When compared to the other bulk food grade liquids that are being transported across the country and around the world, wine is one of the easiest to damage during transportation. The product requires a steady temperature range between 55 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit – a deviation from which can ruin the product thus making it undrinkable.
As the U.S. wine market continues to expand, producers must find ways to maximize transport volume while minimizing costs and spoilage when shipping wine internationally and domestically.
Traditional wine shipping in containers by the case is an expensive solution designed to preserve the product while facilitating retail sales. Shipping wine in consumer-ready bottles ensures that they are ready for sale upon delivery and minimizes the possibility of contamination. However, much higher costs are incurred as a result of the need for additional packing materials to prevent breakage, increased shipping weight, and the greater difficulty of consistent temperature control.
Producers are looking for lower cost options such as Flexi-tanks and food grade tank containers to achieve higher shipping volumes of grape juice and wine at a lower cost and with greater quality control options. However, each method of bulk liquid transportation has its pros and cons, so producers must weigh them carefully in order to decide how to best transport their bulk products.
Stainless steel ISO tank containers are hollowed containers that are a safe and reliable way to transport bulk wine.
FlexiBags (Flexi-tanks) are large single-use bladders that can be transported in standard shipping containers. FlexiBags come sterilized but are intended for disposable after a one-time use.
Both Flexibags and tank containers may be transported on drop-frame chassis. The newest models are being constructed at lighter weights with stronger reinforced necks and frames to provide greater transport stability for bulk liquid loads that have a tendency to shift in transit. In addition, these chassis can be outfitted with refrigeration units and can provide storage options in addition to transport capabilities, which can potentially reduce warehousing costs.
As technological improvements in containers, chassis, and refrigeration evolves, we expect this trend toward Flexi-tanks that offer both quality control and cost-effective transport solutions to wine producers to continue.
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