How to figure out CBM and freight tonnage

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.

ProConnect Integrated Logistics – Your Warehousing & Freight Forwarding Partner

A third-party logistics firm can help shippers mitigate a variety of risks throughout the supply chain by outsourcing certain logistics functions. By partnering with a 3PL, a shipper can free up time to concentrate on his or her core competencies without suffering from the ever-shifting logistics landscape.

If you are looking for a partner to take care of all your logistics hassles, talk to us.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

More to Read

Get Started!

Request a Quote

    Would love your thoughts, please comment.x