Cubic Meter (CBM)

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A unit of measurement used for LCL and air shipment.

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What is cubic meter (CBM)?

A cubic meter (CBM) is a unit of volume measurement that is equal to the volume of a cube with each side measuring one meter in length. It is the International System of Units (SI) volume measurement unit. It is also referred to as a stere or cube.  


In shipping, a cubic meter is used to measure the volume of cargo. This is an important measurement as it is used to determine the freight cost and the capacity of the shipping container that will be used. It is also used to determine the size and weight of the cargo and the cost of insurance.

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