A shipping calculator helps you figure out the best price for a shipping container, according to the Associated Press.
The app, available for both Android and iPhone, calculates shipping costs and the maximum amount of cargo that can be loaded into the container.
Here’s how to use the calculator.
What do I need to know?
The calculator can be used for a variety of purposes, including calculating cargo loads, estimating the maximum allowable cargo, calculating the cargo capacity, calculating a ship’s weight, and determining cargo cost.
To calculate the shipping cost, it takes the ship’s maximum capacity (how much cargo can be packed into the ship), the shipping capacity of the ship, and the number of containers the ship can hold.
For example, if the maximum cargo capacity of a ship is 25,000 containers, the calculator calculates that the ship must hold 25,500 tons of cargo.
If the ship has a maximum capacity of 5,000 tons, then the calculator estimates the ship will need to carry 5,100 tons of freight.
The calculator also uses shipping statistics from the US Coast Guard and the International Maritime Organization.
What are the options?
The app has four basic options: A “standard” shipping calculator that takes into account all the shipping statistics available.
An “advanced” shipping Calculator that uses the ship and cargo stats of the latest data available.
A “full-size” shipping option that calculates cargo costs for a ship based on the maximum possible cargo capacity and the ship weight.
The “full” shipping options are only available for American carriers, such as UPS, FedEx, and JetBlue.
You can download the app from the Google Play Store for free.
If you have any questions about the calculator, you can email the AP’s Jonathan Gold at [email protected]
Follow us on Twitter at washingtonex,or subscribe to our email newsletter for the latest in technology and health care.