Coca-Cola recently switched to bulk carriers from containers in order to maintain operations. An executive said 60,000 tons of materials were moved in bulk bags instead of containers due to supply chain issues. It required about the same amount of trucks to transport once on land.

The cost of a bulk bag ranges from $6 for a basic sack to $20 for a sack with a liner and extra stitching. The sacks can also be bought at even larger sizes and hold up to 4,400 lbs. each. However, Super Sacks can’t be sent to locations without a forklift. “A 40 lb. bag someone can put it over their shoulder and move it around,” said Moellman. “No one’s going to pick up a 2,000 lb. bag.”

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