5.1.10 How to stuff cargo in the remaining space

When cargo is loaded into a container, sometimes it is hoped that after the necessary cargo is loaded, some other cargo can be filled in the remaining space, so how to define it in the LoadMaster?

Let's use an example to explain.

Cargo data:































Loading requirements:

1) A B C, these three kinds of goods are not allowed to be loaded as the length is vertical to the ground, D E can be placed at will.

2) D and E are small in size and can be used to fill the remaining space of the container. The number is not limited but as much as possible.

Calculate what type of container is suitable for this batch of goods, and how many containers will be used.

According to the loading requirements, the task type [Loading Container/Multiple Cargoes] should be selected and click to enter.

Enter the [Basic Information] interface. The items in this page is optional, and users can fill in the PO number, order number or destination information according to actual work requirements for later check. Next, start to designing the plan:

Step 1: Click [Cargo] on the left to enter the cargo interface. For there are lots of cargo types, you should add them in batches by [Add Cargo>Import From Excel]. Firstly, click [Add Cargo>Get Excel Template] to download the Excel template and save it to a certain location in your computer.

Secondly, fill in the template with the cargo information. ①Copy the name, quantity, length, width, height, and weight (gross weight of a single box) of the goods into the template, which are required items. Pay attention to the matching of the units. “Weight” refers to the gross weight of a single carton or box of goods. If the cargo is too light, the “Weight” can be ignored and not filled in, and the system will default to "1". For cargo D and E are stuffed goods, and there is no specific quantity, you can fill in a larger value in the quantity column of D and E.

②Then define the load orientations of the goods. For it is required that cargo A B C are not allowed to be loaded as the length is vertical to the ground, D E can be placed at will, that is “lay” and “lay & rotate” are not allowed, you should fill in “0” under the “allowed” Column of these two orientations of cargo A B C. “0” means not allowed such load orientation, leave it blank or “1” means allowed.

③Define the properties for loading. For cargo D and E are stuffed goods, set the "urgency" column of D and E to "1", "1" means stuffing goods, "0" or blank means not stuffing goods.

For there are no other requirements, you do not need to set other parameters, leaving them as the default value. The specific details of each parameter can be found in this guidance documentation. Save and close the template when finishing.

Thirdly, return the [Cargo] page, click [Add Cargo>Import From Excel], choose the template in the dialog box, and open it. Then the cargo information will be imported to the task.

Step 2: Click [Container] on the left to enter the [Container] interface. For the user does not know the type and quantity of container that should be used, it is necessary to add all the commonly used container types so that the system can select the most appropriate container from such containers.

For the commonly used container information is already maintained in the database, click [Import from Database], check the 20GP, 40GP and 40HC in the pop-up box, and then click [Add]. Edit the corner castings size and reserved size of the container, the size of the corner castings is 10*10*10cm. Precautions for defining the reserved size, please refer to "How to simulate carton expansion and manual interval".

Step 3: Click [Loading Rules] on the left to enter the [Loading Rules] page. For there is no special loading demands, you needn't change the default rules in this page.

Click [Optimize] above to get the loading plan. On the left side of the list, you can see that the must-loaded goods have been loaded by using one 40GP. Click the container name, you can see the 3D overview of loading. On the right side of the figure there are cargo statistics of this container, loading steps and balance analysis. According to the cargo statistics table, the container is filled with 38 cargo D and 31 cargo E.

After the scheme audit is completed, you can use your mobile phone to guide the on-site loading and download the loading report to make the packing list and customs declaration. Details please refer to this guidance book.

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