Global Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC) Rental Business Market - 2021-2028
中型散裝容器 (IBC) 是一種安裝在托盤上的工業級可重複使用的容器，用於運輸散裝液體和粉末。IBC用於運輸和儲存溶劑、化學品、藥品、液體、食品配料、穀物等。由於其潛在優勢有效利用空間、減少勞動力成本、運費和儲存成本，最終用戶正在強調 IBC 的租賃業務和消除處置。
Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC) Rental Business Market Overview
The intermediate bulk containers rental business market size was worth US$ XX million in 2020 and is estimated to reach US$ XX million by 2028, growing at a CAGR of XX % during the forecast period (2021-2028).
Intermediate bulk container (IBC) is a pallet-mounted, industrial-grade reusable container used for transporting bulk liquids and powders. IBCs are used to transport and store solvents, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, liquid, food ingredients, grains, etc. The end-users are emphasizing on IBC's rental business due to its potential benefits efficient use of space, less labour cost, freight and storage costs and elimination of disposal.
Along with cost savings, the rental IBC business reduces maintenance and cleaning challenges while handling and shipping of containers. These potential benefits to rent IBCs over buying are key aspects in the growth of the market demand.
Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC) Rental Business Market Dynamics
The global intermediate bulk containers rental business market is expected to drive with growing international trade and demand for cost-effective transportation solutions.
Growing international trade
The growing international trade is expected to drive the global IBC market in the forecast period. The trade growth between the countries has been influenced by several factors such as developing technology, governments decisions, industrial activities, increasing competition, new trade agreements, etc. The end-users are willing to minimize the investments and maximize cost savings, boosting the rental IBC business market. For instance, in 2020- Kagome Inc, a global food production company has decided to source its U.S. Liquid IBC requirements from Horen with a liquid IBC Bag in a box solution. Kagome has also partnered with Palogix USA for pooling services of the Horen IBC, enabling it to flex its IBC requirements with customer demand. The benefits of renting over buying IBCs are attributed to the key aspects of the market's overall growth.
Rental IBC business plays an important role in providing cost-effective transportation solutions in different industries such as chemical, pharmaceuticals, food & beverages, and cosmetics. The companies are opting for rental IBCs with increasing trade activities. The European chemical surplus grew from EUR 88 billion (2010) to EUR 178 billion (2020), equivalent to average annual growth of 7.3 %. The U.S was the leading chemical importer with EUR 243 billion and exporting value of EUR 201 billion. In comparison, China import and export of chemicals accounted for EUR 196 billion and EUR 145 billion.
Shortage of IBC
The shortage of IBC is responsible for restraining the growth of the intermediate bulk container rental business market in the forecast period. The shortage of IBC resulted from the large number of IBC are either delayed by several weeks or stuck in the wrong ports along with hindered IBC production capacity due to staff absenteeism, creating shortages of IBC globally.
Moreover, there has been a continual increase in steel and polymer prices, affecting the production of IBC for rental business in the present scenario. Various countries have been reducing trade or increasing taxes on trade, affecting the market growth. For example, China has increased export tax rebates on propylene, ethylene, and ethylene glycol, and India debated a 15% tax on all chemical and petrochemical imports.
COVID-19 Impact Analysis
Due to the pandemic, stakeholders across the intermediate bulk containers rental business industry have seen a notable impact as all the production work, factories and other activities were closed. As a result, production was hindered by halts and supply chain disruption globally. In 2019, the world's top nine of the top ten importing countries reported negative growth rates for exports and imports. Shipping rates of containers are a significant component of trade costs, so the new hike in the prices poses an additional challenge to the world economy. As a result, it struggles to recover from the global crisis. The shipping industry based on circularity and COVID-19 has caused huge disturbances in the supply chain, resulting in a shortage of container shortage in the industry.
After the pandemic, the governments still impose various restrictions, such as working with half the workforce and fewer operating hours hindering the production cycle of the market. The downfall in international trade and the closing of ports for a long time have directly impacted the growth of the intermediate bulk containers rental business. However, the market is expected to recover after the pandemic, with sectors aiming to work with higher production rates to recover from the incorporated losses.
Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC) Rental Business Market Segment Analysis
By product type, the intermediate bulk containers rental business market is broadly classified into stainless steel IBC, plastic IBC, composite IBC and carbon steel IBC.
The stainless steel IBC is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period (2021-2028)
The stainless steel IBC is expected to hold the largest market for the intermediate bulk containers rental business market and are expected to continue their dominance in the forecast period. The common properties of stainless steel IBCs, such as corrosion resistance, ease of cleaning, and durability, make them ideal for use with various products. Moreover, the security against flammability for travelling hazardous material is making strong growth for stainless steel IBCs in the rental business. The government regulations for the trade of hazardous chemicals in European and North American countries have been a major boosting factor for the market. Stainless steel IBC used for regulated liquid shipments, such as petrochemical, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, are becoming the best choice in various countries.
The use of stainless steel IBC for rental business also offers more environmental benefits than others. Stainless steel IBCs are reusable, returnable, and recyclable, which reduces the carbon footprint. Stainless steel is inherently diffusion-free, providing proper cleaning and effective use for an unlimited number of times.
Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC) Rental Business Market Geographical Analysis
Europe region holds the largest market for the global intermediate bulk containers rental business globally
Europe region holds the largest market share for the intermediate bulk containers rental business market globally and is expected to continue its dominance in the forecast period. The transportation regulations and the increasing trade activities from various end-users create demand for efficient industrial packaging solutions that have created a demand for rental IBC business in the region.
Europe headed the list of total trade of chemicals in 2019, valuing EUR 642 billion, consisting of EUR 407 billion from exports and EUR 235 billion from imports, with the highest trade surplus of EUR 172 billion. Moreover, the stringent rules associated with the transportation of hazardous chemicals have been a vital factor in shaping the IBC business in Europe.
The companies have been extending their rental IBC business in the region with the growing demand. In 2020- Schoeller Allibert, the market leader in recyclable, reusable and returnable plastic packaging solutions, has launched ChemiFlow, a U.N. approved Intermediate Bulk Container designed to transport hazardous and highly corrosive chemicals. Moreover, Thielman IBC has extended its service offerings to rentals, rent-to-own and leasing options for the Intermediate Bulk Containers with continuously increasing demand.
Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC) Rental Business Competitive Landscape
The intermediate bulk containers rental business market is highly competitive with the local player's presence, followed by the global companies, contributing to the major share in the market growth. In addition, some of the key players contributing to the growth of the market are TPS Rental Systems, Thielmann IBC, Hawman Container Services, Hoover Ferguson, Envirotainer AB, Global Packaging Services, CMO Enterprises, Inc., Metano IBC Services, Inc., Schoeller Allibert, Precision IBC, Inc. and others. The major players are adopting various new strategies to dominate the market, such as product launches, expansions, acquisitions and collaborations, contributing to the growth of the Graphene battery market globally.
Overview: Hoover Ferguson is a provider of material handling container solutions for the petrochemical, energy and general industrial markets, including rental and other services of IBC products. In 2020, Tank Holding acquired the IBC manufacturing assets from Hoover Ferguson.
Product Portfolio: The Company is engaged in offering stainless-steel IBCs, cargo valve containers, aviation fuel tanks, liquid systems, custom IBCs, shopper totes, composite tanks, chemical injection systems, poly tanks and stands & basins
Key Development: In 2019, Hoover Ferguson has expanded its range of wine and distillery Intermediate Bulk Containers into the Australian and New Zealand markets.
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