Van den Bosch buys hundreds of new tank containers

Van den Bosch is expanding its deep-sea activities with the purchase of 500 additional 20 ft tank containers.
These ISO tank containers were immediately put into use, which enables the logistics service provider to respond to the growing demand from the African market for deep-sea transport with ISO tanks for the food industry.
Van den Bosch runs its deep-sea activities from its branch in Dubai and is now one of the world's largest tank operators for the food industry.
The focus is on the African market with an emphasis on shipping liquid food products, such as olive and sunflower oil, ethanol, glucose and whisky, in ISO tank containers.
“We have been active in Africa since 2014, with a particular focus on developments in the continent,” said Mark Ashton, commercial director of Van den Bosch in Dubai.
“Over the years, we have grown with the increasing demand for bulk transport. The purchase of these 500 additional containers reflects that and will support our growth model within Africa.”
Much of Africa still operates in the traditional way, whereby products are shipped in small packages or flexitanks.
“ISO tank containers offer an efficient, reliable and sustainable alternative,” added Ashton. “Through our current operations in countries such as Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria, we’ve noticed the need for such a sustainable transport solution.”
Further investment in the African market translates into the construction of new tank cleaning facilities on the African continent.
A new tank cleaning station is opening in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, following the cleaning station that opened in Ghana in 2016.
According to Ashton: “For bulk transport to take place, ISO tanks must be available that comply with the proper cleaning requirements. The new cleaning station will be built in full compliance with European quality standards for food, Kosher and Halal cleaning.’ The cleaning station is expected to open in the second quarter of 2023.”

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