Glossar M / G / Maß / Gewicht

The M / G / Measure / Weight is the German equivalent of the W/M in the transport industry, i.e. Weight / Measurement. Furthermore, these are the common abbreviations used for sea freight calculations. This calculation is used in the calculation of the respective freight for LCL cargo and at the same time in connection with transport via containers.

If, for example, goods are transported in the form of bulk goods, summarised in a container or as general cargo by ship, by international sea route or inland transport, this is referred to as sea freight. Various factors play an important role in the calculation of sea freight.

However, the typical basis for calculating sea freight is the size and weight of the goods. This includes, for example, "cbm", i.e. cubic metres, and "to", which means tonnes. In sea freight, the abbreviations M/G are therefore used for mass/weight or W/M for weight/measurement. Companies therefore use different languages depending on where the freight comes from or where it is being transported to.

The sea freight calculation

In the case of sea freight, it is typical that the higher parameter is always used as the basis for calculation. One cubic metre is therefore equated to one tonne. The larger numerical value is always used for the calculation.

For example, if the transported goods have a volume of five cubic metres but only weigh one tonne, the sea freight calculation is based on the volume.

However, other fees are added to this calculation. These include not only the necessary aids, such as foil, containers and so on, but also fees for customs clearance, guaranteed security, unloading and harbour fees should not be forgotten in the process. The ratio of weight to volume always plays a major role in these fees too.

Do you still have questions on the subject of M/G/Mesure /Weight or would you like some advice regarding your transport goods? Then please contact us and we will be happy to help you with the calculation.