The pallet exchange
In this article you will learn how pallet exchange works and which packaging materials are subject to exchange.
With Cargoboard, shipments with a unit weight of 30 kg or more must be sent on a means of packaging. The most common packaging material is the Euro pallet. Like the pallet cage, this is subject to tracking and is therefore subject to pallet exchange.
When 33 loaded Euro pallets are shipped, they are exchanged for 33 empty Euro pallets.
A distinction is made between 2 types of pallet exchange:
- The shipper exchange
- The consignee exchange
The pallet exchange at the shippers address (shipper exchange)
The shipper exchange:
- Empty pallets are unloaded by the forwarder and full pallets are loaded for transport
- The pallet exchange is usually carried out step by step
- If there are no or too few empty pallets on the truck, this will be noted and the debt is paid at a later date
The exchange of pallets at the consignees address (consignee exchange)
The consignee exchange:
- Full pallets are unloaded by the forwarder and empty pallets are loaded for transport
- Here, too, the exchange usually takes place step by step
- If there are no or too few empty pallets at the consignee, this is noted and the debt is settled at a later date.
Special cases of pallet exchange
The pallet exchange with private individuals:
- The pallet exchange with private individuals is excluded for shippers and consignees
- So there is no exchange with shipper or consignee
- To avoid misunderstandings when exchanging pallets, we would like to ask you to arrange it with us in advance.
The exchange of pallets abroad
- If you send a Euro pallet to another EU country, it is not exchanged in all countries
- Countries where Euro pallets are exchanged are: Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Austria, Netherlands and France
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