The pallet has previously been referred to as the single most important object in the global economy by an article in Slate Magazine dating back to 2012. The concept behind this article was that pallets help the entire world to move, but you’ll be extremely surprised how some freight companies pack these consignments! Here at Barrington Freight, we are exceptionally proud of the excellent service we provide our clients and the care we take with all of your packages, whether we’re dealing with stressful next-day delivery consignments or scheduled regular delivery just a small distance away. Here, we’re taking a look at some of the best examples of good and bad pallet freight packing, so you are aware of the differences to ensure your products, equipment and other cargo are safe at all times,
What Can Bad Pallet Freight Packing Cause?
There are a huge number of issues that bad pallet freight packing can cause on a number of cargo shipments. Firstly, bad pallets can result in rejected cargo as it could be deemed to be unsafe, so it is important that it is packaged correctly at all times. In addition to this, handling can cause damage very easily if the pallet is not correctly made up. There are a number of other issues that cargo can face when the pallet is packaged badly, including: delayed consignments, damage to other consignments, insurance claims ending up disputed or not met and injury to those who handle the pallet at either end of the shipment.
What Is Good Pallet Packing?
Due to the fact consignments can be of a great number of things, there are different ways that you can pack each thing. However, it is important for things to be carefully stacked and balanced, in sturdy, sealed boxes or containers, and everything will also need to be strapped down in order to ensure that nothing can fall unexpectedly or slip, causing the entire pallet to collapse. Having goods that are perishable labelled is also important, as it can ensure that anything is dealt with appropriately if necessary, and also to help ensure that the perishable products are not spoilt by the time they make it to their destination – any delays will be taken into account due to the nature of the cargo. It is also important that the pallet being used is in excellent condition in order to ensure that no damage can be caused by the pallet having deteriorated.
What Is Bad Pallet Packing?
If you’re looking to transport soft goods like clothes, then you’re going to need to ensure that they are adequately packed in order to avoid any movement or shifting during transportation. Soft goods will need to be packed using cardboard and stacked appropriately. It is also important to ensure that any goods are not stacked too high as this can be dangerous.
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