TRANSPORTATION IN TANK CONTAINERS AND FLEXITANKS

TRANSPORTATION IN TANK CONTAINERS AND FLEXITANKS

Delivery of the bulk cargoes in tank containers and flexitanks has become an integral part of our everyday work. For the years of operation, we have accumulated the unique experience at the market of delivery of bulk cargoes in the specialized containers. The basic terms are provided below that will allow you to become acquainted with the basic peculiarities and specifications of tank containers and flexitanks.

FLEXITANKS

  • This is the especial equipment – watertight multiwall bag of 21-25,000 liters in the volume to transport the liquid freights,
  • Before the loading, it is installed in the standard 20’ container and is filled with the product by means of pumps. We provide the availability and the installment for the regular delivery of liquid freights,
  • The standard weight is up to 24-25 tons, in order not to exceed the permitted pressure on the side walls of the 20’ container,
  • It is applicable EXCLUSIVELY for NOT HAZARDOUS freights,
  • It is of one-time use and is delivered in one end. After the unloading, it can be rolled up easily and utilized. While empty and rolled up, it occupies 0.25 m3 and weights 60 kg.
  • Our flexitanks are of high quality, certified and insured in the EU, as well as accepted for the use by the most part of the leading world’s factories.
  • If there is a necessity, the flexitanks can be heated up during the loading by means of special cushion installed below the flexitank, which is filled with the hot water or steam. It allows adding the heat to the product at the level of 3…4 degrees Celsius to the initial temperature.

ADVANTAGES AND ECONOMY:

  • The cost of flexitank, as a rule, is lower than of any other pack – IBC vat capacities, barrels and so on,
  • The amount of the freight available to be delivered by means of tank containers is bigger than with any other package,
  • The cost of delivery using flexitanks is multiple times lower than transportation in the tank containers where the delivery cost includes the returning of the empty tanks and their washing,
  • Some world’s producers offer their products only in the liquid state. Thus, transportation in flexitanks opens bigger possibilities,
  • You don’t need to have the storehouse for the packed goods.

 

THE MAIN PRODUCTS TO BE DELIVERED IN FLEXITANKS

FOODS:

  • juice concentrates, juices, syrups, and wine,
  • plant, animal, and pharmaceutical oils,
  • liquid sorbitol,
  • glucose, fructose,
  • sweeteners,
  • molasses,
  • malt, etc.

CHEMICAL PRODUCTS

• basic, technical, and lubricating oils, technical additives and supplements,

• plasticizers,

• drilling fluid additives,

• synthetic resins,

• waxes,

• detergents, emulsions,

• glycerin,

• some types of paint, ink,

• fertilizers,

• latex,

• transformer oils,

• alkaloids, etc.

This is the short list of the main goods that are actively transported in the world using flexitanks. The most part of NOT HAZARDOUS goods are capable of being delivered in flexitanks, but we need to see the security maps for the specific good to say for sure (MSDS).

TANK CONTAINER

This is especial 20’- or 23’-feet container for liquids that is intended for transportation and storing of various kinds of liquids and liquefied gasses.

It is a container consisting of the frame (frame elements according to ISO standard), the tank completed with various devices capable of unloading under the influence of gravity or under the pressure. Some products require specific modifications of tank containers

  • The capacity of containers is 21-25,000 liters (20’) or 31,000 liters (23’),
  • The weight of the product depends on its specific gravity (the attitude of the weight towards its density = kg per liter),
  • Is filled at least at 80% according to the safety precautions,
  • It is applicable for both safe and hazardous freights,
  • It is equipped with the system of the steam warm up (in ports and during the unload),
  • Tanks with the electric heating for the constant keep up of the temperature work only for the scheme road transportation + sea transportation. The railway does not have such possibility, as a rule.
  • We deal with several Baltic ports and in St. Petersburg with the possibility to wash up and heat up the containers.
  • We do regular deliveries and one-time transportation in one end.