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I had no idea what it was until another poster's question contained a bit of a hint it was about shipping. That gave me some terms to Google.

It stands for cubic meters and is used by the shipping industry. It can apply to individual boxes, pallets or standardized shipping containers (those things loaded on container ships). It is a nonstandard abrreviation, and not correct SI usage, which would be mÂ³, or m^3 in character sets that don't have superscripts. International shipping rates can be based on both volume and weight, or figured both ways and take the larger.

For a box, measure length, height, and width in meters (or move decimal to convert from centimeters), and multiply. You have "cbm."

For larger shipments of many boxes, just add the volumes together (also the weights)

It stands for cubic meters and is used by the shipping industry. It can apply to individual boxes, pallets or standardized shipping containers (those things loaded on container ships). It is a nonstandard abrreviation, and not correct SI usage, which would be mÂ³, or m^3 in character sets that don't have superscripts. International shipping rates can be based on both volume and weight, or figured both ways and take the larger.

For a box, measure length, height, and width in meters (or move decimal to convert from centimeters), and multiply. You have "cbm."

For larger shipments of many boxes, just add the volumes together (also the weights)

- Guest

I too need to know how to calculate CBM's.. if my measurements on the boxes are :

33.3/4" X 25" X 15" then what is the CBM.. I need this asap for a quote sheet.

thanks, Barb

33.3/4" X 25" X 15" then what is the CBM.. I need this asap for a quote sheet.

thanks, Barb

- Barb

Anonymous wrote:vicky wrote:i want to know how to calcuate cbm

19"x19"x12"x500 boxes

- ASHRAT

ASHRAT wrote:Anonymous wrote:vicky wrote:i want to know how to calcuate cbm

19"x19"x12"x500 boxes

Well, don't measure in inches, measure in meters (or centimeters)

0.483 m x 0.483 m x 0.305 m x 500 = 35.6 m^3. How simple is that?

- Guest

Barb wrote:I too need to know how to calculate CBM's.. if my measurements on the boxes are :

33.3/4" X 25" X 15" then what is the CBM.. I need this asap for a quote sheet.

thanks, Barb

just simple dear

if your calculation is in Inches please note

Height X width X Length X No's of Cartons / 61023

- Tahir Latif

vicky wrote:i want to know how to calcuate cbm

length x width x height

14 18.5 30.5

how much cbm

total quantity of bales in 40ft HC containers is 580

The place in 1 x 40ft HC is 620 bales

- Guest

[quote="Anonymous"][quote="vicky"]i want to know how to calcuate cbm[/quote]

length x width x height

14 18.5 30.5

how much cbm

total quantity of bales in 40ft HC containers is 580

The place in 1 x 40ft HC is 620 bales[/quote]

length x width x height

14 18.5 30.5

how much cbm

total quantity of bales in 40ft HC containers is 580

The place in 1 x 40ft HC is 620 bales[/quote]

- Guest

Hi Vicky...

The CBM of a consignment is always calculated: "L x W x H". This idea is to calculate CBM in metres so convert your measurement in meters first.

You can also convert in inch by calculating 1" = 0.0254 m.

The CBM of a consignment is always calculated: "L x W x H". This idea is to calculate CBM in metres so convert your measurement in meters first.

You can also convert in inch by calculating 1" = 0.0254 m.

- parkerlindsey
**Posts:**2**Joined:**Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:51 am

Hi, to calculate CBM. Measure the Carton from Cubic Dimension i.e Length X Width X Height in Inches.

For Example 15 X 18 X 22"= 5940 inches then Multiply it with number of cartons

5940 Inches x 100 Cartons = 594000 Inches , now Divide inches with International Standard Formula to Calculate CBM.

594000 inches / 61023(Standard For Worldwide) = 9.73CBM. ( CBM Also called M3)

Hope this will help you guys, if need any info, can contact me asimjamalpk at hotmail

For Example 15 X 18 X 22"= 5940 inches then Multiply it with number of cartons

5940 Inches x 100 Cartons = 594000 Inches , now Divide inches with International Standard Formula to Calculate CBM.

594000 inches / 61023(Standard For Worldwide) = 9.73CBM. ( CBM Also called M3)

Hope this will help you guys, if need any info, can contact me asimjamalpk at hotmail

- Asim

[quote="Barb"]I too need to know how to calculate CBM's.. if my measurements on the boxes are :

48x36x30inches no of boxes 50

48x36x30inches no of boxes 50

- sraza

Can someone please help me with the following question

How many cases of 300 ml.Cans of Soft Drink can fit into a 20' Container.

Each Case has 24 Cans.

Thanks

How many cases of 300 ml.Cans of Soft Drink can fit into a 20' Container.

Each Case has 24 Cans.

Thanks

- mchukuzi
**Posts:**1**Joined:**Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:38 am

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