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Logistical measure

To make logistics as efficient as possible, there are multiple standards with regards to transport means and packaging, some of them are different in Europe than in trading zones outside of Europe. Presented in this part is some more information about the standardised logistical means used within Europe.

Pallets

Euro pallet

Standard size (L × W) 800 × 1200 mm 31 x 47 inches
Height max. 2200 mm 86 inches
Maximum pay load 660 kg 1455 lbs
Empty weight 25 kg 55 lbs
Thickness of the wood 2 cm

An official Euro pallet is always marked using the abbreviations: EUR or DB

Euro pallet2 Euro pallet

Block pallet

Although not an official EU sized pallet it is often used.

Standard size (L × W) 1000 × 1200 mm 39 x 47 inches
Height max. 2200 mm 86 inches
Maximum pay load 825 kg 1818 lbs
Empty weight 25 kg – 55 lbs (not official)
Thickness of the wood 1.5 cm (not official)

Block  pallet Block pallet

Single use pallet

These pallets are often used for transporting lighter material and for a single trip

Although not an official EU sized pallet it is often used in Euro of Blok pallet size.

Standard size (L × W) 800 × 1200 mm 31 x 47 inches
Or 1000 × 1200 mm 39 x 47 inches
Height max. 2200 mm 86 inches
Maximum pay load 700 kg 1543 lbs (depending on the quality of the pallet)
Empty weight depending on quality and size
Thickness of the wood No official thickness

Single use pallet

US Pallet

US pallet is not standard in Europe

Standard size (L × W) 48 × 40 inches 1219 x 1016 mm
Maximum pay load 2,500 lbs 1134 kg
Empty weight 66 lbs 30 kg

US pallet US pallett

Transportation

Street class 1: city & national transport

Volume capacity max.
(L x W x H)
7.82 x 2.40 x 2.55 meter
Loading weigh max. 10.000 kg
Amount of pallets 18 euro pallets or 14 block pallets

Street class 1

Street class 2: national & international transport)

Volume loading capacity max. (L x W x H) 13.60 x 2.40 x 2.55 meter
Loading weigh max. 24.000 kg
Amount of pallets 33 euro pallets or 26 block pallets

Street class 2

Street class 3: exceptional, only on specific routes with license

Volume loading capacity max. (L x W x H) 21.42 x 2.40 x 2.55 meter
Loading weigh max. 30.000 kg
Amount of pallets 52 euro pallets or 40 block pallets

Street class 3