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saxons
07-17-2007, 11:44 AM
I'm ordering a 20' container of merchandise and I need to know how many cartons the container will hold. The carton size is shown as 0.054 cbm (the dimensions are 47.7x26x43.6cm) so how do I figure how many cartons of this size will fit into a 20' container? Thank you for any help given! (I'm making myself crazy trying to figure this out!)

Mrs X
07-17-2007, 07:45 PM
I'm ordering a 20' container of merchandise and I need to know how many cartons the container will hold. The carton size is shown as 0.054 cbm (the dimensions are 47.7x26x43.6cm) so how do I figure how many cartons of this size will fit into a 20' container? Thank you for any help given! (I'm making myself crazy trying to figure this out!)

You need to find out the other dimensions of the container.

20' is 609.6 cm. You could fit 609.6 ÷ 47.7 = 12 boxes long side along the length of your container.

The width might be about 240cm, you can fit 240 ÷ 26 = 9 boxes short side across the width of the container.

The height is possibly 300cm, you can fit 300 ÷ 43.6 = 6 boxes middle side up the height of the container.

This gives you 12 x 9 x 6 = 648 boxes in a container of this size.

Find out exactly what your other dimensions of your container are to work out how many boxes you can actually fit in.

(Hope this makes sense) :)

suni.prajapati@yahoo.com
09-24-2011, 02:54 AM
PACKING DETAILS :-

1. BOX SIZE :- L x W x H = 21 x 17.5 x 18 ( Inch )
2. Wt. of Box :- 1.600 K
Carton Size
Length - 26.5 inches
Breath - 19.5 inches
Height - 20.0 inches

HDPE Bag Size
Length - 48.0 inches
Breath - 48.0 inches
Height - 10.0 inches

Empty HDPE Bag Size
Length - 50.0 inches
Breath - 55.0 inches

JohnS
09-24-2011, 06:46 AM
PACKING DETAILS :-

1. BOX SIZE :- L x W x H = 21 x 17.5 x 18 ( Inch )
2. Wt. of Box :- 1.600 K
Carton Size
Length - 26.5 inches
Breath - 19.5 inches
Height - 20.0 inches

HDPE Bag Size
Length - 48.0 inches
Breath - 48.0 inches
Height - 10.0 inches

Empty HDPE Bag Size
Length - 50.0 inches
Breath - 55.0 inches

I'm unclear what you are asking as you have two box sizes (only one with a weight). Can you clarify.

All containers do not have exactly the same interal dimensions, they very slightly by manufacturer. To plan an exact packing scheme you need the dimensions for the container you will be packing. However, on average, a 20' container has internal volume of about 33.1 m³ (probably should assume space utilization around 90%, so about 30 m³ effective) and max load around 28 t.

Unregistered
10-15-2011, 07:23 PM
Hi - I want to find out how many bags filled with product and then packed on top of each other I can fit into a 20" container. Bags dimensions are 1200mm long x 750mm wide x 200mm high. Help with this would be so appreciated - it is doing my head in.

JohnS
10-16-2011, 02:06 AM
Hi - I want to find out how many bags filled with product and then packed on top of each other I can fit into a 20" container. Bags dimensions are 1200mm long x 750mm wide x 200mm high. Help with this would be so appreciated - it is doing my head in.

Treating your bags as rectangular solids, the volume is 0.18 m³. As noted above, the internal volume of a 20' container is about 33 m³, but assume about 30 m³ usable (bags don't fit the dimensions perfectly). On a volume basis, you could fit around 166 bags. The container also has a gross weight limit. Counting its own empty weight, this allows for about 28 t of cargo. If 166 bags would exceed that weight, then divide 28 t (28000 kg) by the weight per bag.

Unregistered
01-14-2014, 07:54 PM
I am trying to fit 139 cartons with the dimensions of 85cmx75cmx35cm. Will they fit into a 20 foot container?

JohnS
01-15-2014, 03:19 AM
I am trying to fit 139 cartons with the dimensions of 85cmx75cmx35cm. Will they fit into a 20 foot container?

You can try other packing arrangements, but I come up short. Approach in two steps:

1) Note that internal dimensions of containers can vary slightly, but Wikipedia gives as typical (LWH) 5.710 m x 2.352 m x 2.385 m, and total internal volume of 33.1 m³. You can never pack this perfectly full, but packing density of 90% gives around 30 m³. Expressing your dimensions as meters:
139 pcs x 0.85 m x0.75 m x 0.35 m = 31 m³. This first step says "maybe" but you really have to luck out on packing arrangement.

2) You have to figure out how to pack the boxes so as not to exceed internal dimensions. I can pack 3 of the 0.75 m dimension across the width, 6 of the 0.85 m dimension down the length, and 6 layers of the 0.35 m dimension in the height. 6x3x6 = 108 boxes. At the end of this block, I have 0.61 m of length left, full width and height. If boxes can be stood on edge, I could get 6 more boxes in this space for a total of 114. You could try other arrangements, but this was the best I could find. You should always check how you will pack the boxes and check the dimensions of that pack to internals before you decide it will fit.