Liquid logistics company Trans Ocean has won a three year contract to import wines into the UK for Constellation Europe.
Trans Ocean will transport bulk and cased wines from Europe and the new world into the Constellation wine facility in Avonmouth, the largest in Europe.
The Avonmouth facility is now connected to the rail network, since Network Rail and Freightliner set up a scheme to reinstate a section of disused track near Bristol Temple Meads.
The Constellation site now has seven weekly train services that deliver containers from ports across the South East.
Trans Ocean will deliver 8.96 million bottles per week using VinBulk flexitanks.
Two mechanical Mobicon straddle carriers will move containers from train chassis to the holding area and discharge points.
Simon Williams, the senior vice president supply chain of Constellation Wines Australia and Europe said: “The new initiatives enable us to streamline our supply chain operations and reduce carbon emissions. As such, we are extremely happy to endorse and implement the innovative initiatives that Trans Ocean will provide.”
Constellation makes brands such as Hardy’s and Banrock Station.