Important Note

This material is general in nature and informative only. It is not intended to be professional advice. Before relying on the material you should obtain appropriate professional advice relevant to your particular circumstances.

SPECIFICATIONS OF TRANSPORT PALLETS

Important note:

The requirements outlined in ISPM 15  (please see our Logistics Glossary for details) have been incorporated into the conditions for importing solid wood packaging materials, including wooden pallets, into Australia

Australia standard pallets

1165 x 1165mm

These pallets are standard in Australia and non-standard anywhere else in the world.

These pallets are not suitable for the standard 20 foot (6.1 m) and 40 foot (12 m) ISO shipping containers. Extensively used in storage and warehousing, they are popular ‘Racking’ pallets with the right shape and size to be removed from transport and directly onto warehouse racking for storage.

Standard pallet

1200 x 1000mm

These pallets are industrial pallets or export pallets. They are commonly used for loading in standard 20 foot (6.1 m) and 40 foot (12 m) ISO shipping containers.

EUR pallets

1200 x 800mm

These pallets are used in most European countries, Latin America, United Kingdom, India & New Zealand.

Originally designed for rail transport, the EUR pallet has a number of variants including EUR 1, EUR 2, EUR 3 and EUR 6 being the most common.

EUR pallets can be used for loading into standard 20 foot (6.1 m) and 40 foot (12 m) ISO shipping containers.

CONTAINER PALLET PACKING CONFIGURATIONS

Pallets loaded single layer on the container floor.

Standard pallets 1200 x 1000mm

20 Foot Container

10 standard pallets

Standard pallets 1200 x 1000mm

40 Foot Container

21 standard pallets

EUR pallets 1200 x 800mm

20 Foot Container

11 EUR pallets

EUR pallets 1200 x 800mm

40 Foot Container

24 EUR pallets

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