Petrol, acids, and chocolate. What do these seemingly different products have in common? They are all liquids!
Tank-trucks are used for many types of goods. Each of these types requires a tailored approach. Depending on the types of transported goods, there are three categories of vehicles that are specially designed for liquid cargo: those for petrol and petrochemicals, those for chemical substances, and those for food products. Tank-trucks may have additional features to comply with a thermal regime, for loading and unloading, for withstanding chemicals with a special inner surface coating, or with reinforced internal components. The options depend on the characteristics of the transported cargo.
Head of the AsstrA Liquid Logistics Division, Andrej Kleshch, goes into more detail:
Andrej, why was your division created and why does it continue to develop?
The market for liquid cargo is very deep and fast growing. In comparison to standard transportation with curtain-sided trailers and reefer box trailers, where AsstrA is a strong player, liquid cargo transport is a relatively niche service. Client interest, the unique capabilities of AsstrA experts, and long-term market prospects were the main reasons for creating the dedicated Liquid Logistics Division. Specialists here are domain experts. This allows quick reactions to client requests and individual service taking into account each client’s preferences.
Our service portfolio and geographical coverage are responses to the demands of our corporate clients.
Nowadays, one of our most active liquid cargo shippers is a producer and consumer of chocolate and cacao butter. The contract demanded maximum efforts from AsstrA team. After the first successful transportation from Italy to Russia, the client entrusted AsstrA with the delivery of liquid goods also from Italy to Poland and from Poland to Russia. The client chooses us for the quality of our service and the safety of the liquid cargo during every stage of transportation.
Andrej, could you please share the plans for this year? What can the company’s clients expect?
Even more customized services. We serve more clients every year, so one of our main goals is to expand our group of experts who thoroughly understand liquid cargoes. Clients appreciate AsstrA team members as domain experts who understand the overall market. AsstrA is not only a transport and logistics provider but also a trusted adviser on all related issues.