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Packaging Guide Contd : Professional assistance


Packaging regulations and customer requirements now frequently demand specialist attention, both in the UK and abroad. If you are in the food or pharmaceutical business your customers will be looking very closely at the health and safety of the packaging you use. Pallets may carry diseases including E Coli. This …

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Pallet sizes


Pallet sizes There is no universal standard, much to the annoyance of freight forwarders and shippers, but there are 6 recognised ISO sizes: 1016 x 1219 mm (40” x 48”) North America 1000 x 1200 mm Europe, Asia (in practice very similar to the North American one) 1165 x 1165 …

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Packaging Guide Contd: Metal packaging


Metal packaging This comprises pallets for specialist uses, including the military, automotive and tyre industries. They represent less than 1% of the market. Standard steel pallets are strong but expensive and heavy, and they rust over time. Aluminium ones are also strong but lighter, and are good for airfreight. Stainless …

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Packaging Guide : Plastic packaging


Plastic packaging   These pallets and boxes are long-lasting, stackable and can easily be made hygienic. Some are made from recycled PET drinks bottles. There are heavy-duty versions for racking use, and lightweight ones that are ideal for airfreight. APME administers a European plastic pallet re-use scheme. The disadvantage is …

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Packaging Guide Contd: International Packaging Regulations


International Packaging Regulations   Wooden packaging Wooden pallets (also packing crates, drums etc.) dominate the worldwide market. Growing trees sustainably for pallet making is environmentally responsible. Wooden pallets get 8 trips on average before being repaired or broken up. The broken ones can form part of new pallets or be …

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Packaging standards for shipping companies


UN Performance packaging standards for shipping companies It is imperative that shipping companies do not forget that there are certain UN performance packaging standards that came into effect in January 1991 and that any shipping company wishing to ship potentially hazardous materials should make sure that they are in compliance …

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Pictorial markings


Pictorial markings Another potential issue that can become apparent during freight shipping is the fact that the cargo may be handled by those who do not speak either the language of the country of origin or destination. It is also a possibility that the cargo may come into contact with …

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Guide for Shipping Mark


In the big business of shipping it is obviously extremely important for those handling cargo to be able to identify what they are dealing with and to take the appropriate measures necessary to ensure safety and ease of transport. In order to make certain that the handlers are able to …

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Pricing of Air Freight


  Pricing of Air Freight Due to the on-cost of carrying any surplus kilos on an aircraft, weight (not volume) is the main basis on which air freight rates are charged. Only if you have an oversized item does size become a key factor in pricing. Air freight forwarders have …

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Why partial truckload shipping services?

Everyday across America semi trucks with flatbed trailers, dry van trailers, and any other of the numerous types freight and equipment transporting specialized trailers travel highways, interstates, city streets and rural roads to deliver millions of pounds of freight daily. These trucks keep the economy moving, they keep businesses with the supplies and equipment …

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