Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading

Unit Load

Packages loaded on a pallet in boxes or any other way that enables them to be handled at one time as a unit.

What is Unit Load?

In shipping, a Unit Load refers to a quantity of cargo that is packaged and transported together as a single unit. This can include items that are palletized, containerized, or otherwise grouped together for transport. The use of Unit Loads can help to streamline the shipping process and reduce the risk of damage or loss during transit. It can also make it easier to track and manage inventory, as well as to load and unload cargo from ships, trucks, and other modes of transportation.