EasyCargo to Schools Anna Melounová | 20 Mar 2020

Container packing software EasyCargo announces new licensing for schools and universities!

EasyCargo container packing software free

We’ve been seeing interest in our container loading calculator from schools for quite some time now but we’d been always dealing with the demand individually. In the last couple of months, the demand has increased so much that we came up with an offer tailor-made for schools and universities.

Who is the offer for?

The offer applies only to schools, universities and other educational institutions. The license can be used for educational purposes only.

How does the offer differ from your regular subscription?

The main difference is in the length of the free trial version. If you’re a teacher/professor, we will give you a one-year license completely for free. Students can try our container stuffing and optimization software for free for 14 days (please make sure your students will create their accounts under your main account).

How about the pricing? Is it cheaper?

Yes, our program provides better prices for schools and educational institutions. When you buy one license, you will get 19 more licenses with all the functionalities for free!

What are the rules?

You can find detailed information, including terms&conditions at the EasyCargo to Schools page. Make sure to check it out – part of the offer is our popular Container Puzzle worth USD 59 completely for free!

The container load plan export to MS Excel is here! Anna Melounová | 17 Feb 2020

The sixth most wanted functionality is out!

The newest version of EasyCargo container load plan calculator allows you not only to import from Excel but also to export your load plans to Excel. How to do it? Simply load your items, create a Print report or Public Link to the load plan and click on the ‘Export to Excel‘ icon in the Shipments & Reports tab.

EasyCargo container packing software MS Excel

 

Not everyone knows that the import of items from Excel has been a huge part of EasyCargo container planning app for a while now. Watch this video for a reminder:

Of course, exports to Excel can be imported back to EasyCargo. This could be useful if you want to archive the documents on your disc or provide them to colleagues for further editing. For the preview itself, it is sufficient to share the Public Link to the calculated load plan.

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If you need help creating the export file, please contact our technical support.

New video tutorials on user management and ordering licenses Anna Melounová | 7 Jan 2020

We have created two new video tutorials to make your work with the container stuffing software EasyCargo even easier.

The first one, User and License Administration will teach you how to add users to your EasyCargo account and explain different types of users. You will also learn everything about assigning or removing licenses. There is also a section explaining how to change your personal data and manage your account.

The second video named Ordering licenses and tickets provides a step-by-step guide through the entire ordering process. It will teach you how to correctly fill the order form and explain the difference between a subscription and one-off license. You will also learn which payment method is the fastest and what should you keep in mind when paying by a bank transfer.

Now you know everything about the administration. Do you need a quick recapitulation on how to work with EasyCargo? Then have a look at the rest of our tutorial videos.

New cargo spaces for North America and Australia are here! Anna Melounová | 13 Nov 2019

The latest EasyCargo – Load efficiently update introduced several new types of cargo spaces. We expect that these will be appreciated mostly by our users in North America and Australia.

Specifically, these are flatbeds with 1, 2 and 3 axles, trucks with semitrailers with 1, 2 and 3 axles and prime movers (tractor units) with 2 and 3 axles. For the full set of provided cargo space types, check this list.

Watch the following demo to learn how to add new spaces to your EasyCargo account. We then recommend adjusting the cargo space parameters to your liking.

How to add the new cargo spaces to your account in EasyCargo container stuffing calculator

Here are our new flatbeds:

Flatbed with 2 axles

Flatbed with 1 axle

Flatbed with 3 axles

Plus, the semitrailers:

Semitrailer with 1 axle

Semitrailer with 2 axles

When correct dimensions, empty per axle weights and proper limits for truck and trailer are filled in, then weight distribution can be verified in accordance with the regulations. For more detailed information about axle weight distribution regulations for your state, you can visit www.bigtruckguide.com.

Weight distribution setup in EasyCargo container stuffing calculator

BVV Transport and Logistics and our Container challenge game Anna Melounová | 12 Nov 2019

After an excellent previous experience, we once again participated in the International Engineering Fair, the largest industrial fair in Central Europe.

We had a great success among schools. Students tried our “Container Challenge” game, and teachers liked functionalities of our application.

The Container Challenge Game EasyCargo container stuffing

Not only the students came to load the container. Interest in our game has been across generations, and age has not been decisive for success. That’s why our EasyCargo app exists and helps with container optimization hundreds of companies all around the world – you don’t have to drive around and try what fits or not. EasyCargo clearly shows you and your colleagues the placement of items in the selected cargo space.

BVV 2019 and our container load planning game

If you didn’t have the chance to visit our booth, here’s a short video showing how our Container Challenge game works:

Improved container weight distibution calculation, own colours and much more Anna Melounová | 19 Aug 2019

We often get asked if EasyCargo can plan container loading with regards to the weight distribution. The answer is yes, it can, and now even with an improved display of the results!

In the right panel, you simply choose the angle of your container you want to view. You will see green arrows highlighting the load ratio – if you hover over them with the cursor, three values will be displayed: the maximum allowed load, current load of the cargo, and load in an empty container (minimum load).

Improved view of the container load in EasyCargo container packing software free

Another new functionality is the option to change the colour of boxes. Click on the coloured area in the item settings panel. After clicking, you will see a range of pre-defined colours to choose from. You can also enter an entirely new colour in the form of HTML code.

How to change the colour of the loaded item in EasyCargo container packing software free

Another improvement is the possibility to create a public link to the loads, including those that were already saved without this link. This is done directly in the Shipments & Reports panel.

Creating a public link to the load in EasyCargo container packing software free

Your accounting department will surely appreciate our new overview of all orders and invoices in the Licences panel.

Transport Logistic 2019 Anna Melounová | 15 Jul 2019

At the beginning of June, we participated in the most extensive logistics fair in the world – Transport Logistic 2019 in Munich. Since the only experience we had so far was with smaller fairs, we were curious about what to expect. The exhibition grounds surprised us not only by the size of the pavilions but also by the number of visitors who stopped by at our stand.

The main topics were the trade war between the US and China, the lack of drivers, but also the New Silk Road, and of course, artificial intelligence in logistics.

What intrigued us? For example, MetriX Freight, an innovative volume measurement solution. How does it work? The camera sensors are mounted on a cross-beam beneath the hall ceiling. Objects up to 2.5 meters in width are captured with absolute precision and in less than one second. The packages can even stay on the forklift in the process. For each measurement, the system generates a barcode that the driver transfers to the system using a handheld scanner. After this process, you know the exact size of the items, and nothing prevents you from creating a container load plan with EasyCargo.

Another point of interest was CakeBoxx – a container that is accessible from all sides (even from the top) for easier loading and unloading. That is suitable, for example, when unusually large items do not allow normal loading of the container.

We also had the opportunity to meet our Swedish colleagues who are developing a similar app Cargo-Planner.

Finally, we would like to thank the Ministry of Industry and Trade for providing facilities within the Czech Republic’s presentation at Transport Logistic. We hope that the competition to load the container at our stand was a pleasant experience at such a large fair. We are already looking forward to the next year 😉

EasyCargo Transport Logistic 2019 container loading program

Logistik & Transport Fair 2018 in Göthenburg Lukáš Brož | 9 Nov 2018

We have some beautiful memories of the Logistik & Transport fair in Göthenburg, Sweden. Many thanks to Svenska Mässan for the flawless organization and, of course, to those who came to talk to us there!

It was fun presenting EasyCargo in Sweden and we can’t wait for the next exhibition: Transport Logistics in Munich, Germany which will take place from June 4th to June 7th, 2019.

By the way, we’ve localized EasyCargo into Swedish, and because of significant interest from Italy, we’ve also added Italian localization!