Starting immediately, international logistics company HOYER will use 40-foot containers for the transport of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The new containers are ideal for this type of transport and offer enhanced safety and economy.

HOYER’s newest 40-foot and longer tanks are distinguished by the fact that not only the inner tank is completely made from stainless steel but the outer tank, parts of the frame and the pipe connections as well. Even though these are great preconditions for the safe transport of LNG, risk management studies about the transport of dangerous goods are being conducted on a regular basis.

The ISO tank containers can hold at least 46m³ and they can be outfitted with a special pumping system and a measuring section. While the pump achieves a faster unloading because of its higher exit pressure, the measuring section allows precise measurements of the content.

Just last year HOYER massively expanded its global gas logistics business and by the middle of 2013 had increased its fleet to about 1,000 units of 20-, 30- and 40-foot tank containers.

“Demand for gas containers for the transport of LNG is rising,” said Jürgen Schlötelburg, Director Gas Equipmentpool and Development. “The reasons for this are the changed extraction and delivery structures of natural gas, among other things.”

Especially in North America and Asia there are large natural gas deposits, which are currently being developed. Gas that’s been extracted is liquefied at minus 161 degrees Celsius and then transported to its destination. The transport of LNG in a tank container is flexible and complements the usual transport in pipelines.

The new gas containers allow HOYER to expand its portfolio and to position itself for future market developments.

About the HOYER Group:

HOYER is a traditional, independent family enterprise dating back to 1946 and has become one of the world’s leading bulk logistics providers, offering comprehensive expertise in complex services and maintaining characteristically close relations with its customers. In European and worldwide bulk logistics, comprehensive solutions are developed and implemented, especially for the chemical, food, gas and petroleum industries. 5,000 employees in over 80 countries help its customers to become even more successful in their respective markets, with the aid of sophisticated logistics solutions. HOYER operates more than 2,300 trucks, 3,000 trailers, 22,000 IBCs, 30,000 tank containers and numerous logistics sites with depots, washing facilities and workshops.