Stop Wasting Money on Liquid Transportation– A Better Solution with Flexitanks

Posted by: miamiseo
Category: Flexitanks

Liquid shipping presents a unique challenge for businesses. When transporting non-hazardous liquid goods like food products, cosmetics, and personal care liquids, or even industrial products, outdated solutions like totes and drums can be costly and difficult to handle.

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Modern businesses demand better solutions, and that’s where Techno Group can help with innovative flexitank solutions. If you frequently move liquid in bulk, or even if you need to send a one-off shipment, a flexible storage solution could reduce your costs while increasing efficiency.

The famous TechnoTanks Flexitanks are designed using a proprietary method with the highest quality materials. They remove risks of contamination and are stable enough to resist environmental hazards. Tanks can hold up to 26,000 liters of liquid, allowing for near-total utilization of a standard 20-foot shipping container.

Put simply; if you are spending money on drums or totes to move your non-hazardous liquid cargo, then you are not maximizing your resources. Find out why flexitanks are the ideal solution for your business.

How Flexitanks Improve Efficiency and Reduce Costs

To truly understand how flexitanks for sale can outperform traditional shipping solutions like iso tanks and steel drums, we need to draw some direct comparisons.

First, let’s look at the popular iso tank shipping method and see where it comes up short.

An iso tank compares favorably with a flexitank in terms of total capacity. While a flexitank has a maximum capacity of 26,000 liters, some iso tanks can hold up to 26,000 liters in a standard 20ft shipping container form factor. However, when looking beyond the capacity, this solution starts to become less competitive.

When using iso tanks for shipping, you will incur significant overhead costs that don’t exist with flexitanks or flexibags.

  • Iso tanks are relatively heavy and can incur significant handling costs. This can attract increased freight charges, as crews will be required for both loading and unloading.
  • These tanks are rented and attract cleaning and return shipping fees. This creates an unnecessary cost, which only increases with the frequency of your shipping needs.
  • Iso tank availability may be limited depending on what you are shipping and where you are sending it. This could increase your lead times, which will reflect poorly on your business.

Iso tanks were once the leading solution for bulk liquid transportation. However, the cost and complexity mean that these tanks are now falling out of favor for flexitank alternatives when dealing with non-hazardous liquids.

Compare the downsides of an iso tank to the benefits of flexible storage solutions:

  • Flexitanks aren’t heavy and can be disposed of and recycled. No return shipping fee means you save significantly no matter how often you send cargo domestically or internationally.
  • Flexitanks don’t need to be cleaned or stored after your product is delivered. This again significantly reduces the cost and logistical overheads.
  • There is no shortage of flexitanks. If there’s a container available, then you will be ready to ship using a TechnoTanks solution. Your lead times will improve, and this could increase trust in your business.

What About Steel Drums and IBC Totes?

We’ve detailed how iso tanks are outperformed by flexitanks, but what about other popular solutions like steel drums and IBC totes?

We’ll cover steel drums first:

  • A standard 20-foot shipping container can hold around 80 200-liter steel drums. This results in a total volume of 16,000 liters. This is far below the maximum of 24,000 liters that is available with a single flexitank. By maximizing volume, you could save up to 25% on shipping costs.
  • Shipping in drums is operationally complex. Each drum needs to be filled, sealed, and loaded. Unloading and transfer are required at the receiving end. This significantly increases handling costs.
  • If the contents of drums are to be transferred to temporary storage or a tanker vehicle, then costs will continue to increase. The content of a single flexitank can be easily transferred to a storage vat or tanker, with minimal loss.
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In this case, flexible storage solutions are clearly more suitable. The same is true when we look at IBC totes.

  • A 20-foot container can load up to 18 IBC tote units, resulting in a total capacity of 21,600 liters, compared to the 26,000 liters possible with flexitanks. Freight cost is reduced when you use a Techno Tanks Flexitank solution.
  • Like drums, totes require additional handling. They need to be cleaned, stored, and possibly returned to the point of origin. All of this increases the cost and time of shipping.

Compared to both of these widely used industry solutions, flexitanks are clearly superior. Reduced handling and costs, and increased efficiency will benefit your business.

Are Flexitanks Suitable for Road and Rail Transportation?

Flexitanks are designed exclusively for container shipping. Bladders expand to fill the space of a container, maximizing its usage to save you money in shipping fees. With a more efficient bulk liquid shipping method, you can increase your bottom line.

Containers are used for more than just sea transportation. You can ship a container with a flexitank over land in a truck or using a rail network. The best solution for you will depend on your location and the destination.

What Can You Ship Inside of a Flexitank Reservoir?

TechnoTanks can engineer custom solutions for all your shipping needs. If you need a specialized solution for oil field projects, military, government, pharmaceuticals, or anything else, you can contact us today to begin the consultation process.

Our flexitanks are designed specifically for non-hazardous liquids. This can include animal and vegetable oils, non-hazardous chemicals, lubricating oils, and food products. For a complete list of items that you can ship in a flexitank, visit our resource here.

The key takeaways here are simple. If you ship non-hazardous liquids and want to send your products at a lower cost with less operational complexity, flexitanks are the ideal solution. Your savings will increase your bottom line and allow you to focus on growing your business.

Author: miamiseo