Pallet Sizes

There is no universal standard for pallets, various sizes and norms like ISO, GMA, Euro and UK pallets are used around the world and by different cargo movers depending on their requirements. The information below should be used as guidance only.

In a 20ft container you can load 11 EUR pallets or 9-10 UK standard pallets
In a 40ft container you can load 23-24 EUR pallets or 20-21 UK standard pallets
In a 13.6m standard trailer you can load 33 EUR pallets or 26 UK standard pallets

UK Standard Pallet

1200 x 1000 x 154mm, 9 block with a full-perimeter base.

Weight 20-24kg


EUR, EPAL, EUR1 1200 x 800 x 144mm

Weight 20-25kg   

EUR 2, 1200 x 1000 x 144mm

Weight 33kg

CHEP Pallet

1200 x 800 x 144mm

Weight 28kg  

ISO/GMA Pallet

Standard wooden GMA pallet 48” x 40” x6” Mainly used in North America.

Weight 33kg