Vinocité: Meetings Dedicated to the Wine Sector in La Réunion

November 19th, 2018

Vinocité, wine and champagne trade fair organized on the island of Reunion, has just closed after three days of meetings and exchanges between the professionals specialized in the wine sector. Bolloré Logistics participated as a Platinum Sponsor at this show, the first meeting of its kind organized in La Réunion, held at the Cité des Arts in Saint-Denis.

​The show has kept its promises. It hosted major winemakers and major players in the sector, distributors and companies in the hotel and restaurant industry. Clients and partners invited by Bolloré Logistics were present at the official opening party. During his speech, Dimitri Bouget, Director of the Réunion-Mayotte zone, reminded the local implantation acquired by the company all along the years in this region of the world. He said to be "Proud, on behalf of Bolloré Logistics, to participate in the development of this sector in the dynamic La Reunion. And to work alongside the local companies in the management of their transport, their customs and their logistics, essential on an island territory."

Bolloré Logistics, a leader in transport and logistics in these overseas territories, has been supporting industrial groups and SMEs from all sectors for nearly 50 years in this part of the world, benefiting more than 1,600 customers.

Today, Bolloré Logistics Réunion has 140 employees, two agencies at airports and ports in this French overseas territory of 850,000 inhabitants. Most of its activity is focused on import-export exchanges with the French metropolis. A volume of activity representing 20,000 containers and 6,000 tons of air freight per year. Bolloré Logistics Réunion has 10,000 sqm of storage space and is recognized by the customs as an authorized economic operator.

Bolloré Logistics seized the opportunity of this show to organize a round table dedicated to wine and spirits transport solutions alongside the specialized logistics subsidiary of AMC wine, especially from metropolitan France to meet the customers and professionals of La Réunion. The discussions made it possible to present the short circuit specificities of wine logistics and fresh products for catering. And to remember the constraints in terms of safety and temperature control essential to ensure the integrity and durability of the products transported. A focus was also devoted to the management of customs aspects. Indeed, Reunion Island has specific customs regulations on wines and spirits products.

The show also opened its doors to the public who came in large numbers for this event.
A success for this first edition.

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