# Easy Method of CBM Calculation Under LCL Sea Shipment

**Easy Method of CBM Calculation Under LCL Sea Shipment:**

A freight forwarder charges the freight cost based on CBM. CBM means cubic meter. In the garments sector, it’s a known term for all the **merchandisers**. Accurate CBM calculation has great importance in reducing shipping costs. Because, if the cargo is full container loaded (FCL), then you have to pay the freight charge in full container load (FCL) basis, but if the cargo is less container loaded then you have to pay the freight charge in Less container load (LCL) basis. As its importance in merchandising, today I will discuss all parts of CBM (Cubic Meter) calculation.

**CBM Calculation Under LCL Sea Shipment:**

Before starting the CBM calculation, at first, you have to find out the length, width, and height of a carton, here you should also find out the total quantity of carton for an order.

If the length, width, and height measurements are in the “inch” unit, then you have to convert these into “centimeter (cm)” units by multiplying 2.54 (as we know, 1 inch=2.54cm).

After converting from “inch” unit to “centimeter (cm)” unit, now you have to convert these into “meter (m)” units by dividing 100 (as we know, 1m=100cm).

Now, your all length, width, and height are in the “meter (m)” unit.

In this situation, you must follow the following formula,

**CBM estimation for 1 carton** = Length (m) × width (m) × height (m)…………… (1)

**CBM calculation for a total carton of an order** = CBM calculation for 1 carton × total number of carton quantity ……………… (2)

Now I will clear all the above explanations by providing an example with a solution.

**Example of CBM Calculation:**

**Suppose,**

The total cartoon quantity of an order is 5000 (Every carton is an insane measurement).

- Length for each carton is 22”,
- The width for each carton is 15”,
- The height for each carton is 6”.

Now, calculate the CBM for shipping an order.

**Solution:**

**Carton length** = 22” = (22 × 2.54) cm = 55.88cm = (55.88/100) m = 0.5588m.

**Carton width** = 15” = (15 × 2.54) cm = 38.1cm = (38.1/100) m = 0.381m.

**Carton height** = 6” = (6 × 2.54) cm = 15.24 cm = (15.24/100) m =0.1524m.

Now by applying formula number (1), we have-

**CBM calculation for 1 carton** = Length (m) × width (m) × height (m)

= (0.5588 × 0.381 × 0.1524) m^{3
}= 0.03244639 m^{3}

Now finally applying formula number (2), we have-

**CBM estimation for total cartoon** = CBM estimation for 1 carton × total number of the carton quantity

= (0.03244639 × 5000) m^{3
}=162.23195 m^{3}

So, CBM estimation for 5000 carton is 162.23195 m.

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To me this method is critical. You can try this as follows. Say carton measurement is L-40xW-25xH-15. See below pls.

.40x.25x.14xcarton qty= RESULT.

Thanks for your nice tips……….

I Want brief calculation of CBM & How i measure carton number.As like below L-60,W-40,H-20 Qnt-1036 pcs

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Thanks for your nice comment.

Is it compulsory to convert carton measurement from inch to cm ? I think without converting it is possible to calculate CBM in inch.

Many thanks