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Past, present and future of tank containers transportation in Russia 04.01.2012 23:12

If you compare the different types of transport containers, the transport of goods in tank containers are by far not only the most complicated, risky and costly, but also those  development in Russia, the least predictable.
Let's analyze the main stages of this type of transport in Russia and consider the prospects for development.In contrast to the containers for dry goods, have been widely used in Russia in the90s last century in the field of multimodal tank-containers intended for the carriage ofbulk cargoes, have been actively used in Russia only in the XXI century.First of all, this is due to the complexity of the technologies used in production  of the tank container (and, consequently, its high cost) and used for the transportation of bulk cargoes.Liquid cargo is primarily divided into the food and chemical, and in most cases, containers used to transport first, can not be used for the transport of the latter.Within each group has  own gradations of goods, so in the chemical cargo shipments should be made relating to toluoldizotsionatam metilendiizoyanatam and the interaction with water vapor, which is very dangerous, and therefore the tank containers for the transport of these products is virtually impossible to use for the transport of other products and put them "in a circle." Examples of such weight, not to mention the fact that most of the liquid cargo in a Russian winter must be heated to maintain a certain temperature, generally in the range of 20-45 degrees Celsius, but some within 180-200 degrees Celsius. For all these reasons, so far invented and used over 200 different types of tank-containers, which is ten times greater than for dry cargo. Yes, they cost several times more expensive then standart containers for the transport of dry cargo and containers for the transport of refrigerated cargoes, as used in the production technology and materials are far more complex and expensive.In Russia most popular IMO 1 and IMO 2, becouse more development of this mode of transport occurs in the oil industry, rather than the food.Cost of goods transported in tank containers averagly higher than in other types of containers, so that shippers and receivers make high demands on the participants of the logistics process, as any mistake can be very expensive.In the Soviet Union instead of tank containers for transportation of bulk cargoes mostly used transportation by railway tanks, because the distances over 3000 km in most cases actually easier and cheaper to transport by rail rather than car. However, in this type of traffic is lost universality of containerization - the transport of intermodal at intermodal transfer of cargo tanks must pour into the next vehicle.Using tank containers for transportation of intermodal traffic, the cargo is delivered without overflow in the way, in most cases, not only without a violation of the package, but even the sealing seals the sender (if the path does not perform inspections or sampling), which is important for bulk cargo, properties may change during the interaction with the ambient air.

Due to constant increase in the participation of Russia in recent years in international trade on the one hand, and the widespread standardization and unification of packaging on the other hand, containerization transportation of all types of goods is the locomotive of the development of logistics industry in many countries, and this includes transportation in tank containers. To move to the using of tank containers to producers and consumers often have to invest considerable amounts in the reorganization of the infrastructure - ramps, drain and flood mechanisms, storage, production processes, as well as rebuild the supply chain.These investments will pay off for many years, which is also a deterrent to the development of tank container in Russia, as the investment and general economic conditions in our country to the current situation developed in such a way that the investment projects, the payback period which is measured in years or even decades, rarely reach to the implementation stage, in contrast to European countries where most of the oil and gas producers, household chemicals, cosmetics, fertilizers and other using tank-container for many years.

Nevertheless, in Russia and the progress of this type of transport is obvious, especially with the advent of the Russian market for international companies using tank containers overseas, such as Proctor & Gamble, Henkel, Tarkett, Tefal, Shell, etc., and and Russian companies, whose managers can see the prospects of a tank-container technologies, such as big rafinery, etc. The same trend can be noted in the field of transportation of food liquid cargoes .

In addition to the above, in Russia there are the following problems for using a tank containers:

The maximum permissible train weight is limited to 38 tons, up 2 tons less than the European standards, resulting in shipments to Russia or European manufacturers have to reduce the amount poured into the tank container load to not exceed the norms of Russian or in Russia have to do special permit to transport " heavy goods"or take " heavy goods "without a special permit, at the risk of being fined for exceeding the maximum permissible mass.
Intense competition in the market of container haulage, especially in the context of the latest "crisis" years, leads to the use of the old rolling stock and hiring non-professional drivers with lower wages, so that avoid transport companies  taking tank-containers to transport because of their heavy weight of "splits" trailers, and a small number of drivers are sufficiently aware especially transport of tank containers.

When you  transporting tank containers by rail  you must hold permition from the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, and the charging of the journey is not as RZD containers for transport of dry cargo, but with a multiplying factor.
Container terminals are often not willing to work with tank-containers - there is no license for storage of dangerous goods, infrastructure for temperature control, personnel, able to handle this type of container.

Expensive equipment and cargo attract additional attention to criminal structures, resulting in tank-containers are victims of acts of assault, theft, vandalism.

Despite these difficulties, the transport of liquid cargo in tank containers, of course, will be developed in Russia and beyond, as our country's integration into the global economy, moreover, the development will (and already are) not only the transport of mixed type, but also domestic transportation carried out by one mode of transport, mainly by road, such as transportation between juice and juice concentrate manufacturing plants, chemical products between factories and other oil and gas industry. For the introduction of these technologies require more skilled personnel, modern transport equipment, infrastructure, international level, that is a good help in the development of Russian economy, especially in the logistics industry.

Turtin Valery , PhD of economic sciense

Source: www.containerbusiness.ru