Export Pallets – What Are The Options?

Sourcing pallets for export for the first time can seem a little daunting. But, it’s easier than you may realise.

various custom made pallets

Options for Export Pallets

Numerous options are in the works when it comes to export pallets. It’s just a matter of working out what your needs are to help you narrow down your choices. If you’ve had a rummage through our UBEECO website, you may have stumbled across a few hands-full of styles of pallets:

  • plastic,
  • wooden/timber,
  • custom-made
  • and second-hand.

Plastic Pallets

Plastic Pallets are better for airfreight in terms of saving you freight costs because they’re light-weight. They can be easily cleaned with a power-hose as well so you can get more use out of them over and over again. Though, they’re not the cheaper option – unit-for-unit, so this is an aspect you should consider.

Wooden Pallets

Any Wooden Pallets, on the other hand, will need to be ISPM15 accredited if exporting overseas – no big deal as most pallet manufacturers like us at UBEECO are certified to do this for you. Just make sure you mention this when negotiating for your wooden pallets to be made.

Custom-Made Pallets

Another option that you should consider as well is a Custom-Made Pallet. It’s not necessarily the cheapest or expensive option; it’s more so about ensuring your pallet is fit for application according to the requirements of your goods. Irrespective of whether it’s overweight or oversized – having the packaging customised gives you greater protection against damages. All in all, when packing goods into a shipping container, a standard 1100 x 1100 pallet is the more common size to use, but, if you have something that’s 2m long – then, you’ll need to reconsider a different size.

Second-Hand Pallets

If you’re after a cheap throw-away pallet and damage isn’t a concern for you: second-hand pallets may be an option for you. They’re 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. Feel free to contact us.