## How do you convert CBM to weight?

Multiply the length x height x width in centimetres and divide the answer by 5,000. The result is the volumetric weight. The answer should be compared with the actual weight in kg.

## How do you calculate CBM chargeable weight?

The standard formula used is length (cm) x width (cm) x height (cm) ÷ 6000 = volumetric weight (KG)/1 CBM ≈ 166.6666 KG.

**How is sea freight chargeable weight calculated?**

Length (cm) x width (cm) x height (cm) ÷ 6000 = volumetric weight (KG), ie 1 CBM ≈ 166.6666 KG.

### How do you calculate volumetric weight for road freight?

When computing the road freight volumetric weight, you can either calculate the volumetric weight in meters or centimetres, by multiplying length X weight X height. In most cases, you then need to divide this number by 5000. Some carriers may ask you to divide it by 4000.

### What is CBM in sea freight?

CBM means Cubic Meter. In short, freight forwarders charges LCL rate on the basis of ‘per CBM’ or per weight of 1000kgs (1 ton) which ever is higher. CBM – cubic meter is calculated by multiplying length, width and height of packages of goods.

**How many CBM is a 20FT container?**

33 CBM

20FT and 40FT Containers

Container Type | Internal Dimensions | Cubic Capacity |
---|---|---|

20FT General | L – 5.89M W – 2.35M H – 2.36M | 33 CBM |

20FT High Cube | L – 5.89M W – 2.35M H – 2.69M | 37 CBM |

40FT General | L – 12.05M W – 2.35M H – 2.36M | 66 CBM |

40FT High Cube | L – 12.05M W – 2.35M H – 2.69M | 76 CBM |

## How is CBM calculated for sea cargo?

Length x Width x Height = CBM This is the formula used to measure your cargo volume in CBM (m³).

## How do you calculate chargeable weight?

This is how you calculate the chargeable weight

- dimensional weight in kilograms using inches – divide the cubic inch result by 366.
- dimensional weight in kilograms using centimetres – divide the cubic centimetre result by 6000.

**How is freight weight calculated?**

How to Calculate Freight Density for Shipping

- Multiply the three measurements (height x width x depth). The result is the total cubic inches of the shipment.
- Divide the total cubic inches by 1,728 (the number of cubic inches in a cubic foot).
- Divide the weight (in pounds) of the shipment by the total cubic feet.

### How do you calculate freight weight?

A shipment’s dimensional weight is calculated by dividing its volume (units × length × width × height) by a “dim factor”. The lower the dim factor the greater the dimensional weight. The greater of actual weight and dimensional weight becomes the shipment’s chargeable weight (aka billable weight).

### Why do we divide by 6000 for volumetric weight?

The cubic volume (length x breadth x width) is 12000 cbcm (cubic centimetres) The cubic volume is then divided by 6000 to get 12000 / 6000 = 2kg. As the volume weight is higher than the actual weight, the volume weight is used to calculate the cost (usually on a per kg basis).

**What is volumetric weight?**

Dimensional weight, also known as volumetric weight, is a pricing technique for commercial freight transport (including courier and postal services), which uses an estimated weight that is calculated from the length, width and height of a package.