Here are some of the key cost-related advantages:

**Optimal Space Utilization**: One of the primary cost benefits is the ability to maximize the use of container space. By efficiently packing cargo into containers, you can reduce the number of containers needed for a shipment. This can lead to substantial cost savings in terms of container rental or purchase fees.

**Reduced Shipping Costs:** Maximizing container space also means that you can transport more goods in a single shipment. This can result in lower transportation costs, as you can ship a higher volume of cargo with fewer shipments, reducing fuel, labor, and transportation expenses.

**Fewer Damaged Goods:** Properly loaded cargo is less likely to shift during transit, reducing the risk of damage to items. This can result in cost savings by reducing insurance claims, replacement costs for damaged goods, and customer dissatisfaction.

**Improved Labor Efficiency**: A 3D container load planning tool can provide precise instructions on how to load a container, which can significantly improve the efficiency of warehouse staff or loading teams. This can lead to reduced labor costs and faster loading times.

**Lower Packaging Costs:** When cargo is loaded optimally, there may be less need for excessive packaging or padding to protect items during transit. This can lead to cost savings on packaging materials.

**Reduced Storage Costs:** If you’re using containers for storage purposes, efficient loading can help you make the most of your storage space. This can reduce the need for additional storage facilities or renting extra space, resulting in cost savings.

**Minimized Demurrage and Detention Fees:** Efficient container loading can help ensure that containers are loaded and unloaded quickly at ports, reducing the risk of incurring demurrage and detention fees.

**Better Resource Allocation**: By using a container load planning tool, you can allocate your resources more effectively. You’ll know exactly how many containers are needed for a shipment, which can prevent over-purchasing or underutilizing containers.

**Competitive Advantage:** Streamlining your shipping and logistics operations can make your business more competitive. This can lead to increased market share and revenue growth.

**Environmental Benefits:** Reducing the number of containers and shipments needed can also have environmental benefits by lowering carbon emissions associated with transportation.

It’s important to note that the extent of these cost benefits can vary depending on the specific circumstances of your business, the volume of shipments, the type of cargo you handle, and other factors. However, in many cases, the cost savings achieved through efficient container load planning can have a substantial and positive impact on a company’s bottom line.

]]>One cubic meter (1 CBM) is equivalent to the volume of a cube that measures 1 meter on each side. In other words, it’s a cube with dimensions of 1 meter by 1 meter by 1 meter.

To visualize this, imagine a cube-shaped box where each side is 1 meter long. The volume of that box would be 1 cubic meter (1 CBM). This unit is commonly used in various fields, including shipping and logistics, to measure the volume of goods or cargo.

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W = Width of Cube/package/carton

H = Height of Cube/package/carton

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Cubic meters (CBM or m³) are a measure of volume used in the metric system to quantify the amount of space occupied by an object or substance. Calculating CBM can be straightforward if you have the necessary measurements. The formula for calculating CBM depends on the shape of the object you are measuring. Here are some common shapes and their corresponding CBM formulas:

**Cuboid or Rectangular Prism**:

Use the formula: CBM = L × W × H Measure the length (L), width (W), and height (H) of the object in meters.

**Cylinder: **

Measure the radius (r) of the circular base and the height (h) of the cylinder in meters.

Use the formula: CBM = π × r² × h

**Sphere: **

Measure the radius (r) of the sphere in meters.

Use the formula: CBM = (4/3) × π × r³

**Cone: **

Measure the radius (r) of the circular base and the height (h) of the cone in meters.

Use the formula: CBM = (1/3) × π × r² × h

**Pyramid: **

Measure the base area (A) and the height (h) of the pyramid in meters.

Use the formula: CBM = (1/3) × A × h

**Irregular Shapes: **

If you have an irregularly shaped object, you can estimate its CBM by dividing it into smaller, more regular shapes (like cubes or rectangles), calculating the CBM of each, and then summing them up.

Remember to use consistent units (usually meters) for all measurements to get the volume in cubic meters (CBM). If your measurements are in different units, you’ll need to convert them to meters before using the formulas.

Also, keep in mind that if you have an object made up of multiple parts, you should calculate the CBM for each part separately and then add them together to get the total CBM for the entire object.

]]>45 feet standard container loadable volume is approximately **86 cubic meter**. Roughly a 45 feet container’s width and height are 8 feet and 9 (approx) feet. It dimensions can slightly vary as per the manufacturer.

45 feet container dimensions are as follows

Dimensions | Length | Width | Height |

Millimeter | 13,556 | 2,352 | 2,700 |

Feet | 44′ 5 5/8″ | 7′ 8 5/8″ | 8′ 10 1/4″ |

Tare Weight (Empty weight of container): **4,800 kg.**

Max Weight (Maximum weight that can be filled in container): **27,700 kg.**

To calculate CBM (cubic meter) for 45 feet container we will use following steps

- Get dimensions for the 45 feet container
- Convert length, width and height to meter if required
- multiply length, width and height to get CBM

CBM for 45 feet container : (13556 / 1000) x (2352 / 1000) x (2700 / 1000) = **86 cubic meter**

Here we had divided length, width and height by 1000 to convert mm to meter.

Please note that dimensions of container can vary as per manufacture implementation we had taken these dimensions to explain CBM calculation for 45 feet container.

]]>Now User can download “Template file” for this use “Download Product Template (xlsx)”

Please check this “clc.xlsx” (Downloaded template)

and this will include following columns

1. SNo

2. UOM (Unit of Measurement for Dimensions)

3. Name

4. Length

5. Width

6. Height

7. Weight

8. Weight_UOM (UOM for Weight)

9. Quantity

Once the “clc.xlsx” is downloaded you can fill the products’ information.

S No | Serial Number |

UOM (Unit of Measurement for Dimensions) | mm/cm/meter/inch/feet/yard |

Name | Package name i.e (Box-1, Box-2) |

Length | Length of Package in given dimension |

Width | Width of Package in given dimension |

Height | Height of Package in given dimension |

Weight | Weight of Package |

Weight_UOM | Gm/kg/lb |

Quantity | Quantity of Package |

Once the data is ready, you can use it.

For uploading filled “clc.xlsx” file please use “Import Products”

This window will open to select filled “clc.xlsx”

Once the file is selected it will show you the data in this form. User can use “Import Products” button to use these products for generating container loading plan.

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Unit of Measurement

Length

Width

Height

Gross Weight

Quantity

Volume Cubic Meter (mt3)

Volume Cubic Feet (ft3)

Weight (kg)

Weight (lb)

Volumetric Weight Sea

kg

lb

Volumetric Weight Air

kg

lb

20 FT Container

40 FT Container

40 FT HC Container

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volume of fabric roll = \(\pi r^2 h\)

Where \(\pi\) is a constant its value is 3.14159 approx

\(r\) is the radius of the fabric roll cylinder

\(\)h\(\) is the height of fabric roll cylinder

Example:

1. cylinder radius (r) is 50 cm

2. height (h) of cylinder is 240 cm

we can calculate volume in cubic meter using this formula

volume in cubic cm = 3.14159 * 50^2 * 240 = 1,88,49,55,4

volume in cubic meter = 1,88,49,55,4/1,00,00,00 = 1.884954 or 1.89 cubic meter

In case of irregular shape please consider the largest side to get the volume for shipment.

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