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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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.

Britvic increases warehouse pallet storage density with Jungheinrich racking and shuttle solution

Britvic increases warehouse pallet storage density with Jungheinrich racking and shuttle solution

Jungheinrich UK has provided soft drinks company Britvic with a multi depth, high density under pallet carrier (UPC) shuttle racking solution to optimise its warehouse space in Rugby.

Yodel invents trailer safety gate system to reduce accidents

Yodel invents trailer safety gate system to reduce accidents

Independent UK parcel carrier, Yodel, has partnered with trailer manufacturer Cartwright to develop a new safety gate system designed to reduce accidents as part of the latest addition to its trailer fleet.

Warehousing industry calls for access to experienced workers as UK prepares for no-deal Brexit

Warehousing industry calls for access to experienced workers as UK prepares for no-deal Brexit

Stockpiling in UK warehouses has hit a record high as retailers prepare for a no-deal Brexit putting even more pressure on already overwhelmed warehouse facilities and their workers.

Goplasticpallets.com recycles 124 tonnes of plastic in 6 months

Goplasticpallets.com recycles 124 tonnes of plastic in 6 months

Goplasticpallets.com – The Responsible Plastic Pallet Company – has recorded staggering recycling figures for the first half of 2019. Since making its Recycling pledge in February this year, promising to recover and recycle all of the plastic pallets and boxes it supplies to customers, the company has recycled some 124 tonnes of plastic waste.

Alexanders keep easy-loading with low-maintenance Ekeri

Alexanders keep easy-loading with low-maintenance Ekeri

Alexanders Removals and Storage took delivery of an Ekeri side-opening 18 tonne rigid vehicle in 2017 which, says the company, has greatly improved loading flexibility and requires no maintenance or repairs.

Potatoes ‘go’ fully automated thanks to Europe’s largest plastic pallet box

Potatoes ‘go’ fully automated thanks to Europe’s largest plastic pallet box

Goplasticpallets.com has witnessed increased adoption of automation in the UK potato industry, much of this based around systems developed and implemented by Deprez Handling Solutions and using its GoPalletBox 1311S 3R – Europe’s largest plastic pallet box.

The Delivery Group enters pallet market with Pallet-Track partnership

The Delivery Group enters pallet market with Pallet-Track partnership

eCommerce and specialist mail services firm The Delivery Group has entrered the pallet market via a partnership with pallet freight firm Pallet-Track.

UKFM sale reinforces London strategic plan

UKFM sale reinforces London strategic plan

European distribution network Palletforce has sold UK Freight Masters (UKFM) to TTT Logistics Group.

SPAR distributor turns once again to Gray & Adams for safe and secure urban semi-trailer

SPAR distributor turns once again to Gray & Adams for safe and secure urban semi-trailer

The latest addition to family-owned James Hall & Co’s refrigerated transport fleet is by preferred supplier Gray & Adams and features the electric rear shutter door which it now specifies as a matter of course.

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