Vine introduces Hong Kong air freight shipments


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Vine – Liv-ex's  specialist storage and transport solution for the fine wine trade – is now offering air freight shipments to Hong Kong. The new service will be in operation from April 2012, with the aim of making trading more convenient for Liv-ex’s Asian-based members. 

The door-to-door service is priced at a competitive 55GBP (HK$ 669) per case, with no minimum charge or quantity. 

Stock is held in temperature-controlled conditions in LCB Tilbury and at Jebsen in Hong Kong, with delivery to addresses in Hong Kong using temperature-controlled vehicles. 

•Door-to-door service

•Simple, transparent flat-rate price of 55GBP (HK$ 669) per case

•No minimum charge or quantity

•Temperature control – both warehousing and Hong Kong delivery

•Full warehousing services – such as photography and labeling

•Insurance available 

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 The price excludes insurance, which can be provided at a rate of 0.5% of the insurable value. The total insurable value must be quoted to Vine by the customer in GBP before shipment. 

Delivery charges to outlying islands (Discovery Bay, Ma Wan, Tung Chung, etc.) may incur an extra charge. In addition, temperature-controlled delivery cannot be guaranteed when delivering to outlying islands. Staircase charges might apply starting from the second floor onwards. Normal parking, tunnel fees, gate pass and registration fees will be charged on an actual basis. 

5 thoughts on “Vine introduces Hong Kong air freight shipments

  • March 29, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Good news for customers everywhere, with such a convenient link between London and Hong Kong we’re seeing wine become a more truly global market. Do you expect this to have an impact on market values, in particular:

    a)The premium prices paid for wines with good provenance in the far east.
    b)The prices Liv-Ex sees in the UK

    Naturally I have my own expectations but I’d be fascinated to hear your thoughts

  • April 12, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Exciting news for Asians mostly for Hong Kong people. The thing that is making me more comfortable is door to door service.

  • June 1, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I agree with Sue. Wine is becoming one of the more popular catchphrases in the global market. And it’s a good thing that London is exporting their wine brand to the far east, as they have created some of the finest wines in the world. They just have to be extra careful when delivering those. They need to be sure those crates are strapped well to avoid broken wine bottles.

  • September 23, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    That’s a great service to have in Hong Kong. However, airfreight shipments are really expensive. I still don’t understand why cellars and wine importers don’t use more often LCL reefer services like to Hong Kong like the one offered by this Spanish company.

  • February 11, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I agree with all the comments, this is good news for all customers. It’s amazing how freight services are enabling local products to be accessible in a variety of locations all of the world.

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