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To Measure the Cubic Volume of Freight
Cubing is the term given to measuring the size of a freight consignment.

The Hunter Express Standard Cubic Conversion is 1 Cubic Metre = 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 333 (standard cubic conversion) = 30.30 kg
30.30 kg is greater than the actual weight of 15 kg


Example 2: Cubing a Pallet
Width = 1.2 m
Width = 1.2 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 333 (standard cubic conversion) = 911.08 kg
911.08 kg is greater than the actual weight of 450 kg


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 333 (standard cubic conversion) = 969.69 kg
969.69 kg is greater than the actual weight of 580 kg


