PALLETS ARE THE KEY COMPONENT OF PACKAGING SYSTEM.
Palletization is one of the most important packaging requirements for shipping. Pallets are portable platforms used to package items for freight or container shipping. However, do you know exactly why you need to use pallets? And what are the best ways to utilize them for your packaging?
#1 Pallets protect your shipment
Yes, pallets are protective measures to ensure your goods are safely transited, loaded or unloaded. For one, pallets provide drainage and circulation for commodities requiring this, such as fresh produce.
As palletized goods require less manual handling, there is less risk of product damage. Subsequently, worker injury risk is also largely reduced.
#2 Pallets make loading and unloading faster and easier
Manual handling of your goods may cause various problems such as difficulty to move, store or lift. Carrying boxes and boxes of goods also comes with injury and long-term health risks for your workers.
However, with pallets, your goods can be moved easily hence dramatically reduces labor time and increase efficiency. When movement is faster, transport speed inadvertently increases too. There is also quicker availability of the trailer door for the next arrival.
Storage in warehouse can certainly be more efficient as pallets are of fixed sizes hence arrangement can be done systematically.
#3 Pallets allow carriers to maximize space inside the trailer and container
Pallets increase the effectiveness of stacking, making arrangement of goods extremely efficient. However, this may not apply for goods that are fragile.
However, pallets alone do not ensure your goods are safe.
It is also important to …
PICK THE RIGHT PALLET
Some amazing videos from Freight Quote that tells a lot about palletization.
USE PALLETS WISELY FOR EASIER HANDLING
FIX AND FASTEN YOUR CARGO ONTO THE PALLET
If your business requires palletization yet you have no idea how, it is probably time you look for an expert like us. Multi-Trans’s warehousing department can definitely assist and advise you on the best methods to package your goods for the safest of all shipments. Give us a call or drop us an email!