MANUFACTURING With tank container manufacturers willing to make deals, now may be the time for fleet owners to buy, buy buy. Market indicators suggest that an upturn in tank utilisation may be just around the corner
SHIPPING The position of tank containers in the intermodal supply chain means that operators have to rely on deepsea container lines to get product to market. Relations between the two parties have not always been easy – but perhaps things are beginning to change
Hamburg-headquartered Hoyer reports that it is fitting its fleet of more than 20,000 intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) with RFID technology, with approximately half of its units now equipped with transponders.