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Packing Pallets

Packing pallets & labelling can be two of the most important parts of transport. If the pallets are not packed and wrapped correctly, you can end up with damages. Here are some steps you can take to ensure your pallets are packed correctly.

  •  Ensure all product stays within the confinements of a standard pallet 118cm x 118cm x height

Pallet, Cartons stacked and wrapped
Pallet, bags stacked and wrapped

As you can see from the above images, the photo to left has all the product staying within the confinements of the pallet. The photo to the right has product that is overhanging the pallet which could potentially be damaged while loading and unloading the freight.

  • Ensure weight is distributed evenly on the pallet 

  • Ensure there is sufficient pallet wrap holding the product together and the wrap is secured to the pallet, not just to the product.

  • Ensure "good condition" pallets are used that can hold the weight of your product.

Labelling Freight

It is the senders responsibility to label their freight. If as a sender you are dispatching freight without labels, you are putting yourself at risk of losing freight through-out the transport chain.

A freight label should say at minimum

  • The company / receiver's name

  • The receivers address (street number, street, state, post code)

  • Quantity of pallets (e.g. 1 of 2 / 2 of 2)

  • Consignment number if applicable


If achievable the senders name and address should also be included on a freight label with "FROM" or "SENDER" clearly visible.

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