The Tank Container Benefits

Since the early 1980's the use of ISO tank containers has increased tremendously. Several factors account for this increase:

  • Improved safety
  • Preservation of the environment
  • Portability
  • Cost effectiveness
  • The benefits of a multi-modal transport system: road/rail/sea
  • Door-to-door transportation reducing product handling and eliminating multi-transfer processes
  • Global acceptance

Advantages over alternate methods of transport (drums, tank trucks and trailers) include:

  • Reduction in the amount of handling resulting in minimal risk of product contamination and product loss
  • Secondary packaging costs eliminated (i.e. drum disposal)
  • Faster transfer at ports and terminals
  • Convenient storage option at destination
  • The ready use of conventional container handling equipment already in place
  • The stainless steel barrel can easily be cleaned and utilized for different products
  • Optimization of product shipment in bulk vs. smaller quantities