Flexitanks are suitable for the transport of liquid food and chemicals (non-IMO). Popular export products, such as oil, wine, latex and glycerine are already frequently shipped in flexitanks. “From strategic locations in Europe and Africa, flexitanks can be shipped to destinations worldwide”, Van de Vorle explains. “The huge advantage is that flexitanks are for single use only. Therefore, a return load is not required and customers benefit from favourable rates based on one way use.”
Moreover, flexitanks have a capacity up to 24,000 litres, so the payload is significantly higher compared to alternative forms of transport, such as IBCs and drums. It leads to cost savings and a reduced number of transport movements. Moreover, there is no risk of contamination due to the single use. It is also an environmentally friendly way of transport, as flexitanks are fully recyclable.
Flexitanks are a welcome supplement to the current activities of Van den Bosch. Van de Vorle: “Our intermodal activities have seen a strong growth. We now belong to the top ten of bulk transporters in the European market. Next to that, we opened sites in Dubai, Cape Town and Tema (Ghana) over the last few years and expanded our intermodal fleet. By offering flexitanks, we want to further develop our intermodal activities with a focus on Europe and Africa.”
More info: www.vandenbosch.com/flexitanks.