As simple as it gets!

Get started with Cargo-Planner's web-based software with 4 easy steps:

1. Add cargo
Import your cargo dimensions via Excel, API, Cargo Library or enter manually.
2. Select equipment
Select one or multiple containers, trucks and pallets.
3. Done!
The software finds an optimal packing solution and combination of equipment. The result can easily be modifed.
4. Share
Print, download or share your load plan with others.
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In the calendar view you get an quick overview of your loadplans

Quick overview

Get an instant overview of all your loadplans.

Recurring schedules

Save time by creating recurring schedules for your flights, shipping lanes or trucking routes.

Loadplan details

See details for your created loadplans with a single click.

Planner mode

  • Move between containers - Drag a cargo from one container to another to a designated position.
  • Move within the same container - Change the order and position of a cargo by moving the corresponding card up and down in the list.
  • Unload cargoes - Easily remove a cargo from a container if you whish to short ship the cargo.
  • Load from unloaded - Drag a cargo from your list of unloaded cargoes into the designated container at the designated position.

In the planner mode you can move cargoes between containers easily

Load on pallets

If your cargoes are not palletized, you can select a pallet type and then load your cargoes on pallets before loading them on containers, trailers (or even other pallets!). Pallets do not need to be pallets - you can also create custom crates and boxes for your cargoes.

You can even load "out of gauge" cargoes on pallets.

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Give your final touch

We still believe that a human stowage planner has a better eye than a computer at determining if a load plan is good to go. Therefore, modifying the result is extremely easy
  • Easily convert a loaded container to another type
  • Remove containers and / or add empty ones
  • Move around the cargoes with your mouse or keyboard

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Three different modes

1. If you have a fixed quantity of each item to be loaded - our load planning tool will minimize the containers needed.
2. If no item has a fixed quantity, the selected container(s) will be filled with the different items in a way that utilizes the container in the best way.
3. If some items has a fixed quantity and some does not - then the latters will act as "fillers" which means they will fill the containers needed for the other items

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Create custom containers

CargoPlanner has a built in library with most of the commonly used containers, trailers and pallets. If you cannot find the one you are looking for it is very easy to create your own type through our interactive container builder, where you can
  • Add / remove roofs, end and side walls
  • Add doors
  • Set front and rear axle sets with variable number of axles
  • Add custom created parts like vents and shelves
  • Add Contours
  • Add front and rear decks as well as extra floor

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Cargo Library

Add items from your product catalogue to the Cargo Library. When creating Load plans, simply import the items you want with a single click.

You can import items both from Excel files, and using our API - which you can use to keep the items in sync with your own database


Custom rules

Maybe you have some special business logic rules, like which cargoes can support which, which cargoes must be loaded first, which ones must be loaded into certain container types? With a great variety of selectors and rules - you should be able to simulate all your needs

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Segregation table

Do you have items that cannot be stored together? No problem, just set up your own segregation table to make sure that incompatible item types are loaded in different containers.

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Set container properties on the fly

You can select multiple container types for each load plan and Cargo-Planner will try to select the most appropriate one to fit your cargoes. Do adjustments on the fly like Max Loading Height, Payload, Max Volume etc...

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Load configurations

If you often use a load setup, like containers used, pallet configurations and load settings - you can save these as load configurations - which you can import for future load plans

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Add special loading and handling instructions, list of cargo securing equipment to be used or other information needed when performing the actual loading by utilizing our annotation tool

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Step by Step instructions

When you are happy with your load plan, you can print it with step by step instructions - how to load the individual cargoes.

When you have lots of items, you can also group the instructions by a number, or by layer-by-layer

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Load by Priority

You can assign priorities to cargoes to make sure they are loaded in a certain order. You can also assign Consignment IDs to make sure consignments are not splitted in different containers

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Share your load plan

With a click you can make the load plan shared, meaning you will get a link which you can share to your customers, clients or warehouse.

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Group shipements

Attach Shipment ids, AWBs, Purchse orders or customer references to your items and tell the tool to keep those cargoes together - and not to be spread between different containers

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Support for multiple shapes

Cylindrical cargoes like paper reels are hard to do load planning for - especially when they have mixed diameters. Cargo-Planner will find an optimized solutions even if you add pipes and boxes.

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Why Cargo-Planner?

Load plan view in Cargo-Planner application

The best results

Most solutions will tell you 9 Standard pallets can be fitted in a 20ft DV - ours give you the optimal solution of 10. Can you afford not getting the best results?

Keep your workflow

Cargo-Planner understands Excel files or can be integrated with your current software.


We support a wide variety of loading styles, from oversized & out of gauge cargo to palletizing SKUs before loading on trailers. Each container type can be modified to fit with your measurements and constraints.

Before making your decision - please give Cargo-Planner a try!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you support Out of Gauge cargoes?

How to get my packlists into Cargo-Planner?

My cargo has some special loading rules!

Is there a Cargo Library?

What about performance?

Do you support imperial units?