Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Freight Warehouses May Be Grateful for Pallet Damage Saver

New Product Helps Avoid Crushed Shipments
Shipping News Feature

UK –Every freight warehouse manager or fork lift driver knows the hazards associated with stacking pallets loaded with bagged goods, delicate cartons or simply items not filled to the brim making them vulnerable to crushing by any over stowage. Often the problem is so serious that trucks have to go out half empty to avoid damage and this can result in increased transport costs for road haulage operator or shipper.

Now a British company has come up with a simple solution ably demonstrated at last weeks Multimodal 2012 exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC. The STAKA is a simple frame capable of remaining in situ on a trailer whilst vulnerable pallets are inserted into and on top of it utilising the whole height of the truck.

Use of the system avoids the need to use double decker trailers and the units are reusable over and over again which the manufacturers, Shipmore Ltd. say helps save on fuel and emissions. Made of steel and with a blue powder coat finish each STAKA weighs in at a sturdy 60 kilos whilst able to support 400 kilos of stock above itself.

Click HERE to see a video of the STAKA in use and Shipmore are currently running a special offer on the units until the 31st May 2012 following a good reception at the product launch during Multimodal.