What is the meaning of CBM in shipping? How to calculate CBM?

What is the meaning of CBM in shipping? How to calculate CBM?

What is the meaning of CBM in shipping? How to calculate CBM?

What is the meaning of CBM in shipping? How to calculate CBM?

What is the meaning of CBM in shipping? How to calculate CBM?
What is the meaning of CBM in shipping? How to calculate CBM?
What is the meaning of CBM in shipping? How to calculate CBM?

What is CBM?

CBM, as know as Cubic Meter, is the freight volume of the shipment for domestic and international freight. This measurement is calculated by multiplying the width, height and length together of the shipment.

 

How to calculate CBM?

The CBM formula is a simple calculation

CBM = (Length x Width x Height) x Quantity of items

*if the shipment has diffirent sized items, simply repeat the formula for each size and add up the volumes.

And take note that the unit of length, width, heigth must be exchanged into meter (m)

 

Conversion rate from CBM into Kg

The conversion rate depends on shipping method

By air: 1 CBM = 167 Kg

By road: 1 CBM = 333 Kg

By sea: 1 CBM = 1000 Kg           

 

What Is CBM In Shipping Terms?

CBM is simply the volume of your shipment. However, the volume is then used for other important international (courier, air or ocean) freight calculations including:

  • Dimensional weight (cbm to kg or cft to lbs) – Dimensional weight is a way to create a theoretical number representing bulky but light shipments. For example, a pallet of ping pong balls would be very light but would take up the same volume on an airplane as a pallet of weights. By calculating the dimensional weight, carriers can determine the…
  • Chargeable weight – Chargeable weight is merely the greater of the dimensional weight (aka size) or weight. In other words, while ocean freight pricing is fairly averse to weight and more focused on size, air freight is much more sensitive so the dimensional weight will usually play a more important role than the actual weight.
  • Freight class –  In the United States, most LTL trucking carriers have also created a theoretical number to compensate truckers for shipping oversized loads. Most products shipped by truck go by simple freight class categories determined by weight. However, CBM can also play a large role in calculating the freight class.

 

How Many Products Fit In A Container (CBM)?

Knowing your shipment volume is also required when estimating how many products will fit in a 20′ or 40′ ocean shipping container. This time it’s not a simple arithmetic formula of comparing total shipment volume and container maximum capacity, as nearly every time a container is loaded, it’s impossible to use every piece of space.

The amount of unusable space depends on the size and shapes of the items being loaded, on their packaging and also on how the items are stowed. As a rule of thumb, the actual capacity within a container is typically a little over 80% of its maximum capacity.

With that in mind, use the following table to get a general estimate of how many products will fit in the four most common sized shipping containers (20′, 40′, 40′ HC and 45′ HC).

 

Container Type

Length

Width

Height

Capacity

Maximum

20′

589 cm

234 cm

238 cm

26-28 CBM

33 CBM

40′

1200 cm

234 cm

238 cm

56-58 CBM

66 CBM

40′ HC (High Cube)

1200 cm

234 cm

269 cm

60-68 CBM

72 CBM

45′ HC (High Cube)

1251 cm

245 cm

269 cm

72-78 CBM

86 CBM

 

 

 

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