Van den Bosch expands with flexitanks

22 June 2017 – Van den Bosch has extended its logistic services with flexitanks. In addition to the current availability of tank containers, liquid bulk products can now also be shipped in flexitanks to destinations worldwide.

Shipping liquid bulk products in flexitanks has grown into a popular transport mode. “We notice a growing interest in flexitanks to supplement our current activities. That is why we have decided to extend our services and include flexitanks in our deep sea activities”, says Paul van de Vorle, Director Business Development at Van den Bosch. “In combination with tank containers, we now offer a complete concept for the shipment of liquid bulk products.”

Destinations worldwide

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.”

Higher payload
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. 

Intermodal growth

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.”

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