How to transport wine

Wine transport

The transport of wine and its packaging form will depend mainly on the volumes and place of origin or destination where its logistics took place since factors such as humidity, light and temperature changes, can seriously affect its properties.

There are two ways to ship wine: bottled and bulkand for each of them there are several options for transport.

Bottled wine

Bottled wine is one of the most common ways to transport wine from one place to another, whether national or international in one of the following ways:

Full container

Packed in pallets it has an approximate capacity to move from 12,000 to 13,000 bottles.

LCL Container

Ideal for shipping small quantities such as sending samples anywhere in the world.

Air transport

Mainly used for urgent shipments such as samples for customers, stock for fairs, tastings or any delivery you wish to make in the minimum time.

Wine in bulk

This shipping method is generally used for large volumes, helping to reduce costs and risks.

Flexitank / Flexitank

It is a disposable polypropylene bag installed in a standard 20-foot shipping container, has an efficient and safe marine transport system of bulk liquids that allows to transport between 10,000 and 24,000 liters installed in a container of standard 20-foot transport. More about the flexitanks here.


They are reusable steel tanks framed in a standard 20′ CONTAINER structure (being reusable need to be cleaned between shipments). More about the Isotanks here.

Bulk wine transported by sea is less at risk of temperature variations than that transported in bottles due to volume.

In addition, by not transporting an extremely fragility material such as glass bottles and their respective paper labels, the risk of damage, stains and breakage in the goods is considerably reduced.

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