A pallet is one of the most common ways to transport goods anywhere in the world. However, what many exporters do not know is that the size of a pallet varies. There are different types of pallets, all with different measurements. The most common types are euro pallets, block pallets, and mini pallets. You will read more about these pallets below.
Pallets make it a lot easier to move goods around. They are made to be reused, making them eco-friendly. They are also safe and convenient to work with, making them a perfect solution for transporters and truck drivers. It is therefore no surprise that pallets are used widely in the logistics sector. When you ask one of our Easy Roaders to transport goods, they will definitely ask you about your pallets. In other words: Make sure you also know what you are talking about!
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What is the size of a Euro pallet?
The most common type of pallet within Europe is a Euro pallet. A Euro pallet is the most common type of pallet. It has a rectangular shape and is made from wood, plastic or metal. Euro pallets are available in different sizes, but the most common size is 80×120 cm, which is 0,4 load meters. Within a regular trailer, a total of 33 Euro pallets can be loaded as a full truck load.
What is the size of a Block pallet?
Next to Euro pallets, block pallets are often used in transportation. A Block pallet is sized 100x120cm. This is a total of 0,5 load gauges. As with a euro pallet, a block pallet can be delivered in different materials. In total, 26 block pallets can be loaded in a regular trailer.
What are CP pallets?
CP is short for chemical pallet. This is a synthetic type of pallet. They are used to shipping boxes, sacking, barrels, and big bags. Within containers and trucks, CP5 is the most used type of chemical pallet.
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The table below gives an overview of the most used pallets globally and their measurements, weight, and load meters.
|Euro pallet||80 cm||120 cm||0,4 m|
|Block pallet||100 cm||120 cm||0,5 m|
|Mini pallet||55 cm||70 cm||0,18 m|
|Display pallet||60 cm||80 cm||0,2 m|
|Display pallet (alternative)||40 cm||60 cm||0,13 m|
|American pallets||102 cm||122 cm||0,61 m|
|Düsseldorf pallets||60 cm||80 cm||0,2 m|
|CP1 pallets||100 cm||120 cm||0,5 m|
|CP2 pallets||80 cm||120 cm||0,4 m|
|CP3 pallets||114 cm||114 cm||0,57 m|
|CP4 pallets||110 cm||130 cm||0,65 m|
|CP5 pallets||76 cm||114 cm||0,38 m|
|CP6 pallets||100 cm||120 cm||0,5 m|
|CP7 pallets||110 cm||130 cm||0,65 m|
|CP8 pallets||114 cm||114 cm||0,57 m|
|CP9 pallets||114 cm||114 cm||0,57 m|
|Industrial pallet or ISO pallet||100 cm||120 cm||0,57 m|
|Basket pallet||100 cm||100 cm||0,42 m|
|Container pallet||114 cm||114 cm||0,57 m|
|Drum pallet||120 cm||120 cm||0,60 m|
How many pallets fit in a trailer?
As you have read above, there are many different pallet sizes available. The most common sizes are euro pallets and block pallets. A standard trailer fits 33 euro pallets and 26 block pallets.