- Modal independence with tank containers
Services for chemical products
Our Tank Container Logistics division operates worldwide, offering a range of tank container transport, logistics and hire services. The division’s transport and logistics services are provided by VTG Tanktainer, with a fleet of around 9,000 tank containers.
VTG Tanktainer is one of the world’s largest providers of logistics services for chemical products. We primarily transport liquid and temperature-controlled products from the chemical, petroleum and compressed gas industries in tank containers. This container type is especially well suited to intermodal transportation and can be shipped anywhere in the world without having to rely on any single given mode of transport.
We have aligned our Tank Container Logistics division’s product and service portfolio to reflect the increasingly international marketplace. For instance, we have a 50% stake in COSCO VTG Tanktainer Ltd., a joint venture in China. COSCO, our fellow stakeholder, is one of the world’s largest shipping and logistics groups.
We operate exclusively in accordance with the Allgemeine Deutsche Spediteurbedingungen 2017 (ADSp 2017) (German Freight Forwarders‘ General Terms and Conditions 2017). In clause 23 the ADSp 2017 deviates from the statutory liability limitation in section 431 German Commercial Code (HGB) by limiting the liability for multimodal transportation with the involvement of sea carriage and an unknown damage location to 2 SDR/kg and, for the rest, the customary liability limitation of 8.33 SDR/kg additionally to Euro 1.25 million per damage claim and EUR 2.5 million per damage event, but not less than 2 SDR/kg.
Download: ADSp 2017
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