In the open economy, the trend of shipping chemicals in huge volume is increasing every single day. While many of them are categorized as non-hazardous, a lot comes under the class of hazardous products like acid, wine, or petroleum.
The ships that are used for the transportation of such hazardous products are known as chemical tankers and they are designed completely differently from general tankers. This is why, if you have the plan to ship anything hazardous, make sure to work with those shipping companies that are operating in this particular segment. They must be years of experience in handling and shipping hazardous chemicals and can undergo the critical operations of drumming, packaging, loading, unloading, and distributing to your consignors.
Backed by decades of experience Anahuac Transport offers a superior standard of shipping solutions and logistics services for shipping hazardous chemicals.
Contextually, you need to note that shipping high-volume chemicals by road or sea just not requires special kinds of chemical tankers, but also a well-trained specialist team for handling the chemicals. They should be well-versed in defining the characteristics of different chemicals and should be knowledgeable about the probable hazardous issues involved while handling them.
Thankfully, the drivers and technicians of Anahuac Transport have more than 15 years of experience on average that ensure the safe handling and delivery of your consignment. The shipping company is also equipped with all essential equipment and safety tools to stick to the regulations and standards of DOT.
The shipping company will be in need of a safety Data Sheet from the manufacturer intended to ship the products. To enable the drivers to assess the kind of chemical being transported and the procedure of handling them, providing the SDS is mandatory for you. Typically, the safety data sheet should include the details of the chemicals that let the shipping company evaluate three vital factors
Density: It defines the weight of the chemical per gallon. This enables the shipping agency to figure out the amount of space required for safe shipping. Accordingly, they can suggest you the volume of tanker that will be ideal for your shipment.
pH level: It refers to the basicity or acidity level of the chemical you are sending. Again, this is a vital factor in determining the class of shipping containers that will be required.
Viscosity: it defines the thickness of the chemical. It is essential to figure out the strategies to be followed for loading and unloading the chemical. Usually, an air compressor or mechanical pump is used for this purpose.
Tanks or bulk trucks as well as semi-truck and trailers carry different chemical items across the country. A few of these huge trucks used for chemical shipping include:
Liquid bulk tanks: These tankers are made of stainless steel or aluminum and have the capacity to accommodate nearly 3,000 – 7,500 gallons of materials based on the density of the product.
Dry bulk tankers: also called pneumatic trailers, these tankers are mostly not employed for transporting hazardous materials.
Dry vans: made of steel or plastic containers, dry vans are also used for the delivery of chemicals and other substances.