Don’t waste another minute with trucking costs, drums, or other intermediate containers without first discovering more about flexitanks. Here are 4 ways flexitanks can save you money transporting bulk liquids:
1. Save Money on Bulk Liquid Packaging
Flexitanks are an economical bulk packaging option for domestic and international shipments. Flexitanks deliver raw goods to filling destinations where unit packaging and distribution can be handled much more economically. Some companies take advantage of economic free trade zones to repackage liquids upon arrival and reduce customs charges.
2. Save Money Loading and Unloading
Loading and unloading times are reduced by up to 90%. That’s because human operators unload drums. By contrast, pumps transload bulk liquids from tank cars and storage containers to and from flexitanks. You load and unload liquids in half the time. Multiply that by the number of shipping containers you transport each year, and the cost savings really add up.
3. Transport More Liquid per Container
With flexitanks, you can fit up to 31% more liquid inside a standard 20’ container then with ISO totes or drums. Drums create dead space. You’re paying for freight costs, so why not fit more liquid inside? You also reduce the number of containers on which you pay tariffs or duties.
4. Save Money on Cleaning
Flexitanks are single-use bulk packaging. There’s no need for expensive cleaning and repositioning. Furthermore, the chemicals used to clean metal and plastic drums result in an annual 295 million gallons of wastewater according to the Global Environmental Protection Agency. By transporting via flexitank, you are also reducing an environmental burden. This can be an especially important consideration for companies who are “going green.”