Den Hartogh is launching a new tank container to the market – built with a unique composite production technology.

The result is very impressive: the composite swap body tank container, with a capacity of 31,000l only weighs as little as 2,230kg, which is 40% less than the traditional stainless steel tank containers.

Jacco van Holten, commercial director at Den Hartogh Logistics, states enthusiastically, “These newly designed tank containers will transport two metric tons of product more on every trip. Freight cost is dropping by 5-10% as a direct result.”

“Together with this significant increase on payload, comes the saving on actual loading and unloading operations. More payload simply means less transports, less CO2 emission, less physical handlings, less congestion - and less risk.”

The newly constructed composite fiber tank containers have a 40% better thermal insulation compared to stainless steel tank containers. Van Holten continued, “The need for re-heating of the product, prior to the customer delivery, is eliminated with the Den Hartogh composite tank containers.”

“This results directly in huge savings on heating costs, but also here a significant indirect effect on improved safety performance and on time delivery at the final customer is to be expected.”

The composite tank container has passed all impact tests at the TÜV test institute in Görlitz, Germany, and certification in accordance with ADR/RID/CSC is obtained.

Starting from December 2015, Den Hartogh Logistics is taking the new composite tank containers out as part of its fleet, which already consists of more than 7,500 tank containers worldwide.Den Hartogh is launching a new tank container to the market – built with a unique composite production technology.