What is CBM stands for and how to Calculate LCL Shipment?
CBM means Cubic Meter which is a calculation from Length x Height x Width. However, the total weight of cargo should not exceed 1 ton or 1000 kgs for one CBM. In short, freight forwarders charges LCL rate on the basis of ‘per CBM’ or per weight of 1 ton (1000kgs) whichever is higher.
For example, if cargo is 1.2 H x 1.4 W x 1.5 L = 2.52 CBM and if this shipment weight is not over 2 tons then the calculation is based on CBM calculated. However, if the weight of this shipment turn out to be 4 tons (4,000 kgs) then the charge on this LCL shipment will be 4 CBM accordingly.
Please note that to calculate to CBM the measurement need to be convert to Meter always.
|inches to centimetres||2.54|
|centimetres to inches||0.39|
|CPT||Carriage Paid To (named place of destination)|
|inches to millimetres||25.40|
|millimetres to inches||0.04|
|feet to metres||0.31|
|metres to feet||3.28|
|yards to metres||0.91|
|metres to yards||1.09|
|miles to kilometres||1.61|
|kilometres to miles||0.62|