When Goplasticpallets.com was approached by local fishermen in its hometown of Eastbourne who were seeking a durable and all-weather resistant storage solution for their fishing gear, the plastic pallet experts were eager to help.

The large pallets boxes are being used for storing fishing nets, ropes, pots and other kit.

In Eastbourne’s Sovereign Harbour there are approximately 32 family owned fishing boats each operating their own static fishing nets, ropes, pots and other kit. With no defined area for storing their fishing gear, a group of the local fishermen recently formed a Community Interest Company (CCI) to purchase and develop an area of land behind The Harvester restaurant in the harbour, which they’ve named Fisherman’s Quay. Building is due to commence next month and once complete the Quay will include workshops, offices, a fish market and shop, a full processing plant and a fishing ‘learning centre’.

Third generation Eastbourne Fisherman, Graham Doswell, contacted Goplasticpallets.com seeking large storage containers that were both big enough to hold a large volume of fishing equipment and completely weather resistant, as they would be stored outside. Goplasticpallets.com recommended its GoPalletBox 1311S 3R Black, the largest plastic pallet box available in Europe measuring 1300mm (L) x 1150mm (W) x 1250mm (H) and offering a whopping 1400 litres of storage space.

Last November Graham ordered 100 of the large pallet boxes with lids and has since ordered eight of the company’s smaller 610 litre GoPalletBox 1210S 3R Blue for transporting fish from the boats straight to the fish market.

Speaking to Graham a year on he said: “In order to develop the site at Fisherman’s Quay, we needed to tidy up the area, and the plastic pallet boxes have allowed us to do just that. We’ve purchased a second-hand forklift telehandler to help move and stack the boxes, which can stack up to eight high, which is ideal to maximise space for the development.

“The large plastic pallet boxes are made from recycled plastic, which is important to us, as we seek to improve the sustainability of the harbour. For instance, all the traditional black net huts being built will be made from sustainable and considerate materials, plus we ensure we recycle all of our fishing net.”

Goplasticpallets.com is just in the process of getting Eastbourne Fishermen signed up to its recycling scheme, which the plastic pallet experts introduced earlier this year to ensure that all the products they supply are responsibly recycled at the end of their use.

For expert advice or to find out more about the company’s recycling scheme, call Goplasticpallets.com on 01323 744057 or email the team at sales@goplasticpallets.com.