This week Bertschi added the 30’000th container unit to its fleet, coming just out of production. This milestone stands for the continuing success story of containerization and shows the impressive growth of the company, starting with its first container in 1970.
It is a 20ft ISO tank container used in global deep sea transport which is honored to be the 30’000th container of the Bertschi Group. The choice is not totally by coincidence, as especially the numbers of containers for global transports of liquid products have seen strong growth over the last 5 years. Additionally, Bertschi’s fleet consists of dry bulk and tank containers used for trans-European transports, helping the customers in the chemical industry to optimize their supply chain.
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. Those were the first tank containers of a Swiss company and therefore Bertschi a pioneer in this sector. 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 to use intermodal transport efficiently. Additionally it serves as flexible storage tank, enables a precise steering of product flows and is known to be very safe.
The first journey will take the 30’000th container unit from China to Europe. With the following destinations not yet planned, it surely will cover more than a million kilometers and therefore make its contribution to the success story of the container and the Bertschi Group.