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Container shipments are growing - Don't be left on shore

Posted by Makenna Moore on Wed, Aug 5, 2020 @ 12:08 PM

 Despite the perplexities that exist in the world of international trade, soybean exports are an astute bet for North American processors and producers.   

Why, you may ask? The U.S and Canada Agriculture Departments forecast the world trade in soybeans will increase by at least 23 per cent over the next decade. Trade for soybean meal and soybean oil will climb up 19 per cent and 23 per cent respectively, over the same time. 

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Topics: agriculture, bulk packaging, transportation, exporting, ocean freight, soybean

Feeding the World - One Polypropylene Bag at a Time

Posted by Jason Gordon on Fri, Jul 17, 2020 @ 14:07 PM

 Agriculture and polypropylene feed the world.  

 Yes, you read us right – agriculture and polypropylene go hand-in-hand when it comes to the storage and transportation of food. 

The packaging industry is more alike to agriculture than you might have initially assumed: ongoing innovation, commitment to excellence and widespread public demand for their services have made them both integral parts of everyday life.   

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Topics: agriculture, bulk bags, Food Safety, polypropylene, transportation, poly woven bags, cost effective, storage

Unbroken Supply Chains - The People Vs. Pestilence

Posted by Jody Lockhart on Mon, Apr 6, 2020 @ 10:04 AM

What a difference a quarter makes!

As we entered 2020, the idea that we would find ourselves in one of the great fights of the new millennium was certainly not on our mind. Nor was it a discussion around the boardroom or kitchen table. Yet, here we are, living a new - albeit strange existence.

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Topics: supply chain, bulk packaging, shipping, distribution, transportation, ocean freight, covid19

Cargo Securement that’s MiniBulk Tough

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Wed, Apr 3, 2019 @ 11:04 AM

What do you get when you wrap a polyethylene bag within a super-strong polypropylene shell? You get the next generation of reusable and recyclable inflatable dunnage bags from MiniBulk!

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Topics: supply chain, shipping, transportation, logistics, dunnage

Light it up! Bulk Bags and Firewood

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 @ 14:10 PM

Canada is a dreamland for people who want to disconnect and experience all the natural wonders this world has to offer. With over 328,000 square kilometers of National Parks alone, our country is a top wilderness destination for people all around the globe. From coast to coast, there is something unique and special to discover in all of our Provinces and Territories.

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Topics: bulk bag, branded bags, bulk packaging, distribution, vented bulk bag, transportation, logistics, FIBC, poly woven bags

Branded Bags - The Stamp of Approval

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Mon, Jul 30, 2018 @ 09:07 AM

In all my years at MiniBulk, I can say without hesitation that the coolest part about this job is how often we get to see how everyday products are made right here in Canada. You might be surprised to learn just how many things are made between Tofino and Truro.

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Topics: supply chain, branded bags, polypropylene, product packaging, transportation, logistics, pp woven bags, poly woven bags

Perfect Potatoes - 3 Storage and Handling tips for Canada's Biggest Vegetable Crop

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 @ 10:02 AM

Keeping your potatoes high quality and fresh through the shipping process is critically important.

Potatoes are the number one non-grain food crop in the world, due in part to their ease of storage and long shelf life. In fact, according to StatsCan, Canada produced over 4.7 million tonnes of potatoes in 2016 worth $1.2 billion!

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Topics: agriculture, bulk bag, shipping, product packaging, vented bulk bag, transportation

Beating the Bulk Bag Winter Blues

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 @ 08:12 AM

Well, it’s that time of year again…

Time for the annual “bulk bag dip” we see in our industry at the beginning of every winter season. For whatever reason, the months of November, December, and January see a big decline in people shopping for bulk bags. I wasn’t sure if it was just a feeling I got around this time every year, or if there is some historical context. After all, I did sell bags all over North America for many years, millions of dollars’ worth annually in fact. So am I just being melodramatic, or is there proof of this annual dip?

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Topics: bulk bags, transportation, logistics, poly woven bags

Bulk Bag Basics – Not Everything is as it Seams

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 @ 13:01 PM

We all know that bulk bags are incredibly versatile. Whether you’re building a temporary dam, selling premium top soil, or mixing some fertilizer for the crops, bulk bags can lend a helping hand in many different ways. As long as the material is granular and can flow freely, there is really nothing you can’t haul around in these super-strong plastic totes.

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Topics: minbulk, supply chain, bulk bag, bulk packaging, shipping, transportation

Poly Woven Bags - We're Putting the Mini Back in the MiniBulk!

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Tue, May 3, 2016 @ 08:05 AM

If you visit our website (and you should), you can see that the major focus of our business is dedicated to bulk bags.  These heavy-duty, flexible containers are used around the globe to ship all manner of granular goods.

From the organic growing medium you plant your seeds in to the exporting of your harvested crops, bulk bags are essential to a growing number of consumers all over the planet.

Can you think of any other bulk container that costs pennies per kilo to move your materials? When figuring out the most efficient method of transporting your bulk goods, it’s very difficult to find anything comparable to the tried, tested, and true MiniBulk bag. 

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Topics: minbulk, agriculture, supply chain, bulk bags, branded bags, bulk packaging, polypropylene, shipping, transportation, logistics