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Nov 8, 2016 Blog

How Fuel is Transferred via Ocean Freight

Due to a number of factors such as natural resource endowment, the refining process/refining infrastructure, and transportation costs, average fuel prices may be much more affordable in one country than another. That being said, it can be cheaper to import fuel rather than purchase it from local suppliers. As many industries in a number of different countries still rely on fuel to meet their energy demands, large quantities of fuel are exported all over the world in an attempt by firms to avoid paying steep local fuel prices.

Ocean Freight

For most locations, the most economical way of importing large quantities of fuel is via ocean freight. Some common ways that fuel is transported on the high seas are:

ISO-Tanks: ISO-Tanks are tank containers, sometimes referred to as tankainers, used for transporting a variety of substances worldwide. Built to ISO standards, ISO-Tanks are suitable for transporting hazardous material and other liquids, gases, and powder as bulk cargo over land, water, or air.

Flexitanks: A Flexitank is a bladder or bag that fits into a standard ISO-Tank. They are used for storing and transporting fluids inside a cargo transport unit. The bags are prevented from moving by placing a bulkhead fixture to the end of the container. Flexitanks are made from many different materials (such as PVC) and are used for transporting food and beverages, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and other non-hazardous industrial products.

IBC Totes: Intermediate Bulk Containers, or IBC totes, are stackable industrial containers that can be moved using a forklift. The term intermediate is used because the totes have a volume capacity that falls between drums and tanks. Available in different sizes and made with a variety of different materials, they are used to transport petrochemicals, foods and beverages, water, and other industrial products.

Drums: Drums are cylindrical containers used to transport hazardous and non-hazardous goods. They can have either open or welded tops and can be made of metal or plastic. Drums are commonly moved on pallets to facilitate easy handling and shipping.

In places with high average fuel prices, it makes financial sense to import fuel from elsewhere via one of the methods explored above.

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Due to a number of factors such as natural resource endowment, the refining process/refining infrastructure, and transportation costs, average fuel prices may be much more affordable in one country than another. That being said, it can be cheaper to import fuel rather than purchase it from local suppliers. As many industries in a number of different countries still rely on fuel to meet their energy demands, large quantities of fuel are exported all over the world in an attempt by firms to avoid paying steep local fuel prices.

Ocean Freight

For most locations, the most economical way of importing large quantities of fuel is via ocean freight. Some common ways that fuel is transported on the high seas are:

ISO-Tanks: ISO-Tanks are tank containers, sometimes referred to as tankainers, used for transporting a variety of substances worldwide. Built to ISO standards, ISO-Tanks are suitable for transporting hazardous material and other liquids, gases, and powder as bulk cargo over land, water, or air.

Flexitanks: A Flexitank is a bladder or bag that fits into a standard ISO-Tank. They are used for storing and transporting fluids inside a cargo transport unit. The bags are prevented from moving by placing a bulkhead fixture to the end of the container. Flexitanks are made from many different materials (such as PVC) and are used for transporting food and beverages, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and other non-hazardous industrial products.

IBC Totes: Intermediate Bulk Containers, or IBC totes, are stackable industrial containers that can be moved using a forklift. The term intermediate is used because the totes have a volume capacity that falls between drums and tanks. Available in different sizes and made with a variety of different materials, they are used to transport petrochemicals, foods and beverages, water, and other industrial products.

Drums: Drums are cylindrical containers used to transport hazardous and non-hazardous goods. They can have either open or welded tops and can be made of metal or plastic. Drums are commonly moved on pallets to facilitate easy handling and shipping.

In places with high average fuel prices, it makes financial sense to import fuel from elsewhere via one of the methods explored above.

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