Flexi Solutions Streamline Logistics
From beans to wines, transporting and storing commodities has traditionally been expensive and complex. Flexitanks and liner bags however, offer a more agile and cost-effective approach to storing and shipping liquids and dry goods.
SGS is working in collaboration with BeFlexi, a leading flexitank solution provider, to provide global bulk cargo transportation to the agriculture and food industry.
Cheaper and lighter than ISO-tank containers, drums and IBCs, flexitanks and liners are single-use, requiring no cleaning. The main products transported for the agriculture and food industry include:
- Liquids (tanks):
- Olive oil
- Other vegetable oils
- Dry (liner bags):
Flexitanks also offer an environmental advantage, as they are green, recyclable and compliant with the health and safety rules and regulations set out by organisations including:
- US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- European Certification (EC)
- Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
- Quality Management System: ISO 9001-2000, ISO22000
- Container Owners Association (COA) Standard Rail Impact Test Passed
- Kosher and Halal certified
Quick to use and easy to set up, flexitanks can be used to optimise shipments, saving you money and increasing liquidity because you will have less cash tied up in the supply chain.
Service: ONE-STOP-SHOP (liner supply, installation, logistics, operations)
SGS’s flexitank solutions have supported the transportation aims of a Latvian trader in malt, cutting costs by introducing flexible delivery options, reducing delays and optimising ocean freight costs.
Flexitank stocks are always available, meaning the client did not have to wait for the arrival of an empty ISO-tank at the port of loading.
Transporting malt using liner bags, means the client does not have to pay rental and tank relocation fees.
SGS inspectors supervise all loading activities, as directed by the client, offering reassurance and full control of the situation via regular updates. In addition, to simplify the management of shipments, a key account manager who knows the client’s requirements will oversee activity across all their locations.
Ease of Operations
On-site teams issue all the necessary shipping documents on behalf of the client and prepare drafts for those that must be issued elsewhere. All the client needs to do is double-check the documents and print them – simple and cost-effective.
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