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Spirits High in Drinks Sector                                                                                     EMCS Implementation Vital for
As retail supply chains turn their thoughts towards Christmas, the alcohol business has been
                                                                                                                  Alcohol, Tobacco and Oil Products
undergoing a small frenzy of logistics contracting. Geodis Calberson, the UK arm of the French logistics
                                                                                                                  Following the launch of the Excise Movement and Control
solutions provider, has launched Geodis Wine Logistics as a specialist area within the logistics division.
                                                                                                                  System (EMCS), on 1 April 2010, companies trading
Geodis is already the number one logistics provider to the French beer, wine and spirits industries,
                                                                                                                  tobacco, alcohol or oil products have only six months left
with clients including Pernod Ricard, Moet & Chandon, Bacardi and Verve Cliquot, while existing UK
                                                                                                                  until the scheme becomes mandatory in the UK. AEB
clients include Direct Wines and Adnams. Gary Hubbard, Director of UK Logistics, points out that with
                                                                                                                  (International) Ltd is offering registered consignors and
Geodis’ reach to all the major Old and New World wine producing nations, Geodis can offer end-to-end
                                                                                                                  operators of bonded warehouses four unique, user-friendly
solutions, which also allow producers to collaborate on supply chain while still competing on product.
                                                                                                                  solutions to handle EMCS, each featuring a proven range
   Elsewhere, Norbert Dentressangle Transport Services has been appointed by leading French fine wine
                                                                                                                  of functions.
specialists Nicolas to provide a bespoke UK transport solution for its 80 UK retail outlets. Following its
                                                                                                                      Designed to replace the current paper-based system,
acquisition and rebranding of several Oddbins stores in the UK, Nicolas wanted to steer away from the
                                                                                                                  EMCS is a computerized structure for recording in real-
dedicated distribution solution it had inherited. It sought a move towards a more tailored service, which
                                                                                                                  time the movement of excise goods between EU member
could cost-effectively handle its high-value wines with precision, via a shared-user network. From the
                                                                                                                  states, which have not yet been released for consumption,
main Nicolas warehouse, in Paris, Norbert Dentressangle makes more than 3000 collections a year of
                                                                                                                  and for which excise duties have yet to be paid. From
pre-assembled store orders, which are packed into roll cages for enhanced security and protection. Loads
                                                                                                                  1 January 2011, EMCS will replace the paper document
are delivered directly into the Specialist Services depot, in Rochester, where they are consolidated into full
                                                                                                                  that must currently accompany such movements (the
trailer deliveries. The flexible service can also manage peak Christmas trading effectively.
                                                                                                                  Administrative Accompanying Document, or AAD) with
   As part of the customized service, the transport specialist makes deliveries to Nicolas outlets using
                                                                                                                  an electronic document (the e-AAD). Each of AEB
a two-person team, ensuring that customers receive the premium wines in pristine condition. Because
                                                                                                                  (International) Ltd’s solutions allows the user to discharge
of local restrictions, deliveries are also scheduled for specific times at several stores in central London.
                                                                                                                  any e-AAD, regardless of the member state in which it
Following delivery, the empty roll cages are collected, consolidated into full trailer loads at Rochester,
                                                                                                                  was submitted. AEB (International) Ltd’s dedicated EMCS
and transported to Paris on the return leg.
                                                                                                                  solutions are
   Also, London City Bond, the UK’s largest dedicated wine and spirits logistics provider, has secured a
                                                                                                                  • EMCS||XPRESS – an affordable online solution without
contract with luxury retailer Fortnum and Mason. Under the agreement, London City Bond will store fine
                                                                                                                     any IT investment. Ideal for the quick discharge of
wines for Fortnum and Mason at its Vinotheque facility, in Staffordshire. Jeff Stanton, non-executive
                                                                                                                     e-AADs and the occasional submission of e-AADs.
Chairman at London City Bond, says: “We are delighted to have secur
				
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Description: As retail supply chains turn their thoughts towards Christmas, the alcohol business has been undergoing a small frenzy of logistics contracting. Geodis Calberson, the UK arm of the French logistics solutions provider, has launched Geodis Wine Logistics as a specialist area within the logistics division. Geodis is already the number one logistics provider to the French beer, wine and spirits industries, with clients including Pernod Ricard, Moet & Chandon, Bacardi and Verve Cliquot, while existing UK clients include Direct Wines and Adnams. Elsewhere, Norbert Dentressangle Transport Services has been appointed by leading French fine wine specialists Nicolas to provide a bespoke UK transport solution for its 80 UK retail outlets.
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