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SkyTeam Cargo introduces latest version of reusable carton pallet at air cargo China

SkyTeam Cargo paper-based carton pallet

SkyTeam Cargo, air cargo alliance, has introduced the latest developed paper-based carton pallet as a replacement for wood and plastic, Euro and Block pallets at this week’s air cargo China event.

Weighing between 10 – 15kg less than wooden and plastic pallets, depending on size, SkyTeam Cargo’s carton pallets are made from 94% recycled fibres, are humidity resistant and comply with ISPM 15 standards.

Unlike Euro pallets, the new carton pallets can be used multiple times, depending on handling and usage, reducing wood consumption, waste and emissions.

The latest version of the carton pallet has been developed by TRIP&CO and is EASA part 21G approved.

The pallet was successfully trialed last year by SkyTeam Cargo members, Air France Cargo and KLM Cargo during SkyTeam’s annual flight challenge.

This brings together global airlines in a shared mission to find new ways to cut aviation’s footprint across all areas of operations, including cargo.

John Engelaan, VP SkyTeam Cargo said: “SkyTeam Cargo has been delighted to meet with industry partners during air cargo China to demonstrate how this revolutionary pallet could make a positive impact on their business.

“The latest version of our carton pallet that not only cuts costs, but also has the potential to significantly cut emissions – something the air cargo industry is striving towards.

“Substituting one-way Euro pallets for SkyTeam’s multiple-use carton pallets could reduce the industry’s wood consumption, weight and emissions.”