Professional pallet shipping throughout Germany and Europe with Koch International: Favourable, reliable and transparent

Do you have a pallet but don’t know how to ship it? From the collection of your goods to their arrival at their destination, Koch International guarantees the safe delivery of your pallet. Affordable and professional national and international pallet shipping has been one of our core competences for over 100 years.

In addition to pallet shipping, we also offer general cargo transport as well as part and full loads tailored to your needs.

With our freight cost calculator, you can easily calculate the current costs and book your transport directly with Koch International. The prices are determined based on various factors such as the pallet size in centimetres (cm) and the weight of the goods. This means you can always ship your goods at favourable prices. Whether parcel or pallet – we offer you the best deal.

Calculate freight Prices in Realtime & easily Book transports online

Which is the right pallet for my consignment?

From a weight of 30 kg, you should use a Euro pallet, one-way pallet, plastic pallet or pallet cage. These pallets can be driven under, which means that they can be moved safely with a forklift truck or hand pallet truck, both during handling and during transport to or from the lorry to your destination. Depending on the volume of your goods, you also have the option of using a half pallet.

The advantage of a Euro pallet is that we can exchange it when collecting and delivering your B2B consignment in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Benelux countries. The exchange of packaging is excluded for countries not listed, B2C deliveries and industrial pallets. Disposable pallets are also excluded from the exchange due to their inferior material such as pressed wood.

Which packaging is right for my goods?

For optimum shipping, we recommend that you send your goods in a cardboard box or provide them with edge protection. If you send your goods in a cardboard box, it is best to stabilise them with bubble wrap, packaging chips, polystyrene or foam so that they cannot slip. When shipping loose items, you should attach impact protection or wrap the goods in bubble wrap. In addition, lashing straps or stretch film additionally secure your goods on the loading equipment (pallet or pallet cage). Smooth transport can only be guaranteed with the right padding and fixation.

With so many options available, we will be happy to advise you on transport-safe packaging and cater to your individual requirements. We can work out a sustainable packaging solution for you and provide information on possible cost savings. Find out more about our packaging advice on our website.

You have the optimum packaging, but you still need the packaging material to ship your pallets? In our pallet shop, you can purchase various packaging and packaging materials directly online at any time.

Which labels are important?

If you want to send furniture, glass or other fragile goods, you should label them clearly with information stickers or information tape. This will inform everyone involved that this consignment must not be stacked or tipped.

You will automatically receive the shipping and address labels for your pallet shipment by e-mail after booking the transport online. Print them out and attach the labels to the goods to be shipped so that they are clearly visible.

How and when is the shipment collected and delivered?

As a rule, collection takes place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and delivery between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., with a transit time of 24 to 48 hours nationally. International transit times vary depending on the destination country. You can find the standard transit times for general cargo shipments on our website under Forwarding. If our standard transit times are not sufficient, you can book a range of premium services in our online shop.

The delivery and collection of your consignments are “free kerbside”. This means that our professional drivers unload the goods at the kerbside of the delivery address. You will also obtain a signature for acceptance from the recipient to confirm that the pallet shipment has been received undamaged.

Please contact us if you have any questions. You can reach our service team on +49 (0)541 121 68 619 Pallet shipping with shipment tracking – simple and transparent.

Differences in pallet shipping.

Euro pallet vs one-way pallet.

Would you like to ship your pallets with our freight forwarder, but don’t know which is the right pallet for safe transport? Due to the different properties of the Euro and one-way pallets, you will always find the right pallet for your pallet shipment.

  Transport Dimensinos Weight Cargo load
Euro pallet
  • Can be picked up from all sides making them ideal for loading using forklifts or pallet trucks.
  • Packaging exchange is possible when collecting and delivering your B2B shipment in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Benelux countries (= reusable).
  • The logistics processes are designed for standardised, sturdy Euro pallets.

Standard size

120 x 80 x 14.4 cm

(Length x Width x Height)

20 to 24 kg 1,000 kg, with optimal weight distribution up to 1,500 – 2,000 kg
One-way pallet
  • Intended only for a single transport route (= one-way).
  • One-way pallets, for which you as the consignor bear the costs, are suitable for deliveries to private individuals. The one-way pallet is retained by the recipient, who is responsible for disposal.
  • Low-cost compared to the Euro pallet.

No standard size

Most common dimensions: 60 x 40 cm, 60 x 80 cm, 120 x 80 cm, 240 x 80 cm

(Length x Width)


Pallet shipping with shipment tracking – simple and transparent.

The dispatch of a pallet, just like a simple parcel, should be traceable via shipment tracking. At Koch International, we prioritise simple and transparent shipment tracking – so that you always know where your pallets are at the moment.

After collecting your goods, you will receive a link by e-mail which you can use to call up our consignment tracking at any time. We have developed the Koch portal for this purpose, with which you can easily track both parcel shipments and entire lorry loads. This means that you can always track the transport of your Euro pallet. It doesn’t matter whether the recipient is a private or business consignee. Ship your goods with Koch International – without losing track.

Pallet shipping with one-way pallets or Euro pallets.

Pallet shipping with Koch International includes Euro pallets, one-way pallets and plastic pallets. Ship your goods easily online. The individual pallets can have different dimensions – and still be ordered together. The calculation algorithm in our online transport tool can calculate the right offer for your pallet shipment.

Express pallet shipping for punctual delivery on the next working day.

When shipping your consignment with a freight forwarder, you should always use professional freight service providers – regardless of whether you want to have a parcel or bulky goods transported.

Thanks to our extensive network at Koch International and our partner network, CargoLine, we can offer you express pallet shipping. Whether your pallet has different sizes or lengths, our express transport can handle any requirement. As sometimes some goods need to be shipped quickly, Koch International is your reliable forwarder in such cases.

We collect the pallets from you by 16:00 and can then guarantee delivery of your pallets on the next working day within Germany.

If you choose the CargoLine premium product NightLineEurope NextDay, we can even realise the delivery of your Euro pallet within 24 hours in Europe. Further information on international transit times can be found here.

Your goods are collected and transported by our reliable and competent employees – regardless of whether they are general cargo, part or full loads.

If you have any questions about pallet shipping or other shipping solutions from Koch International, please contact our service staff on +49 (0)541 121 68 619 or simply book our low-cost pallet shipping with a click of the mouse in our shipping costs calculator.

Tips on packaging and insurance.

You have calculated the freight price and booked your pallet shipment using our freight cost calculator, but are unsure how to pack your shipment? Don’t worry, because the Koch International team is here to help you in this area too. Before your goods are handed over to us, it is important to ensure that they are packed correctly on the pallet. We will be happy to assist you with this and ensure that your consignment is optimally prepared for transport.

Can we assist you?
We are looking forward to receiving your inquiry.
Leandro Ferreira
Digi Team

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