Transporting Goods in Cages and Frames

Pallet Cages

Pallet cages, also known as stillages, are ideal for transporting fragile, awkward or multi item consignments, such as heavy wheel castors and offer the best form of freight protection for these. Unstable heavy, solid objects that need extra support should be placed in a pallet cage for transport. Consignments of multiple awkward or heavy items should be caged for ease of handling wherever possible.

Pallet cages have added protection and safety features that you will not get with any other pallet. They are designed to attach to the forklift or pallet jack safely, making transport not only efficient but safe.

The key aspect to pallet cages it that they keep your goods and products safe and secure, making it easier and safer to ship your goods, or simply transport them around the warehouse.


Glass sheets, bench tops and stone slabs etc. are best transported in upright Frames which have top and bottom lifting points. When transporting glass in particular, it is important that the glass does not protrude beyond the frame. It is a requirement that:

  • The weight of the goods does not exceed the stated capacity of the Frame.
  • The Frame has forklift pockets underneath
  • The Frame has top lift rings.
    • These rings have a safe weight lift limit.
  • Goods are restrained to the A-Frame
  • Goods are packed to absorb vibration

Purpose-built transport frames must be designed and manufactured to Australian Standard AS4991 (Lifting Devices). They must also include load restraints and lashing points as specified in the National Transport Commission publication "Load Restraint Guide" 2004 edition. Only the manufacturers themselves are permitted to carry out any modifications to the frames.

If frames have not been manufactured to the above standards, or there is doubt regarding the adequacy of a transport frame, then Freight Quote Australia reserves the right to reject the freight.