“Maritime shipments have always been the determining factor in the development of Hennessy. We want to ensure the sustainability of our business on every level, from the vine to the glass The innovative and planet-friendly solutions developed by NEOLINE, resonate with the adventurous DNA of the company and will allow us to significantly reduce our atmospheric emissions and work to protect biodiversity.”
LAURENT BOILLOT, President of Jas Hennessy & Co
This new initiative represents a first step in Jas Hennessy & Co’s collaboration with NEOLINE. It is part of the launch of its transatlantic pilot line that is scheduled to be operational in 2023, with one ship departing on a monthly basis. The shipping service developed by NEOLINE is an innovative combination of economic and ecological performance.
Crews trained in the fine handling of the vessels, sail optimized sailboats benefiting from the technological advances (particularly in weather routing) at a commercial speed of 11 knots. This allows for a unique, competitive and sustainable service that fits into the current reality of logistics chains.
“We are very proud that Jas Hennessy & Co, one of France’s leading exporters to the United States, has chosen our environmentally friendly shipping solution to strengthen its approach in reducing its environmental impact. Our commitment to maritime heritage, the catalyst of innovation from which our project is based, unites us around fundamental values. Jas Hennessy & Co’s participation in the pilot line represents a first important step in our collaboration which will be extended to the future of the transatlantic market.”
JEAN ZANUTTINI, Chairman of NEOLINE
The leader in Cognac, the Maison Hennessy has shone around the world with its exceptional know-how for more than 250 years. Built on founder Richard Hennessy’s spirit of conquest, the brand is present in more than 160 countries. Based in the heart of the Charente region, Hennessy is also a steadfast pillar of the regional economy. The House’s success and longevity are rooted in the excellence of its cognacs, each of which is born of a unique process of transmission of know-how from generation to generation. The first spirits house to be certified ISO 14001, Hennessy unites its capacity for innovation and the support of all of its partners to protect this exceptional area. As a crown jewel of the LVMH Group, Hennessy is a major contributor to French international trade, with 99% of production sold in export, and a worldwide ambassador for the French art de vivre.