Got yourself an ISO standard container to transport your freight, but still worried about damage in transit and unsatisfied with the less amount of cargo that fits in it? Well then, Pallet Wide containers are just the solution to your concern.
Containers have been in use for ages but hardly any one of us is aware of their role in our everyday life. Most of the things that we see around us were shipped using containers. They are the backbone of international trade. They move to and from on large vessels carrying innumerable types of cargoes to meet the supply chain needs.
Talk about dry van, side door, double door, open top, flat rack containers or any type- they have truly revolutionized the international trade.
Given in this article is detailed information about Pallet Wide Containers. To understand PW, first, you should know about pallet and their sizes.
Pallets are wooden flat structures that carry heavy goods placed on them. They aid in smooth transportation and easier movement with forklifts. International Organization for Standardization (ISO) regulates the globally available pallet sizes and ensures uniformity. However, there are a few region-specific pallet sizes:
|American pallet size||40” x 48”|
|European pallet size/ Euro-pallet||40” x 47”|
|Australian pallet size||46” x 46”|
The American pallet sizes are the most commonly used ones. But Pallet wide containers are specifically designed to accommodate euro pallets.
Different dimensions of pallet wide containers
20ft Pallet Wide Container
The 20ft pallet wide containers are known to stack 3 extra euro pallets in them. It can carry 14-euro pallets instead of 11. Their dimensional analysis is as given below-
|Max Gross Weight||67200 pounds|
40ft Pallet Wide Containers
The 40ft pallet wide containers are known to stack 5 extra euro pallets in them. It can carry 30-euro pallets instead of 25. Their dimensional analysis is as given below-
|Max Gross Weight||67200 pounds|
40ft High Cube Pallet Wide Container
The 40ft high cube pallet wide containers are approximately 30cm higher than the normal PW boxes. Attention must be paid to any height-restricted ways like bridges or tunnels. Its dimensional analysis is as given below.
|Max Gross Weight||71650 pounds|
45ft High Cube Pallet Wide Container
The 45ft high cube pallet wide containers are approximately 30cm higher than the normal PW boxes. Attention must be paid to any height restricted ways like bridges or tunnels. It may require a special chassis or wagon. Due to extra space, it can adjust 33 euro-pallets instead of 27. Its dimensional analysis is as given below.
|Max Gross Weight||74960 pounds|
We have a very large fleet of these containers, new as well as used ones to accommodate a large amount of freight.
Why buy these Shipping Containers?
The dynamic and ever-evolving nature of the shipping industry demands for development and manufacture of different container types to custom fulfill the local, regional and global requirements of the traders for transportation of a wide array of goods and services.
Selecting the most suitable type of container to purchase for the transportation of goods can be a daunting task. So, it is essential to understand why we should purchase a particular type of container. In the present case, let’s understand why we should opt for Pallet Wide containers.
Pallet wide containers are tweaked from a standard ISO container to accommodate euro pallets of different variations to facilitate the process of shipping in the European nations.
A 20 ft ISO container can load only 11 pallets but a 20 ft pallet wide container can carry 15 pallets. A 40 ft ISO container can load only 25 pallets but a 40 ft pallet wide container can load a total of 30 pallets. A 45 ft Pallet Wide containers can load 34-euro pallets which are nearly 7 more than a standard container. Therefore, the size variation significantly results in an increased carrying capacity.
Just like standard ISO containers, these pallet wide containers are also made up of steel but the floor of these freight containers is made up of wood to provide a high coefficient of friction and thus high durability. Internally, they are 4 inches wider than a standard container. These containers can load two Euro-pallets side by side due to their bigger internal sizes. Here at BOXXPORT, we provide the following options to customize containers as per the customer’s preferences:
- Forklift pockets
- High locking bars
- PU coating on wood flooring
- Hinges grease fitting
- Single door handle etc.
Advantages of Pallet Wide Containers
In European countries, a certain type of pallet that has dimensions of 1200×800×144 mm is used and is known as a euro pallet. It is built by a four-way wood pallet nailed with approximately 76 nails in a clearly defined manner. Pallet Wide containers were specifically designed to facilitate the shipment of these euro-pallets. Since the pallets are efficiently stowed, a Pallet Wide can approximately carry 3-7 more euro-pallets than a general container of a similar category ensuring optimum use of space. These are heavy-duty containers that have undergone safety testing.
The benefits of pallet wide containers are as follows
- Their floor is equipped with wood which helps in maintaining the high coefficient of friction.
- It is ideal for transporting goods like raw materials, machinery, tools, etc., and especially for the transport of euro-pallets.
- Since PW containers are wider than the standard general ISO containers, pallets can be stacked sufficiently next to one another, thus, aiding in preventing any loss of stowage space.
- The method of stowing the pallets also helps to minimize the risk of accidental slipping/moving of cargo while in transit.
- It can be readily handled using the same equipment being utilized for standard ISO containers on board and at the shore, economizing time and manpower.
- It also reduces the risk of damage due to the stowing of commodities.
- It is economical to use Pallet Wide as they help in cutting down operational and distribution costs by nearly 15% by minimizing dispatch time, reducing product packaging expenses, and also avoiding losses due to freight damages.
- They are best suited for the storage and transport of goods and commodities.
- It can be delivered worldwide.
- They are strong and sturdy thus making them wind and waterproof.
- Containers are thoroughly examined before setting out for delivery to meet the international quality standards for your safety.
- These are more economical as they facilitate transportation of nearly 3-7 more pallets per container.
Pallet wide containers are specially designed, region-specific containers that make them rare and hard to find. But don’t worry, we, at BOXXPORT have got you covered. Register on our website and buy or sell any kind of freight containers from any part of the world. We help you find the perfect containers according to your needs and make them easily accessible.
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