Flexi Tank Service

The development of technological innovation, Team AM (Bangladesh) Limited offers  Flex tank container which is the ideal solutions for shipping or supply of your liquid goods, whether food or not, with the exception of hazardous materials.

Team AM Flex tank container Service combining the advantages of the tank safety and respect for the integrity of the product, it goes beyond thanks to its flexible tank disposable, benefits clients in terms of container cost and flexibility.

The upshot of using innovative and technological Flexitank solutions provided by Team AM Bangladesh Limited can alleviate your Shipping costs with outstanding amenities. In addition, ISO tank brings  the need for return loads, long- term leasing agreements.

What is a Flexitank..??

A Flexitank is a bladder or bag that can be fit into a standard ISO container and used for the transport and/or storage of a non-regulated liquid inside a cargo transport unit (container).

Some of the cargoes that are shipped in Flexitanks are foodstuff, base oils, beer, wine, molasses, glycerine, fruit juices, non-hazardous chemicals, latex, egg products, water, oils, bio-diesel, edible oils, wine, non-hazardous pharmaceuticals, chemicals and industrial products..

Once the tanks are placed inside the 20′ container and filled, it is protected from moving, by placing a bulkhead fixture at the end of the container.. This will effectively convert a box container into a tanker.. Flexitanks comes in both top loading and and bottom loading flexitanks..

So far, Flexitanks cannot be used for the transportation of hazardous materials..

Flexitanks are prepared using different types of materials

  • Multilayer polyethylene
  • Single and double layer polyethylene
  • Barrier tanks
  • PVC
  • Bottom discharge

A lot of care however has to be taken with the loading of a flexi-tank – namely,

  • the inside of the container must be free from rust, physical damage, nails, glass, sharp edges
  • the inside must be lined with corrugated paper or cardboard

Flexitank is a hermetic sealed, collapsible and flexible bag/bladder which is stuffed in a 20’ DV Container, and rely on a 20' dry-van container walls and flooring, to contain the bulk liquid cargo bag. The flexitank’s size/volume can range between 16,000-24,000 liters.

Installation of Flexitank in the container takes about 20-30 minutes, after which it is ready for filling the liquid cargo which takes another about 30-40 minutes. After filling the cargo the container with your cargo is ready to be shipped. The container can be transported by road, railway or sea. The container with your cargo can be delivered to any point worldwide. In place of destination you or your Consignee/Receivers can unload a cargo quickly and without any losses, by using just the pump. Flexitanks are disposable and can be recycled.

What cargo can be shipped inside flexitanks?
In Flexitank it is possible to transport almost any non-hazardous liquids, both for industrial use and food application, such as: food, edible and animal oils and fats, juices concentrates, juices, syrups, water, wine, food additives, pharmaceutical, oils, malt, sorbitol, industrial oils, additives, cleaning liquid, emulsions, glycerin, ink, fertilizers, latex, etc.

Some liquids properties are to get thick during storage or at in low temperature. This will slow down the effective emptying of the cargo from the Flexitanks, for this purpose there are heating pads which are installed together with FLEXITANK. It is used just before start of emptying using steam or hot water inside, in order to increase temperature of a cargo.

Advantages of using Flexitanks:
Flexitank is an alternative to tank-containers, railway or road tanks, drums, IBCs and other types of packagings.
You will significantly reduce expenses for transportation. In comparison with tank-container you will pay just for one way freight of the 20-foot container. There is no need to return container and pay for this.

You use Flexitank as packaging for the cargo. In comparison with cost of drums or other capacities you save about 30-40%.

You save up to 90% of time for stuffing/unstuffing of the cargo.

No need to clean Flexitank after transportation as it is disposable.

You reduce losses of a cargo during unloading. As comparison - losses during unloading from Flexitank are 0.1%, when during unloading from drums losses are 1%.

You will increase volume of a cargo for transportation. In comparison with the standard packaging as drums and canisters – volume can be increased up to 30%.

The cargo is delivered "door to door" without intermediate overloads.
Containers with Flexitank should be considered as a special cargo, and all applicable procedures and guidelines as per the COA (see latest version down below) should be complied with in order to prevent spillage, leakage, damage and tainting of the vessel and other cargo, and high cleaning costs.
Bulk liquid in Flexitank has a higher risk of large leakages and this is the reason for the need for Special approval and handling instructions for properly stuffing a container with a Flexitank.

• Dangerous Cargo is not permitted to be carried in Flexitanks.
• Flexitanks will be stuffed in 20’ DV containers only.
• Only one Flexitank in container is permitted.​