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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Successful FLT camera technology trial at Pallet-Track leads to UK rollout

Successful FLT camera technology trial at Pallet-Track leads to UK rollout

Logistics company Pallet-Track is rolling out more than 100 bespoke high resolution cameras for its fleet of Fork Lift Trucks (FLTs) to help drive increased efficiencies and protect its industry record of never losing a consignment during its 13-year history.

Stamp out box loss

Stamp out box loss

Clear pallet box ownership can lessen loss. Customers can now have speedy foil stamping of Dolav plastic box pallets and lids from stock in Watton.

Palletforce a 'perfect fit' for new member Tomsetts

Palletforce a 'perfect fit' for new member Tomsetts

Palletforce, the UK express pallet network, has welcomed another strategically-significant new member to its growing network – its sixth recent addition.

Kidds Transport celebrates 65th year in business

Kidds Transport celebrates 65th year in business

Staff at a Lancaster-based transport firm are in a celebratory mood after marking its 65th year in business.

Linde Material Handling launches new driver assistance system for pallet stackers

Linde Material Handling launches new driver assistance system for pallet stackers

Linde Material Handling, one of Europe's largest manufacturers of forklift trucks, has launched a digital driver assistance system, Linde Load Management, for its range of pallet stackers.

Acumen updates its enclosed fleet with two new curtain side rigids

Acumen updates its enclosed fleet with two new curtain side rigids

Acumen Automobile Logistics has taken delivery of two new DAF LF curtain side rigids as part of its on-going investment strategy and expansion plans for its enclosed car transport fleet.

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).