DB Schenker Logistics offers French winegrowers refrigerated ocean freight solution
New service maintains the quality of expensive wine during overseas transportation • Plus special care and monitoring of the cool chain
(Berlin/Essen/Düsseldorf, 21 March 2013) DB Schenker Logistics will launch a new service for high-quality wine from French producers at the ProWein trade fair in Düsseldorf (March 24 to 26). Wine will benefit from an in-house express pick-up service, which will shorten the lead time between wineries and export platforms, and ensure that the valuable and sensitive cargo is less affected by variations in temperature. Whether it’s Bordeaux or Beaujolais, from the Loire or Provence, the wine is protected in special insulated-roof trailers as soon as it is picked up by DB Schenker. At DB Schenker's heat-insulated freight depots, the wine is then stuffed into 15°C refrigerated ocean freight containers ready for export. The express pick-up service is also be used to export premium wine via air freight.
For exports to China, now the world's most important market for French wine, Japan, Korea, Australia and the US, a new LCL (Less Than Container Load) groupage service is also available, using refrigerated containers. The use of these containers also helps to avoid changes in temperature during the voyage across the world's oceans. There are also plans to consolidate shipments of wine and spirits from neighboring Switzerland, Germany, Spain and northern Italy. Today, only very few freight forwarders can operate this kind of dedicated service for wine.
DB Schenker offers five options from its DB SCHENKERsmartbox range for monitoring global freight shipments, and documenting the temperature in the container. The premium option enables real-time monitoring via the internet, using GPS coordinates. Parameters such as temperature, humidity, acceleration force, movement, vibration and inclination angle are continuously monitored. The device reports any attempt to open the container.
DB Schenker is one of the leading logistics providers in France. Its network of 100 offices and an own organization for national procurement and distribution ensure close proximity to the customer, including in all the major wine-producing regions.
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