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

Mister 10 per cent

FLEET The global tank container fleet grew by 10 per cent last year, according to data collated by industry veteran Reg Lee. He expects a similar increase in tank output this year

Tank container built in China

Safety is a serious business

ASIA China represents a significant emerging market for tank containers but there are impediments to growth. At its recent meeting in Shanghai, @tco discussed how the obstacles to development might be overcome

ATCO 2013 delegates in Shanghai

Well bladdered

FLEXITANKS The bag-in-box concept has been around for at least forty years but its use is becoming more widespread. Many players in the liquids supply chain are voicing concerns about the safety of flexitanks, which must be very carefully used if they are to operate without loss of product

Truck with cargo on road with leak
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