Bertschi group receive their 30’000th container

The success story of containerization accompanies the continuous growth of the Swiss bulk logistics specialist

Bertschi group receive their 30’000th container

This week the Bertschi group (Dürrenäsch / Switzerland) added the 30’000th container unit to its fleet, coming just out of production. It is a 20ft ISO tank container used in global deep sea transport. The first journey will take the container from China to Europe.

Already in 1970 Bertschi introduced the first containers for their dry bulk business. They were followed in 1971 by tank containers used for transporting liquid products. Since then the container became a success story for the company and Bertschi expanded its fleet continuously.

„The container offers many advantages when compared to other transport equipment. It may be moved using various means of transport and therefore allows using intermodal transport efficiently. Additionally it serves as flexible storage tank, enables a precise steering of product flows and is known to be very safe”, reads a press release of the Bertschi group.

Bertschi is a global logistics service provider for the chemical industry. The company employs 2’680 staff members at 71 locations in 38 different countries worldwide. The company owns 30’000 tank- and dry bulk containers, 1’200 trucks and 30 container terminals and warehousing hubs for chemical and plastic products. In Europe, Bertschi is market leader in intermodal transport of chemicals on rail and water.