Weight or Measure (W/M)

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In ocean freight LCL, the rate charged under W/M will be whichever produces the highest revenue between the weight of the shipment and the measure of the shipment. This is based on the comparison of the number of metric tons (1,000 kilograms) the cargo weighs to the number of cubic meters (35.3 cubic feet) of space the cargo measures.

For example, if your shipment has a volume of 10 cubic meters and weighs a metric ton, and the freight rate is $100 W/M, you would have two possible shipment prices: $1,000 by volume and $100 by weight.