Over the past 10 years, the term “export pallet” has become more prevalent. An export pallet refers to pallets that are shipped overseas or out of the country.
“Your load is being held at the border.”
These words will make any project manager or sales director shudder.
Since the new ISPM-15 regulations came out, thousands upon thousands of wood pallet unit loads have been turned away or held at the border by customs. Why?
- Sometimes the wood pallets did not meet the stringent export criteria.
- Other times the custom agents were so overwhelmed, they simply could not inspect the wooden pallets. Instead, the agents just turned the pallets away.
One-Way Plastic Pallets to the Rescue
As ISPM-15 regulations have increased the headaches associated with sending products overseas, affordable plastic pallets have become a solution.
In fact, this new market has blossomed into an expanding product line that is also described as “one way” or “single trip” plastic pallets. These affordable plastic pallets are not only being sent overseas, but they are also making single trips throughout the US, Mexico and Canada on a daily basis.
The Nelson Company is one of the top sellers of these new, cost effective export or one-way pallets. The 330 ACM plastic pallet is by far the number one selling single trip pallet on the market. It has become the “work horse” for a market that continues to grow year to year.
Pricing comparable to wood pallets
Nest 1500-2000 empty pallets per trailer load
Many styles and sizes available
Save on air freight. Easy to lift and move around by hand.
Easy to budget plastic pallets for your one-way shipments.
Reduces inbound freight costs. Frees up storage space in your facility.
Can be recycled again and again, easy to dispose.
There is a fit for every application.
No debris or splinters on your production floor.
Check out our plastic pallet inventory today and fill out a quote request for the pallet that best fits your application.
Post by: Mike Cunneen, Director of Sales and Marketing