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Pallet networks set to smash volume record this year

  • 22 November 2013
  • By Chris Druce

UK pallet networks remain on course for a record breaking year, with third quarter volumes 17% higher than the same period a year ago.

New data from the Association of Pallet Networks (APN), which has confirmed it will continue to support the FairFuel UK campaign during 2014, shows 4.2 million pallets were delivered in the third quarter.

For the year to date 11 million pallets have been handled by APN’s member networks, which is 11% ahead of the same point in 2012.

Within this, next day service volume has grown by 13% in the first three quarters year-on-year, comprising more than 66% of all pallets shipped.

“The image of pallet networks has changed in recent years” said Paul Sanders, chairman of the APN. “Confidence in the services offered by the networks has improved and we are seeing a change in the type of freight being handled with a noticeable increase in home delivery in pallet networks, with increasing volumes of hi-tech, high-value products being carried.”

Sanders added that consistent growth had been seen across all pallet sizes, but that quarter pallet services had seen the largest growth compared to last year, at almost 11.5%.


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