HOW TO CALCULATE VOLUME IN CUBIC METRES

In order for us to quote our clients the most cost effective way of shipping LCL sea freight or air freight we must know the volume of the shipment in Cubic Metres (CBM). To calculate this volume you require the length, width and height of the products being transported in centimetres or metres. Please see an example calculation below . Once you have this answer you have some crucial information that will help us quote you to transport your cargo – follow this link to find out what else we need to provide you with a quotation. 

Example – 50 cartons ( dimensions – 60 x 40 x 40 cm )

Calculation

Convert Centimetres (cm) into Metres (m) and times the three dimensions

0.6 * 0.4 * 0.4m = 0.096cbm per carton

Take the carton cbm volume and times that by the carton quantity to get your total volume in cbm

0.096* 50 = 4.8cbm

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