# CBM Calculator for Shipping Purposes

CBM or Cubic Meter is the standard unit for measuring cargo volume in three-dimensional spaces. CBM optimizes cargo space and streamlines shipping to ensure efficient shipment.
##### CBM Calculator
Unit of measurement
Centimeters
Meters
Millimeters
Inches
Feet
pcs
Enter your package dimensions and the result will be shown here.

## How to calculate CBM

### Formula for CBM calculation

Cubic Meter
(m³)
=
Length x Width x Height
Conversion factor
Adjust the Conversion Factor based on the unit you want to calculate.
Millimeters
1000
Centimeters
100
Meters
1
Inches
61,024
Feet
35.315

### Formula for Volumetric Weight calculation

Volumetric weight
(kg)
=
Cubic Meter (m³) x 10⁶
Volumetric factor
Adjust the Volumetric Factor to the Volumetric Weight you want to calculate.
Air freight
6000 cm³/kg
Ocean freight
5000 cm³/kg
Ground freight
4000 cm³/kg

## Why do you need CBM for logistics?

### Planning & coordination

CBM simplifies logistics strategies to ease loading processes, choose suitable containers, and optimize transportation resources efficiently.

### Optimize cargo space

CBM simplifies total volume calculation of the goods being shipped. This information is essential for optimizing the use of cargo space in containers.

### Accurate cost calculation

By knowing the total CBM of a shipment, shipping costs can be accurately calculated. This ensures transparent pricing and better profitability.

## Actual Weight vs Volumetric Weight

### Actual Weight

Actual Weight is the physical weight of a package measured in kilograms (kg) or pounds (lb) using a scale. It serves as the baseline weight for shipping if it exceeds the Volumetric Weight.

### Volumetric Weight

Volumetric Weight is the overall size of a package, calculated based on its dimensions (length, width & height). It is used when the Volumetric Weight is greater than the Actual Weight.

## Some container types for specific cargo dimensions

Container type
Length
Width
Height
Capacity
Maximum
20 ft Container
589 cm
234 cm
238 cm
26 - 28
33
40 ft Container
1200 cm
234 cm
238 cm
56 - 58
66
40 ft HC
Container
1200 cm
234 cm
269 cm
60 - 68
72
45 ft HC
Container
1251 cm
245 cm
269 cm
72 - 78
86

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