ITCO: It takes a village

transport logistic China opens its doors later this month and the tank container industry will be out in force to take advantage

These days, the tank container sector is highly reliant on China, not just as the manufacturing base for the majority of new tanks but also, increasingly, as a generator of business for tank operators. As such, it has never been more important for the sector to take advantage of the business opportunities offered by the biennial transport logistic China show and the International Tank Container Organisation (ITCO) has once again organised its ‘Tank Container Village’ as part of the event.

Since its inception in 2004, transport logistic China has been recognized as the leading trade fair for logistics, mobility, IT and supply chain management in the Asia-Pacific region. Over the past two decades, the show has consistently set industry trends and served as an important gateway for both international companies seeking access to the Chinese market and Chinese companies looking to expand globally. From 25 to 27 June, the Shanghai New International Expo Centre will once again be the meeting place for the global logistics and airfreight industry.

In 2004, the first transport logistic China covered some 22,000 m2 of exhibition floor space. Today, the trade fair has developed into a global platform for the logistics industry, and this year’s event will host more than 700 exhibitors showcasing their products and services across 50,000 m2 of exhibition space. On top of that, visitors will have plenty of opportunity to learn about the latest developments in regional logistics through an extensive conference programme.

This will be the first transport logistic China event since 2018; the 2020 and 2022 editions had to be cancelled as a result of restrictions imposed during the Covid pandemic years. “We are delighted that transport logistic China is finally back on track and making an impressive comeback,” says Dr Robert Schönberger, Global Industry Lead at Messe München, which organises the event as well as the original transport logistic show in Munich every other year. “It has been a pacemaker for the development of the Eurasian Corridor over the past two decades and today reflects the major shifts in the global economy. These include the nearshoring of industry, digitalisation, ongoing globalisation and dealing with climate change.”


ITCO has sold out its Tank Container Village, which has 24 booths for its members. Not surprisingly, local companies are well represented, with major tank manufacturers CIMC Safeway Technologies, Nantong Tank Container (NTtank) and Singamas unit Shanghai Pacific International Container, as well as valve manufacturer Grande-Tek all signed up to appear. Bertschi and NewPort will be represented by their local affiliates.

Other Asian participants in the Tank Container Village include India-based depot operator Zodiac Tank Container Terminals and Singapore’s Raffles Lease and Legend Global Logistics. But there are plenty of names from Europe and North America, especially among equipment and service suppliers, who are turning up in numbers. These include Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC), Lamilux Composites, Fort Vale Engineers, Perolo and OPW Fluid Transfer Solutions. Among operators and lessors, Bertschi Global Transport, Den Hartogh Global, CS Leasing, Eurotainer, Exsif, Seaco and Triton Container are all planning to be on hand.

ITCO is inviting all its existing and prospective members, their customers and industry colleagues to visit the exhibition stands and meet their business partners.


Away from the Tank Container Village, the trade fair covers the entire spectrum of logistics services, from logistics real estate and air freight to land transport, port and shipping logistics, fresh produce logistics, logistics equipment and IT systems and special vehicles.

This year, air cargo China will once again take place as part of transport logistic China. It is the largest industry event for air cargo in the Asian region and, at around 10,000 m2, is larger than ever before. Visitors will have the opportunity to network with renowned airlines such as China Southern Airlines, Cargolux, All Nippon Airways, Etihad Cargo, Lufthansa Cargo, Silk Way West Airlines, Qatar Cargo and United Cargo, as well as airports and providers for service and logistics.

transport logistic China and air cargo China also provide an excellent opportunity to obtain the latest market information. Experts from all areas of the logistics industry will discuss hot topics such as e-commerce, the Maritime Silk Road and logistics trends and technologies for the supply chain in the manufacturing industry, with a focus on the automotive, chemical and textile industries. The conference sessions are free of charge for exhibitors and visitors.

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