VTG Tanktainer invests in 1,300 new tank containers

July 6, 2016

VTG Tanktainer GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of VTG Aktiengesellschaft, is launching a comprehensive new project: Since May about 1,300 new tank containers are been built and delivered to the fleet.

“With this new build program, we’re reacting to the current market situation and simultaneously prepare for the future,” explains Heike Clausen, managing director of VTG Tanktainer GmbH. “To satisfy the various technical requirements of each customer quickly and flexibly, the company is producing tank containers which conform to high-quality unit specifications. VTG Tanktainer will, therefore, satisfy the expected market, customer and safety requirements in the coming years.”

About 1,000 standard T11 20’ tank containers are being built by Chinese company Singamas, a worldwide leading supplier of tank containers. In particular, these new-builds will be of good use in transport operations within Asia, where market demand remains very high and developments are positive. VTG also commissioned the construction of high-quality tank containers in South Africa and Belgium which, for example, are fitted with integrated surge plates or electric heating or which would allow the transportation of hydrogen peroxide.

Altogether, VTG has invested approximately 18 million Euros ($16.2 million) in the new-build program. This measure demonstrates the company’s commitment to safety and quality.

“Our customers are not the only ones who expect state-of-the-art equipment” Clausen says. “We have of course made it our mission to transport highly sensitive goods of this sort in the safest way possible. That’s where our competence lies.”