Cubic Meter Calculator

The Ultimate Less Than Container Load Shipping A.I.

Click Here To Ship By The Cubic Meter

Less Than Container Load Cubic Meter Calculator

Tel: 929-209-6003

LCL, or Less-than-Container-Load, shipping is a popular method for transporting smaller quantities of goods that wouldn't fill an entire container. It's an efficient, cost-effective solution that allows multiple shippers to share container space for their different shipments, ultimately resulting in lower shipping costs for everyone involved. Our A.I.-Powered LCL Shipping Calculator is the ultimate tool.

cubic meter

LCL Less-Than-Container-Load Shipping

The LCL Shipping process is a meticulous operation involving several stages, and we have automated all of them:

  1. Preparation and Measuring of Goods: The first step is to determine the volume and weight of your cargo. The volume must be at least 1 cubic meter (CBM) and the weight must not exceed 2000 pounds per CBM. So you can have many boxes that are very heavy and we will only charge by the entire space taken by all the boxes together. Our Shipper Worksheet helps you calculate these details effortlessly.

    Additional Information: It's important to pack your goods efficiently to optimize space usage. Proper packing can reduce the risk of damage and ensure that your cargo complies with international shipping regulations.

  2. Obtaining a Quote: The measured details are then fed into our LCL Freight Calculator to generate a quote. This quote is based on various factors, including the shipment's volume, weight, origin, and destination. The calculator is the first of its kind in 2001 powered by A.I.

  3. Booking the Cargo: The booking process starts with an online request, resulting in a unique booking number and a sailing timeline with estimated departure and arrival dates. The cargo is then received at the designated warehouse and a Dock Receipt is issued, reflecting the actual dimensions and weight of the shipment.

  4. Issuing the Bill of Lading: The Bill of Lading (BOL), a critical legal document, is issued once the cargo is loaded onto the container. You will have to approve it as a draft copy. It provides proof of contract, receipt of goods, and serves as a document of title to claim the goods at the destination. The BOL is also used to clear customs in the receiving country. Our staff has over 30 years of experience in producing expert paperwork.

  5. Arrival and Deconsolidation: Upon arrival at the destination port, the container is unloaded at the deconsolidation warehouse. The cargo is then separated and an Arrival Notice is sent to the consignee.

  6. Customs Clearance: At this stage, the consignee is responsible for customs clearance, which includes paying duties and taxes. The shipping quote does not include these charges. The consignee can opt to clear the customs themselves or hire our Customs Broker at destination to manage the process.

  7. Delivery of Goods: Most shipments operate on a "door to port" or "port to port" basis, which means that after customs clearance, the consignee is responsible for collecting the cargo and transporting it to the final destination.

LCL Ocean Shipping Calculator

LCL Shipping

Delving into international relocation or transporting commercial freight can often be intricate. However, our groundbreaking Less Than Container Load (LCL) Ocean Consolidations Calculator simplifies the process by providing detailed, volume-based shipping estimates from the United States to ports around the globe.

Our innovative A.I.-powered freight-calculator, which can be found at, fundamentally operates on the basis of volume as opposed to weight. By using the metric of cubic meters, the calculator effectively determines shipping costs. To envision a cubic meter, think of a cube where each side is one meter long - about the size of a standard dishwasher or washing machine. By focusing on volume, our calculator offers accurate expense predictions based on the size of your shipment, accommodating an impressive variety of 99 different dimensions and weights.  Every fraction over one cubic meter is applied to the rate so you may have 2.31 cubic meters as the final tally of the cube.  If you ship less than one cubic meter the minimum charge of 1 will apply.

The flexibility of our calculator extends to the various box types it can handle. Whether it's 23 book boxes, 11 medium boxes, eight large boxes, or any combination thereof, it efficiently converts these dimensions into cubic meters, applying precise shipping costs, including any additional charges such as pallet fees.

Cubic Meter Shipping Calculator:

Our Ocean Consolidations Shipping Calculator is designed to offer comprehensive shipping estimates. The calculator includes the cost of inland transportation within the United States from any zip code to any port of loading. The cost of ocean freight from the port of loading in the United States to any port of discharge worldwide is also included.

Furthermore, the cost of unloading the container at the port of discharge and moving the freight to the deconsolidation warehouse is incorporated into the shipping estimate.

The calculator also provides an option for the customer to include the cost of additional insurance coverage. All shipments are covered by basic marine insurance if they are properly packed and protected, but this does not cover any damage or loss resulting from the cause not directly related to the ocean voyage. So, it is always recommended to pack your fragile items properly for complete peace of mind.

It's important to note that our calculator does not include any destination charges like Customs duties, taxes, or  destination port fees. The customer is responsible for these costs. Furthermore, if the shipping estimate is warehouse to warehouse it does not cover any additional storage, handling, or delivery charges after the freight has been cleared through Customs.  We can clear customs and deliver cargo and those charges are generated by the A.I.-Freight-Calculator should you want them included in the shipping service.

LCL Freight-Calculator:

Providing detailed shipping costs based on the volume of cargo, our LCL Shipping Calculator makes shipping worldwide as easy as 1-2-3. Here is how it works:

  1. Step 1 - Measurement: Start by measuring your boxes or crates. The dimensions should be in inches, and the weight in pounds. You can also estimate the size and weight if exact measurements are not available. Shipper Worksheet  

  2. Step 2 - Input Details: Feed these measurements into the calculator, including the quantity of each box or crate type. Also input the zip code for pick-up in the United States, and the destination country and city. Finally, specify whether you want additional insurance coverage. LCL Calculator

  3. Step 3 - Get Quote: Hit the "Calculate" button and voila! You have a detailed, volume-based shipping estimate right at your fingertips. The quote can be printed, emailed, or saved for future reference.  It will include all documentation, palletization and handling fees.  No hidden fees!

The advantages of using our LCL Shipping Calculator are manifold. Not only does it ensure accuracy and efficiency, but it also saves valuable time and resources, giving you the freedom to focus on other crucial aspects of your move or freight transportation.

For further information or assistance with your LCL Shipping needs, please feel free to contact us at  

Ocean Consolidator

LCLFreight-Calculator on FacebookLCL Shipping CBMFreight-Calculator: International Shipping CompanyNVOCC on Twitter

Tel: 929-755-2880

Copyright  NVOCC a Registered Trademark 

All Rights Reserved Since 1991.  06/09/2024