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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CSafe Global completes successful commercial pilot of real-time track and trace technology

CSafe Global completes successful commercial pilot of real-time track and trace technology

CSafe Global, the temperature-controlled container solutions provider for the transport of life-enhancing pharmaceuticals, reports that it became the first cold chain packaging provider to successfully implement track and trace technology into their active air cargo containers following a flawless commercial pilot shipment.

Temperature-controlled operator goes diesel-free for longer life

Temperature-controlled operator goes diesel-free for longer life

Swedish long-haul operator Abbekås Åkeri (Abekkas Haulage) has fitted a Hultsteins Ecogen system to one of their 25.25m refrigerated drawbar vehicles.

Pallet distribution specialist improves service with Mandata TMS

Pallet distribution specialist improves service with Mandata TMS

Farrall’s Group, the Chester-based family-owned logistics provider, has streamlined its procedures and improved reporting, visibility and vehicle tracking since installing a fully integrated Transport Management System from Mandata.

Container shipping into the hinterland on a good track

Container shipping into the hinterland on a good track

The transport of containers by barge from and to the Port of Hamburg is picking up speed. Contrary to the nationwide result with a decline of 4.1 percent, the Port of Hamburg recorded an increase of 13 percent in container transport by inland waterway vessel with 145,078 TEU in 2019.

Port of Gothenburg offers inland storage of imported goods

Port of Gothenburg offers inland storage of imported goods

A sudden shift in demand for Swedish imported goods in the wake of the Coronavirus has led to a need for interim storage of goods that have already been ordered and are on their way to Sweden, mainly in containers.

Keep inaccessible rack locations clean

Keep inaccessible rack locations clean

Ideal Warehouse Innovations’ new ‘power on-board’ option to the MARC (Maintenance and Retrieval Cart) allows operators to access high density storage areas andenables them to use powered cleaning tools, such as vacuums, to sanitise an otherwise inaccessible area.

Customers of Palletways set to benefit from improved access to the French Market

Customers of Palletways set to benefit from improved access to the French Market

The Palletways Group has revitalised its French network to achieve a much-improved service ensuring its members have access to a major gateway for the business within Europe.

Kara looking for dramatic growth for Pallet-Track

Kara looking for dramatic growth for Pallet-Track

Drama graduate Kara Buckley is looking to stage an all singing and dancing approach to network growth as she takes on the challenging role of senior business development manager at logistics company Pallet-Track.

From zero to hero: The story of TPN

From zero to hero: The story of TPN

TPN – THE Pallet Network — was born in discussions between Richard Eldred, owner of TGS Freight, Jim Scanlan, then at the Fortec network, and Phil Kenyon, Eldred’s depot manager. They had a vision for a new, better network – but getting it off the ground wasn’t easy.

Taking charge of operations

Taking charge of operations

Mobile Mini, a hirer of portable site accommodation and secure storage containers, has appointed a new operations director to take charge of its national network of 15 branches.

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