The total ISO Tank market is estimated to be 5000 tanks annually of IMO 1/2, Food grade tanks and Baffle tanks. This excludes specially dedicated tanks like IMO 5 and other special cryogenic tanks.
IMPORT/EXPORT is estimated in the ratio of 60 / 40.
80 % of exports/import of ISO Tanks are from the West Coast of India. NHAVA SHEVA and MUNDRA are major gateways of ISO tanks in West Coast of India
20 % of imports/exports are in East Coast of India. Haldia, Chennai,Vizag, Cochin are major ports in East Coast.
70% of export/import are from Europe, USA and balance from South East Asia,Middle East.
Major Discharge ports are
● Rotterdam, Antwerp, St. Petersburg, Hamburg
● Charleston, New York, (Newark, Norfork) Houston
● Port Kelang
Major players in the Indian market are
● STOLT ● BERTSHI
● HOYER ● INTER FLOW
● SUTTON ● DENHARTOGH
● ITT ● NICKICON
Major commodities imported are
● Mix Glycol ● Butyl Acrylate
● Hexane ● Ethyl Acrylate/ Ethyl Acilate
● Heptanes ● Phenol
● Base Oil
The ISO tank shipments both Import and Export has matured in India with JNPT, Mumbai, Mundra, Kandla, ICD Delhi, Chennai as major importing ports.
As a result, these ports (JNPT, Mumbai, Mundra, Kandla) have a well-developed infrastructure in terms of storage yard, surveyors, repair facilities including the availability of critical spare parts, proper cleaning facilities of both hazardous, nonhazardous oils and chemicals.