In the past, methods of cross-border road transport were not efficient, due to the use of cages and other old fashioned methods. In order to streamline operations both domestically and cross-border, while saving costs, the IPC Pallet Box was created. The IPC Pallet Box allows for a more efficient use of road transport through minimising equipment tare weight and maximising use of the load capacity.

How does it work?

The IPC Pallet Box has been designed to be a 100% recyclable, environmentally friendly, durable, light weight and weather- and chemical-resistant. A durable construction with smooth internal surfaces ensures ease of cleaning and a longer and reliable service.

As a cost-effective Reusable Transit Packaging (RTP), IPC Pallet Boxes are both collapsible and have a very low tare weight, offering many advantages to the repatriation processes and storage between uses.

Stacking IPC Pallet Boxes, allows the fullest volume exploitation across operations especially lorry cargo space and load capacity utilisation, but also storage floor area during pre-transport staging and receipt at a destination Office of Exchange.

The Pallet Boxes are equipped with three RFID tags (one on each element of the Pallet Box), allowing for centrally managed tracking of assets. This data provides the backbone for IPC’s Central Pool Management, which tracks unit levels in circulation and stock levels at operating stations, thereby enabling a maximum use of the units while ensuring member posts have sufficient stock at all times.


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More information

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Damage report

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