An intermediate bulk container (IBC) is purpose-built tank or container used to store or transport bulk fluids (and dry materials). IBC containers are usually made of plastic, steel, or stainless steel and feature cages or bases designed for easy use with material handling vehicles such as forklifts. Many intermediate bulk container designs allow the container to be collapsed and folded for compact storage. These containers are commonly used to store a range of materials, including loose components, powdered goods, and liquid soap, as well as food stuffs and hazardous fluids or solids. The advantages of using IBC containers include low transit costs, efficient space utilization during transit or storage and good compatibility with a range of filling and discharge systems.
Bulk trucking is a type of truck-based shipping service that moves bulk materials from one location to another by road. Any freight is considered bulk freight if the items are not packaged, and generally sold by weight or volume rather than individual pieces. Bulk trucking is often used to transport liquids, such as gasoline, or solids, such as grain. The equipment used to transport these materials can be very specialized, causing some bulk carriers to specialize in the transportation of certain materials. The main job of a bulk trucking service is usually to take the transported materials from a […]
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The 61st Quartermaster Battalion, part of the 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, traveled from Fort Hood to participate in this year’s Quartermaster Liquid Logistics Exercise at Fort Stewart, Georgia, and other locations for the majority of July. The QLLEX is a multi-component, joint exercise involving elements from the Army Reserve, Defense Logistics Agency and the United States Navy to transport petroleum from a supply hub to the end user, in this case Navy aviation. “The main focus of the QLLEX is to move fuel from one point to the other,” said Chief Warrant Officer 3 Norris Sherfield. […]
A pilot scale spray dryer in the Monash University food grade lab. Credit: Monash University Professor Cordelia Selomulya and her team from Monash University’s Department of Chemical Engineering, along with international collaborators, have developed world-first ‘Smart Drying’ technology to help optimise the current industry-standard spray drying conditions and their effect on the final powdered dairy products. Spray drying is a method of producing a dry powder from a liquid or slurry through rapid drying with hot gas. Prolonged storage and continued exposure to temperature and moisture during transportation can lead to the browning / caking and spoilage of dairy […]
Breakbulk cashing in on China-Africa trade Breakbulk shipping has been in focus ever since China-Africa trade relations gathered momentum. Major Chinese-led infrastructure and construction projects currently underway in the African continent have spurred the sector, Surya Kannoth reports. Over the last few years, breakbulk-carrying liners serving Chinese engineering, procurement […]