SIA CEO Interview with FreightWaves:

Bulk Booze by Sea; Shipping Wine in the time of COVID

SIA CEO Damien McClean

SIA CEO Damien McClean was once again interviewed by FreightWaves – The leading provider of trucking news, media, and analytics. Giving his insight into the bulk booze market of wine during a time of COVID, the SIA CEO spoke  at length about his company’s experiences during the pandemic, describing the changing dynamics in the flexitank industry and how COVID is complicating global supply chains.

McClean discussed the increasing trend of wine being consumed at home and predicts this drinking at home behavior to continue after the time of COVID. In turn, keeping purchases from grocery stores and liquor stores high and thus, flexitank volumes of wine increasing.


The SIA CEO has given his valuable industry insight to FreightWaves in the past, discussing ‘Bulk Booze by Sea: The Present and Future‘ speaking about the evolution of the flexitank and the benefits of shipping bulk liquids via flexitanks. Mr. McClean discussed the flexitank industry and their role in today’s bulk booze market telling FreightWaves, “There are huge implications for your cash flow if you can buy in container loads. With containers, you can spread out your purchasing in a much more intelligent way than if you had used a full parcel tanker’’. Find out more.


To read the full FreightWaves articles, please click on the links below:

Bulk booze by sea: The present and future

Bulk booze by sea: Shipping wine in the time of COVID


In 2001, SIA Flexitanks CEO Damien McClean patented his design of the Multi-layer Flexitank. Today, over 80% of the global market is imitating his patented design.  

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 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.  

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