International Solutions

This is the Supply Change.™

Navigating better, faster, smarter all around the world.

The opportunity

We know that importing and exporting goods can be complicated. You have rules and regulations, and the complexity of supply chain logistics. You have questions about how to sync product and platform requirements—at the point of origin and destination.

You may not even know what you don’t know.

We can help you navigate a smoother passage through the global supply chain—within the world of platforms and the logistics of international shipping. We have the platform types, local market knowledge and global infrastructure to help you implement the right solution for your business. And we want to help you do it in ways that are better, faster, smarter—and that cost less.

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What we do

We provide shared and single-use platforms that are ideal for importing and exporting all types of goods all over the world. We offer supply chain solutions to manufacturers and retailers throughout Africa and beyond. Through that experience, we’ve gained the knowledge and expertise needed to counsel companies in Sub-Saharan Africa that are doing business around the world.

We can help you identify the mix of platforms that is right for your international fl ows. And we can help you understand the platform-related market requirements and regulations of the countries you’re shipping products to and from. 

Because we provide the widest range of platform types—from heat-treated, shared and single-use pallets to containers and RPCs—we are platform agnostic. We help you choose the platform that matches your needs and the requirements of the country you are shipping to or importing from. For countries where sharing is not a viable option, our top-quality single-use pallets are the optimal choice. We can also provide a team of experts—from virtually any origin or destination market—to assist with the planning, due diligence and implementation of your supply chain processes abroad.

How we’ll work together

Wherever you do business around the world, CHEP will help you: 

+ Understand operational import and export processes related to platforms

+ Determine and navigate retailer requirements, ocean freight costs, international tariffs and customs requirements regarding platform and transaction reporting

+ Produce a fi nancial model outlining your opportunities to reduce costs

+ Acquire and leverage insider knowledge of the international market 

+ Build and improve international carrier relationships

+ Provide economies of scale with third-party providers

How you’ll benefit

We have platform solutions for your import and export needs on the African continent and beyond. When you work with the world’s leading provider of distribution platforms, you’ll benefi t in the following ways: 

+ We are the only global platform company—with a presence in more than 60 countries worldwide—that can provide you with the local platform-related knowledge you need

+ We provide the best platform, balancing procurement cost, quality, supply, service and resale value

+ We provide all types of platforms—we are the only international provider who shares pallets, RPCs and contain-ers and offers single-use pallets for sale

+ Our international platforms are treated appropriately to comply with international regulations 

+ Our testing labs can simulate the impact of ocean transport, temperature and extreme humidity on your products, as well as your primary, secondary and transit packaging to help reduce product damage

+ We provide expertise from Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as overseas markets, to assist with your supply chain needs

Only CHEP

We’re the only global platform company, and we work with the world’s premier supply chains in more than 60 countries. We have the local market knowledge you need to expedite your shipments abroad. We’re also the only platform provider who can offer both shared and single-use international pallets, so we can ensure you have the lowest-cost platforms for your business. We look forward to working with you.

With more than 13 000 employees in more than 60 countries, we can reduce the cost and complexity of exporting goods.