Take advantage of the most cost-effective and ‘greenest’ form of ground transportation.
EPT’s BIG Red Flexitank® was the first flexitank to be approved by several North American Class I railroads (CSX, UP, BNSF, CN, and NS). EPT also has certifications from the Russia Railroad (RZD), China Railroad, Austria Railroad (ÖBB), and the Bureas Veritas in Argentina.With access to all forms of intermodal transportation, EPT can plan the most economical route for your bulk liquid products.
Scenario I – Cost:
Door to Door – Los Angeles, CA to Ontario, Canada via truck = $7,176 per tank trailer, includes fuel surcharge and
Door to Door – Los Angeles, CA to Ontario, Canada via rail = $5,200 per container which includes fuel surcharge, flexitank, swept-bar bulkhead and fitting
Cost Savings = $1,976.00 per shipment
Scenario II – Environment:
10 trains of liquid chemicals are transported from Newark, NJ to Long Beach, CA –
Transporting by rail vs. truck would save 130 tons of carbon dioxide
A freight train can move a ton of freight an average of 436 miles on a single gallon of fuel – 4x as far as it could move
You can ship with confidence in our thoroughly rail tested BIG Red Flexitank®. We engineered our state-of-the-art BIG
Red Swept-bar Bulkhead System with the demands of rail specifically in mind. We then put it to the test!
Swept bars and bulkhead panels are required for all flexitanks moving on rail. We reuse these systems globally and require recovery.
EPT Terminal Handling Policy
EPT also has the only flexible bulk liquid container that has gone through a protocol of terminal handling procedures.
EPT conducted a series of terminal handling maneuvers in order to measure and observe the effect of liquid dynamics and G-force upon the container and rail equipment. The findings have led to a documented and accepted Terminal Handling Policy. We take seriously not only the safety of your cargo, but also maintaining the integrity of the container and the personal safety of all those handling our products.
EPT is dedicated to providing bulk packaging that meets the highest safety standards while providing you an
economical and environmental means of shipping your bulk liquid products. We actively promote environmental awareness and have designed products that allow you to eliminate landfill dependency by reducing and recycling residual waste.
1 source: Association of American Railroads