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‘Big’ just got ‘better’

In 12 years, CIMC Tank has come from nowhere to become a world-leading tank container manufacturer.Editor Leslie McCune explored the success with Liu Chunfeng,General Manager of CIMC Tank and his deputy, Leonard XH Yang

When did China International Marine Container (CIMC) start manufacturing tank containers and why did it start producing them? The first Chinese-built, ISOcertified tank container came off the production line at CIMC in Nantong in 2001. The first customer was leasing company Cronos, whose initial order was for 100 tank containers. We are proud to acknowledge that, since then, Cronos has gone on to buy over 20,000 tank containers from CIMC Tank. In 2001, CIMC was the largest producer of a number of intermodal container products, including dry
containers, reefer containers and special dry containers. To be able to provide CIMC’s clients with a “one-stop shop” solution, CIMC decided to add tank containers to its production portfolio. This additional business offered good synergies with the group’s other intermodal container businesses. CIMC Enric has had enormous growth over a short time – how has that been achieved? The industries on which CIMC Enric focuses are energy, chemical and food. 50% of our revenues are generated from the LNG-related energy division, which is benefiting from the trend to leverage LNG’s
better environmental credentials
October 9, 2014


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