What is it?

Cargo-Planner is a web based software. It means that you can access the tool through your web browser - No need to install anything, and you can get started right away. While we offer a lot of features, the workflow is really simple:

How does it work?

  1. Enter your Cargo data. You can either enter manually, copy from Excel - or read whole Excel files - no template is needed
  2. Select what kind of equipment you want to use. Either select one container / truck type or select multiple
  3. Your result is presented, and our software tries to find the best combination of equipment. In this step you can also easily modify the result
  4. When you are happy with the result, go to the load plan and print or download the result or share it to your client - with your logo beautifully attached

What can it do?

Let's get on to the features!

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!).

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

container with pallets

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

modify cargo in trailer

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 thatutilizes 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

akh with fillers

Create custom containers

CargoPlanner has a built in library with most of the commonly used containers, trailers and palletes. 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 Corner posts
  • Add Top frames
  • Add Contours
  • Add front and rear decks as well as extra floor

create your own custom trailers with the container builder

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


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...

set properties on the fly

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

custom load configurations

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

step by step loading instructions

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

load by priority or item groups

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.

share loadplan with a click

All modules included!

Use our software to optimize your loads for:

Why Cargo-Planner?

There are many reasons why companies choose our solution, and even switching from existing ones!

Packlist Reader

It is very easy to import your data into Cargo-Planner. Our packlist reader handles all kinds of Excel formats - and no template is needed.

Drag & Drop

Move cargoes around in the containers, un load cargoes from containers or move them between containers - all using drag and drop

User Friendly

Get started at once. It is web based, and no installation is needed. Also - it is super easy to use, and don't require any training

Rest API

Easily jack in your own application(s) to our easy to use Rest API. In this way, loadplans can be created with just a click!

Cost Control

Provide a cost per container type - and/or a revenue per cargo, and Cargo-Planner will calculate the most profitable option for you!


Fine tune cargo and container settings which are easily accessible - resulting in a loadplan according to your preferences

Big library of containers

The most common sea containers, trailers, ULDs and pallets are already there. If not - easily add your own!


Export your load plans to Excel, PDF, JSON or through a sharable link

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you support Out of Gage 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?