Wine Transport

ASF Wine Transport: Leading Bulk Wine Shipping Solutions

Utilizing the only North American-made Flexitank, ASF Global Logistics offers unparalleled quality, cost-effectiveness, and custom bulk wine shipping solutions, ensuring your wine arrives safely and efficiently. Explore our expertise in navigating the complexities of wine logistics and secure your cargo today.

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The Challenges of Wine Transport

Let's face it, transporting wine is a complicated affair filled with a myriad of challenges. Fluctuations in temperature, the long journey from vineyard to glass, and the high value of the cargo all contribute to the stress and risks involved. These challenges aren't just headaches; they can lead wine shippers to costly insurance claims and even spoilage of valuable cargo. Whether it's white wine that can't handle higher temperatures or red wine that may be affected by lower temperatures, maintaining a stable environment is crucial.

Flexitanks: The Innovative Solution in Bulk Wine Shipping

In the complex world of bulk wine transport, Flexitanks emerge as a groundbreaking solution that simplifies logistics and ensures the safe, efficient movement of your valuable cargo. With over two decades of experience in freight forwarding, ASF specializes in leveraging Flexitanks to provide unmatched quality, integrity, and customer satisfaction. Our services go beyond mere transportation of wine; we offer an efficient supply chain, and compliant storage facilities, and adhere to all necessary standards and regulations, making us a trusted partner in navigating the intricacies of wine logistics. In this guide, we delve into why Flexitanks are the go-to option for bulk wine shipping and how ASF Global's unparalleled services can make the process seamless and worry-free.
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Maximize Your Savings on Wine Shipping

Cut down your wine shipping costs effectively with Flexitanks. Our state-of-the-art system minimizes your freight charges and slashes loading and unloading time by up to 90% compared to ISO tanks or IBC totes and drums. Each shipment becomes a new avenue for savings. Explore the financial advantages Flexitanks can offer to your wine transport.
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Simplified Wine Handling

Flexitanks come equipped with 3-inch cam lock valves, the same valves that are on ISO Tanks and Tanker Trucks, making it a breeze to manage your wine shipments both at origin and destination. With a versatile capacity range from 6,500 to 24,000 liters, Flexitanks offer a secure and efficient solution for transporting bulk wine.
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Tailored Protection

Whether you're shipping red, white, or rosé, Flexitanks are perfectly suited for all types of wine. ASF Flexitanks provide a reliable and straightforward protective solution that ensures your wine arrives at its destination in optimal condition, meeting all required standards.

Meeting the Needs of Your Wine

Our specialized 3-Tank Flexitank reefer system is ideal for wines that require specific temperature-controlled environments. Whether you're transporting sparkling wine that needs a colder setting or a red wine that requires medium to high-temperature conditions, our Flexitanks meet all temperature needs.

Optimal Design for Effective Shipping

Flexitanks offer a superior alternative to ISO tanks for wine transport in several key ways. They are constructed from high-quality, multi-layer materials that are both recyclable and easier to clean, making them a more eco-friendly option. Additionally, their larger carrying capacity—up to 24,000 liters—provides a more cost-effective solution for bulk shipments.

The Versatility of ASF's 3-Tank Flexitank System

ASF’s innovative 3-Tank Flexitank System takes wine shipping to the next level by allowing up to 24,000 liters of wine in three separate Flexitanks to fit into a single 40-foot container. This maximizes space while ensuring the safe and efficient transport of different wine varieties. The Flexitanks are meticulously crafted to meet high standards of durability and provide robust protection against common shipping risks like temperature fluctuations and lengthy transport times. The system's versatility is its standout feature: it enables the shipment of up to three different types of wine in one go, simplifying logistics and reducing shipping complexities. Whether you're a vineyard aiming to broaden your market or a distributor looking to move a diverse range of wines, ASF Global's 3-Tank Flexitank System offers a groundbreaking solution in bulk wine transport.

Global Wine Shipping Solutions

ASF is uniquely positioned to serve wine importers and exporters in their bulk wine shipping needs on a global scale. Leveraging our extensive network of partners and state-of-the-art logistics solutions, we specialize in transporting wine from key production regions including Chile, France, Italy, California, Argentina, Australia, and beyond. Our comprehensive service portfolio includes everything from custom brokerage to tailored cargo insurance options, ensuring your wine is transported under optimal conditions and in compliance with all required standards. Trust ASF for the seamless and efficient transport of your valuable wine inventory across the globe.

A Leader in Wine Transport

ASF delivers unparalleled quality and accessibility for your bulk wine transport needs. Leveraging our relationships with nine of the world's largest ocean carriers, we provide global reach coupled with reliable and timely deliveries. Your wine deserves the best, and ASF is committed to delivering just that. For a seamless, efficient, and reliable wine storage and shipping experience, contact us today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does ASF address environmental sustainability?
We are an environmentally aware business that focuses on working with customers to help them reduce the impact of their supply chain on the environment. This is accomplished by supporting ocean carriers that prioritize sustainability and green, climate-friendly initiatives including reducing waste, pollution, and emissions.
Who do we contact when we need support?
Contact your dedicated account manager who is always ready to provide you with personalized support and care.
How do you handle issues or problems that arise during shipping?
We’re responsive and proactive, ready to keep your supply chain on track. If there’s an issue of any kind we’re ready to review it and determine the best way to resolve it.
What are LCL and FCL shipments and how do they differ?
LCL stands for Less-Than-Container Load, a shipping option where multiple customers' goods share space in a single container. It's ideal for smaller shipments that don't require the use of an entire container. FCL, or Full Container Load, is when you rent an entire container for your shipment, making it more suitable for large volumes of goods. The primary differences lie in cost, efficiency, and the level of control you have over the shipping process. FCL is often more cost-effective per unit, offers increased security, and provides greater control over the shipment. LCL, on the other hand, offers flexibility and can be more cost-effective for smaller shipments. Both options come with their own set of advantages, and ASF Global specializes in providing tailored solutions for each.
Do your rate quotes include all surcharges and additional fees?
Our rates are transparent. They include all known surcharges and clearly outline what costs are included in a quote. We stand fully behind our rate quotes.
What type of insurance coverage is available from ASF?
Cargo insurance ensures property while in transit against loss or damage arising from perils associated with the navigation of sea or air and subsequent land and inland waterways.
Do you assist with navigating all relevant regulations and have a clear process for customs clearance?
Yes, ASF has a complete customs brokerage team that is prepared to navigate your customs clearance quickly and effectively.
How do you track shipments and provide updates?
You can rely on our freight technology platform to provide you with complete, detailed milestone visibility of your shipments from origin booking to door delivery including live updates.