New SIA Office Branch in Penang, Malaysia

Team SIA Malaysia, celebrated the opening of a new branch office in Penang on October 3rd 2020. This major step forward is a testament to the remarkable progress made by SIA Asia.

 

In Asia, SIA Flexitanks have retained major supply contracts business is reaching record levels despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions in place on travel and movement.

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What is a Flexitank? Find Out Here

What is a Flexitank?

Flexitanks, also known as ‘Flexibags’, are large flexible containers which transform the conventional Shipping Container into a safe and efficient bulk liquid transport container.

 

These liquid containers offer a superior alternative to ISO Tank containers for shipping juices, oils, food-grade liquids and non-hazardous chemicals around the world.

 

Shipped via Land, Rail and Sea Flexitanks make the the perfect multi-purpose shipping container for bulk liquid transport. Below we have listed what can be shipped using a flexitank.

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Flexitanks for Bulk Wine Transport

Flexitanks: The Ideal Solution for Bulk Wine Transportation

Flexitanks are the ideal transport option for bulk wine transportation. They are a superior alternative to ISO containers, Drums & IBC’s. SIA Flexitanks deliver the safest, most reliable and cost effective solution for wine shipments with shipping in bulk using flexitanks, we are an associate member of the COA (Container Owners Association). Flexitanks offer many benefits such as:

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Lube Oil Transport with SIA Flexitanks

Flexitanks for Lubricant Oils

Flexitanks offer a cost effective solution to transporting and storing lubricant oils. Also referred to as ‘flexibags’ or ‘bladders’, they are large flexible containers which transform a shipping container into a safe and efficient bulk liquid transport container and can hold up to 24,000 litres in a 20ft container, equating to 6,500 gallons.

Flexitanks offer a superior alternative to ISO tanks and drums or barrels for shipping lubricant oils around the world. This flexible container assists in reducing costs of cargo shipping and gives operators more time instead of loading and unloading vessels. They offer a cost effective solution for moving lube oils from point A to point B and are also safe for storing lubricants, which is especially important in today’s market.

 

Flexitanks can save you money by reducing your bulk liquid transportation costs. 

 

SIA Flexitanks Ltd Manufacture and ship bulk liquid Flexitanks for Lube Oil Transport, shipping billions of litres of Lubricant Oil every year. In these turbulent times, Lube oil manufacturers are endlessly looking for opportunities to lower costs and flexitanks are proving to be an incontestable alternative to ISO tanks, IBCs and drums.

A Flexitank in a 20ft Shipping Container

Related Topic: Flexitanks for Crude Oil 

 

Cost Effective Transport

Flexitanks provide a more cost-effective and reliable alternative for transporting Lube Oil. Because the shipments are smaller and not tied to a particular vessel or shipping line, you can Lower your Financial Risks. SIA Flexitanks offer a reliable and economical alternative to shipping Lube Oils in ISO tanks, totes and drums with NO Demurrage costs unlike ISO tanks.

 

No Demurrage or Hidden Costs

Total Cost Reduction

Higher Profit Margins

To Request a FREE QUOTE Today, please email our team at info@siaflexitanks.com

 

Diversify Your Offering with Flexitanks

 

Using Flexitanks for bulk liquid transport allows you to Diversify your Customer Portfolio by attracting customers buying smaller quantities becoming more accessible to new markets.

Not only can you attract new customers, you can Diversify your Revenue Streams – because with regular weekly sailing schedules, you can have regular shipments and thus, regular payments when using flexitanks to ship Lube Oil.

 PLUS, Flexitanks offer 15% MORE per payload than totes and 40% MORE payload than drums.

Safe and Risk Free

Your cargo is safe in when transported in flexitanks as they have a flexible side wall stiffened with corrugated plastic sheet which operates as a barrier against sloshing, spillage and condensation. They are leak proof with no risk of contamination. Our Global Flexitank is a safe, time tested and proven, cost-effective and secure technology to transport non-hazardous liquids. SIA Flexitanks offer a reliable and economical alternative to shipping your product in ISO tanks, totes and drums.

No Risk of Contamination

Safe Technology

Environmentally Friendly

Easy Logistics Process

SIA can manage the entire logistics process, so you can focus on sales rather than logistics and inventory management. With offices worldwide, our customers are always satisfied with our localised services. Every year SIA Flexitanks ship billions of litres of Lubricant Oils to all corners of the globe. This allows our customers to easily access new markets.

Sustainable Logistics:

SIA is driven by a global commitment to sustainable logistics and fair trade.  Our commitment includes bringing logistics technologies to manufacturers and producers that provide them with access to the new markets and more trading opportunities while using fewer resources.

Not only are flexitanks more economically viable for companies, they are a more sustainable option for bulk shipping. Our re-usable flexitank containers allow for zero waste in shipping – SIA Flexitanks can be re-used and recycled. The SIA Global Flexi-Max, for example, is made from 100% virgin VLDPE polyethylene which when recycled, is re-processed into pellets which are then used to manufacture new items.

Find out more about how SIA are developing a sustainable flexitank environment HERE

Prompt Delivery

Supply to Customers Worldwide

Easy Access to Remote Destinations

To Request a FREE QUOTE Today, please email our team at info@siaflexitanks.com

 

Lubricants Industry Insight

Recent studies on the global lubricants industry undertaken by Statista, report that the global market for lubricants is expected to grow as a result of demand from developing economies. It is forecast that in 2024, the global lubricant market will have a value of 188 billion U.S. dollars with the per capita lubricant demand highest in North America. The estimated lubricant market size in the U.S. alone amounts to over 19 billion U.S. dollars.

Global Demand for Industrial Lubricants:

Industrial lubricants are forecast to have a global market value of 73 billion U.S. dollars by 2024. These figures include mineral oil, synthetic oil, and bio-based oil. The lubricants industry is extremely important for the global industrial sector to optimize the running of machinery. The automotive industry’s demand for lubricants accounts for more than half of the global lubricant demand. Along with the growing global demand for lubricants, the global market value of lubricants is forecast to increase to 182.6 billion U.S. dollars by 2025. Based on market volume, China was the global lubricants market leader as of 2019, with a market volume of 7.3 million tons. The United States and India following in second and third place, with 6.05 million tons and 1.7 million tons, respectively.

Additionally, Marine lubricants, used to help optimize marine operations, are forecast to have a market value amounting to nearly 6.7 billion U.S. dollars worldwide by 2023. Whilst it’s forecasted that the Agricultural lubricants market will be worth some 3.9 billion U.S. dollars in 2025.

North America Lubricants Market:

North America is the largest per capita consumer of lubricants worldwide with a per capita demand for lubricants of 18.2 kilograms compared to a global lubricant demand per capita of 4.8 kilograms. In 2018, lithium complex greases accounted for a 42% share of the production of lubricating greases in North America whilst Conventional API SN oils accounted for 63% of the passenger car motor oil market. In 2019, the refinery net production of lubricants in the U.S. was 167,000 barrels per day which equates to an estimated 1,965 flexitanks as one flexitank can hold the equivalent of 85 barrels.

Why use SIA Flexitanks?

SIA Fleitanks CEO, Damien McClean disrupted the market with his patented design of the Multilayer Flexitank in 2001. Today, over 80% of the global market is imitating his patented design. SIA Flexitanks offer a reliable and economical alternative to shipping your oils in ISO tanks, totes and drums.

As a market leader and innovator, SIA Flexitanks offer the widest range of compatibility approvals in the flexitank world today. We have quicker production times due to our cutting edge design & automated manufacturing techniques as well as a state of the art ISO22000 certified production facility.

Our customer service is second to none, with offices worldwide, SIA Flexitanks offer local expertise and excellent customer service with our team on hand to to make sure your journey runs smoothly. SIA Flexitanks are with you every step of the way. From the supply of the flexitank, to the installation, to trucking, to technical support, to shipping, to recycling, you can count on Team SIA.

To find out if your product can be transported using a flexitank, Please email our team at info@siaflexitanks.com

 

What Our Customers Say

Henk

Henk

Vegetable Oil Producer in Rotterdam

We use SIA Flexitanks as their product is reliable, they always have Flexitanks in Inventory and we can purchase small quantities and have them installed locally.

Mario

Mario

Freight Forwarder in Milan

SIA are totally independent as they are not involved in Freight Forwarding we can use them with confidence. We can use our own contracts with the shipping lines to arrange export ocean shipments

Jon

Jon

Apple Juice producer in Catalonia

We have used SIA for over 6 years and we are happy with their product and the global support.

Mark

Mark

Freight Forwarder, Houston, Texas

SIA are a very hands on operation, with offices throughout the world someone is available at all times. We are happy with the quality of the SIA Flexitank and their customer service communication and services. Our customers at destination are similarly satisfied.

Ted

Ted

Lube Oil producer, Houston, Texas

We have been using the SIA Flexitank for 3 years. We received on-site training that was very beneficial for our loading procedures.

To Request a FREE QUOTE Today, please email our team at info@siaflexitanks.com

Flexitanks For Edible Oils Transport

Flexitanks For Edible Oils Transport

Using Flexitanks for bulk liquid shipping is proving to be an incontestable alternative to IBC’s, ISO tanks and drums in lowering transportation costs of bulk liquid products.

In the past few years, Flexitank Containers have been adapted to a wide variety of bulk liquid products including edible oils, chemicals, water treatment products, biofuels and even PVC resins. Specially designed for transporting bulk edible oils, these flexitank containers are insulated tanks that allow the food oil product to be safely shipped.

Edible Oils such as palm oil, soya bean oil and canola oil need to be transported in containers that prevent egress while also providing the highest level of protection while in transit.

The obvious choice is a tank which provides this protection and is significantly less expensive than the more commonly used ISO tanks and Flexitanks offer lower transport costs than both the IBC and drums.

Liquids today are generally transported in high-density polyethylene IBCs, steel drums, flexible plastic drums or ISO tanks. In these cases, storage space is a big consideration of which using a flexitank alternative presents an space saving advantage.

Flexitanks offer a number of distinct advantages as a method of transporting bulk liquids such as:

  1. Cost Effective Edible Oil Transport

Flexitank containers offer an incredible alternative to other bulk liquid shipping containers for the transportation of edible oils. With greater puncture resistance, along with longer stored life than other product packaging alternatives Flexitanks are the clear solution for edible oil transportation. Additionally, Flexitanks offer a cost-effective and reliable alternative. Because the shipments can be smaller and not tied to a particular vessel or shipping line, you can lower your financial risks.

Save money by reducing your bulk liquid transportation costs.

No Demurrage unlike ISO Tanks

Lower Your Financial Risk with Smaller Shipments

Increase Your Profit Margins

The lighter weight and transverse stacking capabilities of Flexitanks save truckers an average of $41,000 per trip compared to 340 HDPE barrels. That’s where the value in owning a Flexitank originates: less space that can hold up to 6,500 gallons worth of product, and the option for transverse bulk liquid stacking instead of palletizing and linearizing 50-foot ISO tanks. Without the use of Flexitanks for Edible Oils, shipping costs can become exorbitant. With the implementation of Flexitanks into everyday shipping, costs can be lowered or eliminated completely thus allowing for further profit or product transportation expansion.

 

SIA Flexitanks offer a reliable and economical alternative to shipping your oils in ISO tanks, totes and drums with NO Demurrage costs unlike ISO tanks.

 

2. Increase Payloads with Flexitanks

When using Flexitanks, you can increase your payload and therefore your profits as Flexitanks offer 15% MORE per payload than totes and 40% MORE payload than drums. In addition to increasing payloads, flexitanks allow you to Diversify your Customer Portfolio to attract customers buying smaller quantities. And you can Diversify your Revenue Streams because with regular weekly sailing schedules, you can have regular shipments and thus, regular payments.

 

40% More Than Barrels & Drums

15% More Than Totes

To Request a FREE QUOTE Today, please email our team at info@siaflexitanks.com

3. Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with Flexitanks

Offset your carbon footprint when you use flexitanks to ship. Not only are flexitanks more economically viable for companies, they are a more sustainable option for bulk shipping. Our re-usable flexitank containers allow for zero waste in shipping – SIA Flexitanks can be re-used and recycled. The SIA Global Flexi-Max, for example, is made from 100% virgin VLDPE polyethylene which when recycled, is re-processed into pellets which are then used to manufacture new items.

Using flexitanks when shipping edible oils is one of the quickest and easiest ways to reduce the carbon footprint of the transport process allowing higher volumes of liquid to be shipped at one time.

SIA Flexitanks are driven by a global commitment to sustainable logistics and fair trade.  Our commitment includes bringing logistics technologies to manufacturers and producers that provide them with access to the new markets and more trading opportunities while using fewer resources. Find out more about how SIA are developing a sustainable flexitank environment HERE

 

4. Easy Logistics Process with Flexitanks

SIA can manage the entire logistics process, so you can focus on sales rather than logistics and inventory management. With offices worldwide, our customers are always satisfied with our localized services. Every year SIA Flexitanks ship billions of litres of edible oils to all corners of the globe.

Flexitanks have been designed to take the hassle out of transporting various grades of edible oils, food premixes, chemicals and other bulk liquids. In doing so manufacturers, suppliers and distributors get greater flexibility in scheduling deliveries, secure deliveries without container theft, increase opportunities for arbitrage and can lower the cost of transportation by converting to a Flexitank that has a greater payload capacity than a 53-foot trailer.

To Experience the Loading and Unloading of our Flexitanks, take a look at the Video below:

To Request a FREE QUOTE Today, please email our team at info@siaflexitanks.com

Industry Insights

Studies from Statista evidence a steady increase in the global production of vegetable oils, reaching a peak of 209 million metric tons by 2020, with soybean oil the leading oil produced in 2021. The most common oil types include soybean oil, palm oil, canola oil and sunflower oil.

Revenue in the Edible Oils segment amounts to US$101,237m in 2021 and the market is expected to grow annually by 3.32% (CAGR 2021-2025). In global comparison, most revenue is generated in India (US$22,040m in 2021).

Palm oil

Palm oils global production volume continues to rise steadily each year and has a large and active export market. The leading exporters of palm oil worldwide were Indonesia and Malaysia.

Vegetable oil consumption

Vegetable oils are often seen as the healthier alternative of vegetable oils as they contain more unsaturated fatty acids than animal fats. A recent survey revealed that olive oil, vegetable oils and pure canola oils are the most frequently used oils in United States households. In fact, in 2021, sunflower seed oil consumption amounted to 19 million metric tons worldwide.

Consumption of Soybean Oil in the United States

In the U.S, soybean oil is the most consumed type of edible oil . It is often found in fried foods, canned
fish, salad dressing, and margarine. Americans consumed some 10.07 million metric tons of soybean oil in 2018,
over three times more than the second most consumed type of oil, canola oil.

Why use SIA Flexitanks?

Every year we ship billions of litres of edible oils to all corners of the globe. Proving to be an incontestable alternative to ISO tanks, IBC’s and drums in lowering transportation costs of bulk liquid shipping Flexitanks are rapidly gaining market share in the industries of bulk liquid shipping.

SIA Fleitanks CEO, Damien McClean disrupted the market with his patented design of the Multilayer Flexitank in 2001. Today, over 80% of the global market is imitating his patented design.

Certified
ISO 9001:2000 and FSSC 20000

Worldwide Availability
Uncomplicated Shipping

Customer Service
Our Team Can Assist Worldwide

As a market leader and innovator, SIA Flexitanks offer the widest range of compatibility approvals in the flexitank world today. We have quicker production times due to our cutting edge design & automated manufacturing techniques as well as a state of the art ISO22000 certified production facility. As a member of the COA – Container Owners Association, we are committed to safe, reliable and sustainable operations and strive for the highest industry standards.

Our customer service is second to none, with offices worldwide, SIA Flexitanks offer local expertise and excellent customer service with our team on hand to to make sure your journey runs smoothly.

To find out if your product can be transported using a flexitank, Please email our team atinfo@siaflexitanks.com

What Our Customers Say

Henk

Henk

Vegetable Oil Producer in Rotterdam

We use SIA Flexitanks as their product is reliable, they always have Flexitanks in Inventory and we can purchase small quantities and have them installed locally.

Mario

Mario

Freight Forwarder in Milan

SIA are totally independent as they are not involved in Freight Forwarding we can use them with confidence. We can use our own contracts with the shipping lines to arrange export ocean shipments

Jon

Jon

Apple Juice producer in Catalonia

We have used SIA for over 6 years and we are happy with their product and the global support.

Mark

Mark

Freight Forwarder, Houston, Texas

SIA are a very hands on operation, with offices throughout the world someone is available at all times. We are happy with the quality of the SIA Flexitank and their customer service communication and services. Our customers at destination are similarly satisfied.

Ted

Ted

Lube Oil producer, Houston, Texas

We have been using the SIA Flexitank for 3 years. We received on-site training that was very beneficial for our loading procedures.

We have offices worldwide. To contact us or request a brochure Please email info@siaflexitanks.com

SIA in the News

SIA IRELAND IN THE NEWS

SIA Flexitanks CEO, Damien McClean appeared in numerous local and national news platforms during the Covid-19 lock-down in Ireland.

SIA CEO, Damien McClean

Speaking on his experience in remote working (during the Covid-19 lock-down) from his rural setting in Donegal Ireland, SIA CEO, Damien gave his insight into running his international business – SIA Flexitanks, from home. ”This afternoon I closed a deal from home with a guy in Odessa on the Black Sea to ship sunflower oil. And yet I can be down on Five Finger Strand beach in a couple of minutes.”

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