Alan Rushton wrote: ‘The idea of a unit load for logistics was developed from the realization of the high costs involved in the storage and movement of products – particularly in the inefficient manual handling of many small packages.’
As a result, an ‘Unit Load Conept’ has been developed, where unit load enables goods and packages to be grouped together and further on handled and moved more effectively using mechanical equipment.
The two main unit loads are:
- Wooden Pallet (Euro pallet)
- Large shipping containers