Shipment Essentials

Standard pallet Q&A
  • What is a standard pallet size?

    The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) influences the consumer packaged goods industry around the globe. They suggest standard pallet dimensions to be 48”x40” with each deck board being 3 ½“ wide 5/16” thick. Pallets of that size are commonly referred to as GMA pallets.

  • How tall is a standard pallet?

    A standard pallet is 6 ½” tall.

  • How much weight can a standard pallet hold?

    A standard pallet can hold up to 4,600 lbs.

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How do I estimate how many cartons will fit on a pallet

You can rough estimate how many cartons will fit on a pallet by dividing the CBM (cubic meters ) of the shipment by 1.5. The actual number of pallets will not be certain until the cartons are palletized.


9 CBM ÷ 1.5 (and round up) = Pallets

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