The use of flexitanks fitted inside standard containers to carry fuel, as an alternative to normal tanker vehicles, has proved to be useful innovation in one land-locked country, Malawi in Southern Africa. The main advantage is that non-specialized rail and road vehicles carrying fuel can return with payloads of non-fuel cargo, instead of an empty backhaul. As the distances and costs are relatively large, the opportunity for cost savings is correspondingly important.

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  • Accession Number: 00490233
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-041 044
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1989 12:00AM