Pallet Wide Container


A type of shipping container specifically designed to accommodate standard European pallets more efficiently than traditional ISO containers. Pallet wide containers have slightly wider internal dimensions than standard shipping containers, allowing them to fit more pallets side-by-side without wasting space. Commonly used for transporting goods within Europe.

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Pallet wide containers come in various sizes, with the most common ones being 20-foot and 40-foot lengths. The internal width of a pallet wide container is typically around 2.44 meters (8 feet), allowing for more efficient loading of Euro pallets.
The number of pallets that can fit in a pallet wide container depends on the container's size and the pallet dimensions. A 20-foot container can typically accommodate 15 Euro pallets on the floor, while a 40-foot container can fit 30 Euro pallets.
Yes, pallet wide containers can be used for international shipping as they meet the same structural and safety requirements as standard ISO containers. However, their primary use is for transporting goods within Europe due to their compatibility with Euro pallets.
The cost of a pallet wide container may be slightly higher due to its specialized design and extra width. However, the efficiency in loading and transporting Euro pallets can offset the higher cost, making them a cost-effective option for shipping within Europe.
Example or usage in road freight logistics

A European manufacturer chooses to use pallet wide containers to transport goods on Euro pallets from Germany to Spain, maximizing the number of pallets loaded and reducing transportation costs.

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