Since 1844 JF Hillebrand dedicated their expertise exclusively to the logistics of wine, spirits, and beer. You will find us in every major wine, beer and spirit export and import wine country in the world. Today more than 1200 professionals in 43 offices all over the world put that experience to work for our clients, by taking care of the smooth flow of beverages day after day.

The Hillebrand Group operates a global portfolio of specialist logistics companies, across a range of industry sectors. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, the Hillebrand Group’s companies are present in 78 countries around the world.

Trans Ocean

Trans Ocean

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of our most frequently asked questions; if there's something else you want to know, then contact us


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Q: What is a Flexitank?

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Both the VinBulk™ and RhinoBulk™ Flexitank Systems transform a standard 20 foot container into

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Q: What are the Flexitanks made of?

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The RhinoBulk™ is made from linear low density Polyethylene. It is a 1.0mm thick single layer Flexitank.

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Q: What are the typical characteristics of commodities that can be transported using the Trans Ocean Flexitanks?

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Q: How long does it take to load a Flexitank?

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Dependent on the type of pump used and the viscosity of the product, a 24,000 liter Flexitank can be loaded in 45 minutes

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Q: How large are the Flexitanks?

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Both the VinBulk™ and RhinoBulk™ are available in capacities of 10,000 litres (2641 US Gallons) to

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Q: How has Flexitank technology developed over time?

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Originally Trans Ocean Flexitanks were re-usable tanks, made of nitrile rubber. We operated cleaning, maintenance and return processes through out the world and established our global network.

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Q: I need storage at destination, can you help with this?

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The Flexitank system can be used as a temporary storage system at supply point or destination, aiding Just in Time deliveries and additional storage capacity for crop / commodity based products.

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Q: We generally move product in drums. What would the benefit be to me of shipping in Flexitanks?

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When shipping in 20 foot containers typically you can load seventy 250 liter drums, equating to 17,500 liters of product.

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Q: What happens to the Flexitank and Bulkhead after discharging?

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Trans Ocean can assist with disposal. We have over 80 agents globally who can arrange this service on our behalf.

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Q: I require up to the minute information on all my orders, can Trans Ocean provide this?

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Yes, we record every detail in our operating system. As a valued customer you will

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