Pallets and Containers

A pallet or container is a unit load device (ULD) which enables a large amount of products or material to be bundled together for storage and transportation. A pallet is a flat structure that supports goods in a stable fashion while being lifted by a forklift truck. A pallet is the supporting foundation of a unit load which allows goods to be gathered together, stored uniformly and shipped in an efficient manner. Goods are often placed on a pallet and then secured and held together by using stretch wrap or shrink wrap. Pallets are made of wood, hard plastic or metal.

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New Hyster 11T empty container handler lifts two reefers with ease

New Hyster 11T empty container handler lifts two reefers with ease

The new empty container handler from Hyster Europe provides double handling capabilities for any empty container type, even for 2 reefers with the refrigeration units on the same side.

Palletways recognises network's top performers

Palletways recognises network's top performers

Palletised freight network, Palletways, has awarded 29 of its members the network's highest accolade.

Hyster talks zero emissions and double reefer handling at TOC 2017

Hyster talks zero emissions and double reefer handling at TOC 2017

Hyster Europe discusses project to electrify container handlers and 11T high capacity empty container handlers at TOC in Amsterdam on 27-29 June. Jan-Willem van den Brand from Hyster explains this project, and more, at this years' TOC Europe Show.

BoxTech database reaches 5 million containers

BoxTech database reaches 5 million containers

Hundreds of shippers, forwarders, terminals and other organisations are moving towards digitalisation with access to details of around 5 million containers through BoxTech, the database of container technical details provided by the Bureau International des Containers (BIC).

Huuskes chooses a flexible and green cooling solution

Huuskes chooses a flexible and green cooling solution

Dutch food supplier Huuskes currently has a vehicle that cools its cargo with BoTemp's sustainable and flexible cooling system; The Cold Battery. BoTemp supplies rechargeable cold storage systems, which are filled with a non-toxic and biodegradable gel called PCM.

In-cab printing take-up surges at Palletways

In-cab printing take-up surges at Palletways

Technology developed by Palletways UK, designed to speed-up the process of palletised freight delivery, has been adopted by over 90% of the network's members.

Farrall's group invests in 10 new tiger trailers

Farrall's group invests in 10 new tiger trailers

Following a successful trial last year, Cheshire-based storage and distribution company, Farrall's Group, has placed an order for 10 new curtainsider trailers from Tiger Trailers, plus its first three rigid truck bodies.

Pallet Truck Shop shows how to keep employees happy

Pallet Truck Shop shows how to keep employees happy

Studies have shown that employees with high job satisfaction are more productive in the workplace, more loyal to their companies, and more engaged with work day to day.

CKF Systems sets the pace in the design and build of central palletising systems

CKF Systems sets the pace in the design and build of central palletising systems

CKF Systems Ltd., the UK provider of central palletising systems, employs around 50 engineering personnel at its modern 25,000 sqft premises in Gloucester.

New Hyster stacker built for loading plates and double pallets

New Hyster stacker built for loading plates and double pallets

To help businesses challenged with handling pallets over loading plates, bumpy ground or on ramps, Hyster has launched three new pallet stacker models with initial lift.