How Heavy is a Standard Pallet Delivery?

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Learn everything you need to know about heavy pallet courier services, such as how much weight pallets can hold and how many boxes can fit on a pallet. Need an easy and fast solution? Contact us to get a customised heavy pallet delivery quote, and let our experts make the arrangements with the carrier on your behalf.

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How heavy is a standard Euro pallet in kg?

A standard Euro pallet weighs approximately 20-25 kg before loading. Euro pallets can be made of 14 different types of approved wood, such as spruce, oak, and alder, so their weight will vary accordingly. For example, spruce is lighter than oak, while mahogany is heavier than oak. Moisture content in the wood will also affect the weight of the pallet.

How much weight do pallets hold?

It depends on the type of pallet and also whether it is new or used. Bear in mind that pallet standards vary in different regions. If you are shipping pallets in Europe, there are four Euro pallet sizes to choose from with different weight limits. If you are shipping globally, there are six pallet sizes approved by ISO. See below how much weight various pallets hold and where they are used:
  • EUR, EUR 1: 1,500 kg
  • EUR 2: 1,250 kg
  • EUR 3: 1,500 kg
  • EUR 6: 500 kg
Worldwide (ISO pallets):
  • North America: 2,087 kg
  • Europe and Asia: 1,250 kg
  • Australia: 2,000 kg
  • North America, Asia, Europe: 1,678 kg
  • Asia: 1,750 kg
  • Europe: 1,500 kg
If you need to arrange a shipment and are wondering how much weight can be loaded on your pallet, please check the manufacturer's guidelines.

How many boxes can I fit on a pallet?

If you are looking for heavy pallet courier services to ship cardboard boxes weighing the standard parcel limit of 30 kg, you can generally fit 58 boxes on a single pallet. However, it will depend on the size of the boxes, as you should also pay attention to the maximum height allowed for the pallet.
Choose a pallet that can support the weight of your load based on the specifications of the pallet manufacturer. Load the boxes on the pallet and make sure they don't hang over the edge or exceed the maximum height.

What is the maximum pallet weight allowed for delivery?

When booking the delivery of a heavy pallet, it still needs to be within the maximum weight allowed per service. See below the values corresponding to the solutions we offer:
  • Box van: up to 1,000 kg
  • Curtain-side van: up to 1,000 kg
  • Groupage transport: up to 2,500 kg
  • Full truckload: up to 24 tonnes

Is there any solution for pallets that are heavier than the limit above?

Anything that is larger than a full truckload (13.6 m x 2.44 m x 3 m) or heavier than the maximum limits stated above will be considered special freight. This can be arranged only if you request a custom quote as it requires special transport. Please contact our team to discuss heavy pallet courier options.

What is the best delivery service for heavy pallets?

Whether you are shipping one pallet or a dozen, we offer various heavy pallet delivery options depending on your particular needs. See below the heavy pallet courier options you can choose from:
  • Groupage: ideal for shipping 1-3 pallets
  • Van Delivery: a dedicated van service that can transport up to 8 pallets
  • Full truckload: a dedicated service that can transport up to 34-38 pallets, depending on the truck size
If you are not sure which service is the right for you, place your request using this quoting form, and we will give you recommendations on the best and most cost-effective solution, along with a quote. Don't hesitate to contact our logistics experts via chat for more information about heavy pallet delivery solutions.

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We collaborate with a vast network of reliable and affordable heavy pallet couriers that can deliver your items almost anywhere you wish. Get a fully tailored quote via email for heavy pallet courier services by filling out the form in the button below. Make sure to give us all the details of your shipment so that our logistics experts can get you the best heavy pallet delivery solution in just 15 minutes!
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