How to Calculate your Shipment Size for shipping and quoting.

Sea freight

For seafreight and LCL transport is worked off the total overall cbm

to work out your total cbm please see the example below

To calculate your cbm (cubic meter measurement) multiply the Length (L) x Width (W) x Height (H) in metres on each item EG: 1.0m x 1.0m x 1.0m = 1cbm

Container Sizes

Exact dimensions can differ slightly due to manufacturer, and load regulations may restrict operation to less than maximum weight. Use this information as a guide only,

 

Container TypeInternal DimensionsDoor OpeningCubic CapacityCargo Weight
20FT GeneralLength: 5.89M
Width : 2.35M
Height: 2.36M
Width:2.33M
Height:2.26M
33CBM21700KGS
40FT GeneralLength: 12.05M
Width : 2.35M
Height: 2.36M
Width:2.33M
Height:2.26M
66CBM26500KGS
40FT HIGH CUBELength: 12.05M
Width : 2.35M
Height: 2.69M
Width:2.33M
Height:2.59M
76CBM26500KGS

Airfreight

When shipping by Airfreight airlines charge by either the Actual weight or total kilograms or the volume weight, whatever is higher this is called your chargeable weight.

to work out your chargable weight please see the below example:

To calculate the volumetric weight (chargeable weight) multiply the Length (L) x Width (W) x Height (H) in centimetres and divide by 5,000 for each boxed item.

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