If this is the first time you’ve had to source pallets for export, then it may seem a little daunting. But getting a quality export pallet is easier than you may realise.
There are a number of options when it comes to export pallets, it’s a matter of working out what your needs are so that you can narrow down your choices.
When packing goods into a shipping container, an 1100 x 1100 pallet is the more common size chosen, but if you have something 2m long, then clearly this will not do the job for you.
Custom made pallets are always an option that should be considered. This is not necessarily a cheaper or expensive option, it’s more so about ensuring your goods arrive in perfect condition. Irrespective of whether it’s overweight or oversized, having the packaging customised gives you greater protection against damages.
Wooden pallets will need to be ISPM15 Certified. This is no big deal, pallet manufacturers like UBEECO are set up and ready to deliver this for you. Just make sure you mention this at the time of asking for a quote.
If you’re shipping via air, a Plastic Pallet might be the better way to go, it’s a much lighter unit and will save on your freight costs. Unit for unit, plastic pallets may not be the cheaper option, so consider your overall costs when looking at plastic being a contender.
If you’re looking for a cheap throw away pallet and damage isn’t a concern, then a second hand pallet might be the way to go. Second hand pallets are available in both plastic and timber in a variety of sizes.
We hope that you’ve found this information to be helpful and welcome you to get in touch with any questions you may have. So feel free to contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 9670 9800. We’d be pleased to give you a hand.