow:  sourcing and sales. 

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