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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Figures reveal mobile pallet could release 600,000 staff hours into UK convenience stores

Figures reveal mobile pallet could release 600,000 staff hours into UK convenience stores

A new era of efficient shop floor replenishment is just around the corner if the UK & Ireland’s 46,000+ Convenience stores adopt a pre-filled mobile pallet ‘Dolly’ as their display solution of choice.

Figures released by CHEP UK & Ireland reveal that the use of the ‘Dolly’ in every convenience store and display across the country would yield an additional 600,000 staff hours onto shop floors every year.

KHS now offers technology for the manufacture of large PET containers with integral handles

KHS now offers technology for the manufacture of large PET containers with integral handles

At this year’s K-Show KHS is presenting technology which can produce PET containers with a clip-on grip. Here, bottlers are set to profit especially from the great reliability of the established stretch blow molder.

Krone ‘Take 5’ to Ireland’s Fleet Transport Awards

Krone ‘Take 5’ to Ireland’s Fleet Transport Awards

Once again, Krone attended the Annual Fleet Transport Awards held in Saggart, Co. Dublin and this time with no less than five of its latest trailers on display in the outdoor exhibition arena.

The Delivery Group expands operation with new £8 million Bristol hub

The Delivery Group expands operation with new £8 million Bristol hub

E-commerce, mail and pallet specialist, The Delivery Group, has further expanded its operational footprint with the opening of a new 52,500 sq ft processing hub in Bristol.

Pall-Ex delivers a mountain range of pallets for Tile Mountain

Pall-Ex delivers a mountain range of pallets for Tile Mountain

Pall-Ex is reaching great heights with Tile Mountain by transporting almost 35,000 pallets of tiles annually – the equivalent height of Mounts Everest, Kilimanjaro and McKinley combined.

Scania and TDR Transport support horsepower of a different kind…

Scania and TDR Transport support horsepower of a different kind…

Scania (Great Britain) Limited has lent its support to EquATA, a not-for-profit therapy and personal development organisation, with the donation of a 40' container equipped with a full set of racking.

Essity’s carbon reduction partnership with IPP is more than a hygiene factor

Essity’s carbon reduction partnership with IPP is more than a hygiene factor

One of the world’s largest hygiene and health companies is working collaboratively with its strategic supply chain partner to reduce the carbon footprint created by the delivery of more than two million pallets a year.

Essity, which owns tissue and paper towel brands including Cushelle and Plenty and manufactures products for both the retail and professional markets, has a partnership with IPP, one of Europe’s leading pallet poolers as part of its mission to ‘create sustainable value together.’

Fortec Distribution Network instils new safety culture

Fortec Distribution Network instils new safety culture

The Fortec Distribution Network, one of the UK’s most innovative pallet networks, has carried out a total overhaul of its Health & Safety procedures to instil a “Safety First” culture at its national Hub.

Combination of Thermo King gensets and solar panels helps B&H Logistik efficiently transport refrigerated containers

Combination of Thermo King gensets and solar panels helps B&H Logistik efficiently transport refrigerated containers

Thermo King and its German dealer Transportkühlung Thermo King GmbH, provided B&H Logistik with a unique solution combining generator sets (gensets) and solar panels for efficient and reliable power supply during the transport of refrigerated containers.

Crates remain top selling collapsible rigid containers, accounting for over 8 in 10 sales: FMI study

Crates remain top selling collapsible rigid containers, accounting for over 8 in 10 sales: FMI study

Nearly 120 million collapsible rigid containers were sold in 2018, according to a recent intelligence study.

Volume sales of collapsible rigid containers will witness a modest 4% Y-o-Y growth in 2019 over 2018. While nestable and stackable containers are highly popular in the returnable packaging containers landscape, collapsible rigid containers have gained immense palpability in recent years, as more compatible for product storage and shipping.

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