When considering buying software, the main question we ask ourselves is whether the investment will pay off. Since we want to make this decision as easy as possible for you, we decided to create a savings calculator.


How much you can save with truck and container load planning software?

About the calculation

The average estimated time saved on each container/truckload when using EasyCargo is half an hour. That is including time saved by the load planning operator who doesn’t have to plan the load using pen and paper. Time is also saved by the warehouse operator/person loading the cargo who precisely knows how to load the cargo thanks to our well-arranged step-by-step report. A little less or way more time can be saved depending on the current methods you use to plan and load cargo.

An estimated increase in the utilization of cargo space on average is 7%. This also may vary significantly based on the type of goods you load as well as how diverse the items and other factors are. Our customers plan loads for small automotive components up to large machinery parts. Also, depending on your current load planning methods, you may or may not be able to predict with absolute certainty of items. For example, whether or not a 20 ft. container will be enough or you need to order 20HC or even 40 ft. Needless to say, a regular 20 ft. container is cheaper than 20HC or 40 ft. With EasyCargo, you can simulate this ahead of time and save on container renting costs.

Taking the above into consideration, the savings are calculated via the following formula:

Savings = 0,07*NoC*ACP + 0,07*NoT*ATP + 0,5*HLC*(NoC + NoT) – ELP


NoC is the number of transported TEUs per year,
NoT is the number of transported FTLs per year,
ACP is the average container price (per TEU),
ATP is the average truck price (per FTL),
HLC is the hourly labor cost,
ELP is the EasyCargo license price per year – this can either be $799 for a year license if paid annually or 12*$79 if paid monthly or (NoC+NoT)*$7.90 if paid via our one-day tickets.


We tried hard to calculate the savings objectively. However, we suggest you try EasyCargo for free and compare the results yourself.

Lukáš Polame | Published 18 Jan 2021