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How Can A Delivery Process Affect The Quality Of Drink?
Monday, 4 November 2019 at 10:22
From the grapevine to your glass, there is quite a journey associated with your bottle of wine. Spirits such as whiskey or vodka, wine or any other beverage are handled with a specific set of beverage logistics standards to make sure that these products are kept at their original quality level throughout the delivery process.
The quality of your drink can be affected by several factors during delivery, such as external temperature, packaging, and proximity to hazardous materials. This being so, freight forwarders have created courier services specialised for the beverage industry.
If you are a beverage trader, it’s important that you hire a transport company with the knowledge and capability to carry out the delivery services that you need.
For example, your transport provider should be able to tell you that even though you can easily fill a 20 foot container with vodka bottles, that doesn’t mean you should. You'll need to leave a lot of unoccupied space due to certain restrictions applied to dangerous goods – because, alcohol is considered a dangerous good.
If you import containers of wine , the process might be even longer. This is because there are very strict regulations concerning wine box placement inside a container. The logistics process of beverages such as wine requires expert analysis and coordination.
Fines and delayed deliveries can result from improper shipping of alcohol. If a forwarder doesn’t follow the standards set for Drink Logistics, your shipment, as well as items near it, can be damaged. It is always best to talk to your forwarder about the specific needs of your product.
Beverage delivery, as with most other industries, benefits from advancements in logistics such as - Demand planning, Software and IT, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Inventory planning, Freight forwarding, Traceability, Cold Chain & Route planning.