Last Mile Brief 04/07/2023: New ‘Parcel Pallet’ to offer alternative to traditional parcel distribution
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The Pall-Ex Group has introduced a new pallet size designed specifically for parcel distribution. The company describes the pallet as a “cost-effective, efficient and secure way to send large parcels and multiple parcel consignments.”
The logistics company also argues the pallet has the advantage of “greater weight capacity and reduced damaged rates compared to traditional methods of parcel distribution.”
The new Parcel Pallet definition measures 0.6m x 0.8m x 1m and offers a maximum weight of 150kg. This differs from the standard base micro pallet currently offered within the sector, as it is has a smaller footprint but almost double the height.
Pall-Ex says this is a first-to-market pallet for the sector and will revolutionise the way businesses send larger and multiple parcel consignments.
“This product offers businesses a viable alternative to traditional parcel distribution for the larger parcel consignments, covering the grey area between large parcels and smaller pallet deliveries,” the company says in its press release.
Furthermore, Pall-Ex claims that a weight capacity of 150kg means there is added flexibility when sending smaller but heavier items, such as automotive equipment or air conditioning units. This, it is said, reduces the risk of damage compared to traditional parcel delivery methods, such as cages, where parcels may be manually handled in a way that causes damage.
Commenting on the new concept, Pall-Ex Managing Director – UK Group, Barry Byers, said:
“After reviewing our full product range, we noticed that there was a gap in the market for an efficient and cost-effective way to send larger parcels, particularly those that lie in the grey area between parcel and pallet delivery. We are delighted to bring this market leading initiative to the pallet network sector and are excited about the unique selling proposition that this will provide to our members.”