Containers are the main Cargo Transport Units (CTU) in international transportation. They are used to carry Unit Loads (ULD) safely and securely.
The most widely used Unit Loads in international transportation are pallets.
Euro pallets (1200 mm x 800 mm) and Industrial Pallets (1200 mm x 1000 mm) are two most frequently used pallets in international transportation.
40′ high-cube containers have been becoming popular in international logistics in the last 20 years with the following interior dimensions: Length: 12032 mm, Width: 2350 mm and Height: 2700 mm.
On this post I will explain how many Euro pallets (1200 mm x 800 mm) and Industrial Pallets (1200 mm x 1000 mm) fit in to a 40′ high-cube dry container.
As it is shown on the above figure it is possible to fit 21 pcs of industrial pallets and 24/25 pcs of euro pallets in to a 40′ high-cube dry container.
Important Note: 25 euro pallet stuffing plan shows maximum amount of pallets that can be fitted in to a 40′ high-cube container by disregarding container deformations and safety gap that must be left between each pallet. 24 euro pallet stuffing plan is a safer one.