Standard pallets are mainly used by US and Canadian companies, for this reason standard pallets are also known as North American Pallets.
Another name of the standard pallet is industrial pallet.
Today I would like to explain you that how many standard pallets or industrial pallets (1000 x 1200 mm) you can fit into a regular 40 FT container in one row loading plan?
What are the dimensions of a standard pallet and what are the internal dimensions of a 40ft container?
The dimensions of a standard pallet are 1000mm width and 1200mm length. If you are in USA you should use 39.37” width and 47.24” 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.
You can fit maximum 21 pcs of standard pallets in to a 40ft container in couple of different container loading plans.
On the below picture you can find two options showing how to fit maximum amount of standard pallets in a 40ft container.