Storing IBC containers inside sea containers


What is the difference between IBC containers and sea containers?

An IBC container is an intermediate bulk container. IBC containers are suitable for storing liquid and free-flowing goods, such as chemicals and foodstuffs. The big siblings of IBC containers are the 20 foot tank container and the 20 foot bulk container. The 20 foot tank container is suitable for the storage of liquid goods. The 20 foot Bulk Container, on the other hand, is suitable for storing dry free-flowing goods. If you are interested in sea containers, please feel free to contact us.

Is it possible to store an IBC container inside a sea container?

The different containers can be cleverly combined. If your business mainly relies on IBC containers, but you do not want to store them outside, use sea containers as storage space. Sea containers are well suited for this task because they can be put up flexibly and quickly. In addition, they offer a burglar-proof and dry storage area. We are happy to advise you on which type of container would best suit your needs. There are different sizes and types available. You can also use our container finder to see for yourself.

How many IBC containers fit into a 40 foot container?

A 40 foot container has the following internal dimensions: length 12,032 mm x width 2,350 mm x height 2,393 mm. IBC containers come in different dimensions. A 1,000 liter IBC container usually has these dimensions: length 1,200 mm x width 1,000 mm x height 1,160 mm. In this case, 48 IBC containers would probably fit inside the 40 feet container. On the respective container pages you will find the corresponding dimensions of our different units. We are happy to help.

Which IBC containers are available?

As with sea containers, there are many different IBC containers. First of all, they differ in terms of material. The most common containers today are those made of metal. However, there are also plastic IBCs and flexible IBCs. The metal IBC containers have the advantage of being more resistant than their plastic counterparts. You can find what different offers are available here.

How much does a new IBC container cost?

The price of a new IBC container depends largely on its capacity and the nature of the inner container. Another cost factor is the nature of the pallet: wood or plastic. Alternatively, you can buy used reconditioned IBC containers, which may be more cost-effective than new ones.

Are IBC containers frost-proof?

Empty IBC containers are usually frost-proof. For full IBC containers, it largely depends on what is stored in the tank. The safest way to make the container frost-proof is therefore to empty it. If this is not practical, there are also heatable IBC containers or the possibility of using a thermal hood. You can find more information here.

Conclusion: IBC containers are an interesting storage and transport option for liquid and free-flowing goods. They can be optimally combined with our sea containers.

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