How many Euro Pallets fit in a 40 FT container?

EURO pallet or eur-pallet is one of the most frequently prefered pallet type which is available in international sea and multimodal transportation.

Overwhelming proportion of European companies use euro pallet in their import and export businesses as euro pallet is the standard European pallet as specified by the European Pallet Association (EPAL). 

In some instances EURO pallet is also called EPAL pallet.


Today I would like to explain you that how many euro pallets or EPAL pallets (800 x 1200 mm) you can fit into a 40 FT container.



What are the dimensions of a EUR-pallet and what are the internal dimensions of a 40 ft container?

The dimensions of a EURO pallet are 800mm width and 1200mm length. If you are in USA you should use 31,5” width and 48” length. 

The internal dimensions of a 40ft container are 2352mm width and 12032mm length. If you are in USA you should use 7 feet 8 5/8 inch internal width and 39 feet 5 5/8 inch internal length. 

How many euro pallets fit in a 40 FT container?

You can fit maximum 25 pcs of euro pallets in to a 40 ft regular container in couple of different container loading plans. 

25 euro pallets fit in a 40 ft container so that there is no extra space left out. As a result 25 eur pallets is the maximum amount of pallets that you can fit in a 40ft container but this is not the optimum loading plan.

On the below picture you can find two options showing how to fit maximum amount of euro pallets in a 40 ft container.


If you want to load your 40 ft standard container with euro pallet, you should choose 24 euro pallets loading plan. 24 euro pallets fit in a 40 ft container without any problem and you will have some extra free space. 

On the below picture you can find two options showing how to fit 24 pcs euro pallets in a 40 ft standard container.
Please keep in mind that different layout plans are also possible.
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