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Flexitanks - Container Transportation for Bulk Non-Hazardous Liquids

Reduce your shipping costs with DHL’s state-of-the-art Flexitank solutions.
DHL FLEXITANKS offer a safe, streamlined, and more environmentally friendly way of reducing transportation costs for non-hazardous liquids. DHL’s flexitank solutions overcome the problems associated with traditional methods of shipping non-hazardous liquids in large volumes.
ISO tank containers bring the need for return loads, longterm leasing agreements, and expensive cleaning procedures to avoid cross-contamination. IBC totes and drums fail to provide optimal container usage – increasing the need for packaging, handling and loading. Combined, these factors get in the way of supply chain efficiency and seriously increase your shipping costs.

How it works - The DHL FLEXITANKS solution

Benefits at a glance

  • Minimize your freight charges
    There’s no need to return the Flexitank – so you only pay one-way international freight costs.
  • Enjoy an all-inclusive service
    From selling and fitting the Flexitank, to handling your end-to-end logistics, DHL offers a complete Flexitank service.
  • Transport more liquid in every container
    Make big savings by transporting up to 31% more liquid in each container (versus IBC totes or drums).
  • Save money on loading and unloading
    Loading and unloading times are reduced by 90% compared with IBC totes or drums.
  • Reduce your cleaning costs and ‘go green’
    Flexitanks are single-use. They can be disposed of or recycled, eliminating expensive cleaning procedures that harm the environment.
  • Save money on bulk liquid packaging
    Raw goods are delivered to filling destinations for more economical packaging and distribution.
  • Eliminate the risk of contamination
    Manufactured using virgin films, Flexitanks are also disposable so there’s no danger of cross-contamination.


Choosing DHL brings a host of benefits. You’ll enjoy:
  • Full supply chain visibility – 24/7 online tracking and regular email updates to nominated stakeholders
  • Global flexibility – a carrier with capacity and worldwide reach
  • No surprises – clear, transparent and predictable costs
  • Peace of mind – on-time delivery, every time


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