## Basic Ocean freight Calculation under LCL shipment

Chargeable Volume under LCL (Less than Container Load) Shipment?

Basic Ocean Freight under LCL cargo is calculated on the basis of per CBM (Cubic Meter) rate or per Ton (per 1000 kgs gross weight) whichever is higher.

Or we can say basic ocean freight under LCL shipment is calculated on the basis of chargeable volume of cargo.

How to find chargeable volume of cargo?  Chargeable volume means total cubic meter volume of cargo or total gross weight in Tons whichever is higher.

Question

A Company has to send 11 parcels from Mumbai to Boston. Each parcel has got same measurement like length is 220 cm, width 1.8 m and height is 150 cm. They weights 590kg each. The freight charge is given as \$ 42/cbm. Find out the total ocean freight would cost to the company.

Solution

Length           -    220cm (2.2 m)

Width            -    1.8m

Height           -   150cm (1.5m)

Weight          -   590kg (for each parcel)

Parcels, n      -      11

Charge            -   \$ 42 /cbm

Volume                =     2.2*1.8*1.5   =   5.94

5.94*11      =     65.34cbm

Total weight        =       590*11     =     6490kg

6490        =          6.49cbm    (1000 kg = 1 cbm)

Basic Ocean Freight under LCL cargo is calculated on the basis of per CBM (Cubic Meter) rate or per Ton (per 1000 kg’s gross weight) whichever is higher.

Here,       6.49 < 65.34 (gross volume is selected since it is higher)

65.34*42   =     2744.28

Total ocean freight would cost to the company is \$2744.28