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.

Flexitank in a shipping container

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

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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

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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



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.



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



Apple Juice producer in Catalonia

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



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.



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.

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