How many bottles or cases or pallets of wine goes into a container?

Bulk Wine Transport Quantities Unraveled

How many bottles/cases/pallets of wine goes into a container?ย The number of bottles, cases, or pallets of wine that can fit into a container depends on several factors, including the container type, the size of the bottles and cases, and how the wine is packed. Here are some common container types and their typical capacities for wine shipments:

Into a Standard 20-foot shipping container

  • Bottles: Approximately 7,200 to 9,000 standard 750ml bottles.
  • Cases: Roughly 1,440 to 1,800 standard 12-bottle cases (assuming 750ml bottles).
  • Pallets: This can vary widely based on the pallet size and packing configuration, but it is common to fit around 20 to 24 standard pallets in a 20-foot container, depending on the wine packaging and pallet dimensions.

Into a Standard 40-foot shipping container

  • Bottles: Approximately 15,000 to 19,000 standard 750ml bottles.
  • Cases: Roughly 3,000 to 3,800 standard 12-bottle cases (assuming 750ml bottles).
  • Pallets: Similar to the 20-foot container, around 40 to 48 standard pallets can fit in a 40-foot container, depending on the wine packaging and pallet dimensions.

Please note that the numbers provided above are rough estimates and can vary based on bottle and case dimensions, as well as the packing method used by the winery or exporter. Additionally, some space should be reserved for dunnage (protective materials) and any necessary bracing to secure the load during transportation.

It’s essential to work closely with your shipping and logistics provider to optimize the container loading process and ensure safe transportation of the wine. They can help you determine the best packing configuration and provide more accurate estimates based on the specific details of your wine shipment.

Is there a standard wine pallet size in South Africa?

Yes, there is a standard wine pallet size commonly used in South Africa and other countries. The standard wine pallet size in South Africa is generally known as the “Euro pallet” or “EUR-pallet.”

The Euro pallet

The Euro pallet has specific dimensions that are widely accepted for transporting goods, including wine, within Europe and other regions. The standard Euro pallet size in South Africa and most parts of the world is 1200mm (length) x 800mm (width). This size is the most prevalent and is recognized by various shipping and logistics companies.

It’s essential to note that

While the Euro pallet is widely used, there may be variations in pallet sizes across different wine producers or exporters. Some wineries or exporters may use slightly different pallet dimensions based on their individual preferences or requirements. Therefore, when dealing with specific suppliers or customers in South Africa, it’s crucial to confirm the exact pallet size they are using. To ensure compatibility and smooth logistics operations.

PS, where can I buy wine pallets in SA?

  • Try CHEP right here in Kraaifontein.
  • Or AngloSA Packing & Timber.
  • Or Boland Bins in Wellington.
  • And try ACS in Paarl for bottles.

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