A FLEXITANK OVERVIEW

The most economical way to ship your bulk liquid cargo

Flexitanks are the result of a military project that aimed to create a more efficient solution to existing options for bulk liquid transportation. And as flexitanks have evolved with time and altered the shipping landscape, a simple comparison is enough to highlight the tremendous benefits of flexitanks.

OCEAN TANKER

Lowest Cost
ocean tanker
  • Cheap sea leg but expensive door to door delivery from bulk
  • Survey costs
  • Not available in ports without bulk facilities
  • Require bulk facilities each end of leg
  • Many pump transfers
  • Storage costs if arrival not on time
  • Numerous transfers increase risk of contamination to product

FLEXITANKS

Low Cost
Flexitank filled techno tanks
  • Low weight of flexitank causes higher payloads and lower freight costs
  • Available in remote areas
  • Low positioning costs
  • Easy load and discharge
  • Foldable – significant reduction in storage cost when empty
  • Always new, no risk of contamination

ISO TANKS

High Cost
iso tank container3
  • Expensive equipment – high rental costs compared with flexitank
  • Requires return load to be economic which is not always possible
  • Not always available in remote areas
  • Slow to position
  • Costly to clean
  • Requires a lot of space for stockpiling
  • Inefficient cleaning can lead to contamination

IBC TOTES

Very High Cost
totes container
  • Higher cost of packaging compared with flexitank
  • Lower payload in container, higher freight cost than flexitank
  • Available in remote areas
  • Requires specialized equipment for effective cleaning
  • Require forklift for loading and unloading into container
  • Take up a lot of storage space & high storage costs