Thursday, May 24, 2012

Supply Chain Specialist Gains Exhibition Logistics Contract Again

15,000 Wine Buffs Need Constant Replenishment
Shipping News Feature

HONG KONG – Supply chain provider Barloworld Logistics has been awarded the contract for Hong Kong’s largest bi-annual wine exhibition, Vinexpo Asia Pacific, for the third time courtesy of the event’s French logistics partner W&S Logistics. The contract calls for a professional team of wine logistics experts to manage stock replenishment and the on-site supply of alcohol products to exhibitors. Wines will be stored in optimal temperature controlled conditions and the fragile packaging also means that extra care must be taken of the products.

The major challenge is handling a large number of enquiries from exhibitors in a short period of time. The time sensitive requirements mean that the Barloworld Logistics team in Hong Kong must deliver a co-ordinated and integrated logistics solution for the event. Vinexpo Asia Pacific 2012 will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 29th - 31st of May. In comparison with the last event two years ago, Vinexpo Asia Pacific 2010, this year floor space has been expanded by 25 per cent, with more than 1,000 exhibitors and some 15,000 wine professionals expected to visit the exhibition with Hong Kong considered by many as the world’s leading wine trading hub.

Barloworld Logistics has a team of experienced staff who have for many years been involved in the handling of a wide range of projects including concerts, musicals and exhibitions. In Hong Kong the wine logistics team works closely with Customs to ensure legal compliance for the import and export of wine and spirits. William Tang, Managing Director of Barloworld Logistics’ Far East business commented:

“We are delighted to be working with the organizers of Vinexpo Asia Pacific for the third consecutive event and we are very proud to be part of its continued success in Hong Kong. We have configured a high quality logistics solution for Vinexpo to ensure we can efficiently handle the large volumes of liquor and wine during the three days.”