Are you considering plastic export pallets?

14/01/2019

Are you considering plastic export pallets? One important benefit of plastic pallets for export is that they do not require special treatments as would solid wood pallets.

Taking a step back, in the course of global trade flows, pests can quickly reach every continent and harm the local agriculture and forests. With this in mind, ISPM 15 (International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures) guidelines have been created to regulate wood packaging material in international trade to prevent the spread of pests. These guidelines require measures such as heat treatment or fumigation prior to eliminate pests and to protect the wood against new infections in addition wooden pallets in these shipment tend to have to be expensive brand new wooden pallets which is a higher cost.

Non-solid timber pallets such as those made from plastic are exempt from treatment requirements. Plastic pallets have been in the marketplace since the 1960s, however, it has only been in recent years that their popularity for export usage has really escalated.

What’s to like about plastic export pallets?

  • ISPM 15 exempt
  • Lightweight (air freight and manual handling benefits)
  • Competitive pricing
  • Consistent sizing and weight (of a given model)
  • Can be nestable to reduce freight costs and empty storage space in the facility
  • Nearly all common sizes available
  • Can be stored outdoors
  • Hygiene & safety (no nails, debris or splinters)
  • Better durability
  • Recyclable and can be made from recycled material

Contraload can help you find a plastic pallet that works well for customers exporting.   Contraload will investigate the requirements of the customer’s unit load application from the moment the empty pallets are delivered empty, through to palletization, shipment, handling and recycling abroad. The goal is to match the best value pallet that will guarantee a successful shipment. Getting the cheapest plastic pallet might be a costly mistake if it results in damaged products or problematic business relationships.

By the way, if we can have a receiver of pallets in an area we can cover through our partner network, we will try to support you with a pooling solution first!

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Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

Business Development Director EMEA

“Passion for excellence and helping customers find fantastic solutions”