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A guide to freight shipping labels

Harbour's essential overview of labelling palletised freight


One of the most important steps in connecting your freight with its destination is to ensure that it's shipping label is clear and correct.


Your Pall-Ex, compliant label contains all of the information necessary for us to undertake the delivery; while its barcode allows our team to scan and register the consignment at every step on its route through our efficient distribution network.


Take a second to familiarise yourself with these simple pointers and you can be assured that we’ll do the rest!


You can also download this guide as a handy PDF.

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It takes two

Fix one label to the front, and one to the back of your palletised freight.


Stay on top

Do not apply wrap, tape or packaging over the top of your labels.


Read and scan

Please ensure that we can easily read and scan your entire label.


Perfect placement

Ideally, place your labels approximately 30cm from the ground.


Clean and dry

Please keep your labels as clean and dry as possible.


Lovely and level

Labels should be sealed as smoothly and levelly as possible.


Super surfaces

Labels do not adhere well to some surfaces, including wood, brick, and steel.


Shape up

Avoid attaching labels to irregularly-shaped surfaces


In the middle

If your labels are not sticking, staple them to the pallet base or crate, facing upwards.


Stick or staple

Please do not fold your labels around corners, or stick them to the top of your palletised freight.


A game of two sides

You should end up with two sides with look like this:

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