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

News stories

Latest news from the bulk logistics and shipping industry

Read about how Trans Ocean is engaging our customers and international markets by leading the world of bulk liquid transportation.


Trans Ocean leads the way in flexitank safety initiative - 01 Aug 2012

Trans Ocean becomes the first company to fully comply with the COA recommended Code of Practice for flexitanks.

Malaysian factory passed ISO 22000 audit

Malaysian factory passed ISO 22000 audit - 01 Jan 2012

On track for 2012 targets for all factories to be ISO 22000 certified


Trans Ocean's Chinese factory now certified with HACCP - 01 Jun 2011

Certified HACCP, a complete food safety & quality management system applied to manufacturing.


Progress made on key flexitank issues - 20 May 2011

Changes to the flexitank code of practice will benefit the long term future of the flexitank industry.

Bureau Veritas certified

HACCP certification for manufacturing - 11 Jan 2011

Trans Ocean gains HACCP accreditation for manufacturing in Malaysia

trans ocean truck logo

Trans Ocean offer enhanced service options through new wider global network - 25 Oct 2010

Integrating our bulk services into the existing Hillebrand Group office network has given us access to a far wider range of markets.


Trans Ocean gains kosher status for flexitanks - 02 Sep 2010

Trans Ocean, a global leader in bulk liquid logistics are pleased to announce that they have gained kosher certification for their flexitanks.


Constellation endorse Trans Ocean flexitanks for bulk wine - 09 Aug 2010

Trans Ocean to handle all wine imports into Constellation Europe’s UK facility – the largest of its kind in Europe


London International Wine Fair - Bulk wine shipping - 24 May 2010

Opportunities for the wine supply chain


Customer information following the Chile earthquake - 04 Mar 2010

The Hillebrand Group office should be up and running for today, pending all safety checks.


End-to-end logistics

Trans Ocean is known for our end-to-end logistics service:

  • Supply & fit
  • Loading
  • Transfer to port
  • Shipping
  • Transfer to receiver
  • Unloading
  • Recycling

Peace of mind from factory to destination.

  Get a quote now  

Technical questions?

View our Frequently Asked Questions


Comic Relief

 The Red Nose Wine Story