There are two transportation equipment that play a key role in standardization of international logistics: Containers and Pallets.
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.
Pallets are designed for easy handling of all types of stackable items such as small cases, cartons or bags.
Pallets standardize cargo transportation and warehousing operations from an exporter’s factory to an importer’s warehouse.
Euro pallets (1200 mm x 800 mm) and Industrial Pallets (1200 mm x 1000 mm) are two most frequently used pallets in international transportation.
On this post you can find standard dry, reefer and pallet-wide container loading plans for palletized goods.
PALLET LOADING PLANS
40′ Dry Container Pallet Loading Plans
A 40′ container is one of the most frequently used container type in international logistics with the following interior dimensions:
- Length: 12032 mm
- Width: 2352 mm
- Height: 2395 mm
It is possible to fit 21 pcs of industrial pallets and 24/25 pcs of euro pallets in to a 40′ standard dry container. (24 is safer)