Our goal is to make
the task easier for wineries, merchants, cooperative cellars and export agents, by arranging their wine & spirits deliveries from France, Italy, Spain and worldwide. Wine and spirits are special commodities whose business is controlled by regulations specific to each country. There are barriers to worldwide alcohol transport. Our job is to anticipate any possible hold ups and manage all the time-consuming regulatory aspects so you don’t have to.
We are freight forwarders
This allows us to arrange and contract, under our responsibility and in our own name, the shipment of goods by any mode on behalf of our customers.
The freight forwarding profession is regulated in its access and its exercise. (Article R1411-1 of the Transport Code). The services that can be offered by a freight forwarder include:
• Consolidated shipment: several smaller shipments are assembled and shipped together to optimize freight rates and the security of the shipments,
• chartering: goods are shipped using a non-scheduled transport service by air, land, or sea,
• City office: the forwarder picks up retail packages or shipments that he entrusts either to common carriers or other freight forwarders,
• shipping organization: the forwarder picks up goods that are being sent from or sent to the country and arranges their delivery with the assistance of one or several common carriers by any mode of transport.
Freight forwarders in France must be registered and are regulated by the French administration. The successful registration of a forwarder is subject to two conditions: professional competence and professional integrity.
The certificate of professional competence, held by Erwan Leteurtre for VignoblExport, distinguishes us from representatives who, unlike freight forwarders, act as simple intermediaries, with no obligation for results and with no civil liability insurance for the goods being transported.