Bulk Powder Logistics

Technology to Transport Powders Safely

Working closely with our customers, we are able to provide solutions for transporting powders anywhere within the UK. We invest in the latest technologies to ensure that our fleet of tankers continue to push boundaries in terms of safety and reliability for our customers in UK bulk transport sectors.

Risk assessments are important to us and especially so when working with powders. Not only are there risks of harm to the team unloading, but there is the potential of causing environmental damage if any powders are released unintentionally.

That is why risk assessments are at the forefront of our focus when loading or discharging products from a tank, and act around the ‘line of fire’ that these tanks and powders can create. We find that this is of utmost importance to our clients, who are pleased to know that their logistics partner is working in line with or beyond their own strictly controlled risk-managed procedures.

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Powder Haulage with Suttons

At Suttons, we can provide transport solutions for a range of common powder products. Some of the common powders we transport are:

  • PVC Pellets
  • PET Granules
  • Cement Powder
  • Recycled Plastics
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Industrial Starch

We can also transport a wide range of bulk powders that are not on this list. If you are unsure, get in touch and our team can find the best powder transport solution for you.

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Top of the Line Industrial Powder Fleet

Suttons Tankers can carefully and strategically devise bespoke, value-adding solutions for customers in the powders sector. With a strong appetite for investment, Suttons can provide the latest fleet and equipment to safely transport powders across the UK.

Currently, our fleet consists of silo tanks and tipping silo tanks for the appropriate discharge of different powders and minerals. Our scope for investment into our powder fleet means that we can work to create bespoke solutions for any potential customer and their needs.

Bulk Powder Transportation Frequently Asked Questions

Why Choose Suttons for your Bulk Powder Transportation?

Suttons Tankers have built up successful partnerships with its customers within the powders sector, providing leading levels of customer service and operational excellence.

Its state-of-the-art powder fleet sets it apart from its competitors with significant recent investment, meaning Suttons can deliver bulk powder products efficiently and seamlessly. A new and high quality fleet is synonymous with reduced downtime for customers, reducing the risk of delayed deliveries and impacted service performance.

Suttons has powder industry experts within its division which gives customers reassurance with regards to safety, operational performance and service. The experienced team and pool of drivers put the customer at the forefront of everything they do, so with Suttons you’ll be in safe hands.

What is the Minimum Powder Transport Amount?

The vast majority of our bulk powder tanker fleet can carry up to 28 tonnes of product, whether that be plastic granules, PVC, or any other type of bulk powder. These products are usually loaded into the tanker through a silo, but we can also offer bag-in-box solutions.

Bag-in-box, often known as bulk bags, is where bulk powder is transported in a large bag, usually made of several layers of plastic or metallised film. They are loaded into a large container and transported on a skeletal trailer. These are usually de-bagged and then loaded into a silo or sometimes into a bulk tanker.

How much does Bulk Powder Logistics Cost?

There is no ‘one price fits all’ when is comes to bulk powder haulage, there are many aspects that influence price that must be considered. The distance from the loading location to the delivery point is a key influencer as the mileage involved to move the product is a major part of the costings. The volume of the work, so whether that be a one off job or a more consistent flow of volume has an impact. More frequent contracted work often works out more competitive for the customer.

Ultimately, a conversation must be had with each customer to understand their requirements as each job is different and at Suttons we have to be comfortable with the operation and ensure we can carry out the job safely and efficiently before we price it.

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Where Can Suttons Transport Goods?

Suttons Tankers deliver bulk powder products across the UK and also offer intermodal services upon request.

Its main depots are based in the North West of England, the North East, East and Midlands. A full list of its main depots are below but Suttons has a total of 69 locations across the UK.

Depots include:

  • Widnes
  • Stockton
  • Scunthorpe
  • Hull
  • Ellesmere Port
  • Willenhall

Which Powder Products Can be Delivered in Bulk?

Suttons can transport many bulk powder products including:

  • PVC
  • PET
  • Cement powder
  • Recycled plastics
  • Industrial starch
  • Calcium carbonate

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