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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New star in the high performance class

New star in the high performance class

At the beginning of 2011, storage specialist BITO-Lagertechnik Bittmann GmbH presented a new series of heavy duty plastic containers, which are now available in the UK from Nuneaton-based subsidiary, BITO Storage Systems Ltd.

PSS launches Protect-it pallet racking protection

PSS launches Protect-it pallet racking protection

Warehouse pallet racking is a significant investment for any business, collision damage to the frame upright is not only a health and safety issue but can also be expensive to rectify.

SDC unveils increased capacity trailer at Tip-Ex

SDC unveils increased capacity trailer at Tip-Ex

SDC Trailers has unveiled a new lightweight walking floor trailer at the annual Tip-Ex Show at Harrogate.

Fortec Distribution Network looks to the North in eco-friendly move

Fortec Distribution Network looks to the North in eco-friendly move

One of the UK's leading pallet distribution networks is expanding its infrastructure with the opening of a regional hub to serve the north of England.

IPP Logipal appoints new commercial director to drive growth

IPP Logipal appoints new commercial director to drive growth

IPP Logipal, the one-way trip pallet pool specialist, has appointed Carl McInerney to the role of UK and Ireland commercial director.

Swisslog to showcase light goods technologies at CeMAT 2011

Swisslog to showcase light goods technologies at CeMAT 2011

Swisslog, the supplier of complete logistic solutions, will present its comprehensive portfolio of light goods subsystems, pallet conveyance and storage technologies at CeMat 2011.

Carrier Transicold expands Vector range with PIEK-certified Vector 1550 City

Carrier Transicold expands Vector range with PIEK-certified Vector 1550 City

Carrier Transicold's latest development, the Vector 1550 City trailer refrigeration unit (Vector 1550 City), is said to generate a noise level below 60 decibels with a standard 'nose-mount' installation and has been certified compliant with PIEK, Europe's most stringent noise abatement standard.

LXE introduces Thor vehicle-mount computer

LXE,part of EMS Technologies' Global Resource Management business unit,has announced the launch of the Thor vehicle-mount computer,targeting multiple logistics applications.

Maersk Line CEO to deliver industry keynote at TOC Europe & Container Supply Chain 2011

Maersk Line CEO to deliver industry keynote at TOC Europe & Container Supply Chain 2011

At TOC Europe & Container Supply Chain 2011 Eivind Kolding will offer his thoughts on the future of global container shipping and how the world's largest container carrier is defining, and responding to, the new priorities in today's demanding and uncertain business climate.

Norsk Lastbrer Pool pilots RFID pallet tracking in Norway's food industry

Norsk Lastbrer Pool pilots RFID pallet tracking in Norway's food industry

Norsk Lastbrer AS Pool (NLP), a Norwegian organisation managing nationwide pallet leasing for retailers and manufacturers, is piloting RFID tags for tracking plastic pallets and totes.

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