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When it comes to shipping bulk liquid goods, one of the most popular options available today is IBC totes or IBC containers or intermediate bulk containers. These containers are made up of a metal cage that surrounds a bottle made of high density polyethylene. 
 
This container is capable of holding hundreds of gallons of liquid and it also comes with an inbuilt system that allows for easy dispensing of liquid stored inside. This metal cage provides a solid structure that can be easily moved by forklift.
 
Used IBC totes from Verde Trader offer several advantages that has made them popular among shippers in all industries. These containers have a unique design that offers several advantages when it comes to shipping liquid goods across the globe. 
 
Here is a closer look at six major benefits of IBC containers which has made them one of the most popular items offered by Air Sea Containers.
 

1. A cost-effective solution

When it comes to bulk shipping businesses, the cost of shipping is one of the major expenditures and any cost-saving can make a huge difference. Since these containers have a large capacity, these can be used for moving huge quantities of liquid goods which makes them an efficient choice for shipping such goods. 
 
These offer an exceptional advantage for transportation of bulk liquids, especially in cases where the liquid need to be portioned out into smaller quantities. Business owners can ship all the liquid in one container which can then be easily split into smaller ones.
 
We care for its customers and this is why our customers are always offered the best price on these containers. We source used as well as new IBC containers from across the globe to make sure our customers are able to get the best models at the lowest price. In addition to these options, we also offer reconditioned used containers.
 

2. A Versatile Choice

These containers can be used for shipping a wide range of goods. These have universal design which means you can use them to ship food products, industrial chemicals and a variety of other goods. When it comes to shipping hazardous materials, there is nothing better than these containers. 
 
Also, these containers come equipped with a double valve which means it does not take long to fill or drain a container. The top valve is used for filling the container and the lower valve can be used for dispensing the product, as required.
 

3. Ease of handling

These containers are easy to handle, maneuver and stack. A standard forklift or pallet jack can be used for moving up these containers. Also, no pallet is needed to move them as these can be moved directly. It is easy to stack them on top of each other which leads to more efficient use of space. All these features make it easy for warehouse workers to handle these containers which means a safer and more efficient warehouse floor.
 

4. Reusable containers

The inner part of these containers is a bottle which can be easily reused after washing. Here at Air Sea Containers, we offer professionally reconditioned containers that have been intensively deep cleaned using our specialized process to get rid of all the existing residue inside. 
 
The reconditioned containers not only save a ton of money but also help in improving the sustainability of packing materials for a business. You should keep in mind that when it comes to shipping food and beverage items, a new IBC container has to be used due to concerns for food safety.
 

5. Durability

Another big advantage of using these containers is their durable nature. The bottle in this container is made of HDPE which is a lightweight, sturdy, and strong plastic. It is a widely used shipping material. It is a capable of withstanding a wide range of weather conditions and it is a lightweight option as compared to alternatives. 
 
This sturdiness and less weight make it easier to transport and handle. It is also watertight which means there is less risk of liquids leaking out in transit. It is also a food safe plastic which is widely used by consumers for storing dairy products and water.
 

6. Reduction in product waste

All businesses want to avoid product waste and it is also one of the reasons for popularity of IBC containers as these help in reducing product waste. Alternatives such as shipping drums make it difficult to empty the container completely which means some product is always left trapped inside. 
 
An IBC container is easy to clean which means every last drop of the product inside the container can be retrieved making it possible for businesses to get more value for their money and have a more sustainable business model.