The ideal method to reach export locations when:
The above conditions will generally favor the rail tank option over sending the intermodal tank to the product source or using tank trucks to deliver the product to the port area.
When over-the-road weight restrictions are more severe at the source or intermediate locations than the export jurisdiction, product transfers close to the port can help reduce the overall unit freight cost.
In conjunction with third-party partners, Flexitank Inc. provides product transfer services from rail tanks or tank trucks to intermodal tanks. Transfer stations are operated in strict compliance with all jurisdictional regulations.
Flexitank, Inc. can manage the entire process:
Large volume product, >2,000 metric tons/year, to a single international destination usually move through marine bulk. This system requires bulk liquid shore terminals at the export and import locations, and a vessel equipped with tanks and pumps to transport the marine part of the process. The terminals can use multiple tank trucks 01-rail tanks to manage moderate parcels; larger 3 moves normally require shore storage tanks to avoid expensive vessel demurrage.