Swiss telematics firm Nexiot is customising its zero-maintenance smart sensor system for Bertschi Group’s tank containers, to monitor the temperature of dangerous goods and help ensure safe delivery of consignments. The data is then sent to a control system, enabling Bertschi Group to monitor the temperature of the product in the tank, as well as the steam pipes... [Read More]

Cologne-based tank cleaning company TTC, which specialises in the cleaning of food, silo and chemical tanks, is expanding its business.  The company announced that it will now handle certified cleaning of intermediate bulk container (IBC) and ASF containers, including residual material disposal, maintenance and repair. “Upon request, we also test the sterility... [Read More]

CS Leasing has appointed Intermodal Solutions Group (ISG) as its leasing agent in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. By leveraging ISG’s local expertise and CS Leasing’s access to capital as well as offering a diverse range of containers and leasing solutions, CS Leasing looks forward to further supporting both new and existing customers as it opens new... [Read More]

Belgian tank manufacturer Van Hool has started producing 482 tank containers that will be used by BASF in Ludwigshafen, Germany, to transport a range of chemical products.  The signing of this order was preceded by a period of more than two years in which BASF and Van Hool cooperated to develop the various new types of tank containers. The tank containers are 45’... [Read More]

Kärcher North America, a subsidiary of Alfred Karcher, is introducing the EASY!Force trigger gun for its line of commercial cold and hot water pressure washers. The new trigger gun uses the recoil force of the water spray to automatically hold the trigger down for the operator, eliminating sore hands after hours of use. The yellow and black trigger is visible at... [Read More]

Alfa Laval has launched a rotary tank cleaning machine which, the company claims, reduces operating costs by 70% through reduced water and cleaning agent consumption. The Alfa Laval TJ40G uses a high-impact jet stream to clean tough tank residues and minimise the risk of product contamination. The machine’s hygienic self-cleaning construction ensures that the flow... [Read More]

A new platform has been launched for apps specifically for use within tank container depots. The demand for fast, realtime insights and processing of container depot operations is growing, according to the company. Depot for Mobile said it was providing a solution to the issue by making it possible to digitalise all workflows that are currently recorded on paper. According... [Read More]

The Powertex Asia Pacific subsidiary of Hoyer has manufactured its 30,000th flexitank in Malaysia. For a number of years Hoyer has offered this mode of transport supplied from its own production plant to customers all over the world. The flexitanks are made from linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) and are especially suitable for transporting liquids such as food products... [Read More]

US-headquartered spray technology company Spraying Systems Co. has launched a new product to clean tanks. The TankJet 78 tank cleaner can clean tanks up to 13.7m in diameter. In a statement, the company said that its new spray cleaner is equipped with solid stream nozzles and “provides high-impact cleaning and 360° coverage to ensure complete cleaning of all... [Read More]

Zistos Corp., a US-based inspection technology specialist, has introduced a new system designed to inspect the interior of bulk transportation vessels. The new system, called IAD-TIPZ-H6, can inspect transportation such as rail tankers and tanker trailers without the need to make a confined space entry, the company said in a statement. An operator can insert this system... [Read More]

Abbey Logistics Group, a UK-based provider of bulk food transport services, has won a long-term deal to manage British Sugar’s bulk sugar movements across the UK. The new contract follows the decision announced by Suttons Tankers in May to end its eight-year relationship with British Sugar in order to concentrate on the hazardous chemicals, gases and fuels sectors. After... [Read More]

M-I Swaco, a subsidiary of oil and gas technology company Schlumberger, has developed a new tank cleaning technology for offshore support vessels which has been taken up by Norwegian oil and gas specialist Statoil. M-I Swaco has tested the technology on its own vessels, and as a first commercialisation of technology, the company has won a NOK 500 million (€54m) contract... [Read More]

CYC International, a Singapore-based engineering and maintenance firm, has invented a snake-like cleaning robot to help reduce safety hazards faced by workers who manually clean oil tanks in refineries. In addition to mitigating health hazards, the robot has helped reduce the time and personnel required to completely clean an aboveground storage tank by as much as 70%,... [Read More]

Imperial Chemical Transport, anAustrian logistics company, has expanded its tank cleaning facility in Krems an der Donau, Austria. The company’s third cleaning bay will help to clean tanks that hold materials such as chemical products and foodstuffs. Imperial said it is also able to clean silo vehicles and tipper trucks. The new cleaning bay features an automated... [Read More]

France-based Samat Group has acquired Haanpaa Group, a Finnish company that specialises in transporting chemical products across countries based near the Baltic Sea region. Samat, which specialises in transporting hazardous materials, said that the new acquisition will help it to expand its operations across Europe. A Samat spokeswoman said: “It’s a great... [Read More]

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