Tank Containers

Gas Tanks

Seaco's fleet of T50 Gas Tanks include a variety of capacity and pressure ratings with or without baffles and/or linings.

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Features

  • Gas Tanks for LPG, Ammonia and Refrigerants
  • Optional Internal zinc coating / Baffles / Level Gauge
  • Variety of capacity and pressure ratings available
  • Design Code ASME VIII Div 2 (ASME U2 Stamp)
  • Bottom Discharge with 3 closures and standardised couplings (liquid and gas lines)

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Specialised Tanks

Seaco has a comprehensive and wide ranging fleet of Specialised Tanks for the carriage of high hazardous and product specific cargoes.

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Features

  • Suitable for High Hazardous or product specific cargos.
  • Wide variety of capacities and fittings 
  • Can be customised to fit your needs

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Swapbody Tanks

For European road and rail operation Seaco offers a range of Swapbody Tanks to meet your general bulk liquid cargo needs. Our fleet ranges up to 35KL capacity and can be supplied with baffles for added flexibility

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Features

·         Bottom discharge with 3 closures
·         Steam heating and insulation
·         Ladder and walkway
·         500mm manway
·         Top discharge flange
·         3 cleaning hatches
·         Bottom outlet protective housing

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Standard Tanks

Seaco's extensive fleet of T11 and T14 Insulated and Non-Insulated Tanks are designed for Hazardous, Non- Hazardous and food grade cargoes and are available in a wide range of capacities.

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Features

  • Top discharge flange
  • Fitted with “B” type walkway and option to fit handrails
  • Stainless Steel barrel
  • PRV with vacuum relief valve
  • 26KL baffle tanks with vertical and horizontal configurations available
  • Custom features available through Seaco tank engineering.

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Overview

One of the world's leading tank leasing companies, with a modern fleet of 43000 units ranging from T11 to T50 and capacities from 12,000 - 35,000 litres.

  • Tanks complement an efficient “just in time” supply chain.
  • 40% more efficient than transporting liquids than drums.
  • Safe and secure Intermodal transport mode.


 

Speak to a regional expert

To speak to your regional Seaco representative, please move and click the cursor over the dots below the photo to obtain their contact details and they will be happy to help you.

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John Bannister
Vice President – Reefers and Tanks, GLOBAL

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John Lonergan
Regional Marketing Director - Tanks, AMERICAS

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Nils Meyer
Regional Marketing Director - Tanks, EMEIA

Clement Lim

Clement Lim
Marketing Manager, South East Asia

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Koji Hattori
Director, North Asia

Frequently Asked Questions
Technical Information
Frequently Asked Questions
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Does Seaco provide transportation services?
At the start of a lease we will transport empty tank containers to your required location. We do not provide transportation services beyond this but we are pleased to offer a list of specialist companies.
Does Seaco provide fleet management services on special containers?
Yes, we can manage your portfolio on your behalf or provide technical advice to your fleet. Please refer to the third party fleet management services or contact your nearest office or agent for more details.
What is a Lease Termination Charge?
Tanks remain on hire until the tank is returned and reinstated to its condition at the start of the lease. This process takes time for surveys, approval of costs, repair scheduling etc to be completed. For a set Lease Termination Charge, the tank can be off-hired on the date of return with rental ceasing to accrue from that date.
Does Seaco sell tank containers?
Yes we sell both new and used tanks, according to demand, and provide finance leases.
Does Seaco deliver the tank?

Tank containers are supplied from a network of worldwide locations. Arrangements can be made, for a charge, to deliver the tank to the location of your choice.

What is the minimum or maximum lease period?
The typical lease period for a tank container is from one to five years or more, but it can be tailored to suit your needs. There is no minimum period but there is a minimum price to make leasing economical.
Where do I return the tank?

Options for return locations are agreed at the time of lease and are detailed in the contract.

Can I pay in currencies other than US dollars?
A lease can be arranged to suit individual needs including the currency of rental billing. Typical rates are quoted in US dollar or Euro.
Who is responsible for the cost to rectify damage to a leased tank container?
You are responsible for maintaining the tank in good condition during the lease. Seaco offers a damage protection plan called SeaCover that can be used to pay for the cost of rectifying damage.
Why is an on-hire survey necessary?
This is necessary to verify the good condition of the tank. A survey is undertaken by an independent surveyor who checks each component and takes photographic evidence. The report is posted on the surveyor's website and a copy provided to the customer. This report is used to verify new damage when you return the tank at the end of your lease.
What is the capacity of a tank container?
Tank containers commonly range in capacity from 12,000 litres up to 26,000 litres. Space (ullage) is required to allow for cargo expansion and 95% to 98% is the common maximum load. A minimum fill level (usually 80%) is required to reduce instability due to surge minimum. Regulations detail the minimum and maximum fill according to the cargo.
Can Seaco advise a tank type for cargo?
Seaco has a team of qualified experts, including a Dangerous Goods Advisor, who can provide you with the right tank to meet the regulations in the region of use. 
Can I completely fill the tank container?
A space (ullage) must be left to allow for expansion of the cargo.
What is a swap body tank container?
Swap tanks have a larger capacity and dimension than the standard 20ft ISOtank, usually 7.15m or 7.82m in length. They are mostly used in Europe on road and rail, and cannot be transported by container vessel.
What is a frame tank and what is a beam tank?
"Frame" and "beam" are descriptions of the differing frame designs. Both are ISO configuration frames and used in an identical manner. The frame tank is fitted with top and bottom side rails, while the beam tank is free of these and thus a lighter weight. 
Can I use tank containers for storage applications?
Tank containers are suitable for storage applications and have the added benefit of being suitable for stacking. Regulations concerning containment apply in certain regions.
What is the difference between a tank, tank container, ISOtank, intermodal tank, portable tank and demountable tank?
Tank containers are commonly referred to as tanks, ISOtanks or tank containers. The IMDG regulations refer to portable tanks and the ADR to demountable tanks. Users should refer to the regulations for specific requirements. Intermodal tanks are containers that comply with ADR regulations, but are longer than ISO dimensions. 
Where can I find information regarding dangerous goods regulations?
The various government authorities publish the regulations and distribute them via their own and government booksellers. Many of the regulations are also accessible via their website.
Can a tank container be manufactured to my specifications?
Seaco provides a range of tanks designed for numerous applications. However, tanks can be manufactured and modified to meet individual requirements.
Why are there different capacities of tank container?
Capacity must suit the weight of the cargo and the quantity required to be transported.
What is a periodic test?
Tank container regulations require that the tank is tested at 5-year intervals and undergo an additional intermediate test at 2.5 years.
Where is the tank tested?
Tanks are supplied with valid test certificates. If a re-test is needed during the course of the lease, this can be done at a network of worldwide depots. It is a standard service offered by depots and can be arranged to be completed within a day.
Who is responsible for tank testing?
You will be responsible for ensuring that tank containers are periodically tested and accord with the regulations in the region of use. Seaco is able to assist with the arrangements.
When do I have to test a tank?
Tanks should be tested within 90 days of the expiry date of the valid test certificate.
Is it necessary to test tanks used for static storage?
The regulations that commonly apply to tank containers concern transportation. Tanks used for static storage should comply with local regulations in the place of use. Seaco can provide individual advice.
Where do I obtain a cleaning certificate?
After a tank is cleaned, an inspection is carried out by the cleaning contractor and the tank is issued with a cleaning receipt/wash note. An independent surveyor may be appointed to provide a cleaning certificate.
Where can I find cleaning and repair companies?

HCB (Hazardous Cargo Bulletin) publishes a guide containing contact details of cleaning and repair companies. Seaco can also provide guidance. 

Do I need insurance?
As a user you are required to be insured against all liabilities. Insurance might be provided by your existing insurer but, if not, there are a number of insurers specialising in tank containers. Seaco can provide contacts.
What is a periodic test?
Tank container regulations require that the tank is tested at 5-year intervals and undergo an additional intermediate test at 2.5 years.
Who is responsible for tank testing?
You will be responsible for ensuring that tank containers are periodically tested and accord with the regulations in the region of use. Seaco is able to assist with the arrangements.
Is it necessary to test tanks used for static storage?
The regulations that commonly apply to tank containers concern transportation. Tanks used for static storage should comply with local regulations in the place of use. Seaco can provide individual advice.
When do I have to test a tank?
Tanks should be tested within 90 days of the expiry date of the valid test certificate.
Where is the tank tested?
Tanks are supplied with valid test certificates. If a re-test is needed during the course of the lease, this can be done at a network of worldwide depots. It is a standard service offered by depots and can be arranged to be completed within a day.
Where can I find cleaning and repair companies?

HCB (Hazardous Cargo Bulletin) publishes a guide containing contact details of cleaning and repair companies. Seaco can also provide guidance. 

Technical Information
General
Technical
Cleaning
Insurance
Repairs
Operating the Tank
Care must be taken in the handling and operation of tank containers to ensure the safety and security of potentially hazardous cargoes. Seaco can offer advice on all aspects of tank operations.
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Tank Handbook
Care must be taken in the handling and operation of tank containers to ensure the safety and security of potentially hazardous cargoes. Seaco can offer advice on all aspects of tank operations.
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Tank Handbook
Care must be taken in the handling and operation of tank containers to ensure the safety and security of potentially hazardous cargoes. Seaco can offer advice on all aspects of tank operations.
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Operating the Tank
Care must be taken in the handling and operation of tank containers to ensure the safety and security of potentially hazardous cargoes. Seaco can offer advice on all aspects of tank operations.
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