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The dimensions of the eight common container types that are predefined in our container stuffing calculator are shown in the table. Since most manufacturers actually supply containers with larger internal dimensions (higher capacity, larger internal volume) than the minimal standards, the internal dimensions are slightly different from the minimum internal size in ISO 668:2013. The maximum payload is determined using the ISO standard and after deducting typical tare weights.
It is preferable to use our container calculator's "Custom" option if you know the precise dimensions and maximum load capacity because each manufacturer makes somewhat different containers.
Determine the best manner to stack the objects to minimise unused volume in the container before estimating how many items you can fit. It is difficult to solve this problem, which is referred to as an NP-hard problem (NP-problem stands for "Non-deterministic Polynomial Acceptable Problems") since it cannot be done in polynomial time.
There are only six possible arrangements for a collection of objects with three dimensions (the cargo) inside a three-dimensional box (the container), however, if we restrict ourselves to straightforward orderings of the objects in which all objects are orientated uniformly with respect to the interior of the container. If you're unsure, use the GIGA Calculator Combinations calculator and pick two items from each group of three. These appear as follows if we use w, h, and l to represent each item's width, height, and length, and W, H, and L to represent the appropriate container dimensions:
Orient w alongside W, h alongside L, l alongside H
Orient w alongside W, l alongside L, h alongside H
Orient h alongside W, w alongside L, l alongside H
Orient h alongside W, l alongside L, w alongside H
Orient l alongside W, w alongside L, h alongside H
Orient l alongside W, h alongside L, w alongside H
Once you know the alignment, you may figure out how many objects you can put in each of the six stacking orders by repeatedly adding items to each container's dimensions until there is no more room in that direction. In order to choose the option that best utilises the available space, compare the total used volume (or number of things, if the items are the same) in each of the six scenarios. Alternatively, you may use our container calculator to handle the work for you rather than going through all of this laborious effort.