The confusion regarding pallets is worldwide. The term TEU is often used but this is not a standard pallet. It is a theoretical pallet. There is no such thing as a standard size. And Rick le Blanc, who is an expert on these matters, add, ‘Nor is there likely to be one. ‘
There are six pallet dimensions sanctioned by ISO Standard 6780.
Rick le Blanc, said, ‘One reason for this approach is that countries with developed logistics infrastructure have huge barriers to footwww.palletenterprise.com/articledatabase/view.aspprint change. As such, palletization onto the pallet of choice in the country of destination is often the preferred strategy.’
Asia Pallet Pooling, a company based in Taiwan, operates predominantly in Taiwan and China, currently issuing about 600,000 to 700,000 pallets annually. For shipments between Taiwan and China, the company uses a 1200×1000 plastic pallet.
Pallet Enterprises complete with a chart tries to make logic of this whole mess. Just remember a pallet is not a TEU and that sizes vary almost from shipment to shipment.