“One-Way shipping” aka “Single Trip” aka “Send and Forget”.
Why would anyone ship goods on a plastic pallet if they can’t get that pallet back? Not so long ago, this was the thinking when it came to “One-Way Shipping” or “Single Trip” logistics. This logic was based on the fact that plastic pallets were expensive and it took several weeks to get them due to slow and infrequent production schedules. Today, it’s a new frontier.
6 Tips for Shipping Plastic Pallets One Way
There are many reasons for sending products on a plastic pallet. The most common is the need to comply with ISPM-15 Export Regulations. Other benefits include absence of mold and ease of use in wood-free production facilities. If you need to send a plastic pallet on a single trip, consider these tips to ensure a successful one-way ship:
Here’s something else to think about as you send plastic pallets out the door for a single trip:
Always consider if there is a way to get them back or - at the very least - get them into the hands of somebody who can use them. A closed loop isn’t always possible. Tell Nelson Company where your one-way pallets will end up. It’s possible that we may have someone on the other end that is willing to pay to send those plastic pallets on another trip!
Post by: Mike Cunneen, Director of Sales and Marketing
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