Abbey Logistics Group has bought 10 new ISO tank containers from a Chinese manufacturer to boost its presence in the intermodal sector.
This latest delivery of containers adds to Abbey's existing fleet of bulk intermodal silos which transport foodstuffs from France to the UK.
The 25,000-litre T11 food grade ISO tank containers will be used to transport products such as glucose syrup.
They have a 4.4mm stainless steel shell, a two-sided collapsible hand rail and full decked non-slip walkway for improved safety. In addition, they feature a fully enclosed and lockable outlet and man-lids for food safety.
Each container has the ability to steam heat the product, with a 100mm-thick insulation using aluminium foil for maintaining product heat in transit.
The have been tested to six-bar pressure but will operate at two-bar, with a design temperature of -40C to +130C.
Steve Granite, MD at Abbey, said “Continental Europe has long been a marketplace we planned to grow into and despite Brexit, we are still confident that with our existing and new clients, we can increase our share of the Europe-UK market.
He added: “The latest delivery of ISO tank containers will enable us to operate more efficiently versus driver accompanied road tank solutions, allowing us to grow our market share. We strongly expect to be increasing our intermodal container fleet over the coming years as we become more competitive in this market and win new business.”
The containers were supplied by Dutch dealership Danteco, which is a distributor for MCC Tank (part of Metallurgical Corporation of China).