Liner Bags

Liner Bags Help Keep Costs for Manufacturers Low

Lining shipments serves two purposes: it prevents cross contamination and makes unloading quick and easy.  Liner bags allow shipping containers to be reused until they are structurally unsound.  Many shipping containers are owned by large shipping companies rather than the manufacturing company that is producing the product being shipped.  It is cheaper for manufacturers to use existing shipping companies rather than trying to ship products internally.  Specialisation allows companies to focus on creating processes that streamline operations.  Shipping companies have created highly efficient systems that individual companies can’t match in either service or cost.  Because using a shipping company is so much cheaper than maintaining internal freight, most manufacturing companies simply use the shipping containers owned by the chosen shipping company.

If liner bags didn’t exist that would be impossible.  Because a manufacturer can not definitively state all the materials that have been shipped in a container, they need some way of guaranteeing that their product is safe from cross contamination.  Food allergens are a major issue and without that guarantee, provided by liner bags, food stuffs shipped in bulk would not be considered saleable in many countries.  This would increase costs as it would force manufacturers to finalise the packaging of their product before shipping it off.  This would increase costs in several places.  Manufacturers would be forced to retain translation services for their packaging after getting information on all packaging restrictions for each country to which their product is to be shipped.  It would also prevent manufacturers from selling in bulk and could seriously impact cash flow.