Summer Slowdown in Europe
Unlike much of Europe, TEI never ceases operations during the month of August and we maintain weekly shipments from our key origin points in France, Italy, and Spain.
Trucking and container capacity can be constrained in the beginning of the month as everyone rushes to get orders collected before their holiday breaks. This happens again toward the tail-end of August when many suppliers return from holiday. Please submit POs as far in advance as possible and plan for up to a week in extra-lead time for August sailings as it does take longer for the puzzle pieces to come together overseas.
Pre-planning for Fall Bubbles
If you need sparkling wine available to ship in October, it’s time to start placing those POs now! We’re currently booking West Coast containers for early-October inbound and East Coast containers for mid-September inbound.