The right packaging is the be-all and end-all for successful shipping. We’ll show you how it’s done.
Packaging tips for shipping on a Euro or one-way pallet
Pallet shipping is one of the most common methods of shipping goods by freight forwarding. On a pallet, even large and heavy goods can be shipped without any problems.
To protect your shipment from damage, you should pack it securely before shipping and prepare it for transport.
Choosing the right pallet for your forwarding shipment
From a weight of 30 kg, you must pack your goods on a pallet for shipment. For pallet shipping, you can choose between a Euro pallet and a half or one-way pallet.
The main difference is that loaded Euro pallets can be exchanged for empty Euro pallets upon delivery. Disposable pallets, on the other hand, are considered packaging material and become the unilateral responsibility of the recipient upon delivery. If you are sending your shipments to end consumers:inside, we recommend the use of a one-way pallet.
|Packing on euro pallet||Packing on disposable pallet|
No standardized size:
|Weight pallet||20 – 24 kg||5 to 25 kg (depending on the size)|
Use as exchange pallet with exchange at pickup and delivery
Pallet must be able to be driven under and transported by a forklift or pallet truck from all four sides
Use as a loss pallet with retention at the delivery address
Recipients:inside are responsible for disposal
Pallet must be able to be driven under and transported
Recommendation 1.000 kg
1,500-2,000 kg with optimum distribution
Depending on the type of pallet and quality
500 – 1.500 kg
Packing tips for a shipment with a unit weight of less than 30 kg
A package weighing less than 30 kg does not necessarily have to be shipped on a pallet. Here it is recommended to pack the goods in a cardboard box.
Care should be taken to ensure that the goods are well padded in the carton. The cavity should be filled with filler material such as styrofoam, foam or packing chips . Zusätzlich empfiehlt es sich, das Packstück im Karton vollständig mit Luftpolsterfolie zu umwickeln. Abschließend sollte die gesamte Verpackung mit einem geeigneten Klebeband fixiert werden.
Goods that cannot be packed in a cardboard box should be
completely wrapped with bubble wrap and additionally covered with cardboard .
For additional protection, it is recommended to place a pallet cap on the packed goods. This indicates that the shipment must not be stacked during transport.
Packing tips for a shipment with a unit weight of more than 30 kg
A package weighing more than 30 kg must necessarily be shipped on a pallet .
Make sure that the pallet size corresponds to the package and ideally there is no overhang of the goods. If an overhang cannot be avoided, it must be protected and marked accordingly.
As a general rule, we recommend packing even palletized goods in an additional outer carton . The packing tips described in the previous section also apply here.
If you can’t pack your goods in a carton, you should protect all corners and edges with strong cardboard .
Correctly fix the packaged goods onto a pallet
Fixation on the pallet ensures safe transport. Strapping or tension belts are suitable for this purpose. To ensure safe use, strapping must be secured with a tensioning and sealing device.
If you are shipping fragile goods made of glass or similar, label your shipment with an appropriate notice (e.g., Caution Glass) and a pallet cap. This will prevent your shipment from being stacked during transport.
Finally, the dispatch bill sent by us must be attached to the shipment in a clearly visible position. Now the shipment is ready for dispatch.
Correctly mark the goods to be shipped
Our top priority is the safe and smooth shipment of your goods. Therefore, we would like to point out the importance of properly marking the goods to be shipped.
An indispensable step is to clearly attach the shipping label to the package to ensure clear identification and smooth delivery.
In addition, handling instructions are also of great importance to ensure gentle transport. Notices such as “non-stackable” or “fragile” must be mandatorily affixed to the merchandise, if required, to protect it from potential damage during shipment.
Frequently shipped goods with Cargoboard
We will be happy to show you the respective packaging instructions in detail for our frequently transported goods on the corresponding page.