Navigating Liquid Cargo Shipments with MSC Belgium


Navigating Liquid Cargo Shipments with MSC Belgium

When you’re transporting gallon upon gallon of liquid cargo around the world, finding the most effective, cost-efficient method possible is hugely important. Whether you’re shipping oil, fruit juice, beer, or wine, you want to feel reassured that the cargo is in the safest hands possible.

This is where ‘flexibag’ shipping comes in. Made from premium woven layers of PE and LPDE, flexibags allow you to fill dry cargo containers with up to 24,000 litres of liquid ready for export. This enables up to 25% more carrying capacity, enabling you to maximize your container space and transport as much liquid cargo as possible in your shipment.

As these commodities are used worldwide in numerous ways, it’s vital to ensure that they are transported as safely as possible to avoid loss of cargo.

Similarly, our team at MSC Belgium has also seen a potential increase in liquid cargo imports to Europe containing different flavours of juice. For businesses involved in this growing market, being able to have peace of mind that their cargo has arrived and can be unloaded in a safe and sustainable manner plays a crucial role in meeting customer expectations and building a positive brand reputation.

Mastering Best Practices for Shipping Liquid Cargo from Belgium

When it comes to ensuring the successful export of liquid cargo, certain steps must be taken to ensure best practices.

Firstly, it’s important to ensure that you map out your market and understand who your main providers are. This will allow you to make sure that your overall liquid cargo supply chain is as smooth as possible, as you can develop relationships with all key touch points to help prevent bottlenecks. This also helps build up an understanding of common industry practices which can be useful when shipping your liquid cargo commodities.

Secondly, when it comes to finding the right partner (internally or externally) for the operational set-up of your liquid cargo shipments, it’s important to look for a fitting company and team that can actively meet your specific requirements as a business. Our liquid cargo offering in Belgium means we can combine our fitting only (using strategic partners’ own bags but fitted by MSC) and our own fit and supply stages (so you will be using an MSC flexibag) to allow us to scale up volumes quickly and create momentum. This enables us to support our customers most effectively by ensuring that the opportunity to have a constant flow of orders and dedicated stock of containers is in place.

Finally, it’s important to be innovative throughout your liquid cargo supply chain and look for opportunities to enhance your overall approach. Whether it comes from watching the liquid cargo loading process or learning more about the types of materials or models used in flexibags, the more knowledgeable you are, the more impactful you can be as a business.

Transport Modes Fuelling Belgium's Liquid Cargo Industry

Due to the sensitive nature of liquid cargo and required loading slot flexibility, first mile transportation is often performed by truck, while by working with MSC Belgium, you can also leverage on the opportunity to combine our depots with MEDLOGs intermodal span and network. This integration allows for rapid inland transportation, and overall, a smoother supply chain.

Opting for a tailored end-to-end liquid cargo transportation, you reduce your overall supply chain and ensure that your liquid cargo arrives at its destination as quickly and easily as possible.


Whether you’re shipping juice, oil, or petrochemicals, for your liquid cargo shipments it’s important to work with the industry exports. At MSC we offer a complete service that streamlines your liquid supply chain for ultimate ease. Beyond this, our decades of experience combined with in house experts enables us to offer bespoke liquid cargo shipping solutions designed to meet the needs of your customers.

Contact us today to explore our flexitank shipping solutions and logistics and our dedicated reefer cargo solutions.

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