A leaking flexitank or Isotank! Marglory to the rescue

A leaking flexitank or Isotank! Marglory to the rescue by Soukaina Habibi, FCL export Team Leader

Logistical advice and assistance are important elements that determine the success of the customer experience in international transport, whether by full container, groupage or any other mode of transport.

However, when it comes to transporting liquid products in Flexitank or Isotank, assistance and advice, especially technical advice, are essential not only to ensure the safety and quality of the product being transported, but also to protect the environment and human life, and to prevent any incidents that could have catastrophic consequences, such as fires, environmental pollution, etc., and especially pollution in the port area, which can disrupt port operations and be costly for the parties responsible.

To avoid any potential incidents, especially liquid leaks from flexitanks and Isotanks, which are a recurring problem, you should always carry out a preliminary study of the suitability of the product for the equipment used.

For example, Flexitanks are ideal for transporting food products such as oils: palm oil, rapeseed oil, fish oil, etc. This equipment is also well suited to transporting wines, unlike Isotanks which are better suited to industrial chemicals.

The following points should be taken into consideration:

  • Study the type of product and choose the appropriate Flexitank or Isotank equipment.
  • Select the right equipment (Food grade) for Flexitanks.
  • Respect the loading parameters in terms of minimum and maximum capacity.
  • Use the right equipment to load or unload the Flexitank or Isotank.
  • Follow safety instructions when loading and unloading.

Over 13 years’ experience in transporting Flexitank and Isotank

With more than 13 years’ expertise in the field of liquid transport, Marglory has mastered these technical aspects as well as port and customs formalities through its many operations in the ports of Tangier Med and Casablanca.

In the event of a liquid leak, which can happen when technical instructions are not followed or due to other external factors, Marglory can assist in the operation of transferring the liquid from a damaged flexitank to a new one or from one Isotank to another.

This delicate decanting operation requires not only technical mastery, but also mastery of port and customs formalities, something that Marglory’s teams, through its 3 offices in Tangiers, Casablanca and Agadir, can carry out as a matter of urgency in order to limit any loss of product.

Hopefully this won’t happen, but if it does, Marglory is there to help.