ISO Tank Container Rental in South Africa

Aug 30, 2022

Are you a South African business needing to safely store or transport solvents, oils, diesel or alcoholic beverages in bulk? ISO Tank Container rental in South Africa is the easiest, safest and most environmentally sensitive solution. 

What is an ISO Tank Container?

An ISO Tank Container, also known as a Tank Container, ISO Tank or ISOtainer is a cylindrical-shaped container used for storing, transporting and shipping hazardous and non-hazardous bulk liquids.  Made out of stainless steel with insulation and a protective layer of aluminium or polyurethane, ISO Tanks are the safest containers for sensitive products. 

The cylindrical tank is built into a frame that is the same shape as a standard 20ft (6m) shipping container. This specialised bulk liquid storage container can store up to 26 000 litres of product inside it.

What can ISO Tank Containers store?

ISO Tank Containers can be used to store various types of hazardous and non-hazardous bulk liquids and food-grade products: 

  • All types of water 
  • Any bulk liquids 
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Nitric Acid
  • Mining chemicals
  • Food products
  • Solvents
  • Oils
  • Resins
  • Alcoholic beverages 
  • Fuels, blends, diesel 
  • Waxes 
ISO Tanks

What size is an ISO Tank Container?

ISO Tank Containers are the same dimensions as a standard 20ft (6m) shipping container. 

Almar has five different capacity sizes in our fleet that we can rent out - 21 000; 23 000; 24 000; 25 000, and 26 000 Litre ISO Tanks. However, we focus on ISO Tanks which store between 24 000 and 26 000 Litres. There is a slight difference in the daily ISO Tank Container rental price of the 23 000L capacity and the bigger volume containers. 

How much does ISO Tank Container rental cost?

Almar has two different rate structures - the short-term container rental which is less than six months, and the long-term container rental which is anything over six months. The minimum lease period is one month. Collection can take place earlier, but a full month will be charged for.  

The rental rate for less than six months is R250 + VAT per day (±R220 + VAT for 23 000 Litre tanks), while the rental rate for more than six months is R210 + VAT (±R190 + VAT for 23 000 Litre tanks) per day. Transportation, depot handling and cleaning costs are charged separately. 

Almar ISO Tanks Containers are internationally approved, meet global safety standards, and are inspected by registered surveyors. The tanks go through a series of washes and leak detection tests after every use, and thereafter certificates are issued stating they are clean and fit for loading the product, which is why they are the preferred storage and transportation solution for flammable products.

It is important to note that rental prices will fluctuate from time to time and are based on the time of publishing this article (September 2022). To get an accurate quote, please contact Wesley Turk on +27 31 561 6767 or email

The starting price to buy an ISO Tank Container is from R140 000 + VAT upward. The price is dependent on age and literage. Almar very seldom sells an ISO Tank, however, we currently (September 2022) have four 21 000 Litre ISO Tank Containers for sale

How does an ISO Tank Container get transported?

ISO Tank Containers are the same dimensions as a standard 20ft (6m) shipping container so they can be transported on trucks, trailers, ships or by rail. When transporting the ISO Tank with the product inside, it must be loaded to a minimum of 80% capacity, so the product does not shift inside and become unstable in transit.

The ISO Tanks can be transported on a crane truck and then once at the customer’s premises the crane truck can place the Tank onto the ground.

With the ISO Tank being on lease transportation costs to and from the location need to be taken into account. Other considerations which will affect the transportation cost are:

  • Your location in South Africa 
  • The distance the ISO Tank Container needs to travel 
  • The time it takes to deliver the container – is it via main roads or remote roads?
ISO tabnk container rental transport

Almar outsources the transportation, so please have the following information available when obtaining a quote as additional costs might be incurred which we want to make you aware of upfront:

  • Are the roads roadworthy enough for the truck to gain access? 
  • Are there any obstructions that could deny access? 
  • Is the site prepared so that the ISO Tank can be placed correctly? The surface needs to be hard and flat, or a slabbed placement area needs to be provided. 
  • Will the container be placed in an open, unrestricted area or in a warehouse or under an awning which will require a crane to manoeuvre it? 

How long does an ISO Tank Container last?

The ISO Tank is made from stainless steel so if well maintained has a 35-year plus long-life span. There will be normal wear and tear maintenance required, for example, gaskets need replacing and tests need to be implemented regularly. 

For more information on ISO Tank containers for hire, contact Wesley Turk from Almar on +27 31 561 6767 or at

Looking for a Reliable Partner in Container Solutions?

Get a Quote

Request a Quote