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What is CBM in Shipping? How to Calculate It in Distinct Shipping?

CBM is English cubic meter, meaning cubic meter (cubic number), 1CBM is equal to 1 cubic meter.

The dry containers commonly used internationally are:

1. 20-foot container: the external dimensions are 20 feet X 8 feet X 8 feet 6 inches; the internal volume is 5.69 meters X 2.13 meters X 2.18 meters; the volume is 24-26 cubic meters.

2. 40-foot container: 40 feet X 8 feet X 8 feet 6 inches; internal volume is 11.8 meters X 2.13 meters X 2.18 meters; volume is 54 cubic meters.

3. 40 feet tall cabinet: 40 feet X 8 feet X 9 feet 6 inches; internal volume is 11.8 meters X 2.13 meters X 2.72 meters; volume is 68 cubic meters.

Notice:

1. Whether it is carton packaging or irregular packaging, wooden boxes, wooden frames, or naked packages, LCL cargo must be measured with the longest or most protruding point on each side. This is often larger when it is actually shipped to you, because it may be deformed during transportation and loading and unloading before it is sent to the sea LCL warehouse.
2. The length is calculated in meters
3. Cubic meters = CBM

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