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Published March 5, 2018

Global Bulk Container Packaging Market – Size, Outlook, Trends and Forecasts (2018 – 2024)

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Bulk container packaging is used to store and transport beverages, oils & fat, non-hazardous chemicals, pharmaceuticals and food products in large quantities. The global bulk container packaging market is driven by their use in the transportation of dry and free-flowing chemicals or materials. The rapid flourishing of the global oil and wine market, high operational value and cost efficiency, increased trade amongst the BRICS nations, rising demand for the longer shelf of the products under varying conditions and increasing awareness and demand for sustainable packaging are the major factors that are boosting the market growth.

Global Bulk Container Packaging Market Segments Size & Growth:

Global Bulk Container Packaging Market size is projected to reach approximately $4.75 billion by the end of 2024 with a CAGR of close to 10.85% from $2.85 billion in 2017 during the forecast timeline 2018-2024. The major factors that propel the growth of the Global Bulk Container Packaging Market, high operational value and cost efficiency, the rapid flourishing of the global oil and wine market, rising demand for longer shelf of the products under varying conditions and increasing awareness, increased trade amongst the BRICS nations and demand for sustainable packaging are the key factors that are driving the market growth.

Global Bulk Container Packaging Market Segments Share:

Global Bulk Container Packaging Market is segmented by the type which consists of drums, material handling containers, pails, rigid intermediate bulk containers, flexible intermediate bulk containers, flexitanks, bulk container liners and others. Drums are further segmented into fibre drums, plastic drums, steel drums and others. Material handling containers are classified into steel material handling containers, plastic material handling containers and others. Pails are further divided into plastic pails, steel pails, and others. Rigid intermediate bulk containers are again categorized into metal body RIBCs, Plastic body RIBCs and others. Flexitanks is anticipated to account the largest share in the market because these tanks are widely preferred by the oil exporters, as it helps in increasing the profit margin, by reducing the operational expenses and in the food grade product include malts, edible oil and fruit concentrates, beverage and non-hazardous chemicals transportation owing to its high efficiency along with superior protection against contamination. These tanks offer value-added traits as compared to prevailing substitutes including barrels and drums. It is easily disposable, and hence there is no associated cleaning cost as in the case of tank containers and barrels.

By the end user, the market is segmented into food & beverage, chemicals & pharmaceuticals, agricultural and horticulture products, durable goods, petroleum and lubricants and others. The chemicals and pharmaceuticals segment contributes the largest market share and continues its dominance in the coming years.

By Geography, Asia Pacific holds the largest share in the market owing to the escalating exports of bulk chemicals and oils to Europe and North America. Europe is anticipated to experience the moderate growth in the bulk container packaging market owing to the high export of wine.

One-third of the agricultural land in the U.S. is meant particularly for exports, which drives the need for bulk packaging. Bulk containers offer several advantages including reusability and cost efficiency, leading to their wide applicability across all regions of North America.

Global Bulk Container Packaging Market Trends:

  • MaxLiner Baffled Liner product by BAG Corp. that provides the benefits of a square container with the added protection of a barrier for FIBCs.
  • With the ambition and aim to further broaden its overall offering in the field of packaging solutions, Boxon today acquired 70% of the Sweden-based label and systems company BEAB.

Global Bulk Container Packaging Market Research Report:

An executive summary condensing the whole report such that essential authority can rapidly twist up doubtlessly acquainted with brief overview and conclusion.

To have complete market analysis, industry value chain analysis, Porter’s Five Force Analysis, PESTLE, SWOT analysis, and Y-o-Y analysis were carried to understand the market more comprehensively.

Regional and global diversity is analysed with the major countries and the unions. Scrutinizing the revenue generation on Year-On-Year

Identifying DROC in the current market and their impact in altering the market dynamics.

Competitive landscape analysis to identify the mergers and acquisitions which will have a comparative financial analysis with major competitors.

Expertise investment opportunities by an analyst to the individual and organisation to have a better foothold in the market.

The major key players in the Global Bulk Container Packaging Market are:

  • Trans Ocean Bulk Logistics
  • Braid Logistics
  • BAG Corp.
  • BLT Flexitank Industrial Co. Ltd
  • Boxon USA

Along with these companies, there were many other companies considered/cited in the report while analysing the bulk container packaging market. These companies hold substantial share-owning to the nature of the industry whereas rest of the market shares are marginal chunks to regional and local level manufacturers. Other players have considerable presence owing to its robust brand image, geographical reach and strong customer base.


Chapter 1 Introduction

1.1 Executive Summary

1.2 Market Definition

1.3 Scope of the Study

Chapter 2 Research Methodology

2.1 Secondary Research

2.2 Primary Research

2.3 Analytic Tools and Model

2.4 Economic Indicator

2.4.1 Base Year, Base Currency, Forecasting Period

2.5 Expert Validation

2.6 Study Timeline

Chapter 3 Market Analysis

3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis

3.2 Porter’s Five Force Analysis

3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers

3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

3.2.3 Threats of Substitutes

3.2.4 Threats of New Entrants

3.2.5 Industry Rivalry

3.3 PESTLE Analysis

3.3.1 Political

3.3.2 Economical

3.3.3 Social

3.3.4 Technological

3.3.5 Legal

3.3.6 Environmental

3.4 SWOT Analysis

3.4.1 Strengths

3.4.2 Weakness

3.4.3 Opportunities

3.4.4 Threats

3.5 Y-O-Y Analyses

Chapter 4 Market Dynamics

4.1. Drivers

4.1.1 Rapid flourishing of the global oil and wine market

4.1.2 High operational value and cost efficiency

4.1.3 Increased trade amongst the BRICS nations

4.1.4 Rising demand for the longer shelf of the products under varying conditions

4.1.5 Increasing awareness and demand for sustainable packaging

4.2 Restraints

4.2.1 Prices of volatile raw materials

4.3 Opportunities

4.3.1 Growing commodity exports in BRICS

4.4 Challenges

4.4.1 Stringent rules and regulations

Chapter 5 Global Bulk Container Packaging Market – By Type

5.1 Drums

5.1.1 Fibre drums

5.1.2 Plastic drums

5.1.3 Steel drums

5.1.4 Others

5.2 Material handling containers

5.2.1 Steel material handling containers

5.2.2 Plastic material handling containers

5.2.3 Others

5.3 Pails

5.3.1 Plastic Pails

5.3.2 Steel Pails

5.3.3 Others

5.4 Rigid intermediate bulk containers (RIBC)

5.4.1 Metal body RIBCs

5.4.2 Plastic body RIBCs

5.4.3 Others

5.5 Flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBC)

5.6 Flexitanks

5.7 Bulk container liners

5.8 Others

Chapter 6 Global Bulk Container Packaging Market – By End-user

6.1 Food & beverage

6.2 Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

6.3 Agricultural and horticulture products

6.4 Durable goods

6.5 Petroleum and lubricants

6.6 Others

Chapter 7 Global Bulk Container Packaging Market – By Geography

7.1 Introduction

7.2 North America

7.2.1 U.S

7.2.2 Canada

7.2.3 Mexico

7.3 Europe

7.3.1 U.K.

7.3.2 Germany

7.3.3 France

7.3.4 Italy

7.3.5 Spain

7.3.6. Others

7.4 APAC

7.4.1 China

7.4.2 Japan

7.4.3 India

7.4.4 Australia & New Zealand

7.4.5 South Korea

7.4.6 Others

7.5 South America

7.5.1 Brazil

7.5.2 Argentina

7.5.3 Others

7.6 Middle East & Africa

7.6.1 Middle East

7.6.2 Africa

Chapter 8 Global Bulk Container Packaging Market – Company Profiles

8.1 Trans Ocean Bulk Logistics

8.2 Braid Logistics

8.3 BAG Corp.

8.4 BLT Flexitank Industrial Co. Ltd

8.5 Boxon USA

8.6 Jumbo Bag Corporation

8.7 Cincinnati Container Co.

8.8 C.L. Smith Co.

8.9 Container Handling Systems Corporation

8.10 FMC Technologies

8.11 Export Corporation

8.12 Meyer Industries

8.13 FMC Technologies

8.14 HBD Thermoid

8.15 National Bulk Equipment, Inc.

Chapter 9 Global Bulk Container Packaging Market – Competitive Landscape

9.1. Market Share Analysis

9.2. Strategies Adopted by top companies

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Collaborations & Agreements

Chapter 10 Market Insights

10.1. Industry Experts Insights

10.2. Analysts Opinions

10.3. Investment Opportunities

Chapter 11 Appendix

11.1 List of Tables

11.2 List of Figures





  • Competitive Analysis in marketing and strategic management is an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and potential competitors.
  • Monitoring the external and internal factors which affect the market dynamics with the aid of PESTLE analysis.
  • The Regional and Global Variety is taken care of in the report.
  • Year on Year basis generation of revenue is studied.
  • Porter's Five Forces analyze the intensity of competition in an industry and its profitability level.
  • The overview and the sustainability of the market are analyzed through SWOT.
  • DROC is recognized in the current market scenario and see how its effect on market dynamics.
  • The segment-level analysis in terms of type and technology.
  • The value chain analysis, value that's created and captured by a company is the profit margin.Value
  • Created and Captured – Cost of Creating that Value = Margin
  • An executive summary consists of the whole report and the outcome is been given in the report to have brief knowledge about the report.
  • Basis on the depth of the study we approach using analytical tools
  • Expertise investment opportunities are given after analyzing the market to give the organization and the individual to have perfect knowledge about the market.


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