Since 1844 JF Hillebrand dedicated their expertise exclusively to the logistics of wine, spirits, and beer. You will find us in every major wine, beer and spirit export and import wine country in the world. Today more than 1200 professionals in 43 offices all over the world put that experience to work for our clients, by taking care of the smooth flow of beverages day after day.

The Hillebrand Group operates a global portfolio of specialist logistics companies, across a range of industry sectors. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, the Hillebrand Group’s companies are present in 78 countries around the world.

Trans Ocean

Trans Ocean


Customer information following the Chile earthquake - 04 Mar 2010

Friday 5th March

We can now confirm our office is operative. However we have suffered some I.T technical issues, which will hopefully be resolved asap.

Wednesday 3rd March

Latest Update: The below update was received overnight from our colleagues in Chile.

Although the situation continues to improve in Chile, there has not been much progress since Tuesday.

We have had confirmed that our office building has not suffered any major structural damage. A few security checks are still in order: water pipes, electric wirings, smoke detectors, but will only be conducted when power has been re-instated. This should happen today - 3rd March, which means that our staff could be back at work on Thursday 4th March (still to be confirmed).

It is only then that we will know whether our local computer servers are working or not and they were thrown about in the quake. We will invoke appropriate contingencies as may be required once this is known.

The port of Valparaiso is working 90% of its capacity, but San Antonio is only partially operational, many areas of the port still without power. The international road is open with Argentina. The Shipping Lines have advised they intend to maintain their schedules at both ports, but delays are to be expected. Calls are cancelled in the southern ports, but this does not affect the wine shipments. Export loadings will be limited to containers already in the stacking area.

Our office is currently working to establish the status of orders at the port awaiting shipment. Severe disruptions are to be expected for future shipments in the coming weeks and a lot of wineries located south of Santiago are reporting serious damage.

We will issue more information as it becomes available.




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