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6 Tank Containers BULKDISTRIBUTOR New polyethylene liner for Isotanks I ntermodal Liners has announced the development of a new technical innovation for Isotanks. The company is offering a patent applied for, polyethylene liner for Isotanks. The design is not a Flexitank that is installed in an Isotank but actually coats the barrel of the Isotank with polyethylene. Applications that could work with this new concept include: • Materials that are difficult to clean, like synthetic latex • Products that stain stainless steel, such as inks • Products that pit stainless steel, like chlorinated solvents • Products that have prior content restrictions • Traffic bound for destinations with limited cleaning options. There may also be opportunities to use these liners to carry food grade products as backhauls in industrial tanks. Use of this liner on an outbound load could eliminate the need to clean for a backhaul; simply removing the liner at destination after discharge would provide a clean tank for the next shipment. The liner will require about 45 minutes to install and remove after discharge. September/October 2016 Eurotainer introduces 37,000 litre tanks in China E urotainer recently took delivery of new 37,000 litre capacity tank containers in China. These tanks are built for domestic Chinese service and are the largest capacity liquid, swap body type tank containers in the Eurotainer fleet. The initial order was for nine units, which have now been followed by several additional orders as demand for this new design is high in China. They are also the largest capacity liquid type ISO tank available in the Chinese domestic market. This new design utilises the latest developments in tank container engineering and construction to maximise capacity, reduce tare weight to deliver optimal shipment quantities, increase storage capacity and lower overall supply chain costs for clients. Our Solutions for your Success. The international logistics company HOYER is a worldwide market leader in moving liquids by road, rail and sea. Wherever they may go, HOYER will get chemicals, foodstuffs, gas and mineral oil to their destinations safely and efficiently in tank containers, road tankers, flexitanks and IBCs. HOYER also has numerous logistics facilities with depots, cleaning stations and workshops. More than 115 representative offices throughout the world ensure a reliable and smooth transport process. T www.hoyer-group.com 16-298_HOY_Anzeige_Bulk_Distributor_RZ.indd 1 02.09.16 09:48 Your tank container experts TWS has more than 25 years of experience in renting out standard and special tank containers for liquid products to the chemical and food industries. TWS also provides various sizes of spill troughs. Customers rely on the outstanding quality of its fleet and value its flexibility in terms of volume and technical features. For more information: E-mail: tws@tws-gmbh.de and web: www.tws-gmbh.de TWS_179x125_ENG2.indd 1 Hapag-Lloyd CEO predicts wave of market consolidation 08.09.16 09:38 he collapse of Hanjin Shipping Co. could spark a wave of fresh consolidation among container lines as they attempt to ride out the shock waves buffeting the industry, Hapag-Lloyd AG Chief Executive Officer Rolf Habben Jansen said last month. “A lot of people hadn’t expected the difficulties for Hanjin in the magnitude we have seen them,” the CEO said in an interview in Septmeber. “It will change behavior,” with some participants now assessing whether it might not be better to “team up,” he said. Germany’s No. 1 carrier, which has used mergers to bring down costs and counter the slump that has shaken shipping for the past eight years, doesn’t plan to buy the Asian company or any of its vessels, now stranded at sea and various ports across the globe. Hapag-Lloyd is busy completing its merger with United Arab Shipping Co., which it aims to do by the end of 2016. “We better make a success of that first,” the CEO said. Habben Jansen expects Hapag-Lloyd’s transport container volume to grow in line with the market, which will probably be 2 Gardner Denver Transport Solutions expands its Vacuum portfolio percent to 3 percent this year.