Where in the world are flexitanks most often found?

Your bulk liquids can reach any corner of the world with ASF via our exclusive flexitank offering, depending on your needs and the type of liquid you are shipping. There are some regions where flexitanks are particularly popular:

Asia: Asia is the largest flexitank market, with China being the biggest consumer of flexitanks due to its high demand for liquid cargo transportation.

Europe: Europe is another significant flexitank market, with many regional companies using flexitanks for bulk liquid transportation.

North America: North America is a growing flexitank market, with many regional companies using flexitanks to transport liquids such as beer, wine, and fruit juice. Base oils and agricultural chemicals destined for South America are transported in flexitanks.

South America: Is a major flexitank user for the transport of fruit juice exports.


Additionally, there are several industires where flexitanks can be most beneficial:

Food and beverage industry: The food and beverage industry is the largest consumer of flexitanks, with many companies using flexitanks to transport liquids such as wine, fruit juices, and edible oils.

Chemical industry: The chemical industry is another major consumer of flexitanks, using them to transport a wide range of non-hazardous liquids.

Overall, flexitanks are growing worldwide as more companies recognize the benefits of using this shipping method for transporting non-hazardous liquids in bulk quantities. Because of their ability to seamlessly fit into a standard container, flexitanks can move anywhere in the world.

The capacity of a flexitank ranges from 16,000 to 24,000 liters. The design of the flexitank allows it to conform to the shape of the shipping container, thus maximizing the space available and minimizing the risk of damage during transportation.

Learn more about ASF Flexitanks here.

Meet Our Expert

This article is reviewed by Jeffrey D. Plumley, Chief Commercial Officer and Licensed US Customs House Broker.

Jeff has an extensive background in global logistics, spanning various freight forwarding executive management positions. As a Licensed US Customs House Broker, he has managed regulatory compliance and is a worldwide expert in Flexitank transportation logistics.

In addition to his strong forwarding and Flexitank background, Jeff was also Head of Regulatory Compliance and Sales for a major global logistics software provider. He has over 30 years of logistics experience and a strong leadership background having graduated from the Citadel.

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