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Containers & Special Cargo, Flexitank

August 29, 2013 – 02:39

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See ZIM Container's Guide in PDF format

A Recommended Code of Practice, developed by the Container Owners Association, for the Testing and Manufacturing of Flexitanks and for the Operation of Flexitank / Container Combinations.

Flexitank is a hermetic sealed, flexible and collapsible bag / bladder Which is stuffed in a 20 'Container DV, and rely on a 20' dry-van container walls and flooring, to Contain the bulk liquid cargo bag. The flexitank's size / volume can range between 16.000 to 24.000 liters.

Installation of Flexitank in the container takes about 20-30 minutes, after Which it is ready for filling the liquid cargo Which takes about another 30-40 minutes. After filling the container with your cargo the cargo is ready to be shipped. The container can be Transported by road, railway or sea. The container with your cargo can be delivered to any point worldwide. In place of destination you or your Consignee / Receivers can unload a cargo quickly and without any losses, just by using the pump. Flexitanks are disposable and can be recycled.

What cargo can be shipped inside flexitanks?

In Flexitank it is possible to transport almost any non-hazardous liquids, both for industrial use and food application, : such as: food, edible and animal oils and fats, juices concentrates, juices, syrups, water, wine, food additives, pharmaceutical, oils, malt, sorbitol, industrial oils, additives, cleaning liquid, emulsions, glycerin, ink, fertilizers, latex, etc..

Some liquids are properties to get thick During storage at or in low temperatures. This will slow down the effective emptying of the cargo from the Flexitanks, for this purpose there are heating pads Which are installed together with FLEXITANK. It is used just before start of emptying using steam or hot water inside, in order to Increase temperature of a cargo.

Advantages of using Flexitanks:

Flexitank is an alternative to tank-containers, railway or road tanks, drums, IBCs and other types of packagings.

You will significantly reduce expenses for transportation. In comparison with tank-containers you will pay just for one way freight of the 20-foot container. There is no need to return containers and pay for this.

You Flexitank use as packaging for the cargo. In comparison with cost of drums or other capacities you save about 30-40%.

You save up to 90% of time for stuffing / unstuffing of the cargo.

No need to clean Flexitank after transportation as it is disposable.

You reduce losses of a cargo During unloading. As comparison - losses During unloading from Flexitank are 0.1%, When During unloading from drums losses are 1%.

Source: www.zim.com


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Is the cheapest method as we do that..just make sure you wash it well..
You may need 2 or 3 of them though since we use 2 for our 40 lb bag of dog food,but since our food runs out like every 2 - 2 1/2 weeks or so,it doesnt stay in the container for long lol.
But lately we are deciding just to chuck out the containers and go buy the containers for the food storage so it'll just be one container to use.

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