How is LCL Shipping priced?
Most freight companies price their LCL shipment based on the package measurements and density. Usually a standard unit of cubic meter measurement (cbm) is used and you will be charged based on this even for a very small shipment. Cubic meter measurement is also converted to chargeable shipping weight using standard conversions set by the shippers: 1 cbm = 500kg. The actual weight of the goods is compared against this, and the higher pricing is taken.