Top Reasons To Use Flexitanks For Bulk Liquid Transport

Check out our Top Reasons to use a Flexitank for your Bulk Liquid Shipping needs below:

What is a Flexitank?

A flexitank is a bulk liquid container for use in a shipping container. Flexitanks, also known as ‘Flexibags’, are large flexible containers which transform the conventional shipping container from a dry goods carrier into a safe and efficient bulk liquid transport container. Flexitanks offer a superior alternative to ISO tank containers for shipping juices, oils, food-grade liquids and nonhazardous chemicals around the world.

 

1. Larger Quantities than IBC’s & Barrels

Unlike drums and IBC’s, flexitanks are easy to fill up at once, you don’t have to fill up multiple containers and get them onto a truck, with flexitanks you fill them once – inside of the shipping container for efficient and effective use, meaning higher volumes of liquid can be shipped at one time.

1 FLEXITANK = 85 BARRELS

A Flexitank can hold much more product in one go. On average, they hold 24,000 litres – speeding up the loading process by filling only one tank, compared to a barrel which holds 207 litres, meaning you would need 85 barrels for only one flexitank!

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2. Economies of Scale

Flexitanks allow you to take advantage of economies of scale when shipping your product – allowing for cost savings and a reduced carbon footprint with logistical advantages and are in most cases cheaper to operate.

 

In a recent interview with FreightWaves, SIA CEO, Damien McClean cites the example of bulk wine shipping, “You’ll get 9,000 bottles of wine into a 20-foot container. In a flexitank, the 24,000 litres it holds, is the equivalent to around 30,000 bottles” adding that flexitanks also offer companies much more flexibility; citing an example of a winery that was shipping 60% red wine and 40% white wine. “A parcel tanker would have to be all red or all white,” he pointed out, emphasising the impact of economies of scale when using a flexitank for bulk liquid shipping. 

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3. Eco-Friendly

Offset your carbon footprint when you use flexitanks to ship. Not only do flexitanks prove economically viable for companies, they are a more sustainable option for bulk shipping. Flexitanks offer a sustainable solution to bulk liquid shipping than that of alternative methods of transportation such as Drums and IBC totes. 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 

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4. Easy to Use

The flexitank is easy to use and quick to connect hoses for loading and unloading, whilst making the maximum use of the container space. SIA offer customer training on the best practices in loading and unloading the SIA Flexitank. With offices world wide, we pride ourselves on offering tailored customer service internationally.

 

Flexitanks can be used to transport a great variety of liquid cargo including water, wine, oils, fruit juice, lubricants and more. Find out What Liquids Can Be Transported in a Flexitank HERE 

 

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  1. Why use SIA Flexitanks?

  2. 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.

 

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

 

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Find Out More

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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.

SIA FLEXITANKS – 2019: A YEAR IN REVIEW

2019 was a great year for SIA, as we enjoyed growth in all regions and the outlook for the flexitank market in general in 2020 is very good. We are now active in 63 countries worldwide – an unapparelled global support system. In the words of Richard Branson “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity”.   It seems that the more we prepare the luckier we get! 

There are many success stories to appreciate from 2019 of which are detailed below. 

 State of the Art Facilities Opened in Malaysia  

2019 saw the opening of SIA Flexitanks state of the art office and warehousing facilities in Malaysia. This major step forward is a testament to the remarkable progress made by SIA Asia. 

CEO, Damien McClean opening new SIA warehousing facilities in Malaysia  

 

SIA Flexitanks Leading the Market in USA & CANADA 

A major development of 2019 saw SIA Flexitanks Ltd approved on the Canadian Rail Network along with other major USA rail networks such as the Norfolk Southern rail, the CSX and the BNFS Railway networks. These approvals have since seen our market share grow within the USA and Canada regions. Find out more.

 SIA Flexitanks, CEO on Bulk Booze  

SIA Flexitanks CEO, Damien McClean, was delighted to be interviewed by Freight Waves in November of 2019, giving his expert insight into the flexitank market in relation to Bulk Booze.  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.

 

             SIA in the Community Football Sponsorship – Glengad FC 

Throughout 2019, SIA Flexitanks continued our sponsorship of Irish football team, Glengad United who remain strong players on the league. Like SIA, they are going from strength to strength. SIA continues their sponsorship in 2020. 

Glengad United Football team – sponsored by SIA Flexitanks

 

Innovation at SIA 

2019 was a very innovative year at SIA Flexitanks with the arrival of two new products, yet to be announced publicly. Trials of these innovations will be finalised in early 2020 when they will be announced in our market place. Team SIA is confident that the innovative products will be a popular choice within our existing market place and confident of the forecasted growth into new markets. 

     

World Bulk Wine Exhibition 

In December, SIA attended the World Bulk Wine Exhibition and took the opportunity to meet with a wide range of wine shippers to discuss the plans for the year ahead.  

Industry insiders handling 80% of the world’s bulk wine production were in attendance. The 11th edition of the biggest world fair devoted to bulk wine hosted more than 260 wineries from 24 different countries worldwide. 

2019 World Bulk Wine Exhibition 

 

2019 COA Meeting – HAMBURG 

SIA CEO, Damien McClean visited Hamburg for the meeting of the Container Owners Association (COA) flexitank division. The focus of the meeting was on industry sustainability and the environment. SIA have proposed a new scheme where the industry pool our resources to make flexitank recycling more economically viable and stressed the importance of increasing the viability for companies to recycle flexitanksFind out more.  

2019 COA Meeting – Hamburg

 

 SIA Developing a Sustainable Flexitank Environment 

In 2019, SIA Flexitanks continued to work with customers to develop a circular economy in recovering, reusing and recycling our flexitanks in utilising up-cycling, with bulkheads also being collected and reused. At the 2019 COA (Container Owner’s Association) meeting in Germany, SIA Flexitanks stressed the importance of increasing the viability for companies to recycle flexitanks. Find out more.

 

 

Looking Towards 2020  

Foresight is never 2020, but we’re very excited about what we have in store for next year. 2019 was a fantastic year, and we’re looking forward to continuing our trajectory going into the next decade. #TeamSIA 

 

Why use SIA Flexitanks?   

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.  

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

 

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

 

 Find Out More 

To find out more about SIA Flexitanks Ltd. CLICK HERE  

We have offices worldwide. To CONTACT US or request a brochure, please email info@siaflexitanks.com