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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McDowell Haulage takes the fast lane with Freeway Mobile IT

McDowell Haulage takes the fast lane with Freeway Mobile IT

R McDowell haulage has transformed its fleet management operations after introducing mobile devices in a move to paperless working.

Paul Elson appointed Managing Director of Palletline Logistics

Paul Elson appointed Managing Director of Palletline Logistics

Palletline has announced the board appointment of Paul Elson to head up its logistics business which consists of five companies, effective 1st May 2019.

Lifting the liner block exemption law will not improve shippers' lives

Lifting the liner block exemption law will not improve shippers' lives

Wading into the war of words between shippers and carriers in recent weeks, speakers at the TOC Asia Container Supply Chain conference in Singapore claimed removing the BER would yield no benefit to cargo owners.

The BER, which is the de facto legislation covering liner alliances and vessel sharing agreements (VSAs) on container trades to and from Europe, is set to expire on 25 April next year.

Wincanton celebrates ‘go-live’ for Britvic, following new contract win

Wincanton celebrates ‘go-live’ for Britvic, following new contract win

Wincanton has been appointed to manage Britvic’s new, state of the art warehouse facility in Rugby, Warwickshire. Operations at the circa 273,000 sqft site went live last month.

Cloud-based supply chain management platform SPOT Offers new container tracking service

Cloud-based supply chain management platform SPOT Offers new container tracking service

The SPOT Supply Chain Visibility & Collaboration Platform has been extended by a new container tracking service that consolidates various data streams to provide customers best possible and independent container status information.

Export ambitions see Port Talbot manufacturer turn up the pressure on international competitors

Export ambitions see Port Talbot manufacturer turn up the pressure on international competitors

A Port Talbot headquartered specialist manufacturer, which has grown its operations across the globe, has set its sights on further expansion into new Middle Eastern markets.

Pall-Ex Italia marks 10th anniversary with record turnover

Pall-Ex Italia marks 10th anniversary with record turnover

Pall-Ex is celebrating 10 years of its European operation thanks to Pall-Ex Italia, which has achieved record annual turnover, and strong double-digit growth, year-on-year since 2012.

BIFA issues warning about the perils of containers abandoned overseas

BIFA issues warning about the perils of containers abandoned overseas

The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, is warning its members about the cost of containers abandoned overseas for which they may be liable and how to implement safeguards to prevent this situation occurring.BIFA says that one of the most frequent questions it receives regarding problems on maritime shipments is about abandoned and unclaimed containers sitting in overseas ports.

All-seeing cameras track pallets through Fortec Distribution Network hub

All-seeing cameras track pallets through Fortec Distribution Network hub

The Fortec Distribution Network has invested in a new CCTV camera system that tracks the movement of every pallet that enters its Watford Gap hub whilst at the same time enhancing security.

ADLINK demonstrates how IoT digital experiments can create business value

ADLINK demonstrates how IoT digital experiments can create business value

ADLINK Technology will be showcasing its IoT digital experiments at this year’s Hannover Fair. Its ‘Connect Stream Control’ technology enables companies to test the business potential of IoT-applications.

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