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Advantages of Flexitank in Short Road Transport

Views: 320     Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2022-03-02      Origin: Site


Compared with road tanker, Flexitank has got obvious advantages in short road transport of non-hazardous bulk liquid, especially that it can help to reduce logistics cost remarkably.


Flexitank is one-trip disposable package designed for non-hazardous bulk liquid transport within 20ft GP container, after liquid discharge, there is no cleaning cost. Road tankers must be thoroughly cleaned before re-use. If cleaning has not been done properly, cargo residue left on the inner surface of the tank would contaminate commodity in the next shipment. Use Flexitank to transport liquid commodities could effectively avoid the risk of cross-contamination. Moreover, used flexitanks do not need to be cleaned, and are easy to be disposed with low cost. All these benefits could help enterprises to save their expense in used package cleaning and disposal.


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A 20ft GP container equipped with a Flexitank, unlike road tanker which is constrained by limited supply, distribution among different regions, is more flexible and more suitable for road-rail-sea multimodal transport, and can increase logistics efficiency significantly. With this solution, shippers only need to pay for single trip freight, save the cost of tanker return freight.


In the following case, containerized transport with flexitank has brought the user a significant cost saving in logistics, used package cleaning and disposal.


Every month, chemical factory A deliver 760 tons of latex to destination B. Transportation was done with road tankers before, and 38 deliveries would be issued per month, round trip distance is 20kms each time.


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With Road tanker, 38 deliveries per month, expenses for each time are roughly as bellows:


Packaging Pattern
Rental Expense/day(USD) Transport Charge of 20kms(USD)

Cleanin

gcharge/time(USD)

Maintenance

charges/time(USD)

Total

expenses/time(USD)

Road Tanker 25 12 470 23 530


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With Flexitank, 38 deliveries per month, expenses for each time are roughly as bellows:


Packaging Pattern

Packing

Expenses/set

(USD)

Rental

Expense/day

(USD)

Fitting/set

(USD)

Discharging/set

(USD)

Transport Charges of 20kms

(USD)

Disposal Costs/set

(USD)

Total

expenses/time

(USD)

Flexitank with Container 235 3 24 15 12 31 320


Using containers and flexitanks to replace road tankers, company A saves USD7, 980/month, with a 40% decrease of their cost. That also means a cost-saving of USD 95,760 per year for company A.


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