Enter the total cargo volume (ft^3) and the total cargo weight (lbs) into the Stowage Factor Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Stowage Factor.

## Stowage Factor Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Stowage Factor.

SF = V *2240 / CW

Variables:

- SF is the Stowage Factor (ft^3 / ton)
- V is the total cargo volume (ft^3)
- CW is the total cargo weight (lbs)

To calculate a stowage factor, multiply the cargo volume by 2240, then divide by the total cargo weight.

## How to Calculate Stowage Factor?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Stowage Factor.

- First, determine the total cargo volume (ft^3).
- Next, determine the total cargo weight (lbs).
- Next, gather the formula from above = SF = V *2240 / CW.
- Finally, calculate the Stowage Factor.
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem : **

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

total cargo volume (ft^3) = 300

total cargo weight (lbs) = 5000

SF = V *2240 / CW** **= ?