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.
Refrigerated container, also known as reefer container or reefer, is a type of container which is equipped with an electrical appliance (mechanical compressor) for the purposes of cooling or heating the air within the container.
Refrigerated containers are designed for the transport of perishable goods in a temperature-controlled environment (from -35°C to +35°C).
Two main sizes of reefer containers are very popular in international logistics: 20′ reefer container and 40′ high-cube reefer container.
20′ reefer container has the following internal dimensions: Length: 5450 mm, Width: 2280 mm and Height: 2159 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 20′ reefer container.
As it is shown on the above figure it is possible to fit 9 pcs of industrial pallets and 10 pcs of euro pallets in to a 20′ reefer container.