Green Ox® Says Its Pallet Technology Testing Report Demonstrates Global End-To-End Usage; Company Calls Out U.S. Retailers

Editor’s note: Do corrugated pallets get a fair shake? While their usage has been long accepted in loading platform applications such as export and air freight (as well as of course in shelf supported pallet racking systems at IKEA), one paper pallet supplier is calling out U.S. retailers for not giving them a chance, in spite of their stated freight benefits resulting from lighter weight and reduced requirement for reverse logistics (bales of corrugated vs empty pallets). 

U.S. Retailers Continue to Refuse Shipments on Emissions and Cost Saving Corrugated Pallets Despite Proof of Efficacy, States Green Ox

Green Ox® Pallet Technology (, the exclusive global provider of  Green Ox corrugated pallets, publicly released its new Testing PowerPoint that tracks pallets with loads >2,000 lbs in end-to-end air and sea freight segments.

“The Report debunks the market myths that IKEA’s global paper pallet initiative is a one-off and that corrugated pallets are not up to the task in today’s global supply chains, says Adam Pener, Green Ox President. “Moreover, Green Ox pallets are engineered to be one-way, handling many forklift and pallet jack ‘touches’ along the trail. The pictures don’t lie.”

Green Ox corrugated pallet

Slides, above and below, from the Green Ox report

Green Ox pallet

The Testing Report was exclusively released via LinkedIn with the following introduction:

“While many U.S. logisticians still claim that lightweight, fully-recyclable, emissions- and waste-reducing, truck-eliminating corrugated pallets don’t work, Green OX pallets continue to perform day-after-day, month-after-month in harsh conditions. Whether it’s airfreight from Africa or Latin America to Europe, weeks at open sea carrying >2,000 lbs of fruit, clearing customs faster and easier, or being trucked to their final destination, Green OX® Pallets Deliver™. But don’t take our word for it. See for yourself in this Testing Report. When you’re done, drop me a line and ask me why U.S. companies employ heavy wood and plastic pallets that harm the environment and cost taxpayers and consumers money. My answer will surprise you.”

In responding to questions about the release teaser, Mr. Pener states: “U.S. retailers prohibit shipments on corrugated pallets that have been proven to reduce emissions and Take Trucks Off the Road™. Those policies are out of date, fail to consider technology advancements like those we have demonstrated, and are antiquated in a time of pressing climate change challenges. Hopefully, this proof of technology Testing Report will help drive long-overdue relaxation of these counterproductive policies prohibiting the use of a proven emissions—reducing technology. Sustainability-minded companies should be free to ship on lightweight, recyclable pallets if they so choose.”

Green Ox Pallet Technology is the exclusive global provider of Green Ox pallets. The company was recently featured by leading industry publication Material Handling Network:

Green Ox’s point-of-use delivery model is unique and transformative, giving F500 customers — and their suppliers — the capability to employ a ubiquitous, proven pallet system throughout global supply chains.

In 2012, IKEA® became the first global company to institute a system-wide corrugated pallet program, thus proving the model in their supply chain. For more information on the global precedent set by IKEA, please see:

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Source: Green Ox

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