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Seafreicht Calc.

LCL

Seafreicht Calc.

SEAFREIGHT WEIGHT CALCULATION -  LCL

 

When you do not have enough cargo to fully use all the space or physical weight limitations of an entire ocean container you have what is called less-than-container load (LCL). If your cargo is too large to fit inside any type of ocean container, you have what is called break-bulk ocean cargo. Either way, the cost of the “space” your cargo will utilize inside a consolidated ocean container or loose on a break-bulk ocean vessel compared to cost associated with the physical weight of your cargo is used in calculating ocean freight costs.

Most LCL freight cost is based on the higher of 1’000 kilos or 1 cubic meter and referred to as weight or measure (W/M) metric.

Length (cm) x width (cm) x height (cm) / 1’000 = Volume Kilos.

9 pallets – each 150 kgs and 122 cm x 101.5 cm x 127 cm

(English standard measure – each 330.7 lbs and 48 in x 40 in x 50 in)

9 pallets x 122 cm x 101.5 cm x 127 cm / 1'000‘000 cubic cm = 14.15 cubic meters

When 9 pallets X 150 Kgs = 1’350 Physical Kilos

Or

9 pallets x 48 in x 40 in x 50 in = cubic in / 1.728 =  cubic feet / 35.314 = 14.15 cubic meters

When 9 pallets X 150 Kgs = 1’350 Physical Kilos

The physical weight of this shipment is 1’350 Physical Kilos. For the volume of this cargo not to exceed the physical weight, the physical weight would need to be at least 14’150 Kilos. Since this is not the case, the ocean freight would be calculated on 14.15 cubic meters.

Air/Sea Freight Combination

Airfreight, Seafreight and Air/Seafreight services can be calculated and quickly compared using the above provided AIR/SEA Freight Conversion table. Use 0.006 factor if comparing to airfreight based on IATA standard of 6’000 cubic centimetres per one physical kilogram and use 0.007 factor if comparing to airfreight based on 7’000 cubic centimeters per one physical kilogram. In the example of the airfreight calculation, 2’359 volume kilos of airfreight (based on IATA standard) x 0.006 = 14.15  cubic meters seafreight.