How to compute CBM and freight ton is one of the most frequent issues I’m asked, especially by clients who are invoiced per revenue or freight ton.
CBM stands for cubic meter, first of all. The most typical unit for measuring volumetric freight is this one. As you are probably aware, a metric ton is equal to 1,000 kilograms of goods.
The weight or volume of the cargo is calculated to derive the freight ton or revenue ton, and the freight is charged based on whichever is higher.
First, convert the measurement into meters after you know the package’s size.
Dimensions are often expressed as Length x Width x Height.
For instance, if the size of a freight crate is
3.2 x 1.2 x 2.2 meters, so 8.448 CBM is the result of those calculations.
As previously noted, if the cost is USD.12 per freight ton, for instance, and the shipment weighs 1200 kgs, which is equivalent to 1.2 tons, then the freight fee for this will be
8448 cbm times $12 is $101.376, or
1.2 tons times $12 equals $14.4.
Due to the higher CBM rate, the freight charge of USD 101.376 will be used.
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