Measure Freight!

Cubing is the term given to measuring the size of a freight consignment.

The Captain Transport Standard Cubic Conversion is 1 Cubic Meter = 250 Kilograms, except for "non conforming" freight which is cubed at the rate of 1 Cubic Meter = 333 Kilograms

Example 1: Cubing a Carton

Width = 40 cm (or 0.4 of a metre)
Height = 35 cm (or 0.35 of a metre)
Length = 65 cm (or 0.65 of a metre)
Actual Weight = 15 kg

Multiply the height x length x width = m3 (cubic measurement)
= 0.35 x 0.65 x 0.4 = 0.091m3


To convert 0.091m3 to a weight in kilograms
Multiply 0.091m3 x 250 (standard cubic conversion) = 22.75 kg
22.75 kg greater than the actual weight of 15 kg 

Cubc Example 1

 

Example 2: Cubing a Pallet

Width = 1.2 m
Height = 1.9 m
Length = 1.2 m
Actual Weight = 450 kg


Multiply the height x length x width = m3 (cubic measurement)
= 1.9 x 1.2 x 1.2 = 2.736m3

 

To convert 2.736m3 to a weight in kilograms
Multiply 2.736m3 x 250 (standard cubic conversion) = 684 kg
684 kg greater than the actual weight of 450 kg 

Cubc Example 1

 

Example 3: Cubing an Odd Shaped Item

Width = 1.4 m
Height = 1.6 m
Length = 1.3 m
Actual Weight = 580 kg


Multiply the height x length x width = m3 (cubic measurement) 
= 1.6 x 1.3 x 1.4 = 2.912m3

 

To convert 2.912m3 to a weight in kilograms

Multiply 2.912m3 x 250 (standard cubic conversion) = 728 kg
728 kg greater than the actual weight of 580 kg

Cubc Example 1

 

* ‘Non conforming’ freight is defined as non standard, bulky, unusually large items or freight requiring special handling including: