Asian Tank Container Organisation (@TCO)

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

Don’t fear the beam

BEAM TANKS Another case where a port has misunderstood the safety of beam tanks has arisen, and an industry group has been quickly effective at educating the port and getting a ban on the tanks lifted

Sinochem beam tank

Lifetime guarantee

MEETING REPORT @atco held its annual general meeting in Singapore last month, offering a platform to help chemical shippers and logistics providers learn more about tank containers and their effective use in the supply chain. Rahita Elias went along to find out more

Reg Lee and Graham Wood from @TCO
Syndicate content