Calculating the CBM

Calculate the cubic metre (or cubic foot ), volume and quantity per shipping container .
Want to get a quick and easy calculation of how many of your product(s) will fit in a shipping container?
Here’s a simple and fast way of doing it to get an approximate quantity.

How To Calculate Cubic Metres (CBM) When Shipping

Determining cubic metres(CBM) is the first step you should take in determining how to ship your cargo.
  • CBM Calculation Formula :Length (centimeter) x Width (centimeter) x Height (centimeter) / 1,000,000 =
    Length meter x Width meter x Height meter = Cubic meter (m3) .e.g. 35  cm x 35 cm x 45 cm = 0.055 cbm
  • CFT Formula : Length” x Width” x Height” = ? divided 1728 = Cubic feet (CFT)
  • KT Formula : Pounds divided by 2204.62 = Kiloton (Kt)

Calculating the dimensional weight of your shipment

The transport costs for your shipments are calculated on the basis of the total weight of all packages sent under one FedEx Air Waybill. A decisive factor for calculating the price, however, is whether the dimensional weight exceeds the actual weight*.