Asian Tank Container Organisation (@TCO)

Tanks talk

As tank container use expands throughout Asia, @tco's role in setting and maintaining standards becomes more significant


Tanks a lot

There may be disagreement over the actual numbers, but industry groups agree that the global tank fleet is growing at a healthy rate, spurred by falling prices for new tanks and rising demand, especially in Asia 

Tank container storage

Dow wants Asian audits

Dow Chemical has issued a strong recommendation that its logistics service providers in Asia use only those tank cleaning depots that have been approved by the Asian Tank Container Organisation (@tco).

Gas on the tracks

LNG China is a leading user of LNG in road transport applications but the distribution chain is hampered by a ban on the movement of LNG by rail in tank containers. A recent seminar looked at what can be done

China LNG

Squeaky clean

MEETING REPORT Rapid growth in tank container use in the Asia-Pacific region is generating a similar surge in the availability of tank depots. But, as @tco has long stressed, quality is key to ensuring safety in tank operation

@TCO 2014 AGM in Shanghai - Presenter on stage

Keep it clean

CLAIMS A detailed survey of tank container claims by the TT Club reveals that cargo contamination is the major source of damage

At the recent general meeting of the Asia Tank Container Organisation (@tco), Phillip Emmanuel, Asia-Pacific regional director of the TT Club, revealed the results of a study the Club has done on tank container claims.

Men standing on top of tank container

Contamination the number one issue for tanks

Nearly half of all insurance claims in the tank container sector result from contamination, the TT Club says.

A louder voice for Asia

MEETING REPORT @tco experienced its best ever attendance at its latest general meeting in Singapore, showing that it is meeting its aim of becoming the ‘Voice for Asia’ when it comes to the tank container business

@tco general meeting in Singapore 2014 - Reg Lee (top right)

Tanks to the fore

ASIA Industrial and economic development across Asia, but particularly in China, is making the tank container a more viable alternative to traditional transport methods. According to @tco, that is already generating additional business for operators

Chinese road tanker carrying tank containers with refinery in background
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