For more than 20 years, DHL Global Forwarding has been working to make sure that Beaujolais Nouveau, a purple-pink wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France, is poured into glasses across the world on the same day and at the same time. Fermented for just a few weeks then officially released for sale on the third Thursday of November, the wine is intended for immediate drinking. Because of the very tight turnaround times involved - within a span of one week, more than 2 million bottles of have to leave the European Union and be released for consumption one week later - the "Beaujolais Nouveau" operation gets under way as early as June.
Global Forwarding specialists are already negotiating with airlines and reserving firm allocations; specialist teams meanwhile are mobilized in France and the 150 countries where the wine are shipped to. Global Forwarding also handles all necessary administrative, customs and security formalities, including wine and spirits custom clearance. On arrival, Global Forwarding teams are on hand to deliver the wine to the various consumption points so that the whole world can collectively clink their glasses at the same time to celebrate this sweet tradition.
- A crushing equipment (Argentina) - 2,500 freight tons
- Paper mill equipment (Uruguay) - 120,000 freight tons
- Windmills (Uruguay, Chile, Brazil) - 126,000 freight tons (combined)